By passing the Securities Market Law in December 2005 by the Islamic Parliament of Iran, a new chapter in the development of the Iranian capital market began. Separating supervisors from executives in the macro structure of the capital market, restructuring two exchanges of Mercantile and Securities and turning these two exchanges into public companies, establishing Iran Fara Bourse and Iran Energy Exchange, establishing dozens of inchoate financial institutions led to new educational and research needs in Iran capital market. Also, the lack of reputable and specialized institutions, the need to pay attention to the development of investment culture, specialization of activities and capital market processes created a need to make a structure for planning and implementation of educational and research programs and creating synergy in the country's exchanges’ activity.
With this in mind and based on the model of successful domestic and foreign experiences, the Iran Financial Center by changing the shareholding structure and transferring 80% of shares of Tehran Stock Exchange to Iran Mercantile Exchange, Iran Fara Bourse, Iran Energy Exchange and the Central Securities Depository of Iran in March 2013, it started its new activity. The main activities of this center are providing training, research, financial and consulting services in money and capital markets.