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									Partnership with IG Markets
Contents                               World-leading CFD Service

World-leading CFD Service          3   IG Markets is part of IG Group Holdings plc, the global number one
Ways to Partner With IG Markets    4   in the provision of financial spread betting and CFDs. We have an
Technology                         8   outstanding reputation for trading technology, competitive pricing
Trade With Confidence             12   and reliability.
Our Markets                       14   With IG Markets you and your clients can rely on the security,      Market capitalisation of almost £2bn
                                       resources, global coverage and service of a leading multinational
Contact Us                        15   organisation with more than 120,000 clients worldwide in 123        FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange
                                                                                                           IG Group currently employs over 950 people worldwide
                                       We pay over £45 million to partners annually. Could you increase
                                                                                                           As of July 2010, on the latest published balance sheet IG
                                       your revenue by working with us?
                                                                                                           Group had trading revenue of £298.6m, profit before tax
                                                                                                           of £157.6m, total equity of £474.6m and no debt

                                                                                                           IG Markets is a world leading CFD provider with offices
                                                                                                           in London, Dusseldorf, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Stockholm,
                                                                                                           Luxembourg, Lisbon, Chicago, Melbourne, Singapore
                                                                                                           and Tokyo

                                                                                                           KEY FACTS
                                                                                                            40% growth for nine consecutive years
                                                                                                            Over 120,000 clients worldwide
                                                                                                            More than 1 million transactions
                                                                                                            per month
                                                                                                            Operations in 123 countries

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Ways to Partner With IG Markets

Whether you are authorised to trade directly for your own clients or
simply want to introduce your network to us, we could work with you to
make your business more profitable, without straining your resources.

                                                                         Basic introducer
                                                                         The simplest form of partnership with IG Markets: open             Many of our most successful partners are Basic Introducers
                                                                         up a steady stream of revenue by directing clients to              who earn a steady revenue stream simply by recommending
                                                                         our site.                                                          our site to their clients.

                                                                         As a Basic Introducer, you use your own contacts or marketing      We also offer partnerships based on introducing clients to our
                                                                         efforts to bring our service to a wider group of traders, and we   financial spread betting brand, IG Index.
                                                                         reward you as they trade. You simply direct clients to our site,
                                                                         and if they open an account with us and trade, we enter into a
                                                                         revenue-sharing arrangement with you.

                                                                           Add to your revenue without adding to your costs

                                                                           Simply introduce and walk away

                                                                           Minimal legal requirements and paperwork

                                                                           Earn as your clients trade

                                                                           Unlimited potential for profit

                                                                                                                                            KEY FACTS
                                                                                                                                               Over £45 million generated by partners
                                                                                                                                               in 2009-10
                                                                                                                                               Partners business accounts for 16%
                                                                                                                                               of trading revenue
                                                                                                                                               Partner programmes in Europe, Asia
                                                                                                                                               Pacific, South Africa and the Americas

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Ways to Partner With IG Markets

