International Organization of Securities Commissions
IOSCO-OICV is an
international organisation of securities regulators. Established in 1983, it currently comprises circa 200
members (securities regulators and other market participants, such as stock
exchanges, international financial and regional bodies), varying between
ordinary, associate and affiliate members.
IOSCO's objectives are:
to cooperate in developing, implementing and promoting
adherence to internationally recognised and consistent standards of regulation,
oversight and enforcement in order to protect investors, maintain fair,
efficient and transparent markets, and seek to address systemic risks;
IOSCO's Objectives and Principles are the Organisation's main tool in developing and
implementing international standards of regulation, supervision and enforcement
within the scope of securities markets, to be implemented globally by market
participants and/or securities regulators.
is an ordinary member of IOSCO and, since November 2002, a signatory to the IOSCO
Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding concerning Consultation and
Cooperation and the Exchange of Information – IOSCO MMoU - aiming to aid regulators deter cross-border misconduct.
structure comprises several permanent committees, policy committees and task
forces. CMVM is a member of several permanent committees.