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Headquartered in London, IG Group Holdings PLC (IGG) is a global online trading company. It provides both retail and institutional investors with access to international financial markets, including shares, indices, forex and commodities. Trading is available through contracts for difference (CFDs), financial spread bets and binary options.
The company operates in 16 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Its services are also available in the United States, where it offers limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand. IG is regulated by the FCA, a British financial regulatory body.
IG shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the ticker symbol IGG. The company is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
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In 1974, the firm was founded by Stuart Wheeler as a spread betting business. Initially known as IG Index, it provided investors with the opportunity to trade gold prices as an index rather than buying the physical commodity. In 2000, the company was renamed as IG Group PLC.
Throughout its history, the firm has made a few acquisitions in order to diversify its business portfolio and expand its market presence. In 2007, it purchased HedgeStreet, a US-based company that developed an electronic marketplace allowing online retail investors to trade financial derivatives. It was later rebranded by IG Group as the North American Derivatives Exchange or Nadex.
In October 2008, IG bought FXOnline Japan KK, a Japanese retail forex business. The third and most recent acquisition was made in September 2016, when it purchased DailyFX, a foreign exchange trading news and research portal, for $40 million.
In April 2017, the company introduced IG Smart Portfolios, a suite of ETF investment portfolios created in partnership with BlackRock. The launch marked IG’s first move into online wealth management.
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In July 2000, IG stock was first listed on the London Stock Exchange. Backed by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, the company then decided to acquire shares owned by its founder and some other long-standing shareholders in a management buy-out, valuing the business at £143 million. In November 2003, IGG shares listing on the exchange was subsequently cancelled.
After two years of private ownership, in May 2005, the company decided to go public once again, entering the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of £393 million.
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