IOSCO publishes Securities Markets Risk Outlook

IOSCO today published its Securities Markets Risk Outlook. The 2016 edition of the IOSCO Securities Markets Risk Outlook is the third publication in an annual series of Outlooks produced by the IOSCO Research Department in cooperation with the IOSCO Committee on Emerging Risks that aims to identify and assess potential risks to the financial system stemming from activities in securities markets. The Outlook is a forward-looking report, focusing narrowly on issues relevant to securities markets, including whether these may be, or could become, a threat to the financial system as a whole.

This edition of the Outlook has a widened scope to match the organisational scope of IOSCO more closely and, so, reflects risks relating to investor protection and market efficiency.

This Outlook is based on a number of inputs including data collection and analysis; construction of quantitative systemic risk indicators; market intelligence interviews, which occurred in major financial centres; risk roundtables with industry and regulators; a survey of experts on emerging risks; studies from academia and the regulatory community; and risk reports and presentations by experts. The Outlook synthesises these inputs to adopt a global and forward-looking approach to understanding possible risks.

The full report and related information can be found here.