Repository on central clearing requirements for derivatives. The International Organization of Securities Commissions announced the availability of an information repository on central clearing requirements for OTC derivatives. The repository provides regulators and market participants with consolidated information on the clearing requirements of different jurisdictions. (8/5/2014) IOSCO press release. 

IOSCO surveys the effects of commodity storehouses. The International Organization of Securities Commissions has authorized its Committee 7 on Commodity Derivatives to research the potential effects of storage infrastructure on the integrity of the price formation process of commodity derivatives in member jurisdictions. The first stage in the Committee’s work has been to develop a questionnaire as a way to gather information to inform its research. IOSCO is asking its members to respond to the questionnaire and to encourage other relevant entities in their jurisdictions to do so as well. Comments should be submitted by October 31, 2014. (8/1/2014) IOSCO press release. 

IOSCO reports on the use of social media. The International Organization of Securities Commissions published its Report on the IOSCO Social Media and Automation of Advice Tools Surveys. The paper presents the results of four surveys on the use of social media and automated advice tools in capital markets, and how regulators oversee the use of these tools. (7/24/2014) IOSCO press release.