CySEC suspends CIF license of Retail FX broker IGM Forex Ltd


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Cyprus financial regulator CySEC has suspended the CIF license of Limassol-based FX broker IGM Forex.

CySEC stated that its decision to suspend IGM Forex was based on suspected violations of rules regarding the company’s own funds, and the company’s capital adequacy ratio.

The full text of the CySEC notice follows:


20 July 2018

CYSEC Decision

Regarding: IGM FOREX LTD

Legislation: The Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law

Subject: Suspension of CIF licence

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has just  announced that the authorisation of the Cyprus Investment Firm IGM FOREX LTD (the Company), number 309/16, is suspended in whole, pursuant to section 71(6)(c) of Τhe Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law of 2017 (L.87(I)/2017) and section 10(1) of Directive DI87-05 for The Withdrawal and Suspension of Authorisation, as there are suspicions of an alleged violation of:

  1. section 10(1) of The Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Laws of 2007 to 2016 (L.144(I)/2007) and Article 93(1) of Regulation (EU) 575/2013 (Own funds), and
  2. Article 92(1) of Regulation (EU) 575/2013 (Capital adequacy ratio).

The above decision was reached due to the fact that the aforementioned alleged violations cause concern and risk relating to the protection of the Company’s clients or of the investors and constitute a threat to the orderly operation and integrity of the market.

Within fifteen (15) days, the Company has to take actions in order to comply with the aforementioned provisions.

For as long as the suspension of the authorisation is in force, as provided for in section 9 of DI87-05,:

1. The Company is not permitted to:
1.1 Provide/carry out investment services/activities.
1.2 Enter into any business transaction with any person and accept any new client.
1.3 Advertise itself as a provider of investment services.

2. The Company, provided this is consistent with the wishes of its existing clients, may proceed with the below actions, without such actions being considered as breach of section 7(a) of DI87-05:
2.1 Complete all its own transactions and those of its clients which are before it, in accordance with client instructions.
2.2 Return all funds and financial instruments which are attributable to its clients.

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