About IG

What we do

We are the world's and Australia's No. 1 CFD provider*.

We give retail investors leveraged access to over 10,000 financial markets through our award-winning trading platform and mobile apps.

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A global presence

  • Offices in 16 countries across five continents
  • 126,100 clients worldwide (May 2014)
  • 4,904,006 transactions globally per month
  • FTSE 250 company with market capitalisation of $3.96 billion (May 2014)
  • Regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
  • Net global trading revenue of $666.53 million (May 2014)
  • Over 1000 staff around the world

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Why choose IG?


We began in 1974 as IG Index, providing an innovative way for retail investors to speculate on the price of gold.

Since then we have continued to change the face of trading, establishing ourselves as a market leader around the world.

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As a large multinational organisation we have strength in resources and stability, with a well-capitalised, debt-free balance sheet and consistently strong growth.1

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Market leader

With 40 years’ experience we hold a market-leading position in many countries, including Australia, the UK, Singapore and France, and are the No.1 global provider of CFDs*.

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Dedicated to providing detailed articles and guides, live webinars and on-demand seminars to help you learn the basics and get the edge in your trading.

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ASIC regulated

We are authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Fund segregation

We place the full balance of your money into segregated bank accounts, ensuring your funds are returned in the event our financial circumstances change.

Protecting your money

Our clients

The vast majority of our clients are not City traders, they are often professional men and women who are interested in the financial markets. 

We pride ourselves on our high standard of customer service - providing 24-hour telephone support (speaking to real people), as well as a comprehensive range of education, training tools, trading tips and market commentaries online.

Our technology combines superior features with high-speed execution, designed to meet the needs of the most demanding trader and provide an outstanding experience on all devices.

Trades executed a month7

Number of active clients trading8

* World's largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements. As at 31 July 2014. Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends June 2014 CFD Report.

1 Profit before taxation was up 3.5% in the year ending May 2013

IG Group Holdings Plc, as at 31 May 2014

3 & 4 By primary relationships, Investment Trends June 2014 CFD Report & December 2014 FX Report.

5 IG globally, March 2015

6 IG globally, year ending May 2013

7 Average per month, IG globally (12 months to March 2015)

8 IG globally, year ending 31 May 2014