The Legal Services, Research and Policy Division

The Legal Services Research and Policy Division ( LSR&P Division) has three main arms-

(a)    the Board Secretariat

(b)   the Legal Services Department; and

(c)    the Research and Policy Unit

The  LSR&P Division is staffed with an energetic team of professionals who are constantly gearing themselves to meet the challenges faced in a constantly changing regulatory environment.

One of the key functions of the Division is to ensure that the legislation administered by the FSC operates are current and relevant.

The Legal Department provides legal advice to the FSC, litigation support and legal services.,

The Legal Department in conjunction with the Research and Policy Unit serve the research needs of the organization from  legal, economic and sectoral perspectives. The Research Unit  provides targeted data pertaining to financial markets.  This  contribution drives policy development by the FSC.  

The Board Secretariat provides administrate support for the FSC’s Board of Commissioners. In doing so, it coordinates the information flow between the Board and the  management of the FSC; arranges meetings and ensures that proper records of Board proceedings and decisions are kept.  

The Department is headed by the General Counsel who also serves as the Board Secretary and in that capacity provides guidance to the Board of Commissioners on issues of corporate governance including its obligations under the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act.

The Legal Services, Research and Policy Department provides services for all other departments within the FSC and can therefore be seen as a backbone for the organization.