Portuguese Securities Market Commission
The Portuguese Securities Market Commission, also known by its initials as "CMVM", was incepted via Decree-Law No. 142-A/91, of 10 April, and established on 10 May 1991 following 30 days after its publication. It supervises and regulates securities and other financial instruments and activities of all those who operate within said markets. It is also CMVM’s mission to:
- Sanction infractions to the Securities Code and other national legislation;
- Ensure the stability of the financial markets, by contributing to identify and prevent systemic risk;
- Contribute to the development of financial instruments markets;
- Provide information and handle complaints of non-qualified investors;
- Mediate conflicts between entities that are subject to its supervision and between said and individual investors;
- Assist the Government and the Finance Minister;
- Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by law.
|Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários|
|Formed||10 May 1991|
|Type||Legal entity governed by public law|
|Headquarters||Rua Laura Alves, n.º 4 - Apartado 14258 - Lisbon|
The CMVM is an independent public institution endowed with administrative and financial autonomy. It derives its income from supervision fees charged for services and not the General State Budget.
- Management Board
- Supervisory Board;
- Advisory Board;
- Ethics Committee
The CMVM integrates the European System of Financial Supervision and the National Council of Financial Supervisors.