IG Markets Awarded CFD Provider of the Year

Shares Magazine readers back UK's number one*

Dec 15, 2010, 11:25 ET from IG Markets

LONDON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- IG Markets, the leading provider of Contracts for Difference, has been awarded the title of CFD provider of the year, as voted for by readers of Shares Magazine. Giving clients the ability to trade on an unparalleled range of financial instruments across a wide range of asset classes, IG Markets offers CFD accounts to more UK investors than any other provider.

Philip Adler, managing director, IG Markets UK, commented:

'We have an exceptionally strong product offering for CFDs and clients can trade with us safe in the knowledge we are part of a FTSE 250-listed company - IG Group. From the range of instruments that can be traded, through to added value options such as Direct Market Access, automated charting solutions like Autochartist and an award-winning trading platform, we do have a best-in-class proposition and this has served to underline that.'

CFDs allow clients to gain economic exposure to a wide range of assets from a single trading account. Furthermore, clients benefit from competitively low margin rates allowing positions to be opened with only a fraction of the full contract size required as a deposit.

With a strong focus on education, IG Markets runs a regular series of face-to-face seminars from its London offices, along with a range of webinars and tutorial videos for download. Parent company IG Group was also recognised as Financial Provider of the year in the 2010 Shares Magazine reader awards.

About IG Markets

IG Markets is an international market maker in financial derivatives, offering clients the ability to trade on over 8,000 shares, indices, currencies, commodities and treasuries from markets across the globe. IG Markets is part of IG Group (IGG.L), which employs in excess of 900 people and has offices in 14 countries worldwide. For further information please visit www.igmarkets.co.uk or www.iggroup.com.

*Largest CFD provider based on number of accounts as judged by Investment Trends 2010 UK Spread Betting/CFD Report