As of February 8, AvaTrade, a leading global Forex broker, will become Manchester City’s official online trading partner in China, Asia and Latin America.
Looking back in the history books, one can point to the early modern period in the 17th and 18th centuries for the earliest efforts of regulating the financial markets.
Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced on Wednesday that is has ‘areas of serious concern’ in the country’s contracts for differences (CFD) market, sending stock prices lower for the country’s largest publicly-traded companies.
MiFiD II took effect Wednesday, January 3rd. The legislation is the biggest regulatory adjustment in 10 years, and it has been in process for 7 years.
Capital.com, CySEC-regulated fintech company that develops thoughtful and powerful trading technology announced last week the launch of their highly-anticipated SmartFeed technology which has been tapped by the company’s CEO, Kira Bondareva, as “one of the most exciting features” of the company’s app.
BTC-e, one of the oldest digital currency exchanges, remained offline on Thursday, July 27, 2017 after law enforcement officials alleged criminal acts by its owner, Alexander Vinnik. On Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced a $110 million fine against BTC-e for facilitating crimes such as identity theft, ransomware fraud and public corruption, among other crimes, through its digital network. An additional $12 million fine was imposed against Russian-born Vinnik. Vinnik was arrested in Greece on Tuesday and the indictment was unsealed in California on Wednesday.
UFX.com, a leading Forex broker regulated by MiFID and IFSC in Belize, announced today its partnership with football superstar Andres Iniesta, who has signed on to become the latest brand ambassador. Iniesta has been playing with FC Barcelona since 1996, where he captained their Under-15 team. He currently the captain of the team's Spanish Club and Spanish National Team as well as a valued player in central midfield.
The Forex industry has long been plagued with complaints of improprieties on behalf of brokers, despite the heightened regulation and increasing number of watchdogs whose goal is to supervise brokers and to make sure that they act within accepted legal and ethical guidelines. To protect Forex traders and to keep brokers on the straight and narrow, the FX Global Code of Conduct was launched in May 2016 as a precursor to the document that was released earlier this month by the Bank of International Settlements.