Just like many other Caribbean states, the Cayman Islands is also home to a few high leverage forex brokers, which typically offers up to 1:500 in leverage on the most liquid trading pairs. The country is considered safe and stable, and has for many years been a preferred offshore jurisdiction for financial services firms from the US in particular.
All high leverage forex brokers operating out of the Cayman Islands are overseen by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), a regulator which is also in charge of supervising the Cayman Islands currency. Given the Cayman Islands long history of attracting financial services firms from around the world, this is a regulator that is familiar with the industry. It has also proven that it is able to balance brokers’ need to offer high trading leverage with a reasonable protection of retail traders.