IG Group，TradeKing，盛宝银行，Exness 以及 ACM Gold均出现在过去一周的热门文章中。
在此行动之前，MB交易商曾是美国第七大外汇代理商，并持有百分之3.3的市场份额。而如今，这部分也将转到最大的代理商名下。TradeKing的外汇部门则成为了GAIN Capital’s FOREX.Com 品牌的中介经纪人。
恢复ACM Gold 的许可证
周二，金融服务委员会（FSB）南非监管部门恢复了ACM Gold 外汇交易的交易许可证。其中外汇交易的许可证是在其众多客户和中介经纪人待审期间被暂停的。
ACM Gold主席Irfan Paedesi曾对Finance Magnates发表过评论，“过去的这几周发生的事真是有趣，对于我们新上任10天不到的CEO Dano Fotiadis绝对算得上是曲折复杂.
报道还称盛宝银行将SunGard IntelliMatch Cash 和Liquidity Monitor作为对外账户以自动监控日内流动性，同时报告和预算进程。其目的是为了积累资本，将亏损降到最低，优化资金分布，以获得更高投资回报。
周五，Finance Magnates独家报道了迪拜金融服务管理局（DFSA）签发了一个新的零售许可证给IG Group。这个许可证允许该公司进入阿联酋市场，而且客户可以通过其子公司使外汇交易杠杆达到最大化——1：20。
Financial Watchdogs Reshape Face of Retail Forex Industry Worldwide
IG Group, TradeKing, Saxo Bank, Exness and ACM Gold all appear in the passing week’s top articles.
Market regulators have enormous power to change the way clients and brokers operate in their respective jurisdictions. While many do not understand how online FX trading works and usually ignore real issues, some regulators take a proactive approach. The most popular stories this week provided a number of examples of how authorities can shape the industry.
MB Trading Drops NFA License
On Monday, California-based broker MB Trading notified its clients that the company will be consolidating its forex trading operations under its new owner, TradeKing Forex. This is another step in the consolidation of the U.S market as MB Trading is dropping its NFA license.
Before this move MB Trading was the seventh largest forex broker in the U.S with a 3.3% market share. Now that segment will go to one of the largest players with TradeKing’s forex division being an introducing broker to GAIN Capital’s FOREX.Com brand.
ACM Gold’s License Reinstated
On Tuesday, the South African regulator, the Financial Services Board (FSB), reinstated the trading licence of ACM Gold and Forex Tradingwhich was suspended after a number of its clients and introducing brokers came under scrutiny.
Irfan Pardesi, the Chairman of ACM Gold commented to Finance Magnates, “It has been an interesting ride over the last few weeks…It was such an amazing learning curve for our new CEO Dano Fotiadis since the event unfolded within ten days of him assuming the position…”
SunGard’s Expanding Infrastructure
On Wednesday, it was reported that SunGard will be providing back-office support for Exness amidst a period of global expansion for the broker. In addition, SunGard’s solutions will provide Exness with automation, multi-asset-class capabilities, and scalable infrastructure.
It has also been announced that Saxo Bank has chosen SunGard IntelliMatch Cash and Liquidity Monitor to automate intraday liquidity monitoring for external accounts, reporting and forecasting processes. It is designed to help capitalize on cash surpluses, minimize penalties on shortfalls and optimize the distribution of funds for higher returns.
NZGFT’s Australian License Revoked
On Thursday, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission(ASIC) cancelled the financial service licence (AFSL) of LSG Group, following an investigation. Among the findings is that the firm made deceptive representations on its websites concerning products it offered.
Additionally found by ASIC is that the brokerage failed to do all things necessary to conduct financial services in an efficient, honest and fair manner in relation to a deposit of US$100,000 received from an overseas client.
Dubai’s New Retail License
On Friday, Finance Magnates exclusively reported about IG Group obtaining a retail license from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). The license allows the company to market across the UAE and onboard clients through its local subsidiary with a maximum leverage of 1:20.
What stands out with the new license is that up until now, this type of registration has specifically addressed the targeting of retail clients, which hasn’t existed up until recently. IG Group waited out until it was in place to establish its foothold in the region.