Financial Services: Regulatory Agencies

Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA)

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) aims to promote business growth, foreign investment, and cross-border partnerships through proper regulations and policies. This site contains a list of laws and procedures, current industrial parks, and information about investment opportunities in Afghanistan. Some site content only available in Persian. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Business Services , Afghanistan , Investment Promotion Agency

Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority

The Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority is responsible for the regulation and supervision of the financial services industry within Albania. This site contains information about the legal framework, publications and statistics, jurisdiction, and other helpful links.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Albania

Andorran National Institute of Finance (INAF)

The Andorran National Institute of Finance (INAF) was established in 1989 as a public financial institution to carry out many functions related to the regulation and oversight of the financial sector in Andorra. This site contains information on the specific functions of the institute, as well as a section on the laws and regulations in Andorra.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 10, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Andorra

Angola: Ministry of Finance

The Angola Ministry of Finance aims to stimulate economic activity within Angola and promote equitable distribution of national income through the implementation of its fiscal policies. The site contains a general ministry overview, financial legislation, and information regarding the national economy as well as international affairs. Only available in Portuguese. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 11, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Angola

Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA)

The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Agency (ABIA) is the investment promotion agency for both domestic and foreign investors. The site provides information about various progams, initiatives, and investment opportunities. In addition, the site provides information about starting a business,  background information about Antigua and Barbuda, and a resource library.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 21, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Antigua and Barbuda , Investment Promotion Agency

Antigua and Barbuda: Financial Services Regulatory Commission

The Financial Services Regulatory Commission of Antigua and Barbuda is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Antigua and Barbuda. The site contains a list of services, directories, and FAQs.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 20, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina: National Stock Market (CNV)

The National Stock Market of Argentina, also known as Comision Nacional de Valores (CNV), is responsible for the regulation and oversight of the Argentinian Financial Services Industry. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 24, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Argentina

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) oversees and regulates all areas of the financial services industry in Australia. The site provides publications and statistics as well as information regarding financial legislation and policies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 12, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Australia

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is the regulator for Australia’s corporations, markets, and financial services. ASIC is more specifically involved in the registration of securities as well as the oversight of financial reporting and market mechanics. The site contains useful links and publications for those in the Australian financial services industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 12, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Australia

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

The role of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is to manage and shape tax, excise, and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians. The site contains a listing of all tax laws, regulations, and tips sorted by tax filing type (i.e. individual, business, non-profit, super, and tax professionals).

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 12, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Business Services , Australia

Austria: Financial Market Authority

The Austrian Financial Market Authority is responsible for the regulation and supervision of the Austrian financial services industry. The site contains a list of all applicable laws, statistics, and relevant links for different sectors of the Austrian financial services industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 10, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Austria

Bahamas: Securities Commission of the Bahamas (SCB)

The Securities Commission of the Bahamas (SCB) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Financial Services Industry in the Bahamas. This site contains information on how the SCB regulates, the laws it enforces, publications, and information specifically for investors.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 19, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bahamas

Bahrain: Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance of Bahrain is responsible for all aspects of the financial services industry in Bahrain: regulation, oversight, and promotion. The website includes budget and law information as well as analyses and headlines relating to the economic state of Bahrain.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 13, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bahrain

Bangladesh: Securities and Exchange Commission

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Bangladesh is responsible for creating policies and regulating the financial services industry in Bangladesh. The site contains a list of recent press releases and important links for investors.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 13, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bangladesh

Barbados: Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)

The Barbados Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is responsible for regulating all monetary and financial activity in Barbados to monitor any potential for fraud or money laundering. This site contains a list of legislation, publications, links, and guidelines important to business owners.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 12, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Barbados

Belgium: Financial Services Market Authority (FSMA)

The Financial Services Market Authority (FSMA) is responsible for the regulation and oversight of the Belgian financial services industry. This site contains a list of news and relevant links sorted by financial product.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Belgium

Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA)

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) is the regulator of the financial services industry in Bermuda. This site contains information on company matters, banking, insurance, and investment. Statistics, legislation, and publications are also available for access.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 21, 2016

Tags: Central Banks , Country Specific , Bermuda

Bhutan: Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA)

Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA) is the central banking institution of Bhutan. The RMA is responsible for the creation and regulation of all monetary policy in Bhutan- including laws that govern brokers, insurance companies, and bankruptcies. The website provides forms for foreign currency exchanges. Laws and By-Laws, links to other Bhutan financial institutions, and notices are also provided.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Central Banks , Country Specific , Bhutan

