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GROWTH AND EMERGING MARKETS (GEM) COMMITTEE ANNUAL MEETING FOR THE YEAR 2019


 Published on: 23-Sep-2019

The IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee held its Annual Meeting and Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia from 19 to 20 September, 2019, with the participation of the Committee’s members, a number of the UASA members and the UASA General Secretariat.

The Committee discussed a number of issues related to Fintech in emerging markets and the use of innovation facilitators (innovation hubs, regulatory sandboxes and accelerators). They also discussed sustainable financing in emerging markets and the recently published report in this regard. The committee also discussed market developments and regulatory updates by GEMC members and particularly national initiatives in crypto assets as well as national digital asset regulatory framework and tokenization initiatives.

The committee spotted on initiatives to provide greater support to emerging market members where a presentation about emerging priorities for IMF technical assistance work with securities regulators, including cyber security, crisis management and financial stability risk analysis was conferred. Also the committee members discussed IOSCO’s capacity building efforts and elicit feedback on possible capacity building initiatives for GEMC members.

It is worth mentioning that a workshop on Building Financial Resiliency for a Changing Environment – Empowering Leadership was held and a number of practical cases were discussed on the sidelines of the annual meetings of the Committee.

 

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