Protecting against market abuse
The CSA is an organization which represents Canada’s securities regulators and aims to improve, coordinate, and harmonize regulation of the country’s capital markets. In a statement released earlier this month, the organization said it split the regulation into two versions so both dealers and advisers will be held to certain standards. The aim of the regulation proposed by CSA is to create a uniform approach to derivatives business conduct regulation in Canada. It plans to achieve this by promoting consistent protections for market participants.
The CSA Chair and President and CEO of the AMF, Louis Morisset, said: “the proposed rules are an important milestone for Canada. They will help protect against market abuse and together, the proposed business conduct instrument along with the proposed registration instrument, will align us with international standards.”
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Following a market trend
The CSA’s goal to improve the standards of its derivatives market is in-line with the current industry trend. In March, regulators in Hong Kong issued a joint consultation paper in an attempt to enhance the regulatory regime of OTC derivatives. The European Supervisory Authorities Authority also proposed changes to its OTC Derivatives Regulation.