About IG

What we do

We are the world's biggest CFD provider* and Singapore's most preferred FX provider.3

We give retail investors leveraged access to thousands of 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
  • Over 125,000 clients worldwide (May 2014)
  • Average of 4,798,694 transactions globally per month (12 months to December 2014)
  • FTSE 250 company with market capitalisation of £2.2 billion (May 2014)
  • Licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore
  • Net global trading revenue of £370.4 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 the UK, Australia and France, as the No.1 global provider of CFDs*. We are Singapore's No.1 forex provider4.

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Dedicated to making financial markets more accessible, our world firsts include the creation of the first Chrome browser extension that allows trading from any web page.

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MAS regulated

We are licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for dealing in securities and leveraged foreign exchange trading, and licensed by International Enterprise Singapore to trade CFDs on commodities.

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.

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Our clients

The vast majority of our clients are not professional 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 (Monday to Friday), 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

* Largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements. As at 31 July 2014.

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

Market cap £2.2 billion, IG Group Holdings Plc, as at 31 May 2014

3, 4 Voted the most preferred forex provider by InvestFair visitors in 2014

5 Average trades per month through mobile devices 1,285,475, IG globally, January 2015

6 Net global trading revenue of £370.4 million,IG globally, year ending 31 May 2014

7 4,798,694 executed a month, Average per month, IG globally (12 months to December 2014)

8 126,100 with IG globally, year ending 31 May 2014