Award winning broker Windsor Brokers Ltd, which has been active in the financial markets for over 27 and serves retail and corporate clients in over 80 countries, has announced the publication of its ‘Disclosure and Market Discipline Report’, including the company’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR).
Such a report is important because Capital Adequacy Ratio figures are consulted by investors in order to check if a company has adequate capital reserves in comparison to the financial risks that it is exposed to and whether it is capable of sustaining its own operations in addition to those of investors.
The brokerage offers Forex, CFDs, Futures OTC, Binary and GWAZY trading services and it is licensed and regulated by the Cypriot watchdog CySec, as well as being EEA authorized by the UK’s FCA and also registered with the France’s ACPR and Germany’s BaFin.
The figures contained in the above-mentioned report reveal that Windsor Brokers at the end of 2014, had a CAR at 44% – nearly 10% higher than in 2013, a figure that is currently five times the minimum required by law. Moreover, the broker recorded Tier 1 Equity which is 19.4% higher than last year. With such impressive figures Windsor Brokers can rightly pride of having one of the highest capital adequacy ratios in the FX industry.
As Jabra Serieh, the firm’s Director of Marketing points out “Throughout the years, a significant percentage of our profits were used as capital reinvestment so this helped to increase our capital adequacy ratio – currently one of the highest worldwide in the FX industry. When the crisis arose, our promptness and capital adequacy made a difference. This provided safety to us and to our clients.”
Indeed, the fact that Windsor Brokers has not only managed to maintain but also to increase its capital reserves despite the economic downturns and other events that have plagued the financial markets, makes their success even more impressive.
Commenting on this achievement Walid Assaf, Director of Trading Operations at the brokerage highlights that: “We have a sophisticated risk management framework in place and inform clients to take their own precautions and to look after their trading activities. During extraordinary market conditions, such as the recent Black Thursday, we informed clients that we would temporarily increase margin requirements on CHF instruments in order to protect them from overexposure to risk. It is advisable to do so when markets are hectic until market volatility settles to normal levels.”
Amidst the Greek crisis conundrum Windsor Brokers could be a good example to follow among industry participants especially when it comes to the effective protection from excessive risk.