About FXCM Group

Global Forex and CFD Broker since 1999

History of FXCM Group

The FXCM Group is a leading provider of online foreign exchange (FX) trading, CFD trading, spread betting and related services. Founded in 1999, the company's mission is to provide global traders with access to the world's largest and most liquid market by offering innovative trading tools, hiring excellent trading educators, meeting strict financial standards and striving for the best online trading experience in the market. Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and trading from real-time charts. In addition, FXCM offers educational courses on FX trading and provides trading tools, proprietary data and premium resources. FXCM Pro provides retail brokers, small hedge funds and emerging market banks access to wholesale execution and liquidity, while providing high and medium frequency funds access to prime brokerage services via FXCM Prime. FXCM is a Leucadia Company.

What it means to be a Leucadia Company

Beginning in January 2015, through a series of transactions, Leucadia Investments has become the majority economic owner of FXCM. Leucadia Investments is part of the merchant banking arm of Jefferies Financial Group. FXCM has benefited from the scale and breadth of the Jefferies family of companies. Firmly committed to FXCM's success, Leucadia/Jefferies Managing Director, Jimmy Hallac, is the Chairman of FXCM Group, while Rich Handler and Brian Friedman, Jefferies' CEO and President respectively, both sit on the FXCM Board of Directors. Our customers, employees and stakeholders benefit greatly from the Leucadia/Jefferies affiliation.

Who is Leucadia? Financial Size and Strength

Leucadia is the former name of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF) and part of its merchant banking business. Jefferies operates the only independent full-service global investment banking firm headquartered in the U.S., together with an established merchant banking business with a proven track record. Jefferies engages in investment banking, sales and trading and asset management through Jefferies Group LLC and diverse other businesses in its merchant banking portfolio.

The FXCM and Leucadia/Jefferies Partnership

Providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and government entities, Jefferies provides FXCM with prime brokerage services. The FXCM and Jefferies relationship is another way that the Leucadia/Jefferies relationship helps FXCM improve the service we provide our clients. Learn More

You're at the Heart of what we do

FXCM is committed to building a better brokerage for our traders, our goal is to provide you with the ultimate trading experience. We are constantly looking to provide innovative technology solutions, quality pricing, and transparent execution that will help our traders navigate and trade the financial markets. FXCM also offers dedicated 24/5 customer support, with global offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, and more.

FXCM Group's Liquidity Providers and Prime Brokers

FXCM Group's liquidity providers include global banks, financial institutions and other market makers. FXCM Group currently has a number of liquidity providers, including but not limited to: – Barclays Bank, PLC – Citadel Securities LLC – Citibank N.A. – Deutsche Bank AG – FASTMATCH INC – XTX Markets Limited – UBS AG – Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC – Commerzbank - HC Technologies LLC. FXCM Group also has a number of Liquidity providers that stream pricing through the FastMatch Electronic Communication Network. FXCM Group's Prime Brokers include Citibank N.A. and Jefferies Financial Services, Inc.

Liquidity Providers Logo Group

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How Do Liquidity Providers Compete?

Each liquidity provider streams through a direct feed of executable buy and sell prices to FXCM. FXCM's Price Engine selects the best buy price and the best sell price, which result in the best available spread. FXCM's spreads are transparent and some of the lowest in the industry. FXCM is the counterparty to all trades that a client undertakes. In no way does a liquidity provider act as the manufacturer or counterparty in the context of any transaction with a client.

Liquidity Providers Competition

Liquidity Providers Competition

Liquidity providers are also ranked by their order rejection rate, spreads, and latency. FXCM constantly evaluates and monitors the ranking of our liquidity providers and takes any appropriate actions if necessary aiming to provide best available price to our clients. Through assessing our liquidity providers' execution performance together with our internal risk management framework, FXCM may offset multiple trades in blocks. By holding ourselves and our liquidity providers to such high standards, we strive to provide the best possible customer experience.

What Do Liquidity Providers See?

When a trader places an order, FXCM hedges the position immediately. For example, a buy order in the example above would go to liquidity provider #2. To the liquidity provider, all orders appear as Market Orders from FXCM and contain no information about the trader. Since your stops, limits, and your entry orders are invisible to these price providers, we create an environment free of price manipulation. When we combine this with no re-quote trading you have the opportunity to confidently trade all market conditions, even during key news events.

FXCM Group Awards

Since inception, the FXCM Group has gained industry-wide recognition. This is accentuated by a long list of awards and accolades for provision of brokerage and trade-related services.

The forex and CFD marketplaces are international venues, including participants from every corner of the globe. In order to provide premium forex/CFD market access to customer accounts worldwide, the FXCM Group has built a vast infrastructure of associates and third-party affiliates capable of enhancing the trading experience.

Since 1999, the FXCM Group has been on the leading-edge of the forex market. From technological proficiency to the creation of common sense solutions, FXCM has garnered many acknowledgements and accolades while promoting the advancement of the forex and CFD.

Staying an industry leader in a fast-moving, competitive environment such as forex can be a challenge. As a testament to a tireless dedication to the customer, the FXCM Group is widely recognised as a premier brokerage for both retail and institutional clientele.

The following list of awards and accolades illustrates FXCM Group's excellence in the provision of brokerage and trade-related services:

Fintech 2021 – Broker of the Year

ULTIMATE FINTECH AWARDS 2021 Broker of the Year

Personal Wealth – 2021 – Best Fx Platform

PERSONAL WEALTH 2021 BEST FX PLATFORM

Compare Forex Brokers – 2020 – Best Online Trading App

Compare Forex Brokers 2020 Best Online Trading App

Personal Wealth – 2020 – Best Trading tools

PERSONAL WEALTH 2020 BEST TRADING TOOLS

FXEmpire 2018

FXEmpire 2018 FXCM - BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT

UK Forex Awards 2015

2015 UK FOREX AWARDS BEST FOREX TRADING AUTOMATION

UK Forex Awards 2013

2013 UK FOREX AWARDS BEST FOREX BROKER OF THE YEAR

FX Street 2013

2013 FX STREET BEST SELL-SIDE ANALYSIS CONTRIBUTOR: DAILYFX

FX Street 2011

2011 FX STREET BEST BROKER RESEARCH TEAM: DAILYFX

FX Street 2010

2010 FX STREET BEST SELL-SIDE ANALYSIS CONTRIBUTOR: DAILYFX

Fintech 2021 – Best Trading Platform

ULTIMATE FINTECH AWARDS 2021 Best Trading Platform

Best Zero Commission Broker 2021

ADVFN International Financial Awards 2021 Best Zero Commission Broker

Personal Wealth – 2020 – Best Education

PERSONAL WEALTH 2020 BEST EDUCATION

Brokerchooser 2019

Brokerchooser.com 2019 FXCM – Best Technical Tools

FXEmpire 2017

FXEmpire 2017 FXCM - BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT

FX Street 2015

2015 FX STREET BEST SELL-SIDE ANALYSIS CONTRIBUTOR: DAILYFX

Money AM 2013

2013 MONEY AM AWARDS BEST ONLINE FX PROVIDER

Investment Trends 2012

2012 INVESTMENT TRENDS LARGEST FOREX PROVIDER

FX Traders’ 2010

2010 FX TRADERS' CHOICE AWARDS

Money AM 2010

2010 MONEY AM ONLINE FINANCE AWARDS - WINNER BEST ONLINE FX BROKER

Fintech 2021 – Best Customer Service

ULTIMATE FINTECH AWARDS 2021 Best Customer Service

Best Value Broker – Europe

Global Forex Awards 2020 Best Value Broker - Europe

Best Forex Trading Platform – Global

Global Forex Awards 2020 Best Forex Trading Platform - Global

ForexBrokers.com

ForexBrokers.com Annual Review 2018 - 4.5/5 STARS OVERALL REVIEW

Investment Trends

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 INVESTMENT TRENDS UK

Financial Spread Betting

  • Best Educational Materials

Forex

  • Best Educational Materials

CFD

  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Platform Features
  • Best Educational Materials
  • Best Value for Money
Personal Wealth

2015 ONLINE PERSONAL WEALTH AWARDS BEST FX PROVIDER

Forex Magnates London Summit Award 2013

2013 FOREX MAGNATES LONDON SUMMIT AWARDS WINNER BEST RETAIL BROKER EXECUTION

Forex Magnates 2012

2012 FOREX MAGNATES BEST PROPRIETARY FX PLATFORM

Inc. 500

2004, 2005, 2006, 2010 INC. 500 LIST OF AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES FOUR TIME HONOREE

What Investment Magazine Readership 2010

2010 WHAT INVESTMENT MAGAZINE READERSHIP BEST FX PROVIDER 2010

Disclosure

The FXCM Group is headquartered at 20 Gresham Street, 4th Floor, London EC2V 7JE, United Kingdom.

FXCM uses Jefferies Financial Services Inc (JFSI) as a prime broker for FX trading. FXCM pays JFSI a prime broker fee for the prime broker services. Leucadia Investments has become the majority economic owner of FXCM. Leucadia Investments and JFSI are both part of Jefferies Financial Group.