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Hazelhoff Guest Lecture: ‘IOSCO: A Global Standard Setting Body in a Changing Financial World’

  • Tajinder Singh
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Faculty Room of Law
Tajinder Singh

‘IOSCO: A Global Standard Setting Body in a Changing Financial World’

On 18 April 2018, the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law organizes its seventeenth Hazelhoff Guest Lecture. The lecture will be given by Tajinder Singh, Deputy Secretary General of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

IOSCO, priorities and financial innovation

IOSCO is the international body that brings together the world's securities regulators and is recognized as the global standard setter for the securities sector. IOSCO develops, implements and promotes adherence to internationally recognized standards for securities regulation. It works intensively with the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on the global regulatory reform agenda.

As a global standard setting body, IOSCO has three core objectives – (1) investor protection, (2) ensuring fair, transparent and efficient markets and (2) reducing systemic risk.  Historically, IOSCO fulfilled these objectives through various policy-making initiatives in an effort to help shape markets, regulation and supervision. While this is still true today, it is becoming less so with the advent of financial innovation, the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and the growing importance of technology. 

This lecture will discuss IOSCO’s priorities and how today, its policy-making role is being shaped by evolving market events.

Hazelhoff Guest Lectures

The Hazelhoff Guest Lectures are organized by the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law. The Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law provides academic education and performs research in the field of financial law.

Previous Hazelhoff Guest Lectures were given by Jan Kees de Jager, former Dutch Finance Minister, Rutger Schimmelpenninck and Ben Knüppe, liquidators in the bankruptcy of DSB Bank, Nout Wellink, former president of De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch central bank), Rutsel Martha, former Justice Minister of the Dutch Antilles, Don Scott De Amicis, former Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Joanne Kellermann, board member Single Resolution Board, Wim Mijs, Chief Executive of the European Banking Federation (EBF) and Steven L. Schwarcz, Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business at Duke University.

Practical information

When?             Wednesday 18 April 2018
                          15.30-17.00h with a reception afterwards
Where?            Faculty Room of Law | Academy Building

Please note that registration for this lecture is required

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