IG Group veteran John Austin becomes Chief Analytics Officer

British spread betting and CFD company IG Group has promoted John Austin to Chief Analytics Officer this week, following three years at the firm as Head of Research. Mr. Austin rejoined IG Group’s London operations in April 2012 from the company’s Chicago-based subsidiary, binary options exchange NADEX, where he held the position of Executive Director, […]

British spread betting and CFD company IG Group has promoted John Austin to Chief Analytics Officer this week, following three years at the firm as Head of Research.

Mr. Austin rejoined IG Group’s London operations in April 2012 from the company’s Chicago-based subsidiary, binary options exchange NADEX, where he held the position of Executive Director, and Interim CEO.

Whilst in Chicago, Mr. Austin was CEO of IG Group US Holdings Inc for two years between 2010 and 2012, preceded by two years at Barclays Capital in New Product Development for Structured Capital Markets, a position following which he rejoined IG Group.

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Mr. Austin’s initial tenure at IG Group concluded in 2007 when he left the firm to join Barclays, before returning in 2010. At that time, he held the position of Financial Dealing Director at IG Group for two years, a perio which was preceded by two years as New Products Director.

This is Mr Austin’s nineteenth year, albeit not consecutive, at IG Group. He began his career at the firm in September 1997 as a Quoting Dealer before progressing to Head of FX Trading in early 2001.

Mr. Austin holds a MA honors degree in Natural Sciences and Computer Science from Cambridge University from which he graduated in 1996, and an MSc in Finance from London Business School, which he completed in 2002.

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