Information Letter to the clients of LCG Capital Markets Limited (a.k.a. “FlowBroker”)

LCG Capital Markets Limited (additional trade name “FlowBroker”) is wholly owned by FlowBank SA, a Swiss Regulated entity until June 13, 2024. On that date, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) opened bankruptcy proceedings against FlowBank SA. FINMA appointed Walder Wyss SA, succursale de Genève, 14 rue du Rhône, P.O Box, 1211 Geneva 3 as bankruptcy liquidators (the Liquidators). The place of jurisdiction for the bankruptcy is FlowBank SA head office in Geneva. This has effectively stopped FlowBank SA operations.

LCG Capital Markets Limited maintains funds with accounts at FlowBank SA. Due to significant agreements between LCG Capital Markets Limited and FlowBank SA, the appointment of the Liquidators has currently made it impossible for LCG Capital Markets Limited to carry out its operations.

We draw reference to section 25 of our Terms and Conditions, which provides as follows:

FORCE MAJEURE EVENTS We may, in our reasonable opinion, determine that an emergency or an exceptional market condition exists which may prevent us from performing any or all of our obligations (a Force Majeure Event). Following the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, we will inform BHS (ourselves) and take reasonable steps to inform you.

Force Majeure Events includes the following events: (i) any act, event or occurrence (including any strike, riot or civil commotion, industrial action, acts and regulations of any governmental or supra national bodies or authorities) that, in our reasonable opinion, prevents us from maintaining an orderly market in one or more of the indices/markets in respect of which we ordinarily accept transactions;

At the time of this writing, LCG Capital Markets Limited has engaged the Liquidators. We will update you as more information becomes available to us. For any additional inquiries, clients can continue to contact Customer Support at Email:

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

CFDs and spread bets are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

ETFs trading

Trade CFDs on 500+ exchange traded funds (ETFs) with LCG. Diversify your portfolio with one of the most popular ‘passive investment’ methods and benefit from competitive pricing and low margin requirements.

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What are exchange traded funds?

Exchange traded funds, or ETFs are one of the fastest growing areas of investment. An exchange traded fund is a fund type that tracks assets such as commodities, an index, shares, and bonds but trades like a common stock. By owning an ETF, investors get the diversification of buying an entire index at a more affordable cost.

ETFs are one of the most popular ‘passive investments’, which have over the last few years been competing with more traditional ‘active investments’ like mutual funds and hedge funds. Typically, ETFs have lower fees than mutual funds and can easily be bought and sold during trading hours.

ETF investing is ideal for those wishing for a simple way to diversify their share trading.

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One of the fastest growing investment methods
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Track assets but trade like a common stock
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Lower fees than mutual funds
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Accessible to all traders

Why trade exchange traded funds with LCG

Trade multiple sectors at once

Trading ETFs allows you to trade various companies on the stock market at once, such as US technology, with ease.

No need to own any assets

Take a position on whether an ETF will go up or down without having to own any assets, such as shares or commodities.

Use leverage to trade

Trading with leverage means that not as much capital is needed to trade. This gives ETF traders the opportunity to increase position size, amplifying potential gains and losses.

Advanced LCG Trader platform

Trade ETFs wherever you are and on any device using our professional online trading platform.

Additional benefits to trading ETFs with LCG

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Guaranteed stop‑loss

With a guaranteed stop-loss order, you can protect ETFs trades against significant market fluctuations.

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Advanced orders

With advanced orders you can set multiple profit targets or move your stop loss to breakeven automatically.

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Partial-position closing

Close a percentage of your ETF position to guarantee an outcome while leaving the remaining portion open to experience market fluctuations.

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24-hour client support

Our multi-lingual customer service team are available to help with your ETF trading questions and are contactable 24 hours a day, Sunday to Friday via phone, email or live chat.

A superior trading experience on all of your devices

Analysis and education

Our team of experts have developed in-depth analysis and education material for all levels of traders. From beginners wanting to learn the basics, such as what are exchange traded funds, to the experienced trader wishing to discuss ETF investing and ETF market performance, our analysts have you covered. Our team host weekly economic outlooks where the latest ETF markets trends are discussed.

Whether it’s breaking news that could impact the exchange traded funds you trade, technical analysis, upcoming economic indicators or general market discussion, our team of analysts have you covered with insightful commentary and opinions on everything going on in the world of exchange funds trading. Visit our research and analysis portal for your daily dose of market commentary or alternatively sign up for our newsletter and have the latest ETF market news delivered to your inbox.

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