Mason Dean Capital, LLC (MDC) is fully regulated to operate within the USA which is the most highly respected jurisdictions in the world. MDC is a registered Independent Introducing Broker (IIB) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA #0461520).
BENEFITS OF TRADING WITH A USA REGISTERED FIRM:
Mason Dean Capital (MDC) has estasblished relationships with well known and respected Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers (RFEDs) and Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs). Under NFA requirements customer funds are not permitted to be deposited with the IIB but instead must be held with the IIB’s RFED or FCM. This ensures that all customer accounts are protected in the unlikely event of insolvency of MDC. Please note that customer assets are still subject to a risk of loss due to FCM and RFED counterparty creditworthiness
FOREX and Commodities trading falls under the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) which include all commodities traded in organized contract markets. The CFTC polices matters of information and disclosure, fair trading practices, registration of firms and individuals, protection of customer funds, record keeping, and maintenance of orderly futures and options markets. The NFA provides a variety of regulatory services and programs to electronic trading platforms to ensure the fair treatment of customers and to maintain orderly markets.
Mason Dean Capital is required by the NFA to maintain an accounting system that records all of their financial activity. The financial reports created from the accounting system must be prepared following 'U.S Generally Accepted Accounting Principles' ("GAAP"), must be done on an accrual basis, and must be kept current.
The National Futures Association keeps up to date online records of all formal proceedings against its members. This means that any member of public has the ability to retrieve information regarding any issues regarding any Broker, Dealer or principal members. The NFA website can be accessed here http://www.nfa.futures.org/
The NFA require their Independent Introducing Brokers, RFEDS and FCMS to meet strict financial standards, including capital adequacy requirements. On a regular basis, financial reports are subject to review by regulators. These standards are enforced by the NFA, which has the right to fine firms and/or terminate for violations. It is possible to review a firm's history of fines by using the NFA BASIC web site .
The U.S. regulatory bodies that govern FOREX and Commodity trading are widely regarded as the best in the world for investor protection. With all of the oversight and regulatory control that is put into place, a trader will have greater peace of mind compared to trading with a non US regulated or non-regulated firm.