Regulated broker                                                       CFD trader                                                   White labelling                                                 Our technology, your brand
Brokers who are already registered with an appropriate                 Offer your clients IG Markets’ award–winning technology      As a white label partner, you can offer your clients the same   Our white label solution consists of a fully-branded stand-alone
financial regulator can choose to take an active approach by           and broad product range through our generically-             award–winning technology and broad product range enjoyed        website and dealing platform. Your branding is also extended
trading on behalf of their clients or offer an execution only          branded site, CFD Trader.                                    by thousands of active IG Markets clients worldwide under       to all forms and agreements, such as the Risk Disclosure Notice,
service to their client base.                                                                                                       your own brand.                                                 Customer Agreement and Order Execution Policy. Clients are
                                                                         Rapid deployment - the site is already live, minimising                                                                    directed to this site from the partner’s website so that they can
We have the legal and IT framework to help regulated brokers             setup time                                                   Complete technology solution developed, maintained and        open an account online and access our platform.
with Power of Attorney offer a competitive service to their clients.                                                                  hosted by us
                                                                         Complete technology solution developed, maintained                                                                         We can also tailor the product range and the default layout of
For this partnership model, which is primarily suited to brokers         and hosted by us                                             Online demo and live account-opening facility                 the trading platform to the partner’s requirements. Partners
wishing to provide an advisory service to their clients, you must                                                                                                                                   can also specify the live prices clients see on the website and
have the appropriate regulation and legal authority to act on            Neutrally-branded online demo and live account-opening       All the tools you need to monitor your clients’ trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                    in the Popular Markets watchlist of the dealing platform.
behalf of clients.                                                       facility
                                                                                                                                      Fully online service
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alternatively, if you prefer not to direct your clients to a
Included in our package is a range of resources exclusive                No need to install equipment, purchase servers or invest
                                                                                                                                      No need to install equipment, purchase servers or invest      standalone site, we can work with you to embed the relevant
to partners managing accounts on their clients’ behalf. For              in maintenance
                                                                                                                                      in maintenance                                                content and agreements into your existing website using the
example, you can use our full DMA platform L2 Dealer which                                                                                                                                          iFrame solution, to deliver an execution-only service.
                                                                       CFD Trader clients can also choose to receive a neutrally-
offers multi-account management, including a profile trading                                                                          Fully embedded technology options such as iFrame or API
                                                                       branded version of IG Markets’ educational programme.
option. Our CRM tool, AccountView provides real-time back office                                                                                                                                    It is worth noting that the full white label package requires a
                                                                       Our modular ‘CFD Trading Guide’ will be emailed to clients
functionality.                                                                                                                                                                                      certain level of commitment and resourcing, especially if you
                                                                       over the first six weeks following account opening.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    are considering the use of iFrames which involve a level of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    technical expertise.

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Our advanced trading platforms and range of tools help end clients
get the most out of trading. From retail clients to professional dealers,
our trading resources provide key support for traders of all levels.

                                                                            Intuitive and browser-based, our online trading platform,        User-friendly browser-based interface
                                                                            PureDeal, is used by over 120,000 clients. We currently
                                                                            execute over 200,000 trades per day on PureDeal.                 Automated dealing and pricing on thousands of markets

                                                                            Over 90% of our transactions are conducted online via            A full set of account management tools
                                                                            PureDeal. The platform processes millions of trades each         Live news indicators from Reuters
                                                                            month, with minimal downtime and at peak times has
                                                                            handled over 5000 trades a minute without issues.                Outstanding charting package

                                                                            PureDeal is available in a variety of different languages, and   Professional research
                                                                            we offer a choice of branding options to suit your needs.
                                                                                                                                             Stops and limits to open new positions, including oco orders
                                                                            With streaming live prices on thousands of markets, our online
                                                                            platform gives you one-click trading on all our products.
                                                                            Everything your clients need is provided in a single package.

                                                                                                                                             KEY FACTS
                                                                                                                                              No requotes / price improvement
                                                                                                                                              Quick Charts for easy data access and
                                                                                                                                              Advanced Charts for experienced users
                                                                                                                                              24 hour dealing
                                                                                                                                              (Sunday 21:00 to Friday 22:00 GMT)
                                                                                                                                              Free access to FuturesTechs analysis,
                                                                                                                                              Trading Central commentaries and
                                                                                                                                              Investors Intelligence
                                                                                                                                              Full range of orders
                                                                                                                                              One-click dealing
                                                                                                                                              Standalone deal tickets