Bolivia: Financial Regulatory Authority

The Financial Regulatory Authority, also known as Autoridad de Supervisión del Sistema Finaciero (ASFI), is responsible for the regulation and supervision of the financial services industry in Bolivia. The site contains statistics, publications, regulations, consumer information, and more essential information. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bolivia

Bolivia: Ministry of Economy and Public Finance (MEPF)

The Ministry of Economy and Public Finance (MEPF), also known as Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas Públicas, is responsible for the creation of an equitable financial services industry in Bolivia. This is achieved through policy promotion and regulation. The site contains listings of applicable laws and news. Some content is only available in Spanish. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bolivia , Commerce Ministry

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Securities Commission of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Securities Commission of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is responsible for the policies and regulations that impact the Bosnian financial services industry. The site contains a list of audit companies, an information registry index, and lists of laws, publications, and financial statements.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 20, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil: Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM)

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) is charged with maintaining a fair and equitable Financial Services Industry through policy development and regulation. This site contains information on the CVM, recent news, and important links.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Brazil

Brunei: Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for monitoring and regulating the use of all public funds within Brunei. The site contains links to the different departments, divisions, and services of the Ministry of Finance.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 13, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Brunei

Brunei: Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam (AMBD)

The Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) is responsible for policy development and regulatory affairs as they impact the Financial Services Industry of Brunei. This site contains a list of regulatory information divided by sectors as well as information on financial intelligence and monetary policy in Brunei.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 13, 2016

Tags: Central Banks , Country Specific , Brunei

Bulgaria: Financial Supervision Commission (FSC)

The Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) is charged with maintaining stability and transparency through policy development, promotion, and regulation. This site contains information on the FSC's projects and functions as well as relevant information sorted by segment of the financial services industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 13, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bulgaria

Canada: Department of Finance

The Department of Finance is responsible for the use and regulation of Canada's public funds as well as regulating international trade with Canada. This site provides information about various topics, like financial institutions and markets and international issues, federal budgets, and publications and reports. In addition, the site provides information about acts and regulations, tax treaties, news releases, notices to the media, and speeches.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Canada

Canada: Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) creates the rules that all regulatory agencies in the financial services industry in Canada must adhere to. This site provides information about the industry, regulations and governance, investors, and a rule book. In addition, the site provides resources including notices, news and publications, and the IIROC AdvisorReport.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Canada

Canada: Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA)

The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) is a self-regulatory agency for the distributors of mutual funds within Canada. This site contains information on regulation and enforcement as well as an area where one can check the background of a mutual fund adviser or distributor.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Canada

Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA)

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is an umbrella organization composed of all of Canada's provincial financial regulators that creates equal and consistent regulation and financial markets across Canada. This site provides information about various investor tools, legal enforcement, cease trade orders, and industry resources. In addition, the site provides relevant news releases, letters, and statements.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Canada

Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority regulates and supervises the financial services industry. Its main objectives are to issue currency notes and to maintain both monetary stability and the financial system of the country. The site provides information about the regulatory framework and regulated sectors, external cooperation and assessments, enforcement, and statistics and regulated entities.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 13, 2016

Tags: Central Banks , Country Specific , Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands: Department of Commerce & Investment

The Department of Commerce & Investment is responsible for the promotion of investment within the Cayman Islands. The agency serves as a central resource point for potential investors. The site provides guides, laws, and how-to pamphlets for investing in the Cayman Islands. In addition, a section about starting and running a business in various industries is provided.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 13, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Cayman Islands , Investment Promotion Agency

Chile: Supervision of Securities and Insurance (SVS)

The Supervision of Securities and Insurance, also known as Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros (SVS), is the regulatory agency overseeing the securities and insurance segments of the Chilean financial services industry. The site contains a list of relevant legislation, presentations, stock and insurance market statistics, and recent news. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Chile

China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC)

The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) is responsible for the supervision and regulation of the banking sector of China's financial services industry. This includes making sure banks meet adequate metrics and that Chinese depositor's interests are met. The site contains a list of notices, regulations, and reports published by the CBRC.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , China

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities and futures segments of the Chinese financial services industry. This site contains a list of regulations, market data, news, and international agreements.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , China

Colombia: Supervisory Agency of Finance

The Supervisory Agency of Finance, also known as Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the entire financial services industry in Colombia. This site provides a list of regulations, recent financial news sorted by sector, a data and reports library, and information for consumers and supervised institutions. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Colombia

Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency

The Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Croatian Financial Services Industry. The site contains regulations, decrees, and statements as well as specific information sorted by applicable sector of the industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Croatia

Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Cyprus. The site contains a list of regulations, announcements, and information specific to investment firms and investors. Some documents are only available in Greek.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Cyprus

Cyprus: Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for economic policy development and the regulation of public funds within Cyprus. The site contains a list of presentations and services provided by the Ministry, as well as statistics and information on the budget of Cyprus.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Cyprus

Denmark: Finanstilsynet (FSA)

Finanstilsynet (FSA) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Danish financial services industry. The site contains a list of laws, regulations, and statistics about the financial services industry in Denmark. Only available in Danish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Denmark

Dominican Republic: Superintendency of Banks (SB)

The Superintendency of Banks (SB) is responsible for the supervision and regulation of the banking sector of the Dominican Republic's financial services industry. The site contains information on the regulations and services of which the SB controls. Recent announcements, news, and statistical reports are also provided by the site. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic: Superintendency of Securities (SIV)

The Superintendency of Securities (SIV) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities market within the Dominican Republic's financial services industry. This site contains a list of regulations, projects, services, and strategic plans for the SIV. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Dominican Republic

Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA)

The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) regulates and supervises non-banking financial markets. This site provides information covering microfinance, pension funds, and insurance.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Egypt

El Salvador: Department of Finance

The Department of Finance, also known as Superintendencia del Sistema Financiero, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the entire financial services Industry within El Salvador. The site contains statistics, regulations, and financial statements.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , El Salvador

Estonia: Finantsinspektsioon

Finantsinspektsioon is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the entire financial services industry within Estonia. The site contains annual reports, market data, and information on financial supervision.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Estonia

Estonia: Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia is responsible for the implementation of tax, financial, and fiscal policies in Estonia. The ministry's website provides information on the ministry and its main activities, press releases related to the financial services industry in Estonia, and links to other useful resources.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Estonia

Finland: Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA)

The Finland Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the entire Finnish financial services industry. The site contains information on regulation, securities registration, statistics, and publications made by FIN-FSA.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Finland

France: Financial Markets Authority (AMF)

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities and financial markets segments of the financial services industry in France. The site provides information about market participants and products, warnings, regulations, and sanctions and settlements. In addition the site provides the latest news and relevant publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , France

Georgia: Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MOF)

The Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MOF) is a regulatory agency that works to ensure development and adherence to legislation in regards to budgeting, accounting, and taxation within Georgia. The official MOF site provides an overview of the ministry and its responsibilities, and also covers topics such as budget, public debt, and the taxation system in depth.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Georgia

Germany: Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Germany. The site contains information about its structure and functions, as well as topics such as supervision, consumers, international, and recent news.  

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Germany

Greece: Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC)

The Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the capital market sector of the Greek financial services industry. The site provides detailed information about its various responsibilities, such as its supervision of market intermediaries and listed companies, market surveillance, and money laundering. In addition, the site provides information about legal framework, the European Securities and Markets Authority, and a list of warnings for potential investors in the Greek marketplace.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Greece

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is the governmental authority in Hong Kong responsible for maintaining monetary and banking stability through policy development and regulation. This site contains publications, statistics, and regulations as overseen by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Central Banks , Country Specific , Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities and futures sectors of the Hong Kong financial services industry. The site contains a list of rules, regulations, publications, and services provided by the SFC.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Hong Kong

Iceland: The Financial Supervisory Authority

The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Iceland. The site contains a list of regulations, statistics, and annual reports published by the FME.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Iceland

India: Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance is divided into multiple parts and is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the aggregate financial services industry in India. Information on all departments in the ministry (Economic Affairs, Expenditures, Revenues, Financial Services, and Disinvestment) is provided, along with yearly economic surveys, taxation and legislation information, investment information, and statistics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , India

India: Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities sector of the financial services industry within India. The site contains a list of regulations, publications, statistics, and news.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , India

Ireland: Department of Finance

The Department of Finance of Ireland works to support the achievement of the government's economic and social objectives by promoting a sound, sustainable economic and budgetary environment, continuing improvements in the efficiency of public services, and an effective framework for financial services. This resource includes sections on the Irish government's budget and tax policies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Ireland

Israel Securities Authority (ISA)

