Admiral Markets Group welcomes the intent of the European Securities and Markets Authority – ESMA, to force a unified regulation for all market participants in Europe (the European Economic Area EEA).
As one of the bigger European-wide operating brokerage service companies, we could see the trend over the last few years, showing that more and more countries made their own regulation, and it was difficult to offer a unified offer to all clients in Europe. If the new ESMA decision brings back a more unified Europe, then it is a good change, which should welcomed by all Forex & CFD brokers.
Admiral Markets always saw the balance between risks and opportunities. Admiral Markets Group already operates in compliance with most of these new regulatory updates, including:
- a Negative Balance Protection Policy of Admiral Markets UK Ltd. in all of its markets, and in countries – like Germany with 100% protection, following the German BaFin regulation update in 2017;
- a chooseable leverage: it’s already possible for any of our clients to choose a personally-adjusted level of leverage; in addition, Forex trading with a leverage of 1:10 is already possible with Admiral Markets;
- prominent and proper risk warnings and disclosures, linked to information detailing how clients can effectively manage risk and how to improve their personal risk management; and
- Admiral Markets Group has never offered binary options.
The new regulations, introduced by ESMA, is a form of protection for retail clients. The Authority adopted the position that retail clients do not sufficiently understand the risks related to the products. Such regulatory changes do not impact professional clients. A high percentage of our clients are, in fact, experienced traders. Their experience comes from education, their trading background and work experience.
Our focus has been and will always remain on encouraging our clients to start trading on a Demo account first, in order to become familiar with our offer, without any risks. Moreover, we provide a wide range of educational materials to ensure that our clients have access to all the necessary materials needed to advance their trading knowledge. Admiral Markets Group takes all the necessary steps to clearly explain the risks involved to all clients and will continue to do so.
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Risk disclosure: Forex and CFD’s carry a high level of risk and losses may exceed your initial deposit. Admiral Markets UK Ltd. recommends you seek advice from an independent financial advisor to ensure that you understand the risks involved with Forex, CFD’s, Margin and Leveraged trading.