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About IG South Africa

We have a longstanding commitment to South Africa. Established in 2010, IG Markets South Africa Limited (IGMSA) has been regulated by the FSCA (formerly the FSB) operating with a FAIS license, FSP No 41393.

Call 010 344 0053 or email helpdesk.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

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What we do

Our office in South Africa has a dual purpose. Firstly, to give South African traders access to thousands of financial markets, and secondly, to provide an operations hub that provides services to the wider IG Group.

Based in Sandton and staffed by South Africans, over the last ten years we have successfully grown to meet the needs of South African clients, receiving numerous awards in recognition.

Our board and senior management in South Africa consist of largely South Africans making us a truly South African operation. As one of the biggest employers in the online broking category, we are proud to be playing a leading role in the growing financial services industry in South Africa.

Why IG South Africa?

Trusted and regulated

We respect South African regulatory compliance and oversight. We know from our interactions with regulatory authorities across the world that the South African financial regulators are highly respected for their oversight of the South African financial services sector and financial system.

We regularly work and interact with the FSCA , the SARB, National Treasury, the FIC and the JSE.

Best Practice

We work hard to share best practices and to bring innovation and new thinking to all the markets we serve.

We believe our industry should not only subscribe to the South African regulatory requirements, but that it is necessary for all participants to ascribe to a code of conduct and standards that will ensure the integrity of our industry.

Investment in South Africa

In line with our Group ESG programme we use funds made available through our Brighter Future Initiative to improve educational opportunities for the least privileged young people in our global communities.

In addition, we have allocated more than R600,000 to local charities to assist those, hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leadership

Our executive and non-executive board members ensure that IGMSA is well positioned for the short, medium and long-term.

  • Ndabezinhle Mkhize
  • Candice Glossoti
  • Kevin Algeo
  • Richard Heading

Ndabezinhle Mkhize
Non-Executive Director & Independent Chairperson
IGMSA


Ndabezinhle has 22 years’ experience in the investment space in South Africa.

He currently holds the role of Chief Investment Officer at Eskom Pension and Provident Fund. He is an independent non-executive director of JSE-listed Fairvest Property Fund, where he serves as chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee. He is also chairman of the Asset Owners Forum South Africa. Ndabe brings a sound knowledge of investments across asset classes and geographies, as well as an asset owner mind-set from his current role.

Ndabezinhle is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science.

Candice Glossoti
Non-executive Director
IGMSA

Candice is a lawyer and seasoned Legal, Risk and Compliance Executive in financial services across Sub-Sahara Africa.

Candice is currently owner and director of LRC Advisory, which consults and advises the financial services sector on Regulatory Legal Risk and Compliance matters. She started her career at the derivatives trading desk at JP Morgan and has come full circle working extensively in banking, asset management, insurance and microfinance over the last 20 years.

Candice is a registered Compliance Officer and holds a BA, LLB from the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Kevin Algeo
IGMSA Executive Director & CEO
Head of APAC & Africa


Kevin was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of IG South Africa in August 2020. Kevin also serves as the Head of Asia-Pacific and Africa and is a member of IG Group’s Global Leadership Team.

He is responsible for the Group’s strategy in Asia Pacific and Africa, which includes the management and oversight of the offices located in the region. Kevin joined IG Group in 2013 as Managing Director of IGMSA. He subsequently served as CEO of Australia and New Zealand.

Kevin obtained a MSc Finance degree from SOAS University of London.

Richard Heading
Executive Director
IGMSA


Richard is IG’s Group Business Finance Director responsible for the financial controllers globally and has additional responsibilities with respect to the Group’s client money protection and oversight.

Richard is based in the UK reporting into the Group CFO and is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’). He is a highly experienced Board director and sits on other Boards within the Group. This, coupled with his vast corporate experience and client money oversight responsibilities, means that adds important weight to the IGMSA Board. Richard is also a member of the Group’s Global Leadership Team.

Senior Management Team

Our senior management team ensures the management of the day-to-day business operations as well as holds responsibility for profitable sales growth, increasing market share, implementing change and forming strategic alliances that will help the company achieve its goals.

