Forex Regulation | Forex Regulatory Bodies

Like any financial market, Forex currency trading requires proper regulation. Every country has own governmental financial institutions & independent regulators that supervise and control the Forex industry and work to protect its investors.

Not all Forex brokers nowadays are regulated by appropriate financial regulators in their countries. It’s important to pay attention to your broker’s regulatory status, as it’ll determine the level of security and protection of your investment.

This is why we would always recommend you trade with a  broker that is regulated, depending on where you are based might change the financial regulator that oversees the broker you choose. See the pages below for the best brokers that are regulated by the best regulators:

Below is the list of Forex regulatory & supervisory bodies for each country:

Cayman Islands:

Anguilla:

Anguilla Financial Services Commission www.fsc.org.ai

Antigua:

Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC) www.ecsrc.com

Australia:

Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) www.asic.gov.au

Azerbaijan:

State Committee for Securities (Azerbaijan) www.scs.gov.az
Baku Stock Exchange www.bfb.az

Bangladesh:

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) www.secbd.org

Belgium:

The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) www.fsma.be

Belize:

International Financial Services Commission (IFSC) www.ifsc.gov.bz

British Virgin Islands:

BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC of BVI) www.bvifsc.vg

Bulgaria:

Financial Supervision Commission of Bulgaria (FSC Bulgaria) www.fsc.bg

Canada:

British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) www.bcsc.bc.ca
Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) www.cipf.ca
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada (FINTRAC) www.fintrac.gc.ca
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) www.iiroc.ca
Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) www.osc.gov.on.ca
Ombudsman of Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) www.obsi.ca
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) www.cimoney.com.ky

China:

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) www.csrc.gov.cn

Croatia:

Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (CFSSA) www.hanfa.hr

Cyprus:

Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) www.cysec.gov.cy

Czech Republic:

Czech National Bank (CNB) www.cnb.cz

Denmark:

Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA) www.dfsa.dk

Dominica:

Financial Services Unit (FSU) fsu.gov.dm

Dubai, UAE:

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) www.dmcc.ae
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) www.dgcx.ae
Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) www.dfsa.ae
Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) www.sca.ae

Estonia:

The Financial Supervision Authority (FINANTSINSPEKTSIOON) www.fi.ee

Finland:

FIN-FSA in Finland www.finanssivalvonta.fi

France:

Autorite des marches financiers (AMF) www.amf-france.org
Banque de France www.banque-france.fr
Credit Institutions and Investment Firms Committee (CECEI) www.banque-france.fr
French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) www.regafi.fr

Germany:

Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) www.bafin.de

Greece:

The Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC) www.hcmc.gr

Hong Kong:

Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) www.sfc.hk

Hungary:

Hungarian FSA (HFSA) www.pszaf.hu

Iceland

The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) www.fme.is

India:

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) www.sebi.gov.in
Reserve bank of India (RBI) www.rbi.org.in

Indonesia:

Commidity Futures Trade Regulatory Agency (CoFTRA) www.bappebti.go.id

Ireland:

Central Bank of Ireland www.financialregulator.ie

Isle of Man

The Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) www.fsc.gov.im

Israel:

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) www.isa.gov.il

Italy:

Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) www.consob.it

Japan:

Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA Japan) www.fsa.go.jp
Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) www.jsda.or.jp
Japan Investor Protection Fund (JIPF) jipf.or.jp
Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) www.tocom.or.jp

Kenya:

Capital Markets Authority (CMA) www.cma.or.ke

Kuwait:

Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Kuwait www.moci.gov.kw
Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) www.kuwaitchamber.org.kw

Latvia:

The Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) www.fktk.lv

Lebanon:

Banque Du Liban www.bdl.gov.lb

Lithuania:

The Lithuanian Securities Commission, Bank of Lithuania www.lb.lt

Luxembourg:

Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) www.cssf.lu

Liechtenstein:

The Financial Market Authority Liechtenstein (FMA) www.fma-li.li

Malaysia:

