IOSCO publishes Findings of the Survey on Loan Funds. The International Organizations of Securities Commissions announced that it has published Findings of the Survey on Loan Funds, which describes how the market for Loan Funds has evolved in different jurisdictions and explains how regulators are addressing the risks associated with these funds. (2/20/2017)

FSB Regional Consultative Group for Sub-Saharan Africa discusses corporate governance, macroprudential frameworks and shadow banking. On February 16-17, 2017, the Central Bank of Lesotho hosted the 11th meeting of the FSB Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for Sub-Saharan Africa in Maseru, Lesotho. (2/17/2017)

IOSCO issues report on financial technology. The International Organizations of Securities Commissions published a report that examines a variety of innovative business models and emerging technologies that are transforming the financial services industry to assess the opportunities and risks they present to investors, securities markets and their regulators. (2/8/2017) IOSCO press release. 

ISDA requests transitional period for compliance with variation margin regulations. The International Swaps and Derivatives Association sent a request to global regulators asking that all jurisdictions with a March 1, 2017, compliance date for regulations on the exchange of variation margin provide a transitional period during which market participants can continue to execute new derivatives transactions while they complete the necessary steps towards regulatory compliance for the relevant transactions. (2/7/2017) ISDA letter.