IG Markets


About Us


IG Markets Ltd is part of IG Group, which has several operating companies in the UK, offering a variety of speculative products to a retail and professional client base.

IG Markets - CFD's
IG Markets - Forex
IG Index - Spreadbetting

IG Markets


IG Markets is a market-maker in financial derivatives, principally Contracts for Difference (CFDs) on shares and indices, as well as a leading dealer in margined foreign exchange. Clients include brokers, fund managers and trading companies as well as private investors.

Registered Office: Friars House, 157-168 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EZ (more...)

IG Index


IG Index is Britain's leading financial spread betting firm, offering prices in a huge range of indices, currencies, commodities and options, as well as thousands of individual shares.

Financial spread betting has grown exponentially in the last decade because it offers traders and investors a unique combination of flexibility, speed of execution and tax-free* profits.

Corporate history
IG Index, the original IG Group company, was founded in 1974. It was the first financial spread betting company in Britain, and is today the leading operation of its type in the world. The group expanded rapidly in the 1990s with the introduction of Foreign Exchange dealing, Contracts for Differences (CFDs) and sports spread betting.

In 2000 IG Group was floated on the London Stock Exchange. In 2003 the founder's decision to sell his remaining interest in the company compelled a management buyout led by Nat le Roux, then CEO, and backed by CVC Capital Partners. Over the last four years the group has continued to expand its product range and scope of operations through the introduction of binary betting and the establishment of a rapidly growing business in Australia.

In May 2005, IG Group Holdings plc was floated on the main list of the London Stock Exchange. Since then it has been promoted to become a member of the FTSE 250 and currently has a market capitalisation of around £1.2 billion.

IG Group companies have tens of thousands of clients worldwide making around 900,000 transactions a month, over 90% of them online. In the year to May 2007, the Group achieved a turnover of £122 million, and generated a record profit before tax of £69 million.

IG Group's head office is in Central London. Other group offices are in Melbourne, Singapore, Dusseldorf, Paris and Madrid.


Availability of IG Markets CFD accounts, derivatives trading facilities, futures, traded options should be checked at site together with current status of stock broking and share dealing services, private banking or wealth management, check at the IG Markets website or IG Markets by phone.

These details could be out of date and IG Markets services may change. Information about IG Markets should be verified at the IG Markets website.
Visit the IG Markets website at IG Markets - CFD's | IG Markets - Forex | IG Index - Spreadbetting.



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