TFX conducts self-regulatory operations to ensure fairness in market derivatives transactions on the financial instruments exchange market created by TFX, and to protect investors. Self-regulatory operations are prescribed by the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (the “FIEA”), of which the operations relevant to TFX are as follows.
As one of its management philosophies, TFX pledges to “establish a fair, reliable, and convenient financial instruments market as public infrastructure and contribute to sound financial and economic development in Japan.” Self-regulatory operations represent TFX’s efforts to achieve this management philosophy by ensuring fairness in transactions on the market it creates and providing a market on which investors can trade with security.
TFX ensures the independence of its self-regulatory operations so that no conflicts of interest will arise between its profit-making activity and self-regulatory function as a stock company.
Specifically, TFX establishes the Self-regulatory Committee, which is independent from TFX’s business execution organizations, in accordance with the FIEA, to decide matters concerning self-regulatory operations. Also, while the Self-regulatory Committee appoints three Self-regulatory Committee members from TFX’s directors by resolution of its board of directors, the majority (two members) of the Self-regulatory Committee members are outside directors, and an outside director is appointed as the chairperson of the Committee.
Major self-regulatory operations conducted by TFX are as follows.