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Non-Executive Director Appointment

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IG Group Holdings plc
04 March 2021


IG Group Holdings plc

LEI No: 2138003A5Q1M7ANOUD76


4 March 2021


Non-Executive Director Appointment

The Board of IG Group Holdings plc (the "Company"), a global leader in online trading, is pleased to announce that Lisa Pollina has today been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

Commenting on the appointment, IG Group Chairman Mike McTighe said:

"Following an extensive, externally facilitated search I am delighted to welcome Lisa to the Board.  With the prospective acquisition of tastytrade due to complete later this year, Lisa brings highly valuable experience of working with US-based regulated entities, policy makers, and regulators. Lisa will complement and further diversify the skills, knowledge and experience of the Board."

Lisa said: "This is an exciting time to join IG Group, particularly in connection with the proposed acquisition of tastytrade. I am looking forward to being involved with such an innovative and entrepreneurial company, and to working with the Board and the management team to realise the further potential of the business."

Biographical details

Lisa is currently an investment adviser to Ares Management where she provides consultative counsel on financial services, business services and technology investments.  A 2021 appointee to the Board of Munich RE representing the Americas, she has also served on the Policy Owners Examining Committee (POEC) Board of Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company.

Previously she served as Vice Chairman of RBC Capital Markets, the Royal Bank of Canada from 2012 to 2015, and from 2015 to 2020 she served as a member of the Senior Advisory Board of Oliver Wyman. Lisa is an accomplished Board Director having served over the past 10 years on the Boards of residential mortgage real estate investment trust Two Harbors Investment Corp, The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), and Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, among others.  She has chaired audit, risk, finance and capital committees during her Board career.

In 2014, Lisa was named one of the 'Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance' by American Banker magazine.  She has led diverse teams in wholesale banking and markets, corporate banking, asset management, and treasury, digital transformations, and restructurings.

Lisa was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States' Working Group on Global Markets from 2014 to 2021, providing perspectives on macro trends worldwide.

Lisa is also a Board member of The Atlantic Council of the United States, where she serves on the Compensation Committee and is involved with several of its transatlantic programs including with those with the Global Energy Centre and those via the GeoEconomics Centre, related to Central Bank Digital Currencies and the Digital Dollar.

Lisa has an MBA from the Yale School of Management, has taught strategy at Yale and corporate finance at the University of Chicago.  She holds a Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University.

There is no further information to disclose in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.13R.

For further information, please contact:

IG Group:

Investors contact

Liz Scorer, Head of Investor Relations                                     0044 20 7573 0727


Press contact

Ramon Kaur, Head of Communications                                  0044 20 7573 0060


FTI Consulting:

Ed Berry                                                                                               0044 20 3727 1141 / 1046



About IG

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[1]. IG is the world's No.1 provider of CFDs[2] and a global leader in forex derivatives. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees and offers an execution-only stock trading service in the UK and Australia. IG has a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, which provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.

IG is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North America. IG Group Holdings plc holds a long-term investment grade credit rating of BBB- with a stable outlook from Fitch Ratings.


[1] Excluding 10pm Friday (GMT) to 8am Saturday (GMT)

[2] Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, June 2020)




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