When you open a managed forex trading account, an account manager (or a team of traders) will trade your capital alongside other investors’ capital, buying and selling currencies. They have discretionary power over the funds: that is, they make the decisions and don’t consult you before they trade.

A managed forex account is a trading account whereby the owner of the account deposits funds and allows an account manager the right to trade on the owner’s behalf. While the goal for having an account manager is generally to alleviate the owner from getting involved in trading related decisions, nevertheless, having a good understanding of how the forex market works and the dynamics involved are very helpful in attempting to identify a suitable account manager.