FxPro had another record year in 2011. Our breadth of product offering, coupled with our commitment to outstanding customer service, has ensured we are well placed to maximise the opportunities of this most global of markets in 2012.
Our best-in-breed investment products allow both institutional and retail traders access to different asset classes offering uncorrelated returns, and the ability to take advantage of the volatility of markets. Our market is growing around the world, as has been shown by the Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) triennial surveys. The survey was released in September 2010, and cited that global foreign exchange market turnover was 20% higher in April 2010 than in April 2007. This increase brought average daily turnover to $4 trillion. Our international strategy therefore continues with more new locations, new trading products and new services in the pipeline.
Our 2011 financials illustrate the on-going success of our company with trading volumes up to $1.18 trillion, an 11% increase from $1.07 trillion in 2010 – the second consecutive year of double digit growth. In 2011 FxPro’s business from Asia contributed 51.2% to total trading volumes up from 43.8% in 2010. European trading volumes accounted for 33.6% down from 39.4% in 2010. The Middle East and Africa contributed 12%, with the remaining 3.2% coming from the rest of the world.
The FxPro team, now comprising over 130 people worldwide, continues to provide our clients with outstanding service, enabling our clients to trade real-time through a secure, transparent and dynamic environment, responding to requirements quickly, efficiently and effectively.
We have further strengthened our geographic presence with the expansion of our UK operations through our subsidiary FxPro UK Ltd. Our London Office now occupies all four floors of the iconic Library Chambers, at 13/14 Basinghall St in the heart of the City of London’s financial district. This strategic move has followed closely on the heels of the opening of our Australian office last year in Sydney which also serves as a base for our operations in Asia.
FxPro is delighted to now be able to offer all of our clients with the choice of three separately regulated companies with which to register. Our traders can choose from CySEC and now fully FCA authorised companies to maintain their account.
Following on from our successful launch last year of our FxPro cTrader ECN platform with its No Dealing Desk function we are now taking another giant step in aligning our interests with our clients through a full transition from a regular market maker broker to an agency model on all our platforms, including the ever popular MT4. By removing the inherent conflict between the interests of the customer and those of the principal model broker we believe we can offer retail FX customers more transparent pricing and execution than competitors employing the principal model. As retail FX clients have become more sophisticated and experienced, we believe that the demand for a transparent and trusted execution model has become the major driver in the industry as well as the key differentiating factor from the numerous FX brokerages on offer to retail traders.
We have continued in our quest to further cement global recognition of our brand; FxPro’s choice of sponsorship, not only of the FIA World Rally Championships with which we have been involved for some time, is now complemented by our partnerships with Fulham Football Club and the Asian Football Confederation Champions League. These exciting sports, based on speed, accuracy and an unrelenting quest for results, offers comparable values to those of FxPro.
Not only are we committed to our clients and our employees, we feel the burden of responsibility extends much further to our wider community. Part of our commitment to being a responsible company includes our recognition of the importance of our social and environmental responsibilities and we have kicked off a series of initiatives to this end, across the country and beyond. Most recently, FxPro provided a significant financial pledge in support of the Cyprus Red Cross.
We aim to continue to develop our business from its strong foundations, and we are confident that we will continue to benefit from the strength of our global brand and our globally diversified client base. Our commitment to expanding our innovative product offering, continuing to offer investors and traders access to this exciting market and ensuring we meet their every need through our unparalleled service means that our target for 2012 is not only to maintain our current impressive position, but to take the next step towards our vision of becoming the world’s preferred forex broker.
Risk Warning: Contracts for Difference (‘CFDs’) are complex financial products that are traded on margin. Trading CFDs carries a high level of risk since leverage can work both to your advantage and disadvantage. As a result, CFDs may not be suitable for all investors because you may lose all your invested capital. You should not risk more than you are prepared to lose. Before deciding to trade, you need to ensure that you understand the risks involved taking into account your investment objectives and level of experience. Past performance of CFDs is not a reliable indicator of future results. Most CFDs have no set maturity date. Hence, a CFD position matures on the date you choose to close an existing open position. Seek independent advice, if necessary. Please read FxPro’s full ‘Risk Disclosure Statement’.
FxPro UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (previously, Financial Services Authority) (registration no. 509956). FxPro Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (licence no. 078/07).
FxPro Group Limited is a holding company that controls FxPro Financial Services Limited. FxPro UK Limited is a direct operating subsidiary of FxPro Financial Services Limited. FxPro Financial Services Limited and FxPro UK Limited do not offer Contracts for Difference to residents of certain jurisdictions such as United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran.