Trusted Trading Partner

Listed Group Company with adequate supervision

The group's holding company, GMO Internet, Inc. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (stock code: 9449).

The parent company of Forex, GMO Financial Holdings, Inc. is listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange (JASDAQ Securities Exchange: 7177)

GMO Financial Group's members are regulated by the following financial regulatory bodies:

  • Japan: Financial Services Agency, Japan (FSA)
  • UK: Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Forex HK Limited: Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

Services in Hong Kong

LFX is regulated by Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Forex is authorised to provide Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading services ("LFX") and fully regulated by the Securities and Futures Commissions ("SFC") in Hong Kong, registration number AZE792.

In order to be licensed by the SFC, Forex must comply with strict regulatory codes and guidelines, and fulfil capital requirements set by the regulator. Financial reports are submitted to SFC on a regular basis and all financial statements are audited by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the top four ranked accounting firms in the world.

GMO CLICK Securities, Inc., also a member of the group, is regulated by Financial Services Agency ("FSA") in Japan, the largest retail forex market in the world.

Your LFX funds are segregated and protected by authorised banks in Hong Kong Forex maintains all client funds in segregated accounts with Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation and Bank of China Hong Kong, both are top-tier banks authorised by Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Under SFC client money rules and protecting our clients' interests, the client funds in the accounts are kept separate from our own funds and reconciled on a daily basis. Client funds received are usually received directly into our segregated client bank accounts and will only be withdrawn from the segregated bank accounts as a result of written withdrawal requests provided by the client or payment for their trading-related activities.


In the unlikely event of default by Forex, the separation of accounts ensures that your money can never be treated as a recoverable asset by Forex's general creditors. All client funds are protected and paid out by the banks who guarantee Forex 's client money.

High standard of security for online transactions

Being an online broker, safeguarding the confidentiality of your personal information and your internet transactions is of utmost importance to Forex that we securely execute and manage real-time information systems at all times.

Our security systems employ Secured Sockets Layers 256-bit encryption and ensure that your User ID is unique and you have used strong passwords to safeguard the confidentiality of your information transmitted over the internet and keep your accounts fully secure.

It is also a matter of best practice for Forex to protect your interests by implementing strong password policies and idle-session timeout to prevent unauthorised access to your account.