Research Your Adviser

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.

CountryNameAbbreviationWebsite
AfghanistanDa Afghanistan BankDABhttp://dab.gov.af/en
AlbaniaAlbanian Financial Supervisory AuthorityFSAhttp://www.amf.gov.al
AlgeriaCommission D'oranisation et de Surveillance des Opérations de BourseCOSOBhttp://www.cosob.org
AndorraInstitut Nacional Andorrà de FinancesINAFhttps://www.inaf.ad
AnguillaAnguilla Financial Services CommissionAFSChttp://www.fsc.org.ai
Antigua and BarbudaFinancial Services Regulatory CommissionFSRChttp://www.fsrc.gov.ag
ArgentinaComisión Nacional de ValoresCNVhttp://www.cnv.gob.ar/web
ArmeniaCentral Bank of ArmeniaCBAhttps://www.cba.am
AustraliaAustrialian Prudential Regulation AuthorityAPRAhttp://www.apra.gov.au
AustraliaAustralian Securities & Investments CommissionASIChttp://www.asic.gov.au
AustriaFinancial Market AuthorityFMAhttps://www.fma.gv.at
AustriaAustrian National BankONBhttps://www.oenb.at
AzerbaijanFinancial Markets Supervision ChamberFMSChttp://www.fiu.az/eng
BahamasSecurities Commission of The BahamasSCBhttp://www.scb.gov.bs
BahamasCentral Bank of The BahamasCBTBhttp://centralbankbahamas.com
BahrainCentral Bank of The BahrainCBBhttp://www.cbb.gov.bh
BahrainBangladesh Securities and Exchange CommissionBSEChttp://www.secbd.org
BangladeshCentral Bank of BangladeshCBBhttps://www.bb.org.bd
BarbadosBarbados Financial Services CommissionBFSChttp://www.fsc.gov.bb
BarbadosCentral Bank of BarbadosCBOBhttp://www.centralbank.org.bb
BelgiumFinancial Services and Markets AuthorityFSMAhttp://www.fsma.be/en
BelgiumNational Bank of BelgiumNBBhttps://www.nbb.be/en
BelgiumFinancial Service And Markets AuthorityFMSAhttp://www.fsma.be/en
BelizeInternational Financial Services CommissionIFSChttp://www.ifsc.gov.bz
BermudaBermuda Monetary AuthorityBMAhttp://www.bma.bm
BoliviaAutoridad de Supervisión del Sistema FinancieroASFIhttps://www.asfi.gob.bo
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSecurities Commission of the Federation of Bosnia and HerzegovinaSCFBHhttp://www.komvp.gov.ba
Bosnia and HerzegovinaRepublika Srpska Securities CommissionRSSChttp://www.secrs.gov.ba
BotswanaNon-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory AuthorityNBFIRAhttp://www.nbfira.org.bw
BrazilSecurities and Exchange Commission of BrazilCVMhttp://www.cvm.gov.br
BrazilCentral Bank of BrazilBACENhttp://www.bcb.gov.br/en
BrazilSuperintendēncia de Seguros PrivadosSUSEPhttp://www.susep.gov.br
British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands Financial Services CommissionBVIFSChttp://www.bvifsc.vg
BruneiBrunei International Financial Center of the Ministry of FinanceBIFCMFhttp://www.mof.gov.bn
BulgariaBulgarian National BankBNBhttp://www.bnb.bg
CambodiaNational Bank of CambodiaNBChttp://www.nbc.org.kh/english
CanadaInvestment Industry Regulatory Organization of CanadaIIROChttp://www.iiroc.ca
CanadaCanadian Investor Protection FundCIPFhttp://www.cipf.ca
CanadaOffice of the Superintendent of Financial InstitutionsOSFIhttp://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands Monetary AuthorityCIMAhttp://www.cimoney.com.ky
ChileSuperintendencia de Valores y SegurosSVShttp://www.svs.cl
