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Foreign Exchange Dealer's Association of India (FEDAI) was set up in 1958 as an Association of banks dealing in foreign exchange in India (typically called Authorised Dealers - ADs) as a self regulatory body and is incorporated under Section 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. It's major activities include framing of rules governing the conduct of inter-bank foreign exchange business among banks vis--vis public and liaison with RBI for reforms and development of forex market.

Presently some of the functions are as follows:

  • Guidelines and Rules for Forex Business.

  • Training of Bank Personnel in the areas of Foreign Exchange Business.

  • Accreditation of Forex Brokers

  • Advising/Assisting member banks in settling issues/matters in their dealings.

  • Represent member banks on Government/Reserve Bank of India/Other Bodies.

  • Announcement of daily and periodical rates to member banks.

Due to continuing integration of the global financial markets and increased pace of de-regulation, the role of self-regulatory organizations like FEDAI has also transformed. In such an environment, FEDAI plays a catalytic role for smooth functioning of the markets through closer co-ordination with the RBI, other organizations like FIMMDA, the Forex Association of India and various market participants. FEDAI also maximizes the benefits derived from synergies of member banks through innovation in areas like new customized products, bench marking against international standards on accounting, market practices, risk management systems, etc.

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