Admiral Markets AS, which operates the forex and CFDs broker brand Admirals, has been slapped with a misdemeanour order and a monetary fine of €20,000 by the Estonian financial markets regulator for errors in mandatory regulatory reporting of transactions.

Announced on Tuesday, the broker said that it has already made efforts to comply with the reporting  obligations  of the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority.

Additionally, the company pointed out that it started to correct the reporting errors immediately after their detection, but that effort could not help given the stipulated time limit for transaction reporting. In addition, it resulted in late reporting of transactions.

Accurate Reporting Is Crucial

The  retail trading  industry is one of the most tightly regulated industries, and regular reporting of client transactions is one of the key requirements of most regulators. However, the companies mostly outsource these reporting tasks to third-party firms as it needs specific expertise in the regulatory aspect.

Moreover, Admirals appointed a third-party company for handling its reporting tasks. “The outsourcing of the reporting service is a common market practice, which is why the company has not intentionally disregarded the reporting obligation or acted negligently in fulfilling its obligations,” the company stated.

“The company has made every effort to properly comply with its reporting obligations and to correct any errors identified in cooperation with the service provider.”

Furthermore, Admirals decided to change its reporting service provider after the regulatory action against it. The company even assured that it has improved the quality of reporting by ‘attracting additional people and investing money’.

Admiral Markets AS, which operates the forex and CFDs broker brand Admirals, has been slapped with a misdemeanour order and a monetary fine of €20,000 by the Estonian financial markets regulator for errors in mandatory regulatory reporting of transactions.

Announced on Tuesday, the broker said that it has already made efforts to comply with the reporting  obligations  of the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority.

Additionally, the company pointed out that it started to correct the reporting errors immediately after their detection, but that effort could not help given the stipulated time limit for transaction reporting. In addition, it resulted in late reporting of transactions.

Accurate Reporting Is Crucial

The  retail trading  industry is one of the most tightly regulated industries, and regular reporting of client transactions is one of the key requirements of most regulators. However, the companies mostly outsource these reporting tasks to third-party firms as it needs specific expertise in the regulatory aspect.

Moreover, Admirals appointed a third-party company for handling its reporting tasks. “The outsourcing of the reporting service is a common market practice, which is why the company has not intentionally disregarded the reporting obligation or acted negligently in fulfilling its obligations,” the company stated.

“The company has made every effort to properly comply with its reporting obligations and to correct any errors identified in cooperation with the service provider.”

Furthermore, Admirals decided to change its reporting service provider after the regulatory action against it. The company even assured that it has improved the quality of reporting by ‘attracting additional people and investing money’.