How We Regulate
Forex Markets Authority

Our Approach

Intelligence-led and harm-based
We take a risk-based approach to our monitoring and surveillance activities, meaning we prioritise resources to those participants or practices that present the greatest risk to fair, efficient and transparent financial markets.
We focus our resources where we have the greatest opportunity of achieving desired outcomes.
Appropriate, proactive and targeted regulatory action
We have a range of tools available to deliver a timely, effective and proportionate response to identified non-compliance.
Our approach to compliance can be visualised below:

Our regulatory functions

Our regulatory functions support our strategic priorities.
Monitoring and supervision
To help build investor confidence, we assess and monitor compliance, conduct and competency of market participants.
Investigations and enforcement
Our intention is to raise investor confidence by taking timely and proportionate enforcement action and by seeking compensation for investors where appropriate.
Policy and guidance
We provide information and guidance that assists firms and professionals to comply with the law.
We licence a range of firms and professionals that meet the requirements of the law.
Education and information
We partner with public and private organisations to develop and promote educational resources and messages to help investors make better investment decisions.