Established in 1974, and headquartered in the City of London, UK, the IG Group, provides brokerage services to retail investors and leveraged access to over 16,000 global financial markets – including shares, forex, indices, commodities and other instruments – via market-leading platforms and apps that provide efficient and secure execution.
The IG Group has operations in 16 countries, across five continents and, as of May 2019, around 178,500 active clients worldwide.
The complete range of products offered by the IG Group is designed to provide solutions across the spectrum of different clients’ trading and investment needs.
These products include the most popular and traded financial instruments, such as CFDs and Forex and, since 2014, the IG Group also offers stock brokerage. The stock trading service is available to clients in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Australia, and the Netherlands.
Regarding Forex trading, the IG Group is a market maker dealer, meaning that when you trade through this broker, you will be dealing with IG and not directly with the underlying Forex market.
With a Group revenue of nearly $740 million (in 2018), divided by the several Group subsidiaries; IG Europe GmbH, IG Bank S.A. and also IG US Holdings Inc, a company listing on the LSE (LON: IGG), with a stock price of 734p, surely seems a solid trading partner to consider for your trading activities, not only in terms of annual volumes and as a liquidity provider, but also for the safety of your funds.
The IG Group Forex trading division also offers Forex education, with free access to the IG Academy, where you can find several online trading courses, designed for all levels of experience.
You can find courses designed for the beginner trader to more advanced courses, where you can check your knowledge of the financial markets by answering practical exercises and quizzes.
You will also find the possibility of joining several live trading webinars to enhance your trading skills and overall market knowledge.
The IG Group offers trading of CFDs, all major Forex pairs, minors and also exotic pairs, through their proprietary online trading platform, custom-made Android and iOS trading Apps and the more classic MT4.