The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) is honored to host the 45th IOSCO Annual Meeting and is delighted to welcome all IOSCO members to be part of this important event.

 Dr. Obaid Saif Hamad AI Zaabi
H.E. Engineer Sultan Bin Saeed Al-Mansoori
Minister of Economy,
Chairman of SCA Board

The Annual Meeting of the International Organization of Securities Commissions or IOSCO, the global standard setter for securities markets regulation, brings together securities regulators from around the world to share their experiences and insights into the key regulatory issues and financial developments affecting securities markets around the globe.

The meeting provides a forum for IOSCO members, which together regulate more than 95% of the world´s securities markets, to deliberate on important matters and high priority topics of mutual interest. For that reason, I encourage you to join us in this unique global dialogue.

This event offers an exceptional opportunity for IOSCO members to enhance their co-operation and work together to address the challenges facing global capital markets today, at – a time of growing cross-border activity and rapid technological change.

As part of its mandate, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), the national regulator of securities and commodities markets in the United Arab Emirates, has spared no effort to safeguard investor rights and enhance stakeholders´ confidence in the UAE financial markets. Its objective is to create a favourable investment environment for all market participants.

At SCA, our regulatory philosophy is based on important key principles among which is the “commitment to internationally recognized standards and principles,” as we believe that regulators should proactively work together in tackling future challenges and opportunities.


I quote His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; the United Arab Emirates Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai:


“Our vision is sharp, our goals are clear, our resources are huge, our will is strong and we stand tall, ready to face the challenges ahead.”

I look forward to welcoming you in the UAE to participate in this important annual event and experience our culture and heritage.