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Martin Moloney named as IOSCO Secretary General

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Madrid, 1 July 2021

The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today announced that it has appointed Martin Moloney as its new Secretary General.

IOSCO Board Chair Ashley Alder said, “I am delighted to welcome Martin at this key time in the development of IOSCO’s work. He comes to us with a very strong record as a regulator at a time when IOSCO is playing a key role in the evolution of global financial markets. He is well known to many in the industry and member jurisdictions and will further develop our strong record of dynamic engagement both with industry and our members.”

Martin Moloney said: “I am very honored by the trust placed in me by the IOSCO Board with this appointment. IOSCO has a hugely ambitious agenda of work underway. We will be driving forward to tackle both the environmental and financial stability challenges facing financial markets regulation. At the same time, we will work to ensure that investors continue to be well protected and that member jurisdictions work together to adopt high standards of market integrity.”

Martin Moloney succeeds Paul Andrews, who was Secretary General of IOSCO from 2016 to 2020. Martin is appointed under a three-year renewable contract and will take up his post in September 2021.

Martin’s previous roles were as Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission and, before that, as Special Advisor on Risk and Regulation at the Central Bank of Ireland. He was previously a member of the Board of IOSCO and has been the Chair of the Investment Management Standing Committee of European Securities and Markets Authority or ESMA.

IOSCO is the leading international policy forum for securities regulators and is recognized as the global standard setter for securities regulation. The organization’s membership regulates more than 95% of the world’s securities markets in some 130 jurisdictions, and it continues to expand.

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