Capacity building is one of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)’s key priorities in addressing the regulatory needs of its members, particularly in growth and emerging markets. By providing high quality education and training and technical assistance, IOSCO seeks to build sound global capital markets and a robust global regulatory framework.
The IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the first Regional Hub of IOSCO established to deliver capacity building activities for securities regulators, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. Hosted by the Securities Commission Malaysia, the Hub develops and delivers seminars, workshops and other capacity building activities to securities regulators in over 29 jurisdictions.
IOSCO headquartered in Madrid, Spain, is the leading international policy forum for securities regulators and is recognized as the global standard setter for the securities sector. IOSCO’s membership regulates more than 95% of the world’s securities markets in more than 115 jurisdictions and continues to expand.
IOSCO develops, implements, and promotes adherence to internationally recognized standards for securities regulation. The Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation have been endorsed by both the G20 and the Financial Stability Board as the relevant standards in this area. They are IOSCO´s main instrument to develop and implement internationally recognized and consistent standards of regulation, oversight and enforcement.
The IOSCO Asia Pacific Regional Committee (APRC) is one of the four regional Committees constituted by IOSCO to focus on regional issues relating to securities regulation. The APRC, which is chaired the Japan Financial Services Authority, plays a prominent role in developing the region’s capital markets and strengthening cooperation among regulators in the region.