The Department is responsible for ensuring that the capital market and trading are fair and equitable. The Department takes action to identify, expose, and take enforcement measures against capital market offenders. The Department conducts trading inspections to identify irregular activities on the stock exchange and to analyze trading irregularities and trends. The Department manages investigative proceedings concerning suspected criminal conduct in the capital market and administrative inquiry proceedings to examine suspected administrative violations in the capital market. In its efforts to eradicate financial crime, its criminal investigations cover securities violations as well as violations of the Penal Law and the Prohibition of Money Laundering Law. The Department collaborates with various enforcement agencies in Israel and in other countries, and responds to foreign agencies' requests for assistance according to international treaties to which the ISA is a signatory.