BOSTON -- In their efforts to harmonize international regulations and allow the trade of structured products between continents, regulators in the U.S. and abroad acknowledge that cooperation with financial industry leaders is key to creating successful, transparent products.

"If the industry cannot comply with new regulations, despite its best efforts, it is a waste of everyone's time," said Alexa Lam, executive director and deputy CEO of Policy, China and Investment Products at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, speaking at the 21st Annual Conference on the Globalisation of Investment Funds, held this year at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

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