An RFED is an individual or organization which acts, or offers to act, as a counterparty to an off-exchange foreign currency transaction with a person who is not an eligible contract participant and the transaction is either:
Registration is required unless the individual or organization is exempt from registration as an RFED pursuant to Sections 2(c)(2)(B) or 2(c)(2)(C) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
All RFEDs must be Members of NFA in order to conduct business with the public. Additionally, an RFED is required to have at least one principal that is also an approved Forex Associated Person.
An RFED is required to file the following:
*An application fee is not required if the individual is currently registered with the CFTC in any capacity or is listed as a principal of a current CFTC registrant. In addition, only one application fee is required if the individual is filing an application as both an Associated Person and Principal.
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NFA publishes several guides to help RFEDs meet their regulatory requirements. Visit NFA's publication library for a complete list.
NFA's Information Center is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST to answer your registration and ORS questions. Call (312) 781-1410 or toll-free at (800) 621-3570. You may also email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NFA Members can file many of their required documents electronically.
You can check the registration status and disciplinary history of any derivatives firm or individual.