IOSCO issued its priorities for data gaps in the asset management industry, identifying (among other things) that data on the topics listed below should be obtained as a priority and recommending that regulators encourage the use of internationally agreed standards of entity and transaction identifiers and enhance their capacity to process and use data.

  • Open-ended regulated collective investment schemes (IOSCO proposes that better data on CIS use of derivatives, of leverage and liquidity profiles would provide securities regulators with a more in-depth understanding of CIS operations and would improve risk monitoring).
  • Separately managed accounts (IOSCO proposes better data on leverage and derivative exposures of separately managed accounts on a global level).
  • Alternative funds (IOSCO proposes consistent definitions for fund metrics across jurisdictions, particularly regarding leverage).