GAIN Capital Group, LLC

GAIN Capital is a US-based provider of online trading services, headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey.[1] The company provides market access and trade execution services in foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products to retail investors. Trading is provided via one of two electronic trading platforms, its own proprietary FOREXTrader PRO, or MetaTrader 4. GAIN Capital allows retail and institutional clients to speculate on global foreign exchange markets in what is known as ‘margin forex trading’.

GAIN Capital operates retail foreign exchange and CFD trading brands, and City Index as well as GTX, a multi-dealer foreign exchange trading platform for institutions and futures group.[2] It also owns advisory CFD business, SALT Invest, and futures provider, Daniels Trading.


GAIN Capital was founded in 1999 in Bedminster, New Jersey, and was one of the early developers of on-line forex trading.

The company went public in 2010 when it floated part of its shareholdings on the NYSE; however, the initial IPO was scaled back at the last minute as the target price was not reached.

In October 2014 the company acquired UK-based rival City Index for $118 million, boosting its CFD business and expanding its Forex business in the UK.

On February 7, 2017, GAIN Capital agreed to acquire FXCM's US client base a day after the latter had been barred by the CFTC and NFA from doing business in the United States. The company paid $7.2 million for these accounts, $500 per account that traded within 76 days and $250 for accounts that traded subsequently.


GAIN Capital is a US-based firm but has serviced customers from over 140 countries worldwide and gains over half its revenue from outside the US. GAIN Capital and its affiliates have offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo; Singapore and Seoul. The company's largest retail Forex website is, though it also offers white label solutions for dozens of online Forex trading companies, most of which serve the global market.

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