SIA calls for regulatory convergence between EU and US

The Securities Industry Association (SIA) has urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) of the European Union (EU) to forge a framework to achieve regulatory convergence.

SIA chairman Richard Thornburgh, the chief risk officer for Credit Suisse Group, said today that the SEC and the CESR needed to explore a more formal framework for collaboration and co-operation to create a complementary linkage between US and European securities regulators.

“The dialogue between EU and US regulators must be broadened and strengthened to achieve regulatory convergence, as the SEC’s chairman has sought. Common approaches will benefit firms and their customers in conducting

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