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Who can join IPUG?

To be eligible for membership you should be a financial institution, (bank, insurance company, securities house, securities brokerage, fund manager, building society, central bank or similar), be of any size and use market data services. Suppliers of market data services, whether they are data vendors, technology solution providers or consultancy firms are not eligible for membership.

All Members are expected to adhere to IPUG's four-walls confidentiality policy, which can be downloaded here, and which is similar to the Chatham House Rule.

IPUG currently has 48 member firms:

  • Baader Bank
  • Baillie Gifford
  • Bank of England
  • Bank Centrale du Luxembourg
  • Barclays Capital
  • Baring Asset Management
  • Blackrock
  • Citibank
  • Commerzbank
  • Daiwa Capital Markets
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DNB Bank ASA
  • EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
  • ECB - European Central Bank
  • EIB - European Investment Bank
  • Evercore
  • Fidelity Investment Services
  • F&C Management Ltd
  • Henderson Global Investors
  • Hermes Investment Management
  • HSBC
  • Invesco Asset Management
  • Investec Bank plc
  • Jupiter Asset Management
  • Kames Capital
  • Liberum Capital
  • Lloyds
  • M & G Investment Management
  • Macquarie
  • MAN Investments Ltd
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (inc.Bank of Tokyo)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • N M Rothschild
  • Natixis
  • Nomura
  • Nordea Bank
  • Pioneer Investments
  • Rabobank
  • RWE Supply & Trading
  • Societe Generale
  • Standard Life Aberdeen
  • Susquehanna International Group
  • Symmetry Investment
  • Threadneedle Asset Management
  • Trenchant
  • UBS (Investment Bank)
  • Winterflood Securities

What does IPUG membership give me?

Corporate Membership entitles each member firm to nominate a defined number of delegates for participation in IPUG activities, group meetings and access to shared knowledge and information.

Benefits include:

Members Meetings

IPUG runs a number of topical meetingsthroughout the year, e.g. Bloomberg, FactSet, FTSE, & Markit. Most meeting agendas include an open forum in which members may discuss issues relevant to that particular group and it is common for the vendor to be invited to present to, and be quizzed by, the attendees. Meetings can also be convened at the demand of the members focused on a particular subject or vendor.


Our website provides Members’ only access to the unique "Ask IPUG" Forum. Members are able to pose questions to the whole membership and obtain answers from those best able to respond. Meeting notes, presentation materials and full industry news articles are also stored in the ‘Members only’ section of the website.


IPUG members can subscribe to get regular updates sent straight to their inbox on Industry News Updates which are posted to the website as well as emails from the IPUG Executive. The subscription can be tailored to reduce noise and avoid spam.

Access to Job Opportunities

IPUG has introduced a Jobs Board where recruitment agencies can advertise current industry job opportunities, available to members via the website.

Networking Opportunities

Networking events, including the legendary IPUG Christmas party, are held regularly throughout the year and provide the perfect opportunity to meet with your peers.

How much does it cost to join IPUG?


  • Membership for a firm at multiple sites / multiple entities within holding company parent: £600 per annum +VAT


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If you would like to join IPUG, please fill in your details here and a member of our team will be in contact with you shortly.