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IKON Group is now a global leader in the world of Online Financial Trading, specialized in online trading across the international financial markets, operating in over 90 countries and catering to a network of approximately 62,000 Banks, Financial Institutions, and Clients worldwide. The IKON Group has illustrious, extensive and notable history and remarkable milestones as you can see below.
IKON was established in 1999 by Finance and Technology Professionals, and was founded on the behalf that technology must keep the same pace as financial product's evolutions. From the start, IKON Group has emphasized technology as a critical element for being competitor in the online trading industry.
The significant milestones that IKON Group walked through in years are:
IKON Group Wins the Award of the Best Forex ECN Broker 2012 (Asia)
IKON Group has won the Most Prestigious Award of the Best ECN Broker Asia 2012 by the Global Banking & Finance Review. The award was given based on the rating of the massive readership reviews coming from 180 countries.
This significance Award was granted because, in 2011, the IKON Group made a ground breaking improvement in its forex trading platform in that it launched a new state of the art technology of the IKON Non-Trading Desk Execution, being a completely and automatically trading desk with no human intervention through its own ECN.
Launch of IKON (Australia)
IKON (Australia) is the Australian Division of IKON and is based in Sydney, Australia offering real time trading in Forex, Metals, CFDs, Options and Non Deliverable Forwards to private individuals, hedge funds, brokerages, market makers and banks.
Ikon (Australia) is the registered trading name of Multibank Australia Pty Ltd. Multibank Australia is regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Launch of New Online Live Account Application Forms for All IKON Group’s Clients and IBs
In April 2012, IKON Group is proud to announce the launch of its brand new, fast and convenient live account online application system for all customers, IBs and cooperate clients of our affiliated Companies IKON Finance, IKON NZ and IKON Asia for the registration of our MT4 Platforms (Turbo Meta, Maximus or Multibank).
The new online live account application form allows clients to open and fund the accounts within minutes all in one go. There will be no need for any hand written signatures (wet signature) or paperwork. It also provides cooperate clients ad IBs an unique Online IB Back Office system so that you can register your Customers to our affiliated Companies IKON Finance, IKON NZ and IKON Asia directly.
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On November 17, Hexun (homeway.com) hosted a prize giving ceremony in Shanghai named as "2011 Forex Market Summit & Award Ceremony of Forex Industry Financial Ranking" hosted by Hexun. The theme of the summit was "Crisis, Redemption and Competition". At the summit, IKON GROUP was awarded as the Best Forex Service Provider and Best Forex Trading Platform in 2011.
IKON OFFERS GOLD TRADING THROUGH EXCLUSIVE IKON NASDAQ PARTNERSHIP
Through a Joint Venture between IKON and NASDAQ, in November 2011, IKON became the first company in the world to offer Gold Trading through the NASDAQ Exchange. The new product is named as the IKON NASDAQ Gold. The NASDAQ IKON Joint Venture was developed in accordance with the USA Financial Reforms. The Board of IKON felt it incumbent upon that, for increased Security of Funds, for the Gold trading to be transferred an OTC product to a Gold Product. Thus the funds of the Clients trading with the IKON NASDAQ Gold product will have the protection of the NASDAQ Exchange for the Security of their Funds. Such Protection of the Funds is equivalent to a Sovereign Guarantee, which is equivalent to cash.
As of November 2011, the IKON Group lead the Financial Market by offering no less than 8 separate Financial products in order to offer its Customers the utmost and unparalleled Security of Funds to protect the Client’s interests.
IKON Becomes Member of OCC
A further milestone in the remarkable history of IKON is the announcement of its membership to the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) “The world class clearing operations at the OCC are the standard bearer in the futures industry”. IKON is proud of their membership and anticipates that it will become the key component to the innovative products that IKON will continue to bring to the marketplace.
First Exchange in Multibillion US$ agreement with Chinese Government
September 2011, IKON Group has successfully entered into an agreement with Chinese Tianjin government for the Electronic Communication Network Exchange (ECN) project, its estimated value to be in excess of US$3.2 Billion. IKON Group becomes the first of its kind, to form a remarkable strategic alliance and joint committee with the Chinese Government to enable Banks, Financial institutions and individuals to trade on the International Forex Market in accordance with Chinese Governing Law.
IKON joins NASDAQ’s Board of Directors
In June 2011, IKON Group proudly announced its representation to the Board of Directors for the NASDAQ OMX through the election of Christopher Pilkerton; the Vice President of our affiliated company IKON GM. Mr. Pilkerton serves as Executive Vice President of IKON. Prior to joining IKON, Mr. Pilkerton served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan and as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
IKON Extends Global Footprint to China
In February 2011, IKON Group announced that it has obtained a license to operate in China, which is authorized by the Chinese government. In China, IKON Group operates through its subsidiary companies, IKON Financial Services Corporation (IFSC) with its headquarters in Tianjin, and its branch in Beijing. IKON also has a heavy presence in Hong Kong through their Holding company IKON Group Worldwide Public Limited Company and IKON International Limited (Hong Kong), which performs their 24/7 customer service for the benefit of IKON’s Clients and potential partners and clients.
IKON Currenex Partnership
In June 2010, IKON Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Currenex Technologies, Inc. to offer all traders access to the Currenex trading platform.
IKON Exclusive Partnership with NASDAQ
In October 2009, IKON Group’s affiliated company IKON GM has partnered with NASDAQ to offer NASDAQ Futures Exchange Products (NFX) to retail and Institutional Clients.
In relation to the partnership between NASDAQ and IKON GM, Ben Craig, President of NASDAQ OMX Futures confirmed, that IKON’s efforts and powers have strengthened NASDAQ’s offering of retail FX Products in a fully electronic environment.
IKON, a Primary Market Maker on the DGCX
In 2009, as the leading market in the Middle East for Foreign Exchange and Bullion Derivatives, the promoters of the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (“DGCX”) selected IKON Group to be a primary market maker on the DGCX. In the 12 months since activation, IKON Group has been responsible for over 30% of the daily turnover on FX products and is consistently a top 5-volume leader.