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IG Group Holdings PLC (IGG.L)

IGG.L on London Stock Exchange

526.20GBp
18 Apr 2019
Change (% chg)

-2.80 (-0.53%)
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Volume
735,160
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1,284,058
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956.50
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471.10

Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

UK's FCA Confirms Permanent Ban On The Sale Of Binary Options To Retail Consumers
Friday, 29 Mar 2019 

March 29 (Reuters) - UK's FCA::FCA CONFIRMS PERMANENT BAN ON THE SALE OF BINARY OPTIONS TO RETAIL CONSUMERS.UK'S FCA- CONFIRMING ALL FIRMS ACTING IN OR FROM THE UK ARE PROHIBITED FROM SELLING, MARKETING OR DISTRIBUTING BINARY OPTIONS TO RETAIL CONSUMERS.UK'S FCA - FCA’S RULES ARE IN SUBSTANCE SAME AS ESMA'S EXISTING, EU-WIDE TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS ON BINARY OPTIONS.UK FCA'S - ESTIMATES PERMANENT BAN ON BINARY OPTIONS COULD SAVE RETAIL CONSUMERS UP TO £17M A YEAR, MAY REDUCE RISK OF FRAUD BY UNAUTHORISED ENTITIES.UK'S FCA- THE NEW RULES TACKLE WIDESPREAD CONCERNS ABOUT THE INHERENT RISKS OF THESE PRODUCTS, AND THE POOR CONDUCT OF THE FIRMS SELLING THEM.UK'S FCA - FCA IS ALSO APPLYING ITS RULES TO SO-CALLED ‘SECURITISED BINARY OPTIONS’ THAT WERE EXCLUDED FROM ESMA’S PROHIBITION.UK'S FCA- THE FCA’S RULES ON BINARY OPTIONS ARE PERMANENT AND COME INTO FORCE ON 2 APRIL 2019.  Full Article

Aggregate Of Standard Life Aberdeen Discloses 5.04 Pct Stake In IG Group
Friday, 22 Feb 2019 

Feb 22 (Reuters) - IG Group Holdings PLC ::AGGREGATE OF STANDARD LIFE ABERDEEN DISCLOSES 5.04 PERCENT STAKE IN IG GROUP HOLDINGS AS OF FEB 20 - FILING.  Full Article

IG Group Launches U.S. Unit Offering Foreign Exchange Services
Friday, 1 Feb 2019 

Feb 1 (Reuters) - IG Group Holdings PLC ::ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF IG US, ITS US-BASED SUBSIDIARY OFFERING FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICES.IG US WILL INITIALLY BE OPEN TO SELECT CLIENTS, BEFORE BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO THE WHOLE OF THE US MARKET IN EARLY FEBRUARY.  Full Article

IG Group Sees H1 2019 Rev About 6 Pct Lower Than Last Yr
Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018 

Dec 4 (Reuters) - IG Group Holdings PLC ::PRE-CLOSE TRADING UPDATE.REVENUE IN FIRST HALF IS EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 6% LOWER THAN IN SAME PERIOD IN FY18, WHICH WAS A RECORD FOR IG.GROUP REVENUE IN FOUR MONTH PERIOD SINCE ALL ESMA MEASURES CAME INTO EFFECT IS EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 10% LOWER THAN IN SAME PERIOD A YEAR AGO.REVENUE IN THAT FOUR MONTH PERIOD SINCE AUG IN ESMA REGION (UK AND EU) IS EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 20% LOWER.NUMBER OF CLIENTS IN UK AND EU WHO HAVE ELECTED TO BE CLASSIFIED AS PROFESSIONAL CONTINUED TO INCREASE DURING HY PERIOD.IG EUROPE, GROUP'S CLIENT FACING SUBSIDIARY IN GERMANY, HAS RECEIVED ITS LICENCE FROM BAFIN.GERMAN SUBSIDIARY PROVIDES CERTAINTY THAT WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER ITS REGULATED FINANCIAL PRODUCTS IN EU MEMBER STATES FOLLOWING UK'S EXIT FROM EU.  Full Article

IG Group appoints June Felix as CEO
Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 

Oct 30 (Reuters) - IG Group Holdings PLC ::IG GROUP HOLDINGS PLC A GLOBAL LEADER IN ONLINE TRADING, IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF JUNE FELIX AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ('CEO') OF GROUP AND AS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ON BOARD OF IG WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT..JUNE WAS SELECTED AS CEO FOLLOWING AN EXTENSIVE SUCCESSION PLANNING PROCESS THAT ASSESSED EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL CANDIDATES SUPPORTED BY RUSSELL REYNOLDS AND KORN FERRY..  Full Article