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PureDMA                                                                   L2 Dealer                                                        Mobile trading                                                      FIX trading
PureDMA combines the speed and simplicity of PureDeal                     Our full DMA platform, L2 Dealer, is designed to meet            When your clients open an account with us, they                     The FIX Protocol is a messaging standard developed
with the increased control of DMA trading.                                the needs of professional traders who demand Direct              automatically gain free access to our mobile trading                specifically for the real-time electronic exchange of
                                                                          Market Access.                                                   software. This enables clients to benefit from a full trading       securities transactions.
Orders are placed in the market immediately, and PureDMA                                                                                   experience while on the move.
automatically ‘works’ your order, providing ‘partial fills’ if the full   Originally developed for our own dealers and professional                                                                            FIX is a well established industry standard which means that
volume is unavailable. Key benefits include:                              clients, L2 encompasses all the main functions of our PureDeal   Clients access an unbranded mobile trading platform through         it contributes to better performance, with well-tested,
                                                                          platform as well as a range of specialist features developed     their device using their existing login details and password.       advanced solutions.
  Trade inside the market spread by dealing straight into                 exclusively for the DMA trader:
  the order book                                                                                                                           Using our Mobile trading solutions clients can:                       Industry standard – FIX is a well understood and
                                                                            Profile Trader – place block orders that can be split into                                                                           mature technology that will be familiar to your in-house
  Enter stock auctions                                                      individual client accounts                                       Trade wherever they are, 24 hours a day                             development team
  View market depth and liquidity with transparent                          Excel compatiblity – drag and drop lists of stocks straight      Open and close positions with the single click of a button          Developed APIs – IG Markets’ Application Programming
  Level 2 pricing                                                           from Excel into (and out of ) your watchlists                                                                                        Interfaces (APIs) are already developed, so implementation
                                                                                                                                             Monitor aspects of their portfolio including orders to open,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 time is reduced
                                                                            Time and sales data – see a full chronology of recent            the running profit or loss on individual trades, and watchlists
                                                                            trading data for a stock, indicating trade quantity, price                                                                           Extensive product range – A wide range of our OTC and
                                                                                                                                           Our Mobile technology is available on a wide range of devices,
                                                                            and type                                                                                                                             DMA products can be offered (currently excluding Binaries
                                                                                                                                           including BlackBerry, Palm-Pre and iPhone.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Bungees)
                                                                            Monitor entire indices – our ‘Trigger pages’ give an
                                                                            overview of all the current prices of an index’s components,
                                                                            updating in real-time

                                                                            Track your orders – use the Trade Book to monitor your
                                                                            orders as they are being worked in the market

                                                                          L2 can also be used to enter stock auctions and to view
                                                                          market depth and liquidity with transparent Level 2 pricing.
                                                                          Users can select the range of products they wish to look
                                                                          at, monitor market depth, and manage up to ten different
KEY FACTS                                                                 portfolios of chosen instruments, plus all working and filled
   Prices sourced directly from principal                                                                                                  KEY FACTS
   exchanges, Chi-X, BATS, Turquoise and                                                                                                      Approx 9,000 unique mobile logons
   Dark Pools                                                                                                                                 per day
   Increased possibility of filling larger orders                                                                                             Approx 280,000 deals through mobile
   Orders executed to best available price                                                                                                    devices per month

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Trade With Confidence

We provide the best resources available to CFD traders,
delivering an unparalleled customer service alongside
innovative trading technology.

                                                          Trading support
                                                          We offer a range of back-office support tools to help             Partner tools
                                                          you and your clients get the most out of trading with
                                                                                                                             Account View – A comprehensive, web-based back-
                                                          IG Markets.
                                                                                                                             office application that allows you to see real-time account
                                                          Our support tools include educational packages, trading            information, view current and historic statement information
                                                          tools and charts for the end client as well as back office and     and generate management reports. You can also export this
                                                          customisation tools to help you streamline your processes.         information to Microsoft Excel

                                                          Whether or not a specific tool will be available to you depends    Tracking Links – We provide links which ensure that when
                                                          on the scope of the partnership model you choose.                  your clients apply for an account, they are automatically
                                                                                                                             allocated to you
                                                          Tools for your clients
                                                                                                                             Online Account Opening – Applications can be fully
                                                            Client Support – a complete range of end-client                  branded. If there are any problems with opening an account,
                                                            support tools which you can mix and match to meet the            our Account Opening team will work with you to complete
                                                            requirements of your customer base                               the process

                                                            Education package – a neutrally-branded version of our           Demo Accounts – Our demo accounts allow clients to get
                                                            free, six-week educational programme, including reduced          used to navigating the platform and place dummy trades
                                                            trading minimums and commissions throughout the course           before opening a full account and trading on the real
                                                                                                                             market. The online application process is fast, easy and you
                                                            Deal Thru Charts – Clients can deal, place orders and
                                                                                                                             can use it to generate sales leads
                                                            amend stops and limits through IG Markets’ real-time
                                                            charting package                                                 Customisation – Choose exactly which IG Markets products
                                                                                                                             you would like to offer your clients, as well as which
                                                            PureDeal Tools – a complete range of trading tools
                                                                                                                             instruments are shown on the website’s Live Prices and in
                                                            including Autochartist, Trading Central and Research
                                                                                                                             the Popular Markets watchlist
                                                            Mobile Dealing - Offer your clients our neutrally branded
                                                                                                                             Branded Statements – We can incorporate your company
                                                            mobile platform which enables them to trade from their
                                                                                                                             logo into client online or paper statements
                                                            PDA, mobile phone, BlackBerry or iPhone
                                                                                                                             Branded Account Opening – We offer branded PDF
                                                            Phone Trading and Support – Your clients will benefit from
                                                                                                                             application forms and agreements and a partner-branded
                                                            the same 24-hour phone trading and dealing support as IG’s
                                                                                                                             link to apply for an account online
                                                            own clients

