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IOSCO Membership for CIMA – Cayman Funds Investing in India

July 2009

Cayman Islands domiciled investment funds historically have faced challenges when seeking to invest into Indian capital markets. One of the major hurdles in this regard has been addressed by the 10 June 2009 admission of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) as an ordinary (i.e. full) member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO”).

By way of background, the IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation were endorsed by its member regulators of various securities and futures markets in 1998, and generally are viewed by securities regulators as the key international benchmark on sound principles and practices for securities regulation. Currently, IOSCO members regulate the vast majority of the world’s securities markets.

 

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