Currensee joins to help independent IBs serve their customers

As you may have read in the press release, Currensee is one of the charter members of, a group of independent Introducing Brokers united to fight a proposed rule change by the CFTC that threatens our businesses and our ability to serve our customers.  As CEO Dave Lemont and Co-Founder Asaf Yigal have blogged before, Currensee opposes proposed CFTC regulations that would reduce Forex leverage to 10:1 and force Introducing Brokers (IBs) to align themselves with just one Forex broker. is focused on the latter issue:

The IB Coalition recently submitted a 10-page letter to the CFTC and, among other points, suggested the following changes to the proposed rulings

  • First, the IB Coalition urged the CFTC to revise the proposed rules to permit a Forex IB to operate either as an independent IB subject to the same minimum capital requirements that apply to a futures IB or as a guaranteed IB.
  • Second, the IB Coalition asked the CFTC to undertake a study of the retail Forex markets to assure that the rules it ultimately adopts are based on a solid factual understanding of the markets and are tailored accordingly.
  • Third, the IB Coalition proposed the CFTC defer to NFA to set appropriate leverage restrictions as it relates to the proposed 10:1 leverage. An onerous leverage restriction, such as this, creates opportunities for unregistered fraudulent schemes to exploit U.S. customers is contrary to the public interest.

If you're an independent IB in the US or just an interested party - everybody who trades Forex in the US or has a Forex-related business that does business in the US is potentially affected - please visit to learn more about the issue and make your voice heard.


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