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Can IG staff see users' account balances and transactions?

I was just thinking, if IG staff spotted users who they thought were performing exceptionally well, could they then mimic those user's actions personally themselves?

 

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Hey - certain teams can see your trade activity (such as the dealing desk, client services so they can assist with dealing questions, and account managers if you have one). Trading on the actions of clients is illegal, and we have a number of automated functions in place to stop this happening. It's worth noting that its highly likely that this is the same for all deal execution brokers and share dealing platforms - I wouldn't be able to see how they could function otherwise! 

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On 20/07/2019 at 11:18, Mark8787 said:

Can IG staff see users' account balances and transactions?

I was just thinking, if IG staff spotted users who they thought were performing exceptionally well, could they then mimic those user's actions personally themselves?

 

 

Have you heard of the A book/B book thing?

They have to hedge all their trades.  If you mainly lose money they can reliably hedge by going in the opposite direction to you, but if you mainly win money they either need to pair you with a 'loser' or trade with you on their own account.  :D

 

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