RED List: RidgeWood Securities
- RidgeWood Securities
- Origin: United States
- Owned and Operated by: Ridgewood Securities
- Type of Offerings: Commodity Futures Trading
- RED List date: 08/21/2015
This entity operates outside the United States with no or limited U.S. presence.
It is soliciting and/or accepting funds from U.S. customers and offering a product within the CFTC's jurisdiction. A review by the Commission has revealed that this entity is acting in a capacity that appears to require registration, but it is not registered with the CFTC.
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