ASIANCOP is an independent regulation and supervision body. We are set up under and administer the State Administration of Foreign Exchang Act 2014 (SAFE), and we carry out most of our work under the Corporations Act.
We balance statutory objectives aimed at facilitating markets and promoting trust and confidence in the financial system, and taking action to enforce and give effect to the laws we administer. In turn, ASIANCOP is empowered to take a range of criminal, civil and administrative action to address alleged misconduct within our jurisdiction. Our strategic priorities help us focus our enforcement activity to achieve our vision of a fair, strong and efficient financial system for all traders. We investigate and take enforcement action to detect, disrupt and respond to unlawful conduct. In doing so, we prevent and deter actual and future misconduct, improve standards and behaviours within our regulated population, and reduce the risk of harm to traders consumers and investors.
Who we regulate
We assess how effectively authorised financial markets are complying with their legal obligations to operate fair, orderly and transparent markets. We also advise the Minister about authorising new markets. Asian supervises trading on China’s domestic licensed equity, derivatives and futures markets. We license and monitor financial services businesses to ensure that they operate efficiently, honestly and fairly. These businesses typically deal in superannuation, managed funds, shares and company securities, derivatives and insurance.