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Working Groups

ISLA working groups are the engine room of the Association. This is where industry challenges are raised, issues debated, ideas conceived, and solutions sought. ISLA runs a variety of standing and topic-specific working groups for its members, covering all aspects of advocacy, tax, legal, regulation and best practice.

 

ISLA Competition Law Compliance Statement

ISLA is committed to compliance with competition law and has Competition Law Compliance Guidelines in place for its staff and members with respect to their participation in the activities of ISLA. Competition law prohibits anti-competitive agreements, including the sharing of commercially sensitive information such as pricing, sales information and internal strategies and business plans. Acting through a trade association does not alter the way in which competition law applies. As ISLA includes members who are competitors, it is important to ensure that their participation in ISLA complies with competition law at all times. Members should also comply with their own organisations’ competition law compliance policies.All ISLA staff and members have a responsibility to ensure that they understand and remain compliant with competition law, not only in formal meetings and working groups, but in informal meetings, social events and other interactions between members. ISLA staff and members should comply with ISLA’s Competition Law Compliance Guidelines when participating in ISLA’s activities. Any questions regarding competition law in relation to ISLA’s activities or any concerns about discussions between members should be reported in confidence to Jamila Jeffcoate, ISLA Head of Finance & Administration/Chief of Staff and members should also seek independent legal advice. Please click here to access the ISLA Competition Law Compliance Policy & Guidelines document.

Standing Working Groups

  • Best Practice

    The Best Practice working group consists of senior subject matter experts invited from ISLA’s membership to represent the industry. T...

  • Legal Steering Group

    The Legal Steering Group (LSG) looks more broadly at the implications of political and regulatory change on our market structure. This...

Topic-Specific Working Groups

  • ESG

    Broader Economic Social and Governance (ESG) values as well as the specific sustainable finance agenda are growing in importance, and h...

  • Digital

    The digital working group supports the development of the Association’s digital and technological strategy, on behalf of ISLA members...

  • Shareholder Rights Directive II

    Through the SRD II working group, ISLA is working with its members and other key stakeholders to review the directive and supplementing...

  • Securities Lending Performance Measurement

    Through its Securities Lending Performance Measurement working group and associated streams, ISLA is working with its members and other...

  • Middle East

    Working with member firms and relevant stakeholders in the region, this group is a forum for considering the development of capital mar...

  • UCITS

    This small working group considers the implications of current and future legislation on the ability of UCITS to fully engage in securi...

  • CSDR

    Through its CSDR working group and associated streams, ISLA is working with its members and other industry stakeholders to identify amo...

  • SFTR

    ISLA is working on Article 4 requirements with member firms and other industry stakeholders, including fellow trade associations throug...

  • Tax

    ISLA is very active through its specialist tax working group to understand and interpret how changes to relevant tax laws affect our ma...