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List of financial services regulators by country

Financial Regulations have been put in place by Governments and institutions around the world specifically to protect consumers. Financial regulation is a form of regulation or supervision, which subjects financial institutions to certain requirements, restrictions and guidelines, aiming to maintain the integrity of financial markets. These regulations form guidelines and policies set by governments as part of the law, and usually apply to all public and private financial intuitions in a specific country.

There are a great many regulatory agencies in place that oversee financial markets, companies and their employees throughout the world. These agencies have a specific range of duties and responsibilities that enable them to act independently of each other while they work to accomplish similar objectives.

This resource has been put together for you, so that regardless of where you are in the world you can easily find the appropriate regulator. Most regulators will maintain a register of companies and their advisers with details of the financial activities they are authorised to engage in and transact.

However not all advisers around the world are regulated, as some territories are not overseen by a regulatory body. Also we suggest that you visit our section on how to find your financial adviser for a detailed guide on what you should be considering.

AfghanistanDa Afghanistan BankDAB
AlbaniaAlbanian Financial Supervisory AuthorityFSA
AlgeriaCommission D'oranisation et de Surveillance des Opérations de BourseCOSOB
AndorraInstitut Nacional Andorrà de FinancesINAF
AnguillaAnguilla Financial Services CommissionAFSC
Antigua and BarbudaFinancial Services Regulatory CommissionFSRC
ArgentinaComisión Nacional de ValoresCNV
ArmeniaCentral Bank of ArmeniaCBA
AustraliaAustrialian Prudential Regulation AuthorityAPRA
AustraliaAustralian Securities & Investments CommissionASIC
AustriaFinancial Market AuthorityFMA
AustriaAustrian National BankONB
AzerbaijanFinancial Markets Supervision ChamberFMSC
BahamasSecurities Commission of The BahamasSCB
BahamasCentral Bank of The BahamasCBTB
BahrainCentral Bank of The BahrainCBB
BahrainBangladesh Securities and Exchange CommissionBSEC
BangladeshCentral Bank of BangladeshCBB
BarbadosBarbados Financial Services CommissionBFSC
BarbadosCentral Bank of BarbadosCBOB
BelgiumFinancial Services and Markets AuthorityFSMA
BelgiumNational Bank of BelgiumNBB
BelgiumFinancial Service And Markets AuthorityFMSA
BelizeInternational Financial Services CommissionIFSC
BermudaBermuda Monetary AuthorityBMA
BoliviaAutoridad de Supervisión del Sistema FinancieroASFI
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSecurities Commission of the Federation of Bosnia and HerzegovinaSCFBH
Bosnia and HerzegovinaRepublika Srpska Securities CommissionRSSC
BotswanaNon-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory AuthorityNBFIRA
BrazilSecurities and Exchange Commission of BrazilCVM
BrazilCentral Bank of BrazilBACEN
BrazilSuperintendēncia de Seguros PrivadosSUSEP
British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands Financial Services CommissionBVIFSC
BruneiBrunei International Financial Center of the Ministry of FinanceBIFCMF
BulgariaBulgarian National BankBNB
CambodiaNational Bank of CambodiaNBC
CanadaInvestment Industry Regulatory Organization of CanadaIIROC
CanadaCanadian Investor Protection FundCIPF
CanadaOffice of the Superintendent of Financial InstitutionsOSFI
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands Monetary AuthorityCIMA
ChileSuperintendencia de Valores y SegurosSVS
ChinaChina Securities Regulatory CommissionCSRC
ChinaChina Banking Regulatory CommissionCBRC
ChinaChina Insurance Regulatory CommissionCIRC
ColombiaSuperintendencia Financiera de ColombiaSFC
Costa RicaSuperintendencia General de ValoresSGV
Costa RicaSuperintendencia General de SegurosSGS
CroatiaCroatian Financial Services Supervisory AgencyCFSSA
