We began operating in 1991 as the Australian Securities Commission (ASC) replacing the National Companies and Securities Commission (NCSC) and the Corporate Affairs offices of the states and territories.
In 1998 we took on responsibility for consumer protection in superannuation, insurance and deposit taking and was renamed the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
In 2010 we took on additional responsibilities for regulating trustee companies, consumer credit and finance broking and for supervising trading on Australian licensed equity, derivatives and futures markets.
Our role, functions and powers are set out the in Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001.
See also ASIC previous chairmen