ChinaChina Securities Regulatory CommissionCSRChttp://www.csrc.gov.cn
ChinaChina Banking Regulatory CommissionCBRChttp://www.cbrc.gov.cn
ChinaChina Insurance Regulatory CommissionCIRChttp://www.circ.gov.cn
ColombiaSuperintendencia Financiera de ColombiaSFChttps://www.superfinanciera.gov.co
Costa RicaSuperintendencia General de ValoresSGVhttp://www.sugeval.fi.cr
Costa RicaSuperintendencia General de SegurosSGShttp://www.sugese.fi.cr
CroatiaCroatian Financial Services Supervisory AgencyCFSSAhttp://www.hanfa.hr
CyprusMinstry of FinanceMOFhttp://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/mof.nsf/index_en/index_en?OpenDocument
CyprusCentral Bank of CyprusCBChttp://www.centralbank.gov.cy/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1&lang=en
CyprusCyprus Securities and Exchange CommissionCySEChttp://cysec.gov.cy
Czech RepublicČeská Národní BankaCNBhttp://www.cnb.cz
DenmarkFinancial Supervision AuthorityDFSAhttps://finanstilsynet.dk/en
DominicaFinancial Service Unit of the Commonwealth of DominicaFSUCDhttp://fsu.gov.dm
Dominican RepublicCentral Bank of the Dominican RepublicCBDRhttp://www.bancentral.gov.do/english/
EcuadorSuperintendencia de CompañíasSChttp://www.supercias.gob.ec
EgyptEgyption Financial Supervisory AuthorityEFSAhttp://www.efsa.gov.eg
El SalvadorSuperintendencia del Sistema FinancieroSSFhttp://www.ssf.gob.sv
EstoniaEstonian Financial Supervision AuthorityEFSAhttps://www.fi.ee
EstoniaMinistry of Economic Affairs and CommunicationsMKMhttps://mtr.mkm.ee
Faroe IslandsInsurance Authority of the Faroe IslandsIAFAhttp://www.tryggingareftirlitid.fo/fo/english
FinlandFinancial Supervisory AuthorityFINFSAhttp://www.finanssivalvonta.fi/en/Pages/Default.aspx
FranceRegistre unique des Intermèdiares en Assurance Banque er FranceORIAShttps://www.orias.fr
FranceAutorité de Controle PrudentielACPRhttps://acpr.banque-france.fr/en/home.html
FranceFinancial Markets AuthorityAMFhttp://www.amf-france.org
FranceCredit Institutions and Investment Firms CommitteeCECEIhttps://www.banque-france.fr
FranceThe Financial Firms RegisterREGAFIhttps://www.regafi.fr
GeorgiaNational Bank of GeorgiaNBGhttps://www.nbg.gov.ge
GermanyBundesanstalt für FinanzdienstleistungsaufsichtBaFINhttps://www.bafin.de
GhanaSecurities and Exchange CommissionSEChttp://www.sec.gov.gh
GhanaBank of GhanaBOGhttps://www.bog.gov.gh
GibraltarGibraltar Financial Services CommissionFSChttp://www.fsc.gi/fsc/home.htm
GreeceCapital Markets CommissionCMChttp://www.hcmc.gr
GrenadaGrenada Authority for the Regulation of Financial InstitutionsGARFINhttp://www.garfingrenada.org
GuatemalaSuperintendencia de Bancos de GuatemalaSBhttp://www.sib.gob.gt
GuernseyGuernsey Financial Services CommissionGFSChttp://www.gfsc.gg
HondurasNational Banks and Securities CommissionGRHhttp://www.cnbs.gob.hn
Hong KongHong Kong Securities and Futures CommissionSFChttp://www.sfc.hk
Hong KongHong Kong Monetary AuthorityHKMAhttp://www.hkma.gov.hk/eng
Hong KongThe Financial CommissionFinComhttp://financialcommission.org
Hong KongThe Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance BrokersHKCIBhttp://www.hkcib.org/
