Lawmakers must work 'in symmetry', says Iosco chief

Co-ordinating global regulatory reform is no easy task, but David Wright, secretary-general of Iosco, says that moves by Asian regulators to collaborate on their responses to policies from Europe and the US has made progress much easier

David Wright

David Wright is nearing the end of his three-year term as secretary-general of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco) and ever since his appointment in March 2012 he has been an outspoken critic of inconsistent and heavy-handed rules emanating from Europe and the US, countries he once described as "regulatory sharks".

Wright says that a "huge effort" is being made to resolve the conflict of laws between different jurisdictions. "People are talking about the conditions

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