CyprusMinstry of FinanceMOF
CyprusCentral Bank of CyprusCBC
CyprusCyprus Securities and Exchange CommissionCySEC
Czech RepublicČeská Národní BankaCNB
DenmarkFinancial Supervision AuthorityDFSA
DominicaFinancial Service Unit of the Commonwealth of DominicaFSUCD
Dominican RepublicCentral Bank of the Dominican RepublicCBDR
EcuadorSuperintendencia de CompañíasSC
EgyptEgyption Financial Supervisory AuthorityEFSA
El SalvadorSuperintendencia del Sistema FinancieroSSF
EstoniaEstonian Financial Supervision AuthorityEFSA
EstoniaMinistry of Economic Affairs and CommunicationsMKM
Faroe IslandsInsurance Authority of the Faroe IslandsIAFA
FinlandFinancial Supervisory AuthorityFINFSA
FranceRegistre unique des Intermèdiares en Assurance Banque er FranceORIAS
FranceAutorité de Controle PrudentielACPR
FranceFinancial Markets AuthorityAMF
FranceCredit Institutions and Investment Firms CommitteeCECEI
FranceThe Financial Firms RegisterREGAFI
GeorgiaNational Bank of GeorgiaNBG
GermanyBundesanstalt für FinanzdienstleistungsaufsichtBaFIN
GhanaSecurities and Exchange CommissionSEC
GhanaBank of GhanaBOG
GibraltarGibraltar Financial Services CommissionFSC
GreeceCapital Markets CommissionCMC
GrenadaGrenada Authority for the Regulation of Financial InstitutionsGARFIN
GuatemalaSuperintendencia de Bancos de GuatemalaSB
GuernseyGuernsey Financial Services CommissionGFSC
HondurasNational Banks and Securities CommissionGRH
Hong KongHong Kong Securities and Futures CommissionSFC
Hong KongHong Kong Monetary AuthorityHKMA
Hong KongThe Financial CommissionFinCom
Hong KongThe Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance BrokersHKCIB
HungaryCentral Bank of HungaryCBH
IcelandFinancial Supervisory AuthorityFME
IndiaSecurities and Exchange Board of IndiaSEBI
IndiaCentral Depository Services LimitedCDSL
IndiaInsurance Regulatory and Development Authority of IndiaIRDA
IndiaPension Fund Regulatory and Development AuthorityPFRDA
IndonesiaFinancial Services AuthorityOJK
IndonesiaBank of IndonesiaBOI
IraqIraq Securities CommissionISC
IrelandCentral Bank of IrelandCBOI
Isle of ManIsle of Man Financial Services AuthorityIOMFSA
IsraelIsrael Securities CommissionISA
ItalyCommissione Nazionale per le Societá e la BorsaCONSOB
ItalyInstitute for the Supervision of InsuranceIVASS
Ivory CoastCentral Bank of West African StatesBCEAO
JamaicaFinancial Services Commission of JamaicaFSC
JapanFinancial Services AgencyFSA
JapanSecurities and Exchange Surveillance CommissionSESC
JerseyJersey Financial Services CommissionJFSC
JordanJordan Securities CommissionJSC
KazakhstanNational Bank of KazakhstanNBK
KenyaCapital Markets AuthorityCMA
Korea SouthFinancial Supervisory ServiceFSS
KuwaitCentral Bank of KuwaitCBK
KuwaitCapital Markets AuthorityCMA
LatviaFinancial and Capital Market CommissionFCMC
LebanonBabnking Control Commission of LebanonBCCL
LiechtensteinFinancial Market AuthorityFMA
LithuaniaBank of LithuaniaBOL
LithuaniaLithuanian Securities CommissionLSC
LuxembourgCommission de Surveillance du Secteur FinancierCSSF
LuxembourgCommissariat aux AssurancesCAA
MacedoniaSecurities and Exchange Commission of the Republic of MacedoniaMSEC
MacedoniaNational Bank of the Republic of MacedoniaNBRM
MalawiReserve Bank of MalawiRBM
MalaysiaBank Negara MalaysiaBNM
MalaysiaSecurities Commission MalaysiaSC
MalaysiaLabuan Financial Services AuthorityLabuan FSA
MaltaMalta Financial Services AuthorityMSFA
MauritaniaCentral Bank of MauritaniaBCM
MauritiusFinancial Services CommissionFSC
MauritiusBank of MauritiusBOM
MexicoComisión Nacional Bancaria y de ValoresCNBV
MexicoComisión Nacional para la Protección y Defensa de los Usuarios de Servicios FinancierosCONDUSEF
MoldovaNational Commission for Financial MarketsNCFM
MongoliaFinancial Regulatory Commission of MongoliaFRCM
MonserratMontserrat Financial Services CommissionMFSC
MontenegroInsurance Supervision Agency of MontenegroISAM
MoroccoConseil Déontologique des Valeurs MobilièresCDVM
NepalNepal Rastra BankNRB
NepalBeema Samiti (Insurance Board)BS