HungaryCentral Bank of HungaryCBHhttps://www.mnb.hu/en
IcelandFinancial Supervisory AuthorityFMEhttp://en.fme.is
IndiaSecurities and Exchange Board of IndiaSEBIhttp://www.sebi.gov.in
IndiaCentral Depository Services LimitedCDSLhttps://www.cdslindia.com
IndiaInsurance Regulatory and Development Authority of IndiaIRDAhttps://www.irdai.gov.in
IndiaPension Fund Regulatory and Development AuthorityPFRDAhttp://pfrda.org.in
IndonesiaFinancial Services AuthorityOJKhttp://www.ojk.go.id/id
IndonesiaBank of IndonesiaBOIhttp://www.bi.go.id/id/Default.aspx
IraqIraq Securities CommissionISChttp://www.isc.gov.iq
IrelandCentral Bank of IrelandCBOIhttp://www.centralbank.ie
Isle of ManIsle of Man Financial Services AuthorityIOMFSAhttp://www.iomfsa.im
IsraelIsrael Securities CommissionISAhttp://www.isa.gov.il
ItalyCommissione Nazionale per le Societá e la BorsaCONSOBhttp://www.consob.it
ItalyInstitute for the Supervision of InsuranceIVASShttp://www.ivass.it
Ivory CoastCentral Bank of West African StatesBCEAOhttp://www.bceao.int
JamaicaFinancial Services Commission of JamaicaFSChttp://www.fscjamaica.org
JapanFinancial Services AgencyFSAhttp://www.fsa.go.jp/en
JapanSecurities and Exchange Surveillance CommissionSESChttp://www.fsa.go.jp/sesc/english
JerseyJersey Financial Services CommissionJFSChttp://www.jerseyfsc.org
JordanJordan Securities CommissionJSChttp://www.jsc.gov.jo
KazakhstanNational Bank of KazakhstanNBKhttp://www.nationalbank.kz/?docid=3257&switch=english
KenyaCapital Markets AuthorityCMAhttp://www.cma.or.ke
Korea SouthFinancial Supervisory ServiceFSShttp://english.fss.or.kr/fss/eng
KuwaitCentral Bank of KuwaitCBKhttp://www.cbk.gov.kw/en
KuwaitCapital Markets AuthorityCMAhttps://www.cma.gov.kw/en
LatviaFinancial and Capital Market CommissionFCMChttp://www.fktk.lv/en/
LebanonBabnking Control Commission of LebanonBCCLhttp://www.bccl.gov.lb
LiechtensteinFinancial Market AuthorityFMAhttps://www.fma-li.li
LithuaniaBank of LithuaniaBOLhttp://www.lb.lt
LithuaniaLithuanian Securities CommissionLSChttp://www.vpk.lt
LuxembourgCommission de Surveillance du Secteur FinancierCSSFhttp://www.cssf.lu/en/
LuxembourgCommissariat aux AssurancesCAAhttp://www.commassu.lu
MacedoniaSecurities and Exchange Commission of the Republic of MacedoniaMSEChttp://www.sec.gov.mk
MacedoniaNational Bank of the Republic of MacedoniaNBRMhttp://www.nbrm.mk
MalawiReserve Bank of MalawiRBMhttps://www.rbm.mw
MalaysiaBank Negara MalaysiaBNMhttp://www.bnm.gov.my
MalaysiaSecurities Commission MalaysiaSChttps://www.sc.com.my
MalaysiaLabuan Financial Services AuthorityLabuan FSAhttps://www.labuanibfc.com
MaltaMalta Financial Services AuthorityMSFAhttp://www.mfsa.com.mt
MauritaniaCentral Bank of MauritaniaBCMhttp://www.bcm.mr
MauritiusFinancial Services CommissionFSChttp://www.fscmauritius.org
MauritiusBank of MauritiusBOMhttps://www.bom.mu
MexicoComisión Nacional Bancaria y de ValoresCNBVhttp://www.gob.mx/cnbv
MexicoComisión Nacional para la Protección y Defensa de los Usuarios de Servicios FinancierosCONDUSEFhttp://www.gob.mx/condusef
MoldovaNational Commission for Financial MarketsNCFMhttp://www.cnpf.md
MongoliaFinancial Regulatory Commission of MongoliaFRCMhttp://www.frc.mn/en/
