Is the broker regulated? If so, which country is it regulated in?
Not all countries regulate the same way, nor do they have the same regulatory environment when it comes to financial registration.
Therefore, it is important for any investor/trader to identify countries where Foreign Exchange firms are under serious vigilance, i.e., they have a regulatory agency monitoring their activities. It is also important to know if the Broker is regulated in an on or off-shore country, as, the latter is more flexible when it comes to requirements for registration.
↓ Regulatory Organizations
ASIC / Australian Securities & Investments Commission
OSC / Ontario Securities Commission
DFSA / Finanstilsynet
BAFIN / Bundesbank and German Financial Supervisory Authority
FSA / Financial Services Agency, The Japanese Government
GSCGI / Swiss Group of Independent Financial Advisors
Polyreg / PolyReg General Self-Regulatory Organisation
OAR-G / Organismes d'Autorėgulation
ARIF / Association Romande des Intermėdiaires Financiers
CFB / Swiss Federal Banking Commission
SFDF / Swiss Federal Banking Commission
United Kingdom :
FSA / Financial Services Authority UK
United States :
SEC / U.S. Securities and Exchage Commission
CFTC / Commodity Futures Trading Commission
NFA / National Futures Association