LONDON, September 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Global Leaders in Financial Spread Betting and CFD Trading Have Moved Toward the Single World-Wide Entity of 'IG'
IG Index, the pioneers of financial spread betting, and IG Markets, leaders in CFD trading, will now operate under the single global identity of 'IG'.
IG Group's Chief Executive, Tim Howkins, said, "For years IG Group has offered Spread Betting and CFDs simultaneously under two brands: IG Index and IG Markets respectively. To better reflect that these products are offered by the same group, we have decided to bring both together under one brand, IG."
The move comes as part of a wider development for the IG Group, "This September marks a new milestone in our development. Clients will notice significant improvements to our website and trading platform, including a new, market-leading design. This is part of our on-going commitment to evolve our products and services." Howkins commented.
IG Index were the UK's first financial spread betting provider, established in 1974, and the first provider to offer online dealing in the UK. Today, IG Group is an established member of the FTSE 250 and IG is the UK's most popular financial spread betting and CFD provider.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
About IG Group
IG Group is a world-leading provider of financial spread betting, Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and forex. Founded in 1974, IG Group is an established member of the FTSE 250 with headquarters in London and offices across Europe as well as in the US, Japan, Singapore and Australia.
Summary of brands in 2012
IG is now the trading name of both IG Index (spread betting) and IG Markets (CFD trading). IG's other brands continue, as:
- Nadex: a retail-orientated US exchange
For more information visit: http://www.iggroup.com.
SOURCE IG Group