The IG Accredited Investor

You know how to trade. With the upcoming margin rates changes, benefit as an Accredited Investor with IG and get greater flexibility and service that your experience deserves through higher trading leverage

Why become an IG Accredited Investor?

Greater Leverage

Your FX margins remain at 2% instead of 5% (From 4th October 2019)

Greater Incentives

Preferred rates and rebates on various markets. Speak to your dedicated account manager to discover what other incentives you are entitled to.

Premium Services

Dedicated account manager and exclusive invitation to premium client events.

Learn more in our FAQs.

How much margin you could pay

Trade with a market leader

Peerless reputation

Founded in 1974, we are the world’s No.1 CFD provider.1 You can rest assured that our business model is built around backing your success when trading with us, and that your funds are protected in fully segregated accounts at regulated banks.

Cutting-edge technology

We invest heavily in developing technology that helps you trade the way you want to. Customise your dealing experience with our clean, quick online platform, mobile apps designed for devices, and a range of advanced solutions for automated trading and analysis.

Unparalleled opportunities

Choose from a massive 17,000+ markets, with spreads that we’re always working to keep as low as possible. You’ll also find out-of-hours trading on key US stocks, plus weekend indices and cryptocurrencies, to help you access opportunity you wouldn’t find elsewhere.

Check your eligibility as an Accredited Investor

If you wish to be classified as an accredited investor, you will be required to meet certain eligibility criteria. If at least one of the statements below applies to you, we may be able to upgrade your account status.

Eligibility criteria

  1. You have net personal assets of SGD 2 million where the maximum amount of your primary residence that can be considered is SGD 1 million.
  2. You can prove annual income of at least SGD 300,000 for the preceding twelve months
  3. You have net financial assets that exceed SGD 1 million in value

Check your eligibility with us

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New clients

  1. Fill out a simple online form to apply for a CFD account
  2. Once you have your CFD account, please complete the accredited investor classification form here
  3. Email the completed accredited investor classification form back to premiumdesk@ig.com.sg
  4. Check your emails to find out if you've qualified for an IG Accredited investor status.

We may request additional documentation or supporting evidence from you.

Existing clients

  1. Check the above criteria to see whether you might be AI-eligible.
  2. Once you have your CFD account, please complete the accredited investor classification form here
  3. Email the completed accredited investor classification form back to premiumdesk@ig.com.sg
  4. Check your emails to find out if you've qualified for an IG Accredited investor status.

We may request additional documentation or supporting evidence from you.

Here’s a reminder of the requirements. Please note that your eligibility is subject to full satisfaction of the criteria and will be subject to the final decision by IGA.

Contact the premiumdesk@ig.com.sg or call+65 6390 5128 if you have any questions or require any form of assistance.

Still have questions about being an IG Accredited Investor, or anything else?

Give our team a call on +65 6390 5128

FAQ

What is an Accredited Investor (AI) in CFD trading?

An Accredited Investor in Singapore refers to an individual whose:

  • Net personal assets exceed S$2,000,000 in value, of which no more than S$1,000,000 in value is contributed by the net estimated fair market value of the individual’s primary residence;
  • Net Financial assets exceed S$1,000,000 in value;
  • Income in the preceding 12 months is not less than S$300,000.

Why should I apply to be an Accredited Investor?

  • Qualified Accredited Investors can continue to apply the minimum margin of 2% when trading CFDs on foreign exchange. The minimum margin rate will be changed to 5% for retail investors

How do I show that I qualify to be an Accredited Investor?

There are no standard documents required to opt-in as AI. This would be dependent on which of the 3 criteria is being met, the proof required to be submitted will differ. In the case of annual income, we accept your income tax statement or payslip. As for net assets, examples of documents we can accept are title deed or bank account balance. To find out more, please contact us at +65 6390 5128 or email us at premiumdesk@ig.com.sg

What protections are available to Accredited Investors?

IG is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) so you know you can depend on our credibility. You can be ensured that all client money is held in segregated trust accounts in accordance with the Singapore clients' money protection rules and all money held on behalf of clients is distributed across several top-tier banks regulated by MAS. Find out more about what we do with your money.

As an Accredited Investor with IG, you will not be subject to the same leverage restrictions for FX trading as retail clients when the higher margin rules kick in on October 2019.

Please visit our website to manage your risks.

Being classified as an AI also means, among other things, that you will be deemed to have more knowledge and the ability to understand and manage the risks of the financial products that you choose to invest in. You are assumed to have a certain level of understanding of financial products, and we are not obliged to determine your precise level of understanding of such products. We are also allowed to assume that you have sought independent advice prior to purchasing or participating in any financial instrument or investment. In addition, when you hold certain financial instruments or participate in certain activities, you will be afforded fewer statutory protections and remedies than retail investors.

Why do I need to open an account before I can become an Accredited Investor?

Only clients who are new to IG will need to first open a standard CFD trading account before applying to be classified as an Accredited Investor. You will be able to opt in on the application form if you fulfil the eligibility criteria.

If you already have a CFD trading account with us and think you may be eligible, you can apply to be an Accredited Investor by completing the application form and emailing the completed form back to premiumdesk@ig.com.sg for processing.

How will I know when I’ve been switched from a standard account to that of an Accredited Investor status?

An email will be sent to you once your application has been approved.

For existing IG clients who have been determined by IG to be eligible for AI status your login details, account number and platform settings will remain the same.

Meanwhile, you can still trade on your standard account, Your new CFDs on FX margins will be changed immediately upon approval of your AI status.

What if I’m not eligible for an Accredited Investor account?

You can still trade on thousands of financial instruments on our award-winning platform, using a standard IG account. The margin rates for Forex products are subject to change after October 2019 for retail investors.

You can also use Guaranteed stop-loss orders (GSLOs) to help limit losses. To find out more, please visit our website.

More questions about trading wtih IG?

Not eligible to be an Accredited Investor?

You can still trade thousands of financial markets on our award-winning platform, with access to advanced charting, our suite of trading tools, trader education and breaking market news and analysis.


1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).