LONDON, December 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
IG was awarded silver in the 'Specialty & other finance' category.
Chief executive of IG, Tim Howkins, said: "I'm pleased that we have been recognised as one of Britain's Most Admired Companies by our peers this year; it's one of the UK's most prestigious corporate award schemes. We will work hard over the next year to build upon our reputation as the standard bearer in the retail derivatives industry by continuing to improve the quality of everything we do."
Now in its 22nd year, the awards are based on rankings provided by board-level representatives at 200 companies across 26 sectors, and analysts at leading City investment companies. They are asked to rank their peers by giving each other marks out of ten across nine criteria, including financial soundness, capacity to innovate and quality of goods and services.
Among the other companies ranking highly this year were Diageo, HSBC and Unilever.
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
- FXOnline: commission-free forex trading and CFD provider in Japan
For more information visit: http://www.iggroup.com.
Management Today - Britain's Most Admired Companies 2012
For more information visit: http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/go/bmac.
Please contact IG's chief market strategist, David Jones, for more information on +44-(0)7932-748-475 or +44-(0)207-573-0088.