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the securities and capital markets sectors of the Israeli financial services industry. The site contains information sorted by sub-sectors (such as for mutual funds only) and international and domestic regulatory information.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Israel

Italy: National Commission for Society and the Stock Market (CONSOB)

The National Commission for Society and the Stock Market (CONSOB) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Italian Financial Services Industry. The site contains a list of laws and resources, as well as an education section that covers basic legal financial material.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 24, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Italy

Jamaica: Financial Services Commission (FSC)

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Jamaican financial services industry. The site also contains featured articles and speeches, information on financial education and literacy, and general information about the FSC.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Jamaica

Japan: Financial Services Agency (FSA)

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Japanese financial services industry. The site provides  information about various laws and regulations, measures, regulated institutions, and topical information. In addition, the site provides annual reports, announcements, and FAQs related to the financial industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Japan

Japan: Ministry of Finance (MOF)

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) offers information on the budget, customs, national property, government bonds, tax policy, and stabilization of Japan. The site also provides links to other major financial institutions in Japan.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Japan

Japan: Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC)

The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) of Japan is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities and capital market sectors of the Japanese financial services industry. The site contains news, regulations, and publications as they apply to Japan.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Japan

Jordan Securities Commission (JSC)

The Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Jordan. The site contains a list of news, publications, and regulations as well as information on specific services provided by the JSC.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Jordan

Kenya: Capital Markets Authority (CMA)

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is responsible for supervising, licensing, and monitoring the capital market and market intermediaries. The site provides information about the regulatory framework of the CMA, investor protection and education, and licensing and approvals. In addition, the site includes news and events, multiple online services, research and policy publications, and information regarding the CMA's upcoming plans for the capital market.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Kenya

Kuwait: Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance is a responsible for regulating Kuwait's Financial Services Industry and Kuwait's international trade. This site contains a listing of all of the relevant laws, guidelines, and circulars distributed by the Ministry. This website is only available in Arabic.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Business Services , Kuwait

Latvia: Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK)

The Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) is in charge of the oversight and regulation of the Latvian financial services industry. The site contains relevant information regarding the commission itself, financial markets, licensing, legislation, statistics, as well as aggregate news and publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 2, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Latvia

Lebanon: Banking Control Commission of Lebanon (BCCL)

The Banking Control Commission of Lebanon (BCCL) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the banking sector of the financial services industry within Lebanon. The site contains a list of news, publications, and memos.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 2, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Lebanon

Liechtenstein: Financial Market Authority of Liechenstein (FMA)

The Financial Market Authority (FMA) of Liechtenstein, also known as Finanzmarktaufsicht Liechtenstein, is the independent financial market supervisory authority that is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry in Liechtenstein. The site contains resources sorted by individual sectors as well as reports, news, and general market and financial information.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Liechtenstein

Luxembourg: Financial Sector Surveillance Commission (CSSF)

The Financial Sector Surveillance Commission (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Financial Services Industry within Luxembourg. This site contains news and publications as well as relevant regulatory information sorted by sector. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 3, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Luxembourg

Malaysia: Ministry of Finance (MOF)

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) in Malaysia is responsible for ensuring adherence to tax and budget regulations. The official MOF website provides information on the current economic status and business environment in Malaysia as well as downloadable publications and statistics. Although this site is available in English, some portions may only be viewed in Malay.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Malaysia

Malaysia: Securities Commission (SC)

The Malaysian Securities Commission (SC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Malaysian financial services industry. The SC site contains information on legislation, licensing, enforcement, and statistics about capital markets.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Malaysia

Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA)

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Malta. The site contains a list of regulations and publications as used by the MFSA.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Malta

Mexico: National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV)

The National Banking and Securities Commission, Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV), is charged with the oversight and regulation of the banking and brokerage sectors of the Mexican financial services industry. The site contains information on regulation, statistics, and international affairs as regulated by the CNBV.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Mexico

Mexico: Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit

The Mexican Ministry of Finance is responsible for the regulation and use of public funds as well as the development of economic policy. The site provides official information on the Mexican economy, including basic data as well as documents and reports on the economic policy. Site is only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Mexico

Morocco: Conseil Déontologique des Valeurs Mobilières (CDVM)

Conseil Déontologique des Valeurs Mobilières (CDVM) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Moroccan financial services industry. The site contains applicable information for both investors and participating companies as well as a list of regulations to ensure protection of savings and proper functioning of savings. Some parts of the site are only available in French.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 21, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Morocco

Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within the Netherlands. The site contains plenty of resources sorted by relevant users (consumer or professional) to provide a better understanding for the public, businesses, and government of how the finance industry works.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Netherlands

New Zealand: Financial Markets Authority (FMA)

The New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Financial Services Industry. This site contains information on investing, compliance, legislation, statistics, and reports and papers. A free newsletter is available for subscription with registration.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 11, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , New Zealand

Nigeria: Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Nigerian financial services industry. The site contains recent news, regulations, enforcement activities, SEC filings and guidelines, and market information.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 10, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Nigeria

Norway: Finanstilsynet (FSA)

Finanstilsynet (FSA) is an independent government agency that is charged with the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry in Norway. The site contains information in several areas including banking and finance, the securities market, and auditing. In addition, the site provides various documents, annual reports, and risk outlook reports.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Norway

Norway: Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for policies and regulations that affect taxation and public fund use within Norway. This site contains budgetary information, publications, and news updates.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Norway

Pakistan: Ministry of Finance

The website of the Ministry of Finance provides information pertinent to financial regulation in Pakistan, including the federal budget, an economic survey, and a directory of press releases. The site also provides a general overview of the ministry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Pakistan

Pakistan: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Pakistani financial services industry. This site contains information on licensing, finance, and corporate governance. The website also provides data and statistics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Pakistan

Panama: Superintendency of Banks of Panama

The Superintendency of Banks of Panama, also known as Superintendency de Bancos Panama (SBP), is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the banking sector of Panama's financial services industry. The site contains lists of entities, regulations, statistics, and news.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Panama

Philippines: Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within the Philippines. This site contains regulations, notices, statistics, news releases, and SEC opinions.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Philippines

Polish Financial Supervision Authority (PFSA)

The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (PFSA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Polish financial services industry. The PFSA site contains a list of financial regulations, publications, and market data sorted by relevant sector.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Poland

Portugal: The Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM)

The Portuguese Securities Market Commission, also known as Comissao do Mercado de Valores Mobiliarios (CMVM) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Portuguese Financial Services Industry. This site contains a list of press releases, publications, statistics, and academic/consulting papers.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 11, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Portugal

Romania: Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF)

The Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority, also known as the Authoritatea de Supraveghere Financiara (ASF), is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Romanian Financial Services Industry. The site contains information on regulation, investing, and an annual report produced by the ASF.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Romania

Saint Lucia: Financial Services Regulatory Authority

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority is responsible for the supervision and regulation of the financial services industry within Saint Lucia. The site contains information on regulation and reporting agencies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Financial Services Authority

The Financial Services Authority provides a wealth of relevant knowledge for business professionals interested in the financial industry of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The information is given through sections on business activities, laws and regulations, and investment framework. Additionally, the authority offers general information on the archipelago. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa: Ministry of Finance (MOF)

The Samoa Ministry of Finance (MOF) manages government finances, develops economic strategies, and represents the government in dealing with international financial institutions. On the MOF site, users can access budgets & forecasts, financial statements, and ministry publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Samoa

Saudi Arabia: Capital Market Authority (CMA)

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Saudi Arabia Financial Services Industry. The site contains information on regulations, qualifying exams, publications, events, and announcements.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Saudi Arabia

Serbia: Securities Commission

The Republic of Serbia Securities Commission is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Serbian Financial Services Industry. The site contains a list of regulations, educational courses, and commission opinions. Some information in Serbian does not have an English translation available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Serbia

Seychelles: Financial Services Authority (FSA)

The Seychelles Financial Services Authority (FSA) is responsible for the regulation of non-bank financial services to protect civilian interests. The site provides a legal framework for the industry and news regarding financial services.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 21, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Seychelles

Slovenia: Insurance Supervisory Agency (AZN)

The Insurance Supervisory Agency (AZN) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the insurance sector of the financial services industry within Slovenia. The site contains a list of reports, legislation, and AZN undertakings.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Slovenia

Solomon Islands: Ministry of Finance & Treasury

This is the official website for the Solomon Islands Government's Ministry of Finance & Treasury. The site includes information on government finances, customs and excise, publications and forms, and taxation.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 15, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Solomon Islands

South Africa: Competition Commission

The Competition Commission of South Africa, established by the Competition Act, regulates abusive and restrictive business practices in the country in order to promote efficiency in the economy. The site includes ways to file mergers, lodge complaints, apply for a leniency, and apply for exemptions. It also includes events, publications, and information on banking.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , South Africa