IG Group CEO Peter Hetherington To Step Down
Thursday, 27 Sep 2018 

Sept 27 (Reuters) - IG Group Holdings PLC ::IG GROUP HLDGS PLC - DIRECTORATE CHANGE.IG GROUP HOLDINGS PLC - PETER HETHERINGTON WILL STEP DOWN AS CEO OF GROUP..IG GROUP HOLDINGS PLC - DURING INTERIM PERIOD PAUL MAINWARING, IG'S CFO, WILL ASSUME ADDITIONAL ROLE OF INTERIM CEO.IG GROUP HOLDINGS PLC - BOARD IS WELL ADVANCED WITH ITS SEARCH FOR A NEW CEO.  Full Article

IG Group Says FY Operating Profit Up 32 Pct To 281.1 Mln Pounds
Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 

July 24 (Reuters) - IG Group Holdings PLC ::FINAL DIVIDEND 33.51 PENCEPER SHARE.TOTAL DIVIDEND 43.2 PENCEPER SHARE.FY OPERATING PROFIT £281.1 MILLION (FY17: £213.4 MILLION) - UP 32%.FY OPERATING PROFIT MARGIN 49.4% (FY17: 43.5%) - UP 5.9% POINTS.FY NET TRADING REVENUE £569.0 MILLION.FY FINAL DIVIDEND OF 33.51 PENCE PER SHARE; FULL YEAR DIVIDEND 43.2 PENCE PER SHARE.COMPANY EXPECTS THAT ITS REVENUE IN FY19 WILL BE LOWER THAN IN FY18, REFLECTING IMPACT OF REGULATORY CHANGES IN UK AND EU.COMPANY EXPECTS TO RETURN TO GROWTH AFTER FY19.IG GROUP ON FY 19 OUTLOOK - BELIEVES REDUCTION IN HISTORIC REVENUE FROM IMPLEMENTATION OF MEASURES ANNOUNCED BY ESMA WOULD HAVE BEEN APPROXIMATELY 10%.EXPECTS TO MAINTAIN 43.2 PENCE PER SHARE ANNUAL DIVIDEND UNTIL GROUP'S EARNINGS ALLOW BOARD TO RESUME PROGRESSIVE DIVIDENDS.  Full Article

IG Group Appoints Bridget Messer And Jon Noble As Executive Directors
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 

May 23 (Reuters) - IG Group Holdings PLC ::IG GROUP HOLDINGS PLC - APPOINTMENT OF BRIDGET MESSER AND JON NOBLE AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS WITH EFFECT FROM 1 ST JUNE 2018..  Full Article

IG Group Says ESMA's First Use Of Emergency Powers "Somewhat Questionable"
Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 

March 27 (Reuters) - IG Group Holdings Plc ::IG GROUP- "ESMA'S FIRST USE OF EMERGENCY POWERS IN SOMEWHAT QUESTIONABLE"- CEO.IG- "COMPLAINTS (TO ESMA) HAVE FALLEN FAST. LESS THAN 1 COMPLAINT FOR EVERY HALF A MILLION TRADE DONE BY INDUSTRY CLIENTS"- CEO.IG GROUP- "SOME OF THESE (ESMA'S) MEASURES ARE STILL NOT REALLY THOUGHT THROUGH"- CEO.IG- "THOUSANDS OF CLIENTS WHO HAVE HAPPILY BEEN TRADING FOR DECADES WILL NOW BE MATERIALLY DISADVANTAGED"- CEO.  Full Article

IG Group Warns On FY19 Revenue After ESMA,FCA Announcement
Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 

March 27 (Reuters) - IG Group Holdings Plc ::‍RESPONSE TO ESMA AND FCA ANNOUNCEMENTS​.‍SUPPORTS ESMA IN ITS EFFORTS TO ENHANCE CONSUMER PROTECTION​."IG IS DISAPPOINTED THAT ESMA HAS CHOSEN TO PROCEED WITH ITS PROPOSAL TO IMPOSE DISPROPORTIONATE LEVERAGE RESTRICTIONS".IG GROUP- ‍MEASURES ANNOUNCED BY ESMA ONLY RELATE TO RETAIL CLIENTS. IG'S CLIENT BASE IS, AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN, DOMINATED BY SOPHISTICATED TRADERS​.BELIEVES THAT CLIENTS WHO GENERATE OVER HALF OF ITS CURRENT UK AND EU REVENUE WILL BE CLASSIFIED AS ELECTIVE PROFESSIONAL..‍DOES NOT BELIEVE THERE WILL BE ANY FINANCIAL IMPACT FROM IMPLEMENTATION OF MEASURES IN CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR, FY18​.EXPECTS THAT ITS REVENUE IN FY19 WILL BE LOWER THAN THAT EXPECTED IN FY18, PRIMARILY REFLECTING IMPACT OF REGULATORY CHANGES IN UK AND EU​."DEMAND FOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY IG IS STRONG, AND GROWING AND COMPANY EXPECTS TO RETURN TO GROWTH AFTER FY19".  Full Article

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 15

April 15 Britain's FTSE 100 futures were up 0.20 percent at 7,385.0 points ahead of the cash market open.