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03/01/2010Ig Markets :: Launches New Multi-venue Technology

Our new multi-venue technology capitalises on the recent rapid expansion in Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs), which compare prices from multiple sources and find the best deal available, offering superior pricing and increased liquidity.

Tighter spreads, better value

Our new technology works behind the scenes, consolidating data from Europe's two leading MTFs, Chi-X and Turquoise, with that of traditional exchanges such as LSE and Euronext, allowing traders to benefit from even narrower spreads on shares and increased value for money.

Multi-venue technology also gives clients access to free live data on top UK and European shares, a significant advantage for those not wishing to pay for live data from the major exchanges. And our Price Improvement technology means that if a better price exists on a fee-liable venue, the better value will be reflected.

Those traders looking for direct market access can also trade directly into the order book of the world's equity exchanges. Our new Smart Order Router will automatically send your order to the venue providing the best price available at the time.

For further information on our innovative multi-venue technology, please see the Share CFDs section of our IG Markets website.

We have also introduced the technology for our spread betting site IG Index, leading to tighter spreads on up to 1450 UK and European shares.


08/12/2009Ig Index Named Best Spread Betting Service

For the third year running IG Index has won the award for Best Spread Betting Service at the Shares Awards.

The award, voted for by readers of Shares Magazine, confirms IG Index's position as the world's number one spread betting firm. We were also selected Financial Provider of the Year, making us the only organisation to receive multiple awards on the night.

In total IG Index was nominated for six awards including Best Online Trading Platform and Best Binary Betting Service, with IG Markets being nominated for Best CFD Provider.

Matthew Tooth, managing director of IG Index, commented 'being nominated in so many categories shows not just the breadth but the quality of services we offer clients.' He added that the strength of the online dealing platform, PureDeal, was fundamental to the company's success: 'It has been a busy year and traders are very unforgiving if the online facility lets them down.'

This result follows recent research undertaken by Investment Trends, a leading market research organisation, which revealed that 30% of active financial spread betting clients in the UK hold an account with IG Index, with those surveyed citing reputation, quality of service and superior dealing platform among the reasons for choosing IG Index.


14/05/2009Ig Group Named In Top Employer List

IG Group has been selected as one of Britain’s Top Employers of 2009 by the Corporate Research Foundation (CRF), an independent organisation that benchmarks the most successful businesses, both in the UK and globally.

The CRF survey, which identifies top-performing companies, was scored on categories including Pay and Benefits, Training and Development and Company Culture. IG Group was noted as having ‘a supportive culture with a real passion for success’ and scored well across all areas.

IG Group’s Head of HR, Jackie Bornor, says: ‘We are delighted to have been included in the CRF’s “Britain’s Top Employers” project for the first time. The CRF is rigorous in its research methodology and uses a wide range of assessment criteria, which means that successful employers need to be all-rounders with regard to employment policy and company culture. IG is very aware that employees are the key to its continued success and is determined to continue with best practice employer initiatives.’