Archive for December, 2005

Home Straight

December 25, 2005guidfarr No Comments »

Tweet Where is Lewis Findlay, managing director of City spreadbetting firm Cantor Index? Findlay is one of the most popular men in the market, but the rumour mill suggests that he has fallen out with his employer, the huge US bond broking firm Cantor Fitzgerald, and has not been seen at the America Square offices […]

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Fa Probe £100K Boss Bet

December 14, 2005guidfarr No Comments »

Tweet FA Chiefs are investigating claims one Premiership player put a £100,000 bet on Harry Redknapp – even though he was already the 1-4 odds-on favourite to become Portsmouth boss. The FA confirmed last week they were working with spread betting firm Betfair after a staggering £15million was traded around Redknapp in the build-up to […]

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Capital Spreads in £33m flutter, Matthew Goodman, Sunday Times

December 11, 2005guidfarr No Comments »

Tweet Spread Betting firm Capital Spreads is placing its bets on a £33m flotation. Its parent company, London Capital Group, has appointed stockbroker Evolution Securities to advise it on a listing on the Alternative Investment Market. The float comes just a few months after the business was bought by its management from London Capital Partners. […]

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Strong volumes leave IG confident

December 2, 2005guidfarr No Comments »

Tweet Spread betting firm IG Group said it has continued to experience strong volumes with all areas of the business delivering growth, leaving it confident of its prospects for the current year. In a trading up ahead of January’s interim figures it said its largest division, the UK financial operation, has achieved strong growth driven […]

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IFX takes bet on Chinese market

December 1, 2005guidfarr No Comments »

Tweet A small London-quoted financial services group has opened an office in Shanghai with the intention of introducing financial spread betting to the gambling-mad Chinese market. Spread betting has taken off in the City in recent years, but there are signs the market has become mature. IFX Group says the difficult state of Chinese equities […]

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