Frequently Asked Questions
Market Participants & Authorities
Capital Market Commission
The Capital Market Commission is a Legal Entity of Public Law and is regulated by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The Capital Market Commission is mainly responsible for monitoring the application of the legal provisions on the capital market. The Capital Market Commission has regulatory and auditing responsibilities. In general, it may take regulatory decisions and control the entire sector of the capital market, including the Athens Stock Exchange, the Hellenic Exchanges, being transaction clearance and settlement bodies, the Stock Brokerage Firms, the Investment Services Firms, the Holding Companies, the Mutual Funds Companies, the companies listed in the Athens Stock Exchange, etc.
Hellenic Exchanges SA – Athens Stock Exchange
The Athens Stock Exchange Market was founded in 1876 and was changed into a Public Company in 1995. “HELLENIC EXCHANGES HOLDING COMPANY” (HELEX) was founded in 2000. It is a holding company and, according to its Articles of Association, its scope is to participate in companies of any legal form which engage in the support and operation of organised capital markets. HELEX S.A. owns 100% of ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE S.A.
What is a Stock Brokerage Firm for the Provision of Investment Services (ΑΧΕΠΕΥ)
The Stock Brokerage Firm for the Provision of Investment Services (ΑΧΕΠΕΥ) combines the activities of both the Stock Brokerage Firms and the Investment Services Firms. Its scope includes the execution of stock market transactions and the provision of other main and consequential investment services, such as portfolio management services, consulting services and underwriting services, if it holds the necessary funds.