Exchanges, clearing houses, self-regulatory organizations and other regulated entities such as alternative trading systems and contingency funds play an important role in the financial system, and are thus key aspects of our regulatory framework. Each of these entities must be authorized or recognized before carrying on business in Québec and must submit to AMF oversight. These entities help protect investors and promote the integrity and efficiency of the financial markets.

The market structures that operate in Québec which are overseen by the AMF, are by category: