London Stock Exchange today welcomes IG Group to celebrate its 40th anniversary

London Stock Exchange today welcomes IG, a leading light from the world of online trading, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. A number of long-standing IG clients and employees joined Chairman Andy Green and CEO Tim Howkins in commencing the day’s trading, kicking off a day of celebrations for the company.

Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, IG has grown to become an award-winning multi-platform trading company – dedicated to providing fast, flexible access to global financial markets. It is the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs*, a global leader in forex, and recently launched a new execution-only stockbroking service.

Following the ceremony, Howkins explained that IG’s 40-year heritage is a foundation on which it continues to build. ‘By constantly developing innovative products and technology to meet our clients’ needs, we have firmly established IG as a leader in our field’, he said. ‘Now our aim is to become the default choice for active traders around the world. Our innovative new stockbroking platform is just one of the ways we’re working towards this.’

IG launched its new execution-only stockbroking service in September of this year, introducing its award-winning technology and customer service to traditional share traders across the UK and Ireland. It plans to roll out the offering around the world in the New Year.