IOSCO

US Congressman Patrick McHenry recently sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen criticising the Fed’s participation in setting global banking rules of conduct and asserting that standards are agreed in opaque settings. But standardisation lowers business costs in finance as in manufacturing – for American banks and investors as well as their international counterparts. A common set of rules for the global financial industry is just a matter of common sense, argues Thomas Murray.

Beginning in August, Thomas Murray Data Services began to post a short series of thought pieces not about what Brexit would look like, which to our minds remains unknowable; but instead about the kinds of questions the firm will be asking itself.

This posting is the last of the five-part series.

Regulatory reform is ongoing and the role of independent bodies such as IOSCO in standard setting can be crucial.