Australian Securities and Investments Commission
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) is an independent Australian government body that acts as Australia's corporate regulator. ASIC's role is to enforce and regulate company and financial services laws to protect Australian consumers, investors and creditors.
ASIC was established on 1 July 1998 following recommendations from the Wallis Inquiry. ASIC's areas of responsibility include insurance, financial services, consumer protection, securities and derivatives, corporate governance, and financial literacy.