Representing financial market professionals based in France

IOSCO Annual Meeting and ICSA meetings, 8-16 November 2021

The 2021 annual meeting of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and replaced by a series of virtual meetings held in November 2021.

As part of the gathering, the International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA) organised a virtual bilateral meeting between finance industry representatives and several chairs of IOSCO committees.

The meeting broached a number of priority areas for IOSCO, such as raising the level of professionalism in sustainable finance and the need for global standards to enable different markets to interact more effectively. The meeting also covered other key concerns for IOSCO, notably the impact of Covid-19 on secondary-market functioning, risks connected with the development of the OTC derivatives market, and the challenges posed by the development of cryptoassets, the rise of neo-brokers and growing cybersecurity challenges.