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Investments, ISAs, ETFs, robo advice, the stock market, personal finance

Ian Peacock, Chief Client Officer

Ian joined IG in February 2015 as Head of UK & Ireland.

Ian began his career in financial markets at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) where he spent his formative years involved in the transformation of the London equities market from a quote-driven system to an electronic central market structure.

He joined the Credit Agricole group in 2004 where he remained for 10 years, working initially in America, as US CEO, and subsequently in Europe, as UK CEO of the Cheuvreux equities franchise. Ian sat on the Global Equities Executive Committee and the US and UK management committees of Credit Agricole CIB.

Ian is a Sloan Fellow of London Business School graduating with Distinction and has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the University of Leeds.


Oliver Smith, Portfolio Manager IG Smart Portfolios

Oliver Smith is Portfolio Manager for IG Smart Portfolios, the online wealth manager. He joined IG in July 2016, from Julius Baer where he led the UK Portfolio Construction team and  was a member of the Portfolio Management Committee.  Prior to Julius Baer, Oliver spent five years at Sarasin & Partners managing Emerging Markets funds. He started his career as a Fund Analyst at Forsyth Partners, a fund ratings business. Oliver is a CFA Charter holder.


Financial Market Commentary and trading

Chris Beauchamp, Chief Market Analyst

Chris first started at IG in 2010, and in that time has become a regular commentator and analyst for the financial press and TV, with appearances on all the major financial channels as well as the BBC and Sky News. His background is in equity research and analysis, and he uses these skills to provide in-depth reports on stock market movements.

Josh Mahony, Market Analyst

Joshua joined IG in 2015 following a three-year stint as a market analyst in the Forex market. He has featured regularly within both written press and TV over the years. Coming from an economics background, Joshua has worked within Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital investment banks. He holds both CFTe and MSTA technical analysis qualifications.

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