NepalSecurities Board of NepalSBN
NetherlandsAutoriteit Financiële MarktenAFM
New ZealandFinancial Markets AuthorityFMA
New ZealandFinancial Service Providers RegisterFSPR
New ZealandFinancial Dispute Resolution ServiceFDRS
NicaraguaSuperintendencia de Bancos y Otras Instituciones FinancierasSBOIF
NigeriaSecurities and Exchange CommissionSECN
NorwayFinancial Supervisory Authority of NorwayNFSA
OmanCapital Market Authority of OmanCMAO
PakistanSecurities ans Exchange Commission of PakistanSECP
PanamaSuperintendencia del Mercado de ValoresSMV
PeruSuperintendencia del Mercado de ValoresSMV
PhilippinesPhilippines Securities and Exchange CommissionPSEC
PolandPolish Financial Supervision AuthorityKNF
PortugalAutoridade de Supervisão de Seguros e Fundos de PensõesASF
PortugalPortuguese Securities Market CommissionCMVM
QatarQatar Financial Markets AuthorityQFMA
RomaniaRomainian Financial Supervisory AuthorityRFSA
RomaniaRomanian National Securities CommissionCNVMR
Russian FederationCentral Bank of the Russian FederationCBR
Russian FederationFederal Commission of Securities MarketFCSM
Saint Kitts and NevisNevis Financial Regulatory Services CommissionNFRSC
Saint LuciaFinancial Sector Supervision UnitFSSU
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesFinancial Services AuthoritySVGFSA
San MarinoCentral Bnk of San MarinoBCSM
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabian Monetary AgencySAMA
Saudi ArabiaCapital Markets Authority of Saudi ArabiaCMA
SerbiaRepublic of Serbia Securities CommissionRSSC
SeychellesCentral Bank of SeychellesCBS
SingaporeMonetary Authority of SingaporeMAS
SlovakiaNárodna Banka SlovenskaNBS
SloveniaSecurities Market AgencyATVP
South AfricaFinancial Servises BoardFSB
SpainComisión Nacional del Mercado de ValoresCNMV
SpainDirección General de Seguros y Fondos de PensionesDGS
Sri LankaCentral Bank of Sri LankaCBSL
Sri LankaSecurities and Exchange Commission of Sri LankaSEC
SwazilandCapital Markets Development UnitCMDU
SwedenFinancial Supervisory AuthorityFI
SwitzerlandSwiss Financial Market Supervisory AuthorityFINMA
SwitzerlandAssociation Romande Des Intermediares FinanciersARIF
TaiwanFinancial Supervisory Commission Republic of China (Taiwan)FSCEY
TanzaniaCapital Markets and Securities AuthorityCMSA
ThailandBank of ThailandBOT
ThailandOffice of the Securities and Exchange CommisssionThai SEC
Trinidad and TobagoCentral Bank of Trinidad and TobagoCBTT
TunisiaConseil du Marché FinancierCMF
TurkeyBanking Regulation and Supervision Agency of TurkeyBRSA
TurkeyCapital Markets Board of TurkeyCMB
UgandaCapital Markets AuthorityCMA
UgandaInsurance Regulatory Authority of UgandaIRAU
UkraineNational Securities and Stock Market CommissionNSSMC
United Arab EmiratesInsurance AuthorityIA
United Arab EmiratesDubai Financial Services AuthorityDFSA
United Arab EmiratesCentral Bank of the UAECBUAE
United KingdomFinancial Conduct AuthorityFCA
United KingdomBank of EnglandBoE
United KingdomPrudential Regulation AuthorityPRA
United StatesSecurities & Exchange CommissionSEC
United StatesCommodity Futures Trading CommissionCFTC
United StatesFederal Reserve SystemFed
United StatesFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationFDIC
United StatesFinancial Crimes Enforcement NetworkFinCEN
United StatesFinancial Industry Regulatory AuthorityFINRA
United StatesSecurities Investor Protection CorporationSIPC
United StatesOffice of the Controller of the CurrencyOCC
United StatesNational Credit Union AdministrationNCUA
United StatesConsumer Financial Protection BureauCFPB
United StatesForeign Account Tax Compliance ActFATCA
UruguayBanco Central del UruguayBCU
UzbekistanCenter for Coordination and Control over Functioning of Securities MarketCCCFSM
VanuatuVanuatu Financial Services CommissionVFSC
Vatican CityFinancial Information AuthorityFIA
VenezuelaSuperintendencia Nacional de ValoresSNV
VietnamState Securities Commission of VietnamSSC
ZambiaSecurities and Exchange CommissionSEC
ZimbabweReserve Bank of ZimbabweRBZ