The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
The main objective of the assessment was to analyze and observe the implementation of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Principles in Australia. The various responsibilities of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) were highlighted and the flaws identified. It was noted that the ASIC underwent a major structural reorganization and modified its policies as a response to the initial IOSCO assessment conducted in 2006. The Australian legal and regulatory framework for securities markets largely corresponded with the principles of IOSCO.