International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) — the international body that connects securities regulators from around the globe; widely credited with developing, setting, and promoting globally-recognized standards for securities regulation, oversight, and enforcement.
IOSCO works closely with the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on the global regulatory reform agenda, aligned with the IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation. These principles are the foundation of evaluation for the Financial Sector Assessment Programs (FSAPs) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
Established in 1983, IOSCO membership today covers more than 95% of the global securities markets across more than 115 jurisdictions; emerging markets account for 75% of its ordinary membership. It offers high-quality education, training, research, and technical support to its members and outside regulators in an effort to build a robust global regulatory framework and sound capital markets.
Members’ top priority is the “effective implementation of IOSCO Principles and memorandums that facilitate cross-border cooperation, mitigate global systemic risk, protect investors and ensure fair and efficient securities markets.”« Back to Glossary Index