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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.

Standing Working Groups & Broadcasts

  • 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...

  • Legal & Regulatory Broadcast

    The Legal & Regulatory Broadcast is a platform that allows participants to understand where ISLA is on certain key initiatives across...

Topic-Specific Working Groups

  • 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...