News from the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Conference Distributed over Business Wire

    MUMBAI, INDIA, April 12 /CNW/ - Business Wire served as the News
Distribution Partner of the 32nd Annual Conference of the International
Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), a global gathering of
financial market regulators that was held for the first time in India (April

    The Securities Exchange Board of India, which served as host of the
event, appointed Business Wire's licensed affiliate, Business Wire India, as
the communications platform to distribute conference news to the news media
and investors worldwide.

    All news announcements originating from IOSCO 2007 are showcased on the
website A final communique recapping conference
highlights was issued over Business Wire earlier today.

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is an
international organization that brings together the regulators of the world's
securities and futures markets. Together with its sister organizations, the
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Association of
Insurance Supervisors, IOSCO makes up the Joint Forum of international
financial regulators. Currently, IOSCO members regulate more than 90 per cent
of the world's securities markets, including Securities and Exchange Board of
India. There are 109 ordinary members of IOSCO, with 10 Associate and 73
Affiliate members. India is one of the ordinary members as well as a member of
the Executive Committee. SEBI Chairman Mr M Damodaran also chairs the Emerging
Markets Committee for IOSCO.

    Anurag Mittal, Business Head for Business Wire India, said "The IOSCO
event being held in India this year underlines the growing importance of India
as a global investment destination. At the same time, it emphasises the
importance of globalisation of capital markets and regulatory systems to
facilitate information flow."

    SEBI Chairman M Damodaran commented that, "IOSCO is playing an
increasingly important role in setting high standards for global securities
market. IOSCO is also actively engaged in highlighting areas of contemporary
relevance. The discussion on hedge funds, SME financing and transnational
exchanges is especially topical for emerging markets like India."

    Four panel discussions were open to the public. The first panel on
'Securities Exchange Evolution and the Regulation of Transnational Securities
Exchange' was chaired by Mr Michael Prada, chairman of IOSCO Technical
Committee. Mr. Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, chairman of the Netherlands
Authority for the Financial Markets, chaired a panel discussion on 'Accounting
and Auditing - An International Perspective'. Securities and Futures Exchange
(Hong Kong) Chairman Mr Martin Wheatley chaired a public panel discussion on
'Hedge Funds - The New Regulatory Challenges'. A panel focusing on 'Capital
Markets and Economic Development - New Avenues for the Financing of Small and
Medium Size Enterprises' was chaired by Mr. Andrew Sheng, member of the China
Banking Regulatory Commission.

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For further information: Business Wire India Archana Kachru, +91
9873232136 or Business Wire Michael
Lissauer, +1-212-752-9600

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