MonserratMontserrat Financial Services CommissionMFSChttp://www.fscmontserrat.org
MontenegroInsurance Supervision Agency of MontenegroISAMhttp://www.ano.me/en/
MoroccoConseil Déontologique des Valeurs MobilièresCDVMhttp://www.ammc.ma
NepalNepal Rastra BankNRBhttp://www.nrb.org.np
NepalBeema Samiti (Insurance Board)BShttp://www.bsib.org.np
NepalSecurities Board of NepalSBNhttp://www.sebon.gov.np
NetherlandsAutoriteit Financiële MarktenAFMhttps://www.afm.nl/en
New ZealandFinancial Markets AuthorityFMAhttp://fma.govt.nz
New ZealandFinancial Service Providers RegisterFSPRhttps://www.business.govt.nz/fsp/
New ZealandFinancial Dispute Resolution ServiceFDRShttp://www.fdr.org.nz
NicaraguaSuperintendencia de Bancos y Otras Instituciones FinancierasSBOIFhttp://www.siboif.gob.ni
NigeriaSecurities and Exchange CommissionSECNhttp://sec.gov.ng
NorwayFinancial Supervisory Authority of NorwayNFSAhttp://www.finanstilsynet.no
OmanCapital Market Authority of OmanCMAOhttps://www.cma.gov.om
PakistanSecurities ans Exchange Commission of PakistanSECPhttps://www.secp.gov.pk
PanamaSuperintendencia del Mercado de ValoresSMVhttp://www.supervalores.gob.pa
PeruSuperintendencia del Mercado de ValoresSMVhttp://www.smv.gob.pe
PhilippinesPhilippines Securities and Exchange CommissionPSEChttp://www.sec.gov.ph
PolandPolish Financial Supervision AuthorityKNFhttp://www.knf.gov.pl/en
PortugalAutoridade de Supervisão de Seguros e Fundos de PensõesASFhttp://www.asf.com.pt
PortugalPortuguese Securities Market CommissionCMVMhttp://www.cmvm.pt
QatarQatar Financial Markets AuthorityQFMAhttp://www.qfma.org.qa/English
RomaniaRomainian Financial Supervisory AuthorityRFSAhttp://asfromania.ro/en/
RomaniaRomanian National Securities CommissionCNVMRhttp://www.cnvmr.ro
Russian FederationCentral Bank of the Russian FederationCBRhttp://cbr.ru
Russian FederationFederal Commission of Securities MarketFCSMhttp://www.cbr.ru/finmarkets/
Saint Kitts and NevisNevis Financial Regulatory Services CommissionNFRSChttp://www.nevisfsrc.com
Saint LuciaFinancial Sector Supervision UnitFSSUhttps://www.finance.gov.lc
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesFinancial Services AuthoritySVGFSAhttp://svgfsa.com
San MarinoCentral Bnk of San MarinoBCSMhttp://www.bcsm.sm
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabian Monetary AgencySAMAhttp://www.sama.gov.sa/ar-sa
Saudi ArabiaCapital Markets Authority of Saudi ArabiaCMAhttp://www.cma.org.sa
SerbiaRepublic of Serbia Securities CommissionRSSChttp://www.sec.gov.rs
SeychellesCentral Bank of SeychellesCBShttp://www.cbs.sc
SingaporeMonetary Authority of SingaporeMAShttp://www.mas.gov.sg
SlovakiaNárodna Banka SlovenskaNBShttp://www.nbs.sk
SloveniaSecurities Market AgencyATVPhttp://www.a-tvp.si/eng/
South AfricaFinancial Servises BoardFSBhttps://www.fsb.co.za
SpainComisión Nacional del Mercado de ValoresCNMVhttp://www.cnmv.es
SpainDirección General de Seguros y Fondos de PensionesDGShttps://www.dgsfp.mineco.es/index_in.asp
Sri LankaCentral Bank of Sri LankaCBSLhttp://www.cbsl.gov.lk
Sri LankaSecurities and Exchange Commission of Sri LankaSEChttp://www.sec.gov.lk
