About IG

What we do

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.

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A global presence

  • Offices in 16 countries across five continents
  • 135,000 clients worldwide (May 2013)
  • Average of five million transactions globally per month
  • FTSE 250 company with market capitalisation of £2.1 billion (May 2013)
  • Regulated by the Financial Services Board (FSB) in South Africa
  • Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK
  • Net global trading revenue of £366.8 million (May 2012)
  • Over 1000 staff around the world

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Why choose IG?

Established

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.

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Secure

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

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.

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Innovative

We've developed a range of mobile trading apps that allow you to access our cutting-edge trading platform while you're on the move. 

Mobile apps

Secure provider

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).

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 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

* 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