The Monitoring Group, is a group of international financial institutions and regulatory bodies committed to advancing the public interest in areas related to international audit standard setting and audit quality.
The members of the Monitoring Group are the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, European Commission, Financial Stability Board, International Association of Insurance Supervisors, International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators, International Organization of Securities Commissions, and the World Bank. The Monitoring Group is currently chaired by Mr. Gerben J. Everts, Member of the Board of the Dutch AFM, and Member of the IOSCO Board.
- cooperate in the interest of promoting high-quality international auditing and assurance, ethical and education standards for accountants;
- monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the IFAC Reforms, and in that connection, to undertake an effectiveness assessment of the IFAC Reforms and other aspects of IFAC's operations that involve the public interest;
- through its Nominating Committee, appoint the members of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB1);
- monitor the execution by the PIOB of its mandate;
- consult and advise the PIOB with respect to regulatory, legal and policy developments that are pertinent to the PIOB's public interest oversight; and
- convene to discuss issues and share views relating to international audit quality as well as to regulatory and market developments having an impact on auditing.
The Monitoring Group member organizations carry out this mission as governed by the present Charter, which is attached.
The International Financial Securities Regulatory Commission was established to promote investor confidence in the securities and capital markets by providing more structure and government oversight.