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International Organization of Securities Commissions

Regulation & Compliance

institution overseeing international securities transactions an organization of securities commissions from around the world, based in Madrid. Its objectives are to promote high standards of regulation, exchange information, and establish standards for, and effective surveillance of, international securities transactions.

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