SwazilandCapital Markets Development UnitCMDUhttp://www.centralbank.org.sz/departments/regulation
SwedenFinancial Supervisory AuthorityFIhttp://www.fi.se
SwitzerlandSwiss Financial Market Supervisory AuthorityFINMAhttps://www.finma.ch/en
SwitzerlandAssociation Romande Des Intermediares FinanciersARIFhttp://www.arif.ch/en/
TaiwanFinancial Supervisory Commission Republic of China (Taiwan)FSCEYhttp://www.fsc.gov.tw
TanzaniaCapital Markets and Securities AuthorityCMSAhttp://www.cmsa-tz.org
ThailandBank of ThailandBOThttps://www.bot.or.th/English
ThailandOffice of the Securities and Exchange CommisssionThai SEChttp://www.sec.or.th/EN
Trinidad and TobagoCentral Bank of Trinidad and TobagoCBTThttp://www.central-bank.org.tt
TunisiaConseil du Marché FinancierCMFhttps://www.cmf.tn
TurkeyBanking Regulation and Supervision Agency of TurkeyBRSAhttp://www.bddk.org.tr/WebSitesi/English.aspx
TurkeyCapital Markets Board of TurkeyCMBhttp://www.cmb.gov.tr
UgandaCapital Markets AuthorityCMAhttp://www.cmauganda.co.ug
UgandaInsurance Regulatory Authority of UgandaIRAUhttp://www.ira.go.ug
UkraineNational Securities and Stock Market CommissionNSSMChttp://www.nssmc.gov.ua
United Arab EmiratesInsurance AuthorityIAhttp://www.ia.gov.ae/en
United Arab EmiratesDubai Financial Services AuthorityDFSAhttp://www.dfsa.ae
United Arab EmiratesCentral Bank of the UAECBUAEhttp://www.centralbank.ae/en/
United KingdomFinancial Conduct AuthorityFCAhttps://www.fca.org.uk
United KingdomBank of EnglandBoEhttp://www.bankofengland.co.uk
United KingdomPrudential Regulation AuthorityPRAhttp://www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra
United StatesSecurities & Exchange CommissionSEChttps://www.sec.gov
United StatesCommodity Futures Trading CommissionCFTChttp://www.cftc.gov/index.htm
United StatesFederal Reserve SystemFedhttp://www.federalreserve.gov
United StatesFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationFDIChttps://www.fdic.gov
United StatesFinancial Crimes Enforcement NetworkFinCENhttps://www.fincen.gov
United StatesFinancial Industry Regulatory AuthorityFINRAhttp://www.finra.org
United StatesSecurities Investor Protection CorporationSIPChttp://www.sipc.org
United StatesOffice of the Controller of the CurrencyOCChttps://occ.gov
United StatesNational Credit Union AdministrationNCUAhttp://www.ncua.gov
United StatesConsumer Financial Protection BureauCFPBhttp://www.consumerfinance.gov
United StatesForeign Account Tax Compliance ActFATCAhttps://www.irs.gov/businesses/corporations/foreign-account-tax-compliance-act-fatca
UruguayBanco Central del UruguayBCUhttp://www.bcu.gub.uy
UzbekistanCenter for Coordination and Control over Functioning of Securities MarketCCCFSMhttp://www.csm.gov.uz/en/
VanuatuVanuatu Financial Services CommissionVFSChttps://www.vfsc.vu
Vatican CityFinancial Information AuthorityFIAhttp://www.aif.va/ENG
VenezuelaSuperintendencia Nacional de ValoresSNVhttp://www.sunaval.gob.ve
VietnamState Securities Commission of VietnamSSChttp://www.ssc.gov.vn/ubck/faces/en/enmenu/enpages_home
ZambiaSecurities and Exchange CommissionSEChttp://www.seczambia.com
ZimbabweReserve Bank of ZimbabweRBZhttp://www.rbz.co.zw