About Kawase

Our Story

Kawase™ ( 為替 ), which is Japanese for ‘exchange’, allows clients to access the world’s leading markets using our bank-grade trade platform. Kawase™ is a European online trading broker inspired by the Japanese concepts of trust, honor, fairness, determination, flexibility and simplicity.

Kawase's journey began in 2010 as a fully regulated institutional brokerage, offering prime services to financial institutions and managing portfolios for hedge funds from all over the world.

Our retail operations began in 2015 with Kawase launching in key Asian markets with select partners and affiliates. Our background dictates a different approach towards trading, with superior trading conditions and unmatched platform performance.

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Our Philosophy

Our vision is for Kawase to be one of the leading multi-asset brokerage firms in the world. In order to achieve our goal, we strive to offer you the best customer experience in every step of your trading journey.

Kawase’s Support Fanatics will guide you through the account opening process in Kawase cTrader, our award-winning platform which runs on all devices. Kawase is all about best order execution, bank grade liquidity and professional trading technology. We value transparency, and thus provide as much information as possible about order execution and charges directly inside our platform.

We are offering this great value proposition at the lowest possible cost, through our Active Trading Program which rewards active traders by lowering trading costs.

I am confident Kawase will be your next trading partner.

Alex Katsaros

Our Philosophy

Our Technology

Our proprietary aggregation technology as well as our groundbreaking platform were all developed inhouse by computer scientists and finance experts that have been industry-leaders for the past 6 years.

  • Awarded Best Retail Platform - FXWeek awards
  • Released the worlds’ first web platform in 2011
  • Designed for banks and professional traders

Trading CFDs involves significant risk of loss

Regulation & Licensing

Being headquartered in Cyprus, a prominent EU member, allows clients to access Triple-A rated banking institutions such as Barclays Bank PLC for funds safe keeping.

Kawase™ is regulated with CySEC and is also registered with 25 EU regulators*, including BAFin and the FCA and is required to meet capital adequacy requirements, submit financial reports to the regulators, and undertake a detailed annual audit performed by Deloitte, the leading auditing services provider in Europe and the rest of the world.

Kawase is also a proud member of the ICF (Investor Compensation Fund) which can resolve issues in the unlikely event of insolvency between brokers and investors.

Legal Documentation

Company Profile

In 2011 as Insitutional Prime Brokerage
Regulators License
CySEC № 138/11
European Economic Area registrations
  • FCA № 579491 (United Kingdom)
  • BaFin № 127439 (Germany)
  • Banque De France № 74095 (France)
  • and others
Internal Auditor
Nexia International
Banks and Major Counterparties
  • Barclays
  • Hellenic Bank
External Auditors
SC Audit Ltd
Technology Auditor
Legal Advisor
Kyriakos C Saveriades & Co LLC
No of employees (incl. IT)
NOP Limit
NOP $825 Million

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