15 December 2020
LEI No: 2138003A5Q1M7ANOUD76
IG GROUP HOLDINGS PLC
H1 FY21 Trading Update
IG Group Holdings plc ("IG", "the Group", "the Company"), a global leader in online trading, today issues its scheduled update on its net trading revenue for the six months to 30 November 2020 ("H1 FY21"), representing the first and second quarters of the financial year ending 31 May 2021 ("FY21").
Following a very strong first quarter, the Group performed at comparable levels in the second quarter generating revenue of around £207 million (Q2 FY20: £120.8 million), driven by elevated trading volumes across a larger, total active client base of 207,000 clients in the quarter (Q2 FY20: 133,800). The Group's active client base has now materially increased in size over the prior year, benefitting from a continuation of strong client acquisition. Net trading revenue for the first six months of the current financial year is expected to be around £416 million (H1 FY20: £249.9 million).
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Disclaimer - Forward-looking statements
This statement, prepared by IG Group Holdings plc (the "Company"), may contain forward-looking statements about the Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group"). Such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "believes", "projects", "estimates", "plans", "anticipates", "targets", "aims", "continues", "expects", "intends", "hopes", "may", "will", "would", "could" or "should" or, in each case, their negative or other various or comparable terminology.
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IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous, people to access opportunities in over 17,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does.
IG's vision is to provide the world's best trading experience. Established in 1974 as one of the world's first providers of financial derivatives to retail traders, it continued leading the way by launching the world's first online and iPhone trading services.
IG is an award-winning, multi-product trading company which allows retail, professional and institutional clients to trade 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. IG is the world's No.1 provider of CFDs and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees and offers an execution-only stock trading service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, which provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.
 Excluding 10pm Friday (GMT) to 8am Saturday (GMT)
 Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, June 2020)