IG adds stocks listed on Aquis Stock Exchange to its retail offering

Rick Steves

“We aim to provide ambitious, self-directed individuals with unparalleled access to the world’s financial markets to help them reach their financial goals. We are thrilled to add AQSE stocks electronically as the latest in our ongoing expansion of our array of financial assets.”

IG Group’s dynamic trading and investing platform, IG.com, has added stocks listed on Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) to its offering, now available to over 100,000 UK, Dubai and Australian clients.

There are more than 100 securities listed on the AQSE, which has welcomed 22 new companies to its growth market so far in 2022, with more in the pipeline.

As a division of leading exchange services company, Aquis Exchange PLC, AQSE complies with a robust regulatory framework, overseen by the FCA.

IG offers AQSE stocks to retail investor audience

Alasdair Haynes, Chief Executive Officer at Aquis Exchange, said: “We are pleased that IG Group is now offering AQSE stocks to an increasingly engaged retail investor audience through their electronic trading platform. Improving investor accessibility is vital to the democratisation of capital in the UK, and we continue to press for equal opportunities for all investors. As the next-generation stock exchange with a core focus on improving access to capital markets, we would like to thank IG Group for their support and look forward to working closely with the team.”

Adam Blemings, Head of Trading at IG Group said: “We aim to provide ambitious, self-directed individuals with unparalleled access to the world’s financial markets to help them reach their financial goals. We are thrilled to add AQSE stocks electronically as the latest in our ongoing expansion of our array of financial assets.”

IG Group’s US operation announced tastycrypto

Earlier this year, IG Group’s US operation announced the launch of the tastytcrypto brand, IG’s digital asset trading face which has unveiled the first of many offerings: a self-custody blockchain wallet on the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks. The self-custody digital wallet will be available in January 2023.

tastycrypto will give users control over their digital assets and access to opportunities across decentralized finance. The new crypto focused brand reinforces IG Group North America’s commitment to strategically invest and innovate in the digital asset and DeFi space.

Users will be able to use tastycrypto for custody, control, and ownership of their digital assets (such as cryptocurrency, tokens, and NFTs). Initially, they will be able to view their token balances, transfer cryptocurrency, and view transaction history on the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks.

tastycrypto has plans to allow users to fund their wallet using licensed third-party payment methods, swap tokens on-chain, connect to decentralized applications, and transfer cryptocurrency to their wallet from their tastyworks brokerage account where they have access to trading in 25 different cryptocurrencies today.

 

Read this next

Inside View

Broadridge report finds 27% of firms’ overall IT budget goes to digital transformation

“A new chapter in digital transformation is emerging. In our work with clients across the financial services industry we see leading firms are already reaping the benefits from digitalization and the use of technologies such as AI and blockchain/DLT, as they adapt to economic headwinds and new competitive dynamics”

Executive Moves

Ripple announces Monica Long as President

“I’m incredibly honored to take on the role of President at Ripple as we expand deeper into crypto-enabled services like liquidity, settlement and custody.”

Executive Moves

Arabesque AI appoints Carolina Minio Paluello as CEO

“Arabesque AI is uniquely positioned to service the asset management industry’s need to meet the growing market demand for hyper customised portfolios.”

Industry News

SEC Commissioner Mark T. Uyeda says standardized ESG measures are doomed to fail

“Because ESG ratings may be divorced from matters of financial materiality, they can reflect a particular political or social agenda.”

Industry News

Worldline launches digital payments suite in India

“Our low-cost innovative offering SoftPOS will empower SMBs in a big way to accept digital payments affordably.”

Technology

cTrader Web 4.5 Presents Guest Mode, Multiple Charting and Copy Improvements

Spotware has announced the release of its cTrader Web version 4.5, which comes with a whole range of features and improvements for all cTrader users.

Technology

SteelEye suggests integrated surveillance as Morgan Stanley fines employees over WhatsApp

“The use of integrated surveillance means firms can avoid unwanted regulatory attention by enabling them to self-report and self-remedy more efficiently when malpractice is flagged.”

Industry News

ASIC bans Gregory William Finerty for unlicensed FX algo trading bot

Bradford AI leased an algorithmic trading program known as ‘Robot 1’ to trade on the FX market, using an Australia-based over the counter contracts for difference (CFD) broker.

Opinion

With the recent changes to St Vincent licensing, what will the future trends be for licensing in 2023?

New St. Vincent and the Grenadines regulations came as somewhat of a shock for those brokerages that are only regulated in SVG

<