This major series, first published in 2004/5 and now to be published in second editions in 2006, provides authoritative information on agencies and institutions involved in regulation of the financial services industry, and, drawing on the expertise of leading law firms, explains the legal context in which the regulators operate. The series of 15 publications is divided into three groups. Volumes covering a particular region provide data on the regulators and explanations of the financial services regulatory system in each jurisdiction. "The Global Financial Services Regulation" series provides detailed, consistently presented data on some 1300 institutions in over 106 countries with primary or secondary regulatory responsibilities and self-regulatory organizations and other bodies maintaining the integrity of financial markets on both national and international levels: statutory regulators, Ministries of Finance and Economy, Central banks, stock exchanges, clearing houses, ombudsmen, compensation schemes, deposit insurers, professional organizations and associations setting mandatory or voluntary standards for members.
Information on each organization has been provided either directly by the organization itself, or as a result of extensive research by a professionally qualified team of researchers at Richmond Law & Tax. All information has been reviewed by a leading law firm from each jurisdiction to ensure currency and accuracy. The data provided for all organizations is consistently presented to allow for easy comparison within a jurisdiction and internationally: legal basis, financing, key personnel and contact details, structure of the organization, history of the organization, current regulatory developments, regulatory objectives, activities and implementation, measures to ensure compliance, accountability, complaints and redress, relationships with other regulatory bodies, principal publications.
A panel of leading law firms provide authoritative explanations of the financial services regulatory framework in their jurisdictions: description of the nature of the regulatory system, recent regulatory developments, analysis of the regulatory bodies, their policies, operational activity and relationships, scope of regulatory responsibilities, their application and legal basis, explanation of the international context, and, future developments expected.show more