In France it's the best: they are the king there is practically no association at all except one directed by a grandma of more than 70 years old and only for investors . In fact they even propagate scandals to change the law. For example to give you an idea: our french equivalent of SEC is the COB. Well they say that COB Was not efficient enough and they made a scandal on medias saying that something must be changed. Guess what change they did ? The equivalent of Market Makers Organisation absorbed our equivalent of SEC: imagine that SEC was absorbed by Market Makers Dealers well This was done although ridiculous !