Costs and margins
We are the world's biggest CFD provider*.
We give retail investors leveraged access to over 10,000 financial markets through our award-winning trading platform and mobile apps.
We began in 1974 as Investors Gold, providing an innovative way for retail investors to speculate on the price of gold.
Since then we established ourselves as a market leader around the world.
We have been voted as South Africa's leading CFD provider for the last two years at the annual top stockbroker awards, hosted by Business Day Investors Monthly.
We also hold a market-leading position in many other countries, including the UK, Australia, Singapore and France, and are the No.1 global provider of CFDs.
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Board (FSB) in South Africa (FSP no. 41393).
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK (FCA no. 195355).
The vast majority of our clients are 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.
* Based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, August 2013; for forex based on number of active accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report November 2012); Business Day Investors Monthly Annual Stockbroker Awards (2012 and 2013)
1 Profit before taxation was up 3.5% in the year ending May 2013
2 IG Group Holdings Plc, as at 31 May 2013
5 IG globally, December 2013
6 IG globally, year ending May 2013
7 IG globally, average per month Jan-Dec 2013
8 IG globally, year ending 31 May 2013