Friedberg Direct

Powered by AvaTrade technology  –  CANADA
A Licensed and Regulated Investment Firm

The relationship between Friedberg Direct and AvaTrade was formed to allow Canadian residents access to one of the world’s most recognized companies in Forex and CFD trading, their suite of products and technology, including their award-winning trading platforms, lightning-fast forex execution and other operational services while maintaining their accounts with a regulated Canadian firm.

All accounts are opened by and held with Friedberg Direct, a division of Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd., a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Friedberg is also a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF).

​Friedberg customer accounts are protected by the Canadian Investor Protection Fund within specified limits. A brochure describing the nature and limits of coverage is available upon request or at

The group of Friedberg companies began in 1971, is headquartered in the financial district of Toronto and manages over $2 billion in assets. Throughout its history Friedberg has specialized in managing money in non-traditional asset classes.

Today, Friedberg manages assets for a wide variety of retail and institutional investors. The group of Friedberg companies are a family-owned business. It is the policy of the Friedberg family to be the lead investor in any investment product offered by the company.

Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd. (FMGL)

FMGL is the Toronto-based brokerage arm of the group, operating one of the oldest and largest independent futures and foreign currency brokers in Canada, with a full-service and discount division in Toronto.

It was the leading clearing broker at the Toronto Exchange and is a manager for currency, global fixed income and global equity portfolios. FMGL also publishes Friedberg’s Commodity & Currency Comments, which provides analysis and recommendations on financial markets. This highly-respected newsletter has kept clients and subscribers current with the Friedberg Group’s investment thinking since 1971.

Friedberg Direct

FD is the Toronto-based On-Line Discount Brokerage division of Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd. offering direct access to Non-US persons to Spot Foreign Currency and Commodity Futures (CFD) Trading through dynamic, on-line trading platforms. Accounts with Friedberg are covered by the Canadian Investor Protection Fund within specified limits.

Office Address:

Brookfield Place
220 Bay Street
Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2W4   Canada


AvaTrade specializes in online Forex trading, stocks trading and CFDs for commodities, ETFs, bonds and indices. The group holds licenses and is regulated in various countries; this providing its customers with the peace of mind knowing that they are trading with a reliable and established broker.

AvaTrade is subjected to stringent compliance requirements, including how it handles client assets, the safety of client funds and financial reporting. Licenses and regulations are held in the following areas:

European Union

AVA Trade EU Ltd is incorporated in Ireland and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. (Reference No.: C53877) AVA Trade EU Ltd is a licensed investment firm compliant with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). MiFID provides a harmonised regulatory regime for investment services within the European Economic Area. It increases efficiency and financial transparency and offers greater consumer protection in investment services.

Office Address:
Mayor Street
Dublin 1, D01 K8N7

Polish Branch

AVA Trade EU Ltd operates a Polish Branch under the AvaTrade EU authorization, which has been approved by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. (

Office Address:
Ul. Postępu 15, 02-676 Warszawa


Ava Capital Markets Australia Pty Ltd is licensed in Australia by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (License No.: 406684).

The ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator and is responsible for ensuring its financial markets are fair and transparent. Australian license and regulation applies to Australian residents only (ASIC REGULATORY GUIDE 227)

Office Address:
Ava Capital Markets Pty Ltd C/O WeWork
Ground Floor, 320 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

International (B.V.I)

Ava Trade Markets Ltd is a registered financial services company in the British Virgin Islands and is fully licensed and regulated by the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (No. SIBA/L/13/1049) . The B.V.I Financial Services Commission is the Territory’s single financial services Regulator responsible for authorising and licensing companies or persons to conduct financial services business.

Office Address:
Kingston Chambers,
PO Box 173,
Road Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands


Ava Trade Japan K.K. is licensed and regulated in Japan by the Financial Services Agency (License No.: 1662), the Financial Futures Association of Japan (License No.: 1574).

Office Address:
Ava Trade Japan K.K.
Minatoku Akasaka 2-18-1
Akasaka Hillside Building (4th Floor)

South Africa

As of 2016, AvaTrade is part of the South African market under the name ‘Ava Capital Markets Pty Ltd’. Regulated by South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA No.45984).

Office Address:
No. 70 Grayston Drive
2nd Floor
Sandton, Johannesburg
South Africa

Middle East

Ava Trade Middle East Ltd is regulated by the Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) Financial Regulatory Services Authority (FRSA) (No.190018).

ADGM’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority was established to advocate a progressive financial services environment and uphold the integrity of the whole international financial centre by managing any potential risks exposure and undesirable impact.

FSRA’s policies and the adherence to ADGM’s rules and regulations, which are modelled on and consistent with internationally recognised standards, ensure that financial entities operate with certainty, market participants thrive in an equal level-playing environment, and the best interests of investors are safeguarded.

Office Address:
Suite 307, Al Sarab Tower
15th Floor
Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


ATrade Ltd is regulated in Israel by the Israel Securities Authority ( No. 514666577). The Israel Securities Authority is the national securities regulator of Israel and is responsible for regulating and supervising activities of financial institutions.

Office Address:
Arieh Shenkar St 9
Herzliya, 4672509