REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE

Regulation and Client Money Segregation.

Transparency and fairness

There are dozens of brokers across the globe, but only a few are regulated providers of the service.

The majority of brokers are based out of countries with very loose regulatory criteria that allow people with very little capital to start up brokerages, meaning that when under financial duress these brokers may resort to using trader capital to operate their businesses.

Lax regulation may also permit brokers to make it difficult for a trader to withdraw their funds when needed.

Conversely, HighLow are regulated in Australia and hold an AFSL (No.364264), meaning that HighLow must meet stringent criteria in order to provide broking services.

…The majority of brokers are based out of countries with very loose regulatory criteria that allow people with very little capital to start up brokerages.

Having an AFSL ensures that HighLow:

  • Has insurance policies and an external dispute resolution scheme in place to handle claims from traders
  • has a strong financial position
  • staff are certified and trained to provide general financial advice
  • Directors and Key Persons have adequate competencies to ensure HighLow Markets is able to provide its financial services.

Client Money Segregation

Client Moneys are segregated from those of Highlow Markets Pty Ltd (HighLow) and all money is held on behalf of clients in Client Money Trust Accounts with National Australia Bank (NAB), a regulated Australian bank.

Unlike many providers, we do not use client money for hedging purposes. HighLow does not initiate speculative positions in the market nor has any exposure to corporate debt.

…All money is held on behalf of clients in Client Money Trust Accounts with National Australia Bank (NAB)…

To Summarise:

  • HighLow does not use Client Money for hedging purposes.
  • All Client Money is held in segregated Client Money Trust Accounts
  • All Client Money is held in a regulated Australian bank
  • HighLow does not initiate speculative positions in the market
  • HighLow has no exposure to corporate debt


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