The Securities and Futures Bureau (SFB) has stipulated four policy directives for the purpose of “administering and supervising of securities issuance, securities trading and futures trading”, “facilitating national economic development”, “protecting investors' interests” and “developing the futures market and maintaining futures trading orders”. The four general policy directives are:
‧To foster the sound development of the capital markets and to encourage fund raising through public offering of securities;
‧To improve the operation of the securities and futures markets and to ensure a fair and efficient market environment;
‧To promote the development of the securities service industries and to facilitate the flow from savings into investment;
‧To regulate certified public accountants and to enhance their professional standards.