International Organization of Securities Commissions

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The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) was formed in 1983 as the international "standard setter" for securities markets. While it is without actual authority over its national regulator members, IOSCO has enunciated basic principles that should form the basis for financial market regulation globally. Despite the fact that it is inherently a consensus-seeking organization, IOSCO is currently contemplating whether implementation of IOSCO principles should be a condition for membership.<ref>"NYSE Euronext Comment Letter - Nov. 26, 2007”. NYSE Euronext. Retrieved on November 27, 2007.</ref> IOSCO's membership regulates more than 90 percent of the world's securities markets. In some circles, IOSCO is considered the world's most important international cooperative forum for securities regulatory agencies. IOSCO members regulate more than 100 jurisdictions.

Along with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, it makes up the Joint Forum of International Financial Regulators.

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