International Regulatory Bodies for the Control of Trading Operations in the Forex Market
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Although the forex market is still not well-regulated, jurisdictions around the world have recently undergone significant changes, revealing a clear trend towards the introduction of strict and, at times, excessive regulations aimed at regulating forex activities. Unlike the stock or commodity market, where transactions are carried out through regulated exchanges (London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange), all foreign currency exchange transactions are made openly (off-exchange) between buyers and sellers willing to make a transaction. As a result, the price of a particular combination of currencies that various forex brokers offer their clients may differ significantly from the actual price, which often leads to large losses, monetary manipulations and other illegal actions.

The introduction of control over forex brokers is a welcome step towards bringing stability and transparency to the international forex markets. If you are interested in obtaining a brokerage license in more than 30 offshore and onshore jurisdictions, as well as for detailed information on the rules for conducting trading operations in the forex market, please contact Starting Business . Below is a list of the main regulatory bodies in a number of countries that oversee brokering in the forex market:

AustraliaAustralian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
CanadaBritish Columbia Securities Commission , Ontario Securities Commission
CyprusCyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CYSEC)
DenmarkDanish FSA
GermanyBundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BAFIN)
Hong KongSecurities and Futures Commission
JapanFinancial Services Agency
SpainComisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores
SwedenSwedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen)
SwitzerlandSwiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)
United KingdomFinancial Services Authority (FSA)
United StatesSecurities and Exchanges Commission , Commodities and Futures Trading Commission ,  National Futures Association