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Accredited Standards Committee X9
Develops and promotes standards for the financial services industry

AltExchange Alliance
Develops and promotes a single data standard for sharing information in the private equity industry

ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board)
Provides accreditation to ISO/IEC 17021 certification bodies

Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)
Promotes anti-phishing activities and compiles industry data

Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD)
Develops standards for the insurance industry

ATM Security Association
Promotes ATM security by compiling and disseminating information on recognized and potential ATM attack scenarios

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Develops and promotes electronic financial services and e-commerce for financial institutions and their customers

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Capital Markets and Technology Association
Creates common standards using distributed ledgers for trading securities in Switzerland

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Develops and promotes the improvement of e-mail authentication practices of senders and allows receivers to reject unauthenticated messages

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Promotes the Ethereum supporting blockchain to define enterprise-grade software capable of handling applications

European Committee for Banking Standards (ECBS)
Developed and promoted the European banking and credit sector (Europe) *Dissolved in 2006 and transferred its functions to the European Payments Council (EPC)

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Financial Information eXchange Protocol (FIX)
Develops an open protocol for real-time communication between participants in the Equity markets

Financial Services Roundtable (FSR)
Promotes the US financial system through advocacy and forums (U.S.)

Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC)
Promoted open-standard technologies in the financial services industry *Merged with Financial Services Roundtable in 2009

Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS)
Develops and promotes open source software development and common standards for the financial services industry

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Hyper Ledger Foundation
Promotes blockchain technology by identifying and addressing features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers

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Identity Defined Security Alliance
Promotes the adoption of an identity centric approach to security, intended to provide real time, intelligence-based access to data and applications by integrating Identity and Access Management (IAM) infrastructure with enterprise cyber secu

IFRS Foundation
Develops and promotes national accounting standards

Interactive Financial eXchange (IFX) Forum
Develops and promotes the adoption of IFX, an interoperable financial data exchange

International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
Develops and promotes financial industry reporting standards

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MB Project
Promoted medical data banking through internal research and cross-industry outreach forums *Dissolved and transferred operations to HIMSS in 2009

Mobey Forum
Promotes the use of mobile technology in financial services

Mobile Payment Forum (MPF)
Developed standards for mobile commerce using payment card accounts *Inactive

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Nexo Standards
Develops universal card payment standards, protocols and implementation specifications

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Open Buying on the Internet Consortium (OBI)
Developed technical and business standards enabling purchasing via the Internet *Inactive

Promotes a standard for disposal to allow an automated transfer and validation of fund data

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Payments Processing Information Sharing Council (PPISC)
Promotes information sharing about fraud, threats, vulnerabilities and risk mitigation in the payments industry

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Develops standards for distribution of investment research by buy and sell side investment research firms

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Trusted Electronics Communications Forum (TECF)
Developed and promoted standards for technology, best practices, and prosecution against phishers *Inactive since 2004

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U.S. Payments Forum
Promotes global interoperability and compatibility of chip-based payment cards and acceptance devices *Formerly EMVCO

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XBRL- (EXtensible Business Reporting Language) International
Develops an XML-based framework for the reporting of business information

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