Forex Brokers are usually regulated by various Regulatory Bodies. These are the major Regulatory Bodies around the world in alphabetical order.
ASIC is the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. ASIC is an independent Australian supervising authority found in 1991.
Forex Brokers Regulated by ASIC:
BaFin is the German Financial Regulatory body found in 2002. BaFin's responsibility includes supervising Stock Exchanges and similar financial markets, Commercial Banks, Financial Service providers, Pension Funds and Asset management firms that are operating in Germany.
■ BVI -British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission
The BVI Financial Services Commission is the single financial supervising body of the British Virginia Islands.
► BVI Web
The CFTC is the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission found in 1975. CFTC is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the US options and future markets.
CySEC is the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission.
Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) is the official financial supervising authority of Finland.
■ FINMA -Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority
FiNMA is the Swiss financial supervisory authority.
Forex Brokers Regulated by FiNMA:
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FCA UK is the financial services authority of the United Kingdom. The FCA UK was found in 2000 and it is responsible for regulating the UK Financial Markets (firms, brokers and exchanges).
HCMC is the Capital Market Commission of the Hellenic Republic (Greece).
Forex Brokers Regulated by HCMC:
MiFID is the European Union Financial Instruments Directive 2004/39/EC that was found in 2007
NFA is the US National Futures Association. NFA is an independent regulatory organization.
The RAFMM is the Russian Association of Financial Market Members.
Forex Brokers Regulated by RAFMM:
SFC (Securities and Futures Commission) is a non-governmental regulatory body.
► SFC Web
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