ActTrader Technologies, Inc
ActTrader Technologies, Inc

Forex Trading Compliance, 101

ActForex Makes Regulatory Requirements Highly Manageable.

New York, NY, July 08, 2009 --( ActForex, Inc, the leading provider of independent retail Forex trading platforms, today announced that its trading platform is compliant with the impending National Futures Association (NFA) regulation known as Rule 2-43(b) that will affect all US based Forex Dealer Members (FDMs) after July 31, 2009. This rule requires every FDM to offset positions in a customer account on a first-in, first-out basis. The rule also prohibits a trading practice commonly referred to as "hedging."

“The most effective way to deal with regulation is to stay one step ahead of it,” says ActForex CEO, Ilya Sorokin. “Our platform has had the solution to Rule 2-43(b) before there even was a rule and transitioning is as easy as a mouse click for our clients. In fact, our ‘back-office’ functionality has remarkable depth and flexibility with hundreds of client adjustable parameters, which has been instrumental to our continued growth.”

Director of Business Analysis, Alex Bromberg agrees, “In high technology, everyone has to walk a fine line when deciding what resources need to be allocated to features and functionality. But ultimately it all has to go beyond just bells and whistles. Putting resources into upcoming regulations well before the effective date makes it easy for our clients to be instantly compliant and they don’t have to worry about their business being affected by their trading platform because of ever-changing regulations.”

The NFA is a self-regulatory organization for the US futures industry that is accountable to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a federal regulatory agency with jurisdiction over futures trading. Originally Rule 2-43(b) was scheduled to become effective on May 15, 2009 but because many technology providers were unable to be compliant by then, the NFA extended the date to be effective after July 31.

ActForex, Inc is a leading-edge Managed Service Provider that has been providing Forex trading technology solutions for a multitude of FCMs, Forex Brokers, Broker/Dealers, Introducing Brokers and Money Mangers worldwide since 2000.

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