Securities Commission Malaysia www.sc.com.my

Malta:

Malta Financial Services Authority (FSA in Malta) www.mfsa.com.mt

Mauritius:

Financial Services Commission of Mauritius (FSC Mauritius) www.gov.mu

New Zealand (limited regulation):

Financial Markets Authority (FMA) www.fma.govt.nz
Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR) www.business.govt.nz
Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) www.fscl.org.nz

Nevis:

Nevis Financial Services www.nevisfinance.com

Nigeria:

Securities & Exchange Commission Nigeria www.sec.gov.ng

Norway:

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway www.finanstilsynet.no

Pakistan:

Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) www.secp.gov.pk

Panama:

Superintendencia de Mercado de Valores – The Securities Market Superintence (SMV) www.supervalores.gob.pa
Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MICI) www.mici.gob.pa

Philippines:

Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines www.sec.gov.ph
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) www.bsp.gov.ph

Poland:

Polish Financial Supervision Authority (PFSA) www.knf.gov.pl

Portugal:

Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários (CMVM) www.cmvm.pt

Romania:

Romanian National Securities Commission (C.N.V.M.) www.cnvmr.ro

Russia:

FFMS in Russia (FCFR) www.ffms.ru
Centre for Regulation of Off-Exchange Financial Instruments and Technologies (CRFIN) www.crfin.ru

Seychelles:

Seychelles Financial Services Authority (FSA Seychelles) www.fsaseychelles.sc
Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA) www.sla.sc

Singapore:

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) www.mas.gov.sg
Singapore Exchange (SGX) www.sgx.com

Slovakia:

National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) www.nbs.sk

South Korea:

Financial Supervisory Commission www.fss.or.kr

Sri Lanka:

Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka www.sec.gov.lk

St. Vincent and the Grenadines:

The Financial Services Authority svgfsa.com

Sweden:

Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Swedish FSA) www.fi.se

Switzerland:

Association Romande des Intermediares Financiers (ARIF) www.arif.ch
Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) www.swissbanking.org
Swiss Federal Banking Commission (SFBC) www.finma.ch
Swiss Federal Department of Finance (SFDF) www.efd.admin.ch
Swiss Federal Finance Administration (SFFA) www.efv.admin.ch
Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) www.finma.ch
Swiss National Bank (SNB) www.snb.ch
PolyReg www.polyreg.ch
Geneva Chamber of Commerce (CCIG) www.ccig.ch
Organisme d’Autoregulation des Gerants de Patrimoine (OAR-G) www.oarg.ch

Tanzania:

The Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CMSA) www.cmsa-tz.org

Thailand:

Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand www.sec.or.th

Turkey:

Capital Markets Board – SPK www.spk.gov.tr

United Kingdom:

UK Financial Services Authority (FSA UK) www.fsa.gov.uk
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) www.fca.org.uk
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) www.bankofengland.co.uk
Financial Services Compensation Fund (FSCS) www.fscs.org.uk

United States:

Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) www.cftc.gov
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) www.finra.org
National Futures Association (NFA) www.nfa.futures.org
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) www.nyse.com
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) www.occ.treas.gov
US Securities and Exchanges Commission (U.S. SEC) www.sec.gov
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) www.cmegroup.com
Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) www.sipc.org

International organizations:

EU Commission ec.europa.eu
Ernst & Young (E&Y) www.ey.com
Financial Markets Association (ACI) www.aciforex.com
KPMG www.kpmg.com

Vanuatu:

Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (FSC) www.vfsc.vu

 

Forex regulation is always changing, with new governments and central banks coming and going, the regulation landscape is forever changing but because it has been around a while, people have an understanding and there aren’t large surprises.

Industries like the new cryptocurrency sector are brand new and, at the time of writing, have no regulation in place yet. Central banks and governments have talked about regulating this industry but for the moment nothing is in place, for more information see our bitcoin regulation page.

 

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