FP Markets is a provider of CFD and Forex trade platforms providing execution services to clients from over 100 countries from around the world. The business is 100% Australia owned with its headquarters in Sydney. Founded and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) in 2005, FP Markets has a strong operational track record over the past 14 years. The company now has offices worldwide and it services thousands of clients from around the world and executes billions of dollars of transactions each month.
FP Markets offers over 10,000 trading instruments across Equity CFDs, Futures CFDs, Indices, Forex and Bitcoin, making it one of the largest offerings in the industry.
FP Markets pioneered the Direct Market Access (DMA) CFD model in Australia which promotes fair and transparent pricing and focuses on the best possible order execution for clients. We are still committed to provide DMA pricing for products where a centralised exchange is present. For products such as Forex in which this is not possible, we provide true ECN (Electronic Communication Network) pricing which we believe offers the best results for clients.
In additional to great pricing, FP Markets has a well-established reputation for achieving a high level of client satisfaction, and we are one of the most awarded companies in the industry.
FP Markets has invested heavily in technology to ensure that all clients have access to the most up to date technology. Investment has been made across trading platforms, client portals, IB Portals and reporting and now our technology offering includes:
- MT4 Platform
- MT5 Platform
- IRESS Platform
- MAM/PAMM accounts
- Client Portal
- IB Portal
- Affiliate Portal
- Traders Edge
FP Markets employs the highest possible standards when it comes to protecting client money. All retail client funds are kept in a Segregated Trust account with National Australia Bank – a Tier 1 Australian bank. Client fund are kept totally separate from FP Markets’ operating funds, as required by regulation. FP Markets also has a policy of having twice the required capital amount to ensure that the company is robustly capitalized at all times. FP Markets is an execution-only service and does not offer financial advice or employ discretionary or proprietary trading accounts.
Why FP Markets is the first choice for traders around the world:
FP Markets has been regulated since 2005 by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and has a historically strong culture of corporate governance. Regulations require the company to be adequately capitalized and ensures that clients funds are held in line with Australian Client Money Laws and are not used for hedging purposes. This means that client funds are not only held separately from the company’s funds in segregated client trust accounts with leading Australian banks, ASIC also requires that all funds are reconciled each day. Therefore, in the unlikely event that there were to be an issue with the company, clients’ funds would remain separate (and protected) so that funds can be returned to clients. To add further protection for clients, the company has a policy of maintaining twice the required regulatory capital.
2. TIGHTER SPREADS
FP Markets aims to provide traders with the tightest spreads possible regardless of the market conditions. FP Markets receives price feeds from both major institutions and bespoke liquidity providers which coupled together with our first-class technology ensures that clients have access to the very best pricing available. The company is constantly monitoring both incoming price feeds and feeds from competitors to make sure the prices in our True ECN (Electronic Communications Network) environment are a cut above the rest.
3. FASTER EXECUTION
FP Markets ensures that it offers only the best technology and our trade servers in the NY4 & LD5 data centers in London & New York are connected via fibre optics to our ECN network and liquidity providers, ensuring lightning fast execution. The advanced price aggregation means increased pricing transparency, lower or narrower price spreads, no slippage and the fastest possible trade execution. The company’s heritage is to provide Direct Market Access (DMA) and ECN execution and has won many awards specifically for this, in particular for having the fastest execution speed. Trades feed straight through to the best price available without interference from a “market maker”.
As FP Markets has a True ECN offering, all orders flow directly through to the best bid or offer price without any possibility of intervention from a dealer. This ensures no requotes, no price manipulation or no dealer’s intervention. Ever.
5. CUSTOMER SERVICE
FP Markets offers unmatched customer service and 24 hr Multi-lingual support, 5 days week. Our well-trained team are experienced in forex and understand the needs of the modern trader. Our bespoke suite of client portals further empower our clients’ user experience offering them faster, more secure access and allowing them to trade at greater speed and capacity. FP Markets has a well-established reputation for achieving a high level of client satisfaction, and we are one of the most awarded companies in the industry, having won awards from Investment Trends, Canstar Cannex, Smarty Investor, The Bull and Money Magazine for highest client satisfaction. External research by Investment Trends (which is the world’s largest independent data collection company in the industry) shows that FP Markets:
- has the most satisfied clients in the industry;
- is the best value for money;
- has the fastest execution; and
- experiences the highest rate of referrals in the industry.
6. POWERFUL PLATFORMS & TOOLS
FP Markets offers a powerful set of platforms including MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, and IRESS allowing FP Markets to offer over 10,000 trading instruments across Forex, Equity CFDs, Indices, Futures CFDs and Bitcoin, making it one of the largest offerings in the industry. The convenience of being able to trade CFDs from the one account is why so many traders are opting to trade with FP Markets.
Our advanced trading tools, superior technology and charting on MetaTrader 4, Metatrader 5 and IRESS, as well as bespoke offerings such as Traders Edge are designed to give traders an advantage, taking the trading experience to a whole new level.
At the heart of FP Markets’ forex offering is flexibility with both Multi Account Manager (MAM) and Percent Allocation Management Model (PAMM) allocations available. FP Markets offers a true Electronic Communications Network (ECN) with deep liquidity and tight spreads that allows money managers to enjoy large volumes at the prices they ask for and provide managers the tighter control they need in order to maximize returns.
VPS (virtual private server) hosting allows forex traders to run automated algorithmic strategies, including EA (advisors) in a virtual machine. Using the VPS solution reduces concerns about shutting down the computer or broadband access that is not available at a particular time.
To further assist traders, educational material, (e-books and video tutorials) webinars, seminars, one-on-one platform tutorials, economic calendars, and daily market reports are available to all clients.
7. UNRIVALLED TRADING CONDITIONS
Our True ECN trading environment has been built by traders for traders. There are no restrictions on trading and scalping, hedging, and automated trading are all allowed. Our True ECN account spreads start at 0.0 pips and we have flexible leverage options offering up to 1:500, accepting deposits in several major currencies.
Any bank fees or charges relating to a transfer will be credited to you in the form of a trading bonus, so the full value of any deposit can always be traded on. Note that FP Markets never charges for deposits or withdrawals – although facilitating banks may.
8 SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY
FP Markets has invested millions of dollars in infrastructure, platforms, client portals, IB portals, analytics and reporting and uses Equinix NY4 Data Centers (for speed of execution) and advanced price aggregation technology to ensure the best available prices are offered. Clients can be confident that the FP Markets’ technology offering is second to none.