One of the brokers which the Bank of Russia singled out on Thursday does not intend to leave the matter unattended. Alpari is preparing to appeal the decision of the Russian central bank to suspend its license.
Earlier on Thursday, the central bank headquartered in Moscow publicized its decision to suspend the licenses of several brokers. The news came as a surprise and is biased to leave the regulated forex market in the hands of companies controlled by local big banks.
The apparent lobbying effort was sloppily disguised by the Russian central bank. Without delving into specifics, the message on the part of the mega-regulator stated that brokers had repeatedly been violating the prescriptions of the Bank of Russia.
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Alpari Mounts its Defences
In an official statement, Alpari shared that the Russian central bank has been acting in contradiction with the local rules and regulations. The company shared with Finance Magnates that Alpari Forex LLC, which is the Russian legal entity of the Alpari brand, has not received any official license revocation notice from the Russian regulator.
The company intends to continue serving its clients in full compliance with the Russian law. The company plans to appeal the decision of the regulator “as prescribed by law.”
As we noted, the information shared by the Russian central bank on the matter has been quite vague on details. Alpari’s position is that the information published on the Central Bank of Russia’s website does not give an understanding of why it intends to revoke the licenses of all companies that are not subsidiaries of banking institutions.
“The international financial brand Alpari has been serving clients in various countries for over 20 years in strict accordance with the law. On numerous occasions throughout its history, the company has received licenses in different jurisdictions and has never been faced with a decision by regulators to cease activities for noncompliance with licensing requirements,” a company spokesperson shared with Finance Magnates.