On June 17, 2015, the International Organization of Securities Commissions published a report on credible deterrence in the enforcement of securities regulation. With the objective of promoting awareness of deterrence, the report sets out the following as factors that may lead to credible deterrence of misconduct in the securities and investment markets if adopted by regulators: (i) legal certainty of the consequence of misconduct; (ii) detecting misconduct by being well connected and getting the right information; (iii) co-operation and collaboration between regulatory authorities; (iv) bold and resolute enforcement in investigations and prosecution of misconduct; (v) strong punishments which ensure that there is no profit from misconduct; (vi) promoting public understanding; and (vii) good regulatory governance.

The report is available at: http://www.iosco.org/library/pubdocs/pdf/IOSCOPD490.pdf