Agency database

This is a searchable index of regulators, trade associations, and other industry bodies across different countries and sectors.

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  • Terms:
    Federal Cartel Office
    Other names:
    Bundeskartellamt
    Definition:
    Independent Competition authority tasked with protecting competition in Germany. Charged with discovering and banning cartels, to control abusive practices by dominant companies, to control mergers and offer protection in award procedures.
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Germany
    URL:
    http://www.bundeskartellamt.de/EN/Home/home_node.html
  • Terms:
    Federal Central Tax office
    Other names:
    Bundeszentralamt für Steuern
    Definition:
    Fulfils central national and international tax responsibilities in accordance with the Financial Administration Act. Supervises a number of other Agencies and managed part of the federal tax.
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Germany
    URL:
    http://www.bzst.de/EN/Home/home_node.html;jsessionid=4CC5F7DAF2E2E90137F3AFE397E2145A
  • Terms:
    Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner
    Other names:
    FDPIC
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Switzerland
    URL:
    http://www.edoeb.admin.ch/index.html?lang=en
  • Terms:
    Federal Financial Supervisory Agency
    Other names:
    Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin)
    Definition:
    Objective is to ensure the proper functioning, stability and integrity of the German financial system. The competent authority for the authorization and supervision of payment institutions; and MiFID.
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Germany
    URL:
    http://www.bafin.de/EN/Homepage/homepage_node.html;jsessionid=7B1DD0CCC06225EDAB942E3D119049F4.1_cid298
  • Terms:
    Federal Insurance Office
    Other names:
    Bundesversicherungsamt
    Definition:
    Supervises social insurance funds and other institutions under direct federal control. Also charged with approval of legislative acts and legal and performance audit of health and long-term care insurance providers. Also needs to perform a number of special administrative tasks.
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Germany
    URL:
    http://www.bundesversicherungsamt.de/en/english.html
  • Terms:
    Federal Ministry of Finance
    Other names:
    Bundesministerium der Finanzen
    Definition:
    Federal policy maker of financial regulations. Overseas a number of other agencies.
    Type:
    Policy Maker
    Country:
    Germany
    URL:
    http://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Web/EN/Home/home.html
  • Terms:
    Federal Social Insurance Office
    Other names:
    FSIO
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Switzerland
    URL:
    http://www.bsv.admin.ch/index.html?lang=en
  • Terms:
    Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)
    Type:
    Trade Association
    Country:
    EU
    URL:
    http://www.fese.eu
  • Terms:
    Finance and Leasing Association (FLA)
    Type:
    Trade Association
    Country:
    UK
    URL:
    http://www.fla.org.uk
  • Terms:
    Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
    Definition:
    Intergovernmental organisation that develops policies to combat international money laundering and terrorist financing; decides the list of NCJs/NCCTs (q.v.)
    Type:
    Policy Maker
    Country:
    International
    URL:
    http://www.fatf-gafi.org/