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                The Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) was established in 1997 as a public institution with financial and administrative autonomy to develop, regulate and monitor Jordan’s capital market to maintain a sound investment environment and protect investors. The JSC is entrusted with developing the capital market in accordance with international standards to secure fairness, safety  and attract domestic and foreign investors.

                Since its inception, the JSC has been working on developing and upgrading the regulations governing the capital market and its institutions to ensure higher levels of protection and transparency. It has issued relevant regulations that monitor the activities of financial services companies, enforce disclosure regulations and help investors make informed investment decisions. In order to ensure fairness, sovereignty and proper administration of the rule of law, the JSC continuously enforces the Securities Law and its related regulations.

                To maintain market integrity, the JSC regulates, monitors, and supervises the business operations of the Amman Stock Exchange, the Securities Depository Center, financial services companies, public shareholding companies, investment funds and certified financial professionals. Furthermore, the JSC is committed to securing investor protection and market development and to enforcing disclosure of information regulations pertaining to the securities market.

                JSC Responsibilities:

                The Commission aims to protect investors in securities and to develop legislations relevant to the capital market to enhance transparency and implement the Instructions of Disclosure. Moreover, the Commission aims to disseminate awareness of the investment culture and follow up that parties subject to its supervision, adhere to the Law and regulations to enhance the rule of law.
                The Commission aims to:

                1. Issue legislations that regulate and develop the capital market and assist in providing a proper environment for investing in securities.
                2. Provide the investor with all necessary information needed to support his investment decision including transparency and disclosure whether for issuing companies performance or for the trading process or for parties subject to the Commission’s monitoring and supervision.
                3. Develop the necessary financial services for the capital market.
                4. Promote the establishment of mutual funds and regulate these funds to provide investment opportunities for small investors and efficient investment management.
                5. Implement up to date international standards in the capital market and related entities for disclosure, electronic trading, electronic keeping and price settlement of securities, as well as up-to-date International Accounting and Auditing Standards on parties subject to the JSC monitoring and supervision.
                6. Accredit the Standards of Professional Conduct for people working at the JSC, ASE, SDC, and their members.
                7. Impose penalties on violators of the Law and those who commit prohibited acts.
                8. Disseminate awareness among investors and the public in general in issues relevant to the national capital market and its entities, as well as other issues related to investing in securities.
                9. Provide continuous training for JSC staff and for people working at the ASE and SDC to enhance their academic and professional levels, in addition to people working in licensed services companies and registered persons.
                10. Receive and investigate complaints from the public and investors, to undertake proper procedures by imposing penalties on violators of the provisions of Law, instructions, and regulations issued pursuant to it.
                11. Enhance the monitoring software on parties subject to the JSC surveillance and enhance daily supervision on trading at the ASE.

                The following shall be subject to the Commission’s monitoring and supervision:

                1. Amman Stock Exchange (ASE)
                2. Securities Depository Centre (SDC)
                3. Public Shareholding Companies.
                4. Licensed Financial Services Companies.
                5. Mutual Funds and Investment Companies.





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