Union News

Issue No. 17 (April - Mai - June)

April - June 2017

Cover Story

IOSCO Annual Conference: Building Securities Market Resilience in the Post-Crisis World

IOSCO Annual Conference: Building Securities Market Resilience in the Post-Crisis WorldThe International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) opened today the public sessions of its Annual Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica focusing on the challenges of strengthening market resilience, addressing financial misconduct and financing the real economy through capital markets. Participants also will discuss the role of international standards in securities markets and how regulators can support market development.

In the area of audit quality, the Board discussed potential enhancements to the governance of the international audit standard-setting process that IOSCO helps to oversee. The Board stressed the importance of increasing the independence of the international standard-setting bodies and reinforcing the public interest oversight function of the standard-setting process, with a view to ensuring high-quality international auditing and ethics standards.
In the area of asset management, the Board progressed its initiatives on liquidity risk management of collective investment schemes, aimed at strengthening the resilience of this form of market-based finance. The work also forms part of IOSCO´s efforts to take forward the relevant Financial Stability Board (FSB) recommendations to address potential structural vulnerabilities related to asset management activities.

The Board agreed IOSCO should examine regulatory reforms in derivatives markets to determine whether any aspects of the reforms, while contributing to financial stability, may have had negative, unintended markets effects which may need to be addressed by regulators. The Board also discussed IOSCO´s work with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures on CCP resilience and recovery issues and on the FSB initiative on CCP resolution.

The following members were formally recognized for becoming signatories to the IOSCO Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation and the exchange of information, taking the total number of signatories to 114 out of 142 eligible IOSCO members, including Superintendencia del Mercado de Valores, Panama, Capital Markets Authority, Kuwait, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, Qatar, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi, Capital Markets Authority, Uganda, and the Comissão do Mercado de Capitais of Angola is expected to become a signatory to the MMoU in June.