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Definition of

regulatory body

Regulation & Compliance

organization regulating firms' activities an independent organization, usually established by government, that regulates the activities of companies in an industry.

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Definitions of ’regulatory body’ and meaning of ’regulatory body’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’regulatory body’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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