The Australian Securities and Investment Commissions (ASIC) is the regulatory body in Australia. The introduction of stricter laws and regulations in the USA from the NFA drove many Forex Brokers that were initially regulated by the NFA to Australia. As a result, ASIC became extremely popular for many Forex Brokers. - ASIC licensed Forex Brokers are well known for the strict audits and compliance procedures. It is also the one of the few nations that guarantees the Australian banks that is normally the place that the clients’ funds are held when they are trading with an ASIC regulated Forex Broker.