International Alliances

Participation in International Organizations

Update : Oct. 31, 2008


In order to advance the exchange of communication among the worlds exchanges as well as to promote cooperation between different stock markets, the TSE plays an active role in many international organizations.

World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)

The WFE, which is located in Paris, contributes to the development of stock exchanges and works to increase market efficiency. It conducts discussions and facilitates information exchange among not just exchanges but a wide scope of finance related groups and institutions on common problems related to capital markets.

The TSE became a member in 1970, and has been actively involved ever since. For example, hosting WFE general meetings in 1978, 1989, 2004 and acting as the WFE Chairman from January 2005 to December 2006.

Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation (AOSEF)

AOSEF is a federation of the major exchanges in the Asia and Oceania region. It was established in 1982, and the TSE serves as its secretariat. The organization promotes close cooperation and the exchange of information between member exchanges and also conducts discussions on common issues in the region.

International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

IOSCO is composed of regulatory authorities from different regions and countries throughout the world. The TSE participates as an affiliate of this institution.

Futures Industry Association (FIA)

The FIA is made up of futures traders, exchanges, and a wide spectrum of institutions related to futures trading. Its headquarters is in Washington D.C. and it has support offices throughout the world, including in Japan. It acts as a medium for exchange of opinion and dialogue on issues in the futures industry. The TSE participates as an associate member.

Intermarket Surveillance Group (ISG)

The ISG is an international organization made up of persons in charge of market surveillance at self regulatory organizations from around the world. In order to conduct more efficient market surveillance through internationalization and increased speed at financial markets, it members gather at set times to share their knowledge and experience and thereby deepen cooperation efforts.

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