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Imminent margin increase for Russia-exposed stocks



With effect from 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 1 March, we are increasing margin rates on existing CFD and spread bet positions to 100% on certain shares with direct exposure to Russia. Please take note of the below:


  • Should you wish to maintain your positions, please ensure you have sufficient funds on your account before 15:00 GMT Tuesday 1 March, otherwise positions on your account will be closed  
  • No new positions can currently be opened on these shares
  • Increased volatility can amplify the risk of rapid or large losses 
  • As the situation continues to develop, IG may take further steps in relation to products with direct or indirect exposure to Russia, including limiting positions or increasing margin
  • Where possible we will aim to give as much notice as we can, though in the circumstances that may be a shorter time frame than usual

List of affected shares:

Tigers Realm Coal Limited
United Company RUSAL PLC
Lukoil OAO - GDR (DE)
Amur Minerals Corp
Polymetal International PLC
RusPetro PLC
Ros Agro PLC
En+ Group PLC
Federal Grid Co Unified Energy System PJSC
X5 Retail Group NV
Globaltrans Investment PLC - GDR
Hydraulic Machines and Systems Group PLC - GDR
RusHydro JSC - GDR
Lenta Ltd
LSR Group
VK Co Ltd
MD Medical Group Investments PLC
Magnit OJSC - GDR
Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works - GDR
Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port PJSC
Novolipetsk Steel OJSC - GDR
Phosagro OAO - GDR
Polyus PJSC
Sberbank of Russia - GDR
Surgutneftegas Public
Severstal OAO - GDR
Tatneft OAO - GDR
Gazprom Neft OAO - GDR
Lukoil OAO - GDR
MMC Norilsk Nickel OJSC - GDR
NovaTek OAO - GDR
Gazprom OAO - GDR
Rostelecom OJSC - GDR
Rosneft OAO - GDR
Sistema JSFC - GDR
Mobile Telesystems OJSC - ADR
Mechel - ADR
Polyus Gold PJSC
HeadHunter Group PLC
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