  • Travis Robson
  • Aphindile Bokleni
  • Alex Tietchop
  • Yolande Kolawole

Travis Robson
Chief Commercial Officer and Key Individual
IGMSA


Travis is a global executive with diversified financial services industry skills and experience. Travis joined IG Group in 2013, and has held several senior roles. As Chief Commercial Officer, Travis is responsible for ensuring the organization is best aligned to meet its strategic, commercial and regulatory objectives.

He is IG Groups’ local ambassador in South Africa and effectively engages with the external South African stakeholders including the government, regulatory, industry and media representatives. He manages teams in the following functions – Marketing, New Business, Premium Client Managers, Premium Account Executives and Institutional business.

Travis holds an Executive MBA from Henley Busienss School and Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Regent Business School. He is a member of the South African Institute for Financial Markets (MIFM) and a registered securities trader with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Aphindile Bokleni
Chief Operational Officer
IGMSA


Aphindile studied at the University of Witwatersrand, majoring in Finance and Investments. He is currently enrolled for the final component of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) qualification.

Aphindile commenced his career with Vunani Private Clients – a brokerage offering asset management, stockbroking and trading services. During this time he acquired operational experience on the trading desk that involved dealing with Trade processes, managing risk reports and working with a variety of trading software.

He then joined IG in 2015 as a SalesTrader, where his operational expertise and leadership qualities were quickly recognized. In 2018 he was tasked with establishing a new trading services team in Bengaluru, India, where he spent a year as an Operations Manager. On his return to South Africa, he was appointed Team Leader: Trading Services, and became a member of the senior management team. In 2020 Aphindile was appointed Chief Operating Officer of IGMSA.

Alex Tietchop
Risk Manager
IGMSA


Alex joined IGMSA Finance Team in 2014 and has over 7 years of experience within the financial services.

Alex was appointed as IG Markets South Africa Risk Manager in 2020 and he is responsible for evaluating the company’s risks profile, analysing processes to determine risk appetite and developing control policies. He monitors and reports on various aspects of risks including but not limited to Business Model risk, Operational Risk, Conduct risk, Commercial and Regulatory Environment Risk, providing assurance to the business that adequate procedures and controls are in place to manage and mitigate risks.

Alex is a member of IGMSA Management Team and the Executive teams. In addition, he chairs the monthly Risk committee meetings which focuses on legal, risk and regulatory requirements for South Africa and Southern Africa.

Alex holds a B.Com Honours in Financial Management Degree from the University of South Africa and is a member of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) as well as the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Yolande Kolawole
Head of Compliance
IGMSA


Yolande was appointed as Head of Compliance, South Africa in June 2019, having joined the group in 2011. She chairs the IGMSA Risk Committee, is a member of the Executive Committee, and sits on the Group Client Money and Assets Committee.

Yolande has over fourteen years’ financial services experience. Prior to joining IG, she worked for ABSA Bank.

She holds several qualifications including Communications, Banking & Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Investments & Finance.

Yolande is responsible for the compliance function, ensuring that the SA business complies with regulatory requirements and internal policies (amongst others) and works closely with the business to identify and manage regulatory risk.

Award-winning service

We have received numerous industry awards in South Africa including SA's Best CFD Provider in 2020, Intellidex, Top Stockbroker awards and SA's best Online Broker in 2015 and 2017, Intellidex Investors Monthly Top Stockbrokers Awards

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With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

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Our purpose and values

Purpose

To empower informed, decisive, adventurous people with access to opportunities in financial markets

Vision

To provide the world's best trading experience

Values

Underpinning our vision and purpose are our core values:

  • Champion the client

  • Lead the way

  • Love what we do

A sustainable business model

Our business model is based on giving clients the opportunity to trade the world’s financial markets, in exchange for fair and proportionate transaction fees; in doing so we seek to develop long-term relationships based on mutually aligned interests.

IG’s business model negates the potential conflicts that can arise in an OTC business, as IG internalizes client flow and hedges residual exposure when it exceeds IG’s Board-Approval Limits.

This approach aligns IG’s interests with those of our clients and reduces the trading costs for its clients to benefit from our exceptional execution and deep liquidity, which combines market liquidity and the company’s internal liquidity to maximise the likelihood of execution while minimizing price impact.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released July 2019).
2 Awarded 'best finance app' and 'best multi-platform provider' at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020
3 Negative balance protection does not apply to professional traders.

*Excluding 10pm Friday (GMT) to 8am Saturday (GMT)

** Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, June 2020)