Regulatory harmony. The remarks of David Wright, secretary general of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, were summarized by Reuters. Wright discussed the importance of harmonized derivatives rules in the US and the Europe. (12/9/2013) Wright speech.

IOSCO opens statistical web portal. The Research Department of the International Organization of Securities Commissions launched a statistics web portal that provides the public with a global overview of specific securities markets. The new portal provides a centralized point for monitoring global trends, risks and vulnerabilities; provides a mechanism for comparing how well markets are recovering in light of the financial crisis; and provides the financial community with easy access to key statistics, charts and indicators on a number of securities markets. (11/28/2013) IOSCO press release.