The Investors Compensation Fund (S.C. Fondul de Compensare a Investitorilor S.A) or the Fund is a legal person established in June 2005 as a joint-stock company according to its articles of incorporation, preliminary approved by the Romanian National Securities Commission (Comisia Nationala a Valorilor Mobiliare - C.N.V.M.). The Fund is established under the Law no. 31/1990, with subsequent amendments, in accordance with the provisions of Law no. 297/2004 on capital market and the CNVM Regulation no. 3/2006 on the authorization, organization and functioning of the Investors' Compensation Fund, with subsequent amendments.
The Fund’s main object of activity is to collect contributions from the members and to pay out compensation to the investors when a member fails to return the money and/or the financial instruments owed by or belonging to investors, which have been held and/or managed on their behalf for the provision of investment services, up to the compensation limit established according to the regulations issued by C.N.V.M. All intermediaries authorized to provide investment services and investment management companies that manage individual investment portfolios must be members of the Fund.
Investors compensation is made within the limits established in accordance with CNVM regulations. Starting with 01/01/2012, the Fund compensates the investors equally and without discrimination, with an equivalent in lei of 20,000 euros/investor.