CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- IG Markets, a leader in the dealings of financial derivatives and margined forex trading, today announced the promotion of Dan Cook to Chief Executive Officer of IG Markets Inc., effective immediately. Cook has been with IG Markets Inc. for 2 years, previously serving as Senior Market Analyst.
"Dan knows our business and our customers and we're pleased to announce his promotion," said John Austin, CEO of IG Group US Holdings Inc. "Dan's enthusiasm and market expertise will continue to drive the success and the momentum of the firm."
While at IG Markets, Dan has focused on the fundamental and technical side of the currency, futures and equity markets. In an effort to help his clients understand the current events that are driving the markets so that they can better plan their trading activity, Dan provides daily market commentary as well as posting forward-looking analysis based on a combination of technical and fundamental indicators.
In 1998 Dan began trading for himself in the equities markets. Trading through the bull market of the 90's and through the bursting of the technology bubble in the early 2000's, has given him a firm understanding of trading during diverse market conditions. It was also during this time that Dan developed his passion for Technical Analysis. As an active member in the Market Technician's Association, Dan continues to hone his skills in the field of technical analysis.
In 2006 Dan moved full-time into the currency markets as a trading coach. Through this experience he has had the opportunity to work with a wide array of trader types and styles, further broadening his understanding of the markets. As an experienced presenter, Dan is able to communicate the intricacies of trading principles and analysis in a clear and concise manner.
About IG Markets: IG Markets Inc is a subsidiary of IG Group plc. With over 100,000 active clients IG Group has established itself as a world leader, specializing in the dealing of financial derivatives and margined Foreign Exchange. Based in London with offices in the US, Australia, Singapore, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, IG Group is a truly global company. IG Group is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange as part of the FTSE 250 under the symbol IGG.L.
SOURCE IG Markets