In the UK, the broker is regulated by the highly regarded Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Further, it is registered and regulated by local government regulators in Australia, South Africa, France, Germany, and Italy. FXCM also has a registered business entity in the popular offshore jurisdiction of Bermuda, but is not regulated by any financial regulator there.
In terms of available trading instruments, FXCM has a lot to offer, ranging from more than 40 forex pairs, to a number of major stock indices, commodities, cryptocurrencies and specific baskets of combined trading assets. In addition, UK-based clients will have access to spread-betting. The broker offers leverage of up to 1:400 for most international clients, but only 1:30 for EU-based clients.