As a vocal advocate of foreign exchange regulation and increased investor protection, the FXCM group of companies (collectively, the "FXCM Group") has companies registered and regulated by many of the most respected regulatory bodies in the world. Forex Capital Markets Limited is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK.
FINANCIAL STANDARDS AND OVERSIGHT
According to FCA regulations, FXCM LTD must meet strict financial standards, including capital adequacy requirements. On a regular basis, FXCM LTD is required to submit financial reports to regulators. These standards are enforced by the FCA, which has the right to fine firms and/or terminate their regulatory status for violations.
GREATER TRANSPARENCY OF BUSINESS PRACTICES
The FCA keeps records of all formal proceedings against regulated entities. With a couple clicks of the mouse, a trader can find out if the firm has had serious problems with clients or regulators. Information can be found online at: http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/
Accounts with FXCM LTD are segregated in accordance with FCA client money rules. FCA, one of the world's most respected financial regulatory bodies, regulates FXCM LTD. Accordingly, in the unlikely event of default, client funds held in segregated accounts are protected, and cannot be used to benefit other creditors.