On June 17, 2015, IOSCO issued a press release further to its recent annual conference, reporting that important organization and policy issues have been discussed, including IOSCO’s strategic direction to 2020 as well as its action plans. IOSCO aims to reinforce its position as a global reference for securities regulation and aims to implement 43 new initiatives encompassing six priority areas: (i) research and risk identification; (ii) standard setting and developing guidance; (iii) implementation monitoring; (iv) capacity building; (v) co-operation and information exchange; and (vi) collaboration and engagement with other international organizations.

The press release is available at: http://www.iosco.org/news/pdf/IOSCONEWS384.pdf