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Our Markets

As a leading global CFD provider we offer an exceptional range of
markets: global stock indices, over 7,000 Share CFDs, more than
60 forex pairs, plus commodities, binaries, options and more.

Share CFDs                                                        Forex                                                           Commodities                                               Other markets
IG Markets offers more than 7,000 leading UK, US,                 Our dealing spreads start from just 1 pip. We offer a huge      We offer a broad range of commodity CFDs, including:      We also offer:
European and world shares with low commissions and                range of major, exotic and minor currencies for forex
margin requirements from just 5%.                                 trading with flexible pricing that enables clients to benefit    Spot and forward prices on Gold and Silver                 Bonds – our contracts are off-exchange, so clients can
                                                                  from tight market spreads.                                                                                                  choose to deal in fractions of contracts
  Transparent pricing on all OTC and DMA shares                                                                                    Other precious and base metals
                                                                    Margin requirement just 1%                                                                                                Interest rates – variety of long- and short-term interest rates
  Full range of orders                                                                                                             US Light Crude, Brent Crude, Natural Gas and Emissions
                                                                    Same competitive spreads on both full and mini contracts                                                                  ETFS – Over 200 funds with the majority listed on the
                                                                                                                                   Soft commodities including Cocoa, Coffee, Wheat, Corn,     world’s leading exchanges. These funds give clients the
Multi-venue pricing                                                                                                                Orange Juice, Cattle and Pork Bellies
                                                                    For high-volume trades, partners can trade directly into                                                                  opportunity to take positions on previously unavailable
In addition to using traditional exchanges we also source           one of the world’s deepest FX liquidity pools and access                                                                  markets
prices for leading UK and European equities from Chi-X, BATS                                                                       Mini versions of all our commodities contracts at 20%
                                                                    extremely competitive inter-bank spreads using L2 dealer
and Turquoise: Europe’s three leading Multilateral Trading                                                                         and 50% of the main contract size, with the same low       Options – Daily and longer-term options on forex, stock
                                                                    together with Currenex’s market leading technology
Facilities. Our technology works behind-the-scenes to find                                                                         dealing spreads                                            indices and shares
the best price available (regardless of whether it’s on an MTF
or on a standard exchange).                                       Stock indices                                                                                                               Binaries – Yes/no propositions on stock indices, spot forex
                                                                                                                                                                                              and commodities with a wide range of expiries
                                                                  We make it easy for your clients to trade a huge range of
Tiered Margining
                                                                  the world’s stock indices, including the FTSE 100, Wall St,
Our Tiered Margining system allows us to offer clients the        Germany 30, Japan 225 and many more.
lowest margins on our complete range of shares. It also
provides protection in the form of higher margins for the           Over 30 stock indices
largest positions, from which it may be more difficult to trade
out quickly.                                                        Trade 24 hours a day – we quote prices for 14 leading
                                                                    indices even when the underlying markets are closed
Charges                                                             Cash-based or futures-based CFDs
We do not levy administration charges such as margin call
fees, tax statement fees, duplicate statement fees or account       Non base currency denominated CFDs, making it easier to
administration fees.                                                avoid currency risk when trading on overseas markets

                                                                    Our minimum contract sizes are usually smaller than the                                                                 CONTACT US
                                                                    minimum transaction size in the equivalent futures market
                                                                                                                                                                                            If you would like to become an IG Markets
                                                                                                                                                                                            Partner, get in touch with us today and
                                                                                                                                                                                            speak to a member of our sales team.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Tel: +44 (0)20 7573 0219

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IG Markets Partners
Cannon Bridge House
25 Dowgate Hill
Tel: 020 7896 0011
Fax: 020 7896 0010   Printed November 2010

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