Financial Regulation

Financial supervision is government supervision of financial institutions by regulators. The objective is to uphold existing regulations for the financial sector and ultimately to maintain stability of financial markets.

Financial Regulation

Financial supervision is government supervision of financial institutions by regulators. The objective is to uphold existing regulations for the financial sector and ultimately to maintain stability of financial markets.

Contents:
1 Aims of supervision
2 Authority by Country
2.1 Australia

Aims of supervision

The specific aims of financial regulators are usually:
To minimise financial loss of depositors in banks or policy holders of insurance companies
To enforce applicable laws
To prosecute cases of market misconduct, such as insider trading
To license providers of financial services

Authority by Country

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), USA
Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Ireland
Financial Services Authority (FSA), UK
Authorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), France
China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), People's Republic of China
Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores, Mexico
Financial Supervisory Authority, Sweden
Financial Supervisory Authority, Finland (Rahoitustarkastus in Finnish, abbr. RATA)

Australia

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) supervises banks and insurers. Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is responsible for enforcing financial services and corporations laws.

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