The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) was incorporated under the Securities Exchange of Thailand Act, B.E. 2517 (1974) to be the market for the trading of listed securities. SET was also tasked with promoting personal financial planning and providing related services.
Market for Alternative Investment (mai) was established under the Securities and Exchange Act to provide alternative funding opportunities for innovative businesses with high potential growth as well as provide a greater range of investment options for investors. mai officially began operations on June 21, 1999.
Thailand Futures Exchange Pcl (TFEX), a subsidiary of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), was established on May 17, 2004 as a derivatives exchange, and is governed by the Derivatives Act B.E. 2546 (2003). TFEX's mission is to be a world-class exchange for the trading of a variety of derivatives products, a mission that has been accomplished by offering an efficient market infrastructure with easy access, reasonable costs, and transparency. Not only does TFEX benefit its customers with unsurpassed services and innovative products, but it also contributes significantly to the overall economy and increases Thailand’s international competitiveness.
Thailand Securities Depository Co., Ltd. (TSD) offers a full range of securities services related to trading on the Stock Exchange of Thailand and other exchanges as well. TSD provides three types of services. 1) Securities depository services: TSD is a central securities depository for equity and fixed-income debt instruments, using a secure and efficient scripless system. 2) Securities registration services: TSD is the registrar for common and preferred stocks. It also offers registrar-related services, mainly preparing and maintaining registry books to ensure that they contain correct, complete, and timely information. TSD delivers its services using cutting-edge and secure computer systems that are directly linked to the SET's Securities Depository Center.
Thailand Clearing House Co., Ltd. (TCH) is the clearinghouse for all securities and derivatives traded on SET, mai, BEX, and TFEX as well as for all debt instruments traded on the over-the-counter market. TCH's most important role is to serve as the central counterparty to all trading activities thus guaranteeing clearing and settlement for all concerned parties in a given trade. By acting as the intermediary between buyers and sellers of financial instruments, TCH reduces overall risk and strengthens confidence among all market participants while promoting the long-term development of the Thai capital market.
Settrade.com Co., Ltd. was established by the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in October 2000 to provide securities companies with Internet trading services and investment technology to facilitate trading by retail investors. Settrade.com's mission also includes developing securities-related computerized systems and applications. In addition, the company acts as sales representative and marketer of SET's information products, and is tasked with ensuring the efficient dissemination of information to investors and other entities in the Thai capital market.