South Africa: Financial Services Board (FSB)

The Financial Services Board (FSB) is in charge of the oversight and regulation of the non-banking sectors of South Africa's financial services industry. The site contains industry links, legislation, and publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , South Africa

South Korea: Financial Services Commission (FSC)

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of South Korea's credit and equity sectors of the Financial Services Industry. The site contains laws, news, and relevant links.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , South Korea

South Korea: Financial Supervisory Service (FSS)

The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of institutions that operate in the South Korean Financial Services Industry. The site contains press releases, publications, statistics, and laws.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , South Korea

South Sudan: Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

This is the official website of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning for the Republic of South Sudan. The site contains news, publications, documents, and general ministry information.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , South Sudan

Spain: General Directorate of Insurance and Pensions

The General Directorate of Insurance and Pensions is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the insurance and pension sectors of the Spanish Financial Services Industry. The site contains information on the sector and investment professionals in it as well as an area to file any regulatory concerns. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 15, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Spain

Spain: National Securities Market Commission (CNMV)

The National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the capital markets sector of the Spanish financial services industry. The site contains information on the markets, listed companies, and investment firms. This resource is available in Spanish with a limited English translation.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 15, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Spain

Sweden: Finansinspektionen (FI)

Finansinspektionen (FI) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Swedish financial services industry. The site contains recent news, regulations, authorization applications, and reports related to finance in Sweden.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Sweden

Switzerland: Financial Markets Authority (FINMA)

The Financial Markets Authority (FINMA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Swiss financial services industry. The site contains information on regulation, enforcement, and institutions. Also provided are publications such as speeches, news articles, and fact sheets which provide information about specific functions and structures of FINMA. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 29, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Switzerland

Taiwan: Financial Supervisory Commission

The Financial Supervisory Commission is the competent authority for development, supervision, regulation, and examination of financial markets and financial service enterprises in Taiwan. The site contains information regarding the laws and regulations that govern financial institutions in Taiwan and also provides financial publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 29, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Taiwan

Tanzania: Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CMSA)

The Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CMSA) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Tanzanian financial services industry. The site contains information on legislations including information on regulations and educational programs for the public and businesses.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: December 5, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Tanzania

Tunisia: Financial Market Council

The Financial Market Council (Conseil du Marché Financier) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Tunisia. The site contains news, publications, regulations, and reference texts. Only available in French and Arabic.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Tunisia

Turkey: Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA)

The Banking Regulation and Supervision Authority (BRSA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the banking sector of the Turkish financial services industry. The site contains legislation, statistics, and publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 30, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Turkey

Turkey: Capital Markets Board (CMB) of Turkey

The Capital Markets Board (CMB) of Turkey is charged with the oversight and regulation of the capital markets sector of the financial services industry within Turkey. The site contains laws, a list of institutions, and resources specifically for investors.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 30, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Turkey

Uganda: Capital Markets Authority (CMA)

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Uganda. The site contains resources such as investor education, publications, and legislation.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: December 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Uganda

Ukraine: Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Ukrainian Financial Services Industry. The site includes resources such as information on firms, markets, and consumers as well as the FCA handbook that includes legislation and regulations.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Ukraine

United Kingdom: HM Treasury

The HM Treasury is responsible for the oversight and regulation of public finances within the United Kingdom. The site contains information on budgets, regulations, and consultations.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: July 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United Kingdom

United States: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the futures sector of the United States financial services industry. The site contains press releases, market reports, laws and regulations, as well as information on industry oversight and consumer protection.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 20, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

United States: Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury is charged with the oversight and regulation of the use of public finances in the Financial Services Industry of the United States. The site contains information on Treasury policies and services as well as links to several additional resources.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

United States: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the banking sector of the financial services industry in the United States. This site contains information on regulation and consumer protection as well as industry analysis and case studies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

United States: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for the oversight and regulation of the capital markets segment of the financial services industry in the United States. The site contains information on regulation, compliance, and education for both industry professionals and investors.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

United States: Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities sector of the financial services industry in the United States. The site contains information on regulation, enforcement, and education. Company filing information and recent news are features also available on the site.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 22, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

Zambia: Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Zambia's Ministry of Finance (MoF) is the governmental institution in charge of financial and economic management for the country. The site contains general information on the ministry as well as plans and programs, management reports, resources, news, and a data portal.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: December 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Zambia

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