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Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Friday, June 18, 2010

FINRA and Australian Regulator Enter Cooperation Agreement

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and FINRA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to promote and support greater cooperation between the two regulators.  The MOU establishes a framework for mutual assistance and the exchange of information between ASIC and FINRA, to help ensure that high standards of market integrity and consumer protection are maintained in both jurisdictions. Among other things, the agreement will help the regulators to investigate possible instances of cross-border market abuse in a timely manner, exchange information on firms under common supervision of both regulators, and allow more robust collaboration on approaches to risk-based supervision of firms

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