IOSCO has published a consultation report from the Retail Market Conduct Task Force. The report looks at recent retail investor trends and the development of a regulatory toolkit to help regulators consider emerging retail market conduct issues. The report says that increasing retail participation in securities markets could mean that retail investors increasingly influence market trends and pricing, leading to regulatory implications for market conduct and the threat of misconduct. The report looks at the reasons for, and implications of, increasing gamification, self-directed trading and the influence of social media on retail investor behaviour.
IOSCO asks for comments by 23 May.