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Corporate responsibility

At CMC Markets, our responsibility to maximise shareholder returns is aligned with our commitment to always provide our clients with the best service, platform and execution.

We strive to achieve our goals by reinforcing our financial strength and investing in our employees and wider social practices.

Our People

We provide a safe, challenging and enjoyable workplace and have 550 employees working for the CMC MarketsGroup globally. The quality of our staff is essential to the success of our business, and competitive packagesincluding appropriate benefits and pensions are offered to attract and retain the best talent in the industry.

Total employed (1): Male 424, Female 148. Board: Male 6, Female 1. Senior Management (2): Male 17, Female 0
  1. Employees of the Group including contractors as at 31 March 2017
  2. Direct reports to CEO and subsidiary Directors excluding Board Directors
    as at 31 March 2017

Diversity

We are committed to having a diverse workforce and believe that diversity brings valuable experience and skills to the business. We provide a number of apprenticeship positions and training to our employees, offering them the opportunity to obtain new skills while developing existing ones.

Collaboration

We actively encourage our employees to suggest and contribute to pioneering and innovative ideas, which are fostered through a flat organisational structure. The CMC Markets Group strongly believes that the contribution of a talented and passionate team is vital for the continuing success of the company.

Equal opportunities

We value the creativity offered by a diverse workforce and are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a world-class team irrespective of ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, religion, culture or physical ability. We seek to establish a culture that values meritocracy, openness, fairness and transparency and is intolerant to any form of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

In searching for talent, the commitment is always to recruit the best from the broadest available applicant pool. All candidates have the right to expect that they will be respected and valued for the richness of ideas they bring to the Group.

Health and safety

The health and safety of the Group’s employees and visitors is of primary importance. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment, with health and safety audits and risk assessments carried out regularly.

Clients

Clients are critical to the success of the business and we strive to deliver a high quality and efficient service.

The Group fully segregates all retail client funds, irrespective of whether it is required by regulation. All funds are held in designated accounts seperately from CMC's own funds to ensure that in the event of a default, client funds are safe and can quickly be returned to our clients.

CFDs and spread bets are leveraged products and losses can exceed deposits. In order to help protect clients from suffering excessive losses, most client positions are automatically liquidated once margin has been reduced to agreed levels. Within the platform, there are also a number of tools available to clients to effectively manage risk.

We also offer our clients a range of education opportunities through weekly and monthly webinars and seminars, as well as our Trader Development Programme which offers a wide range of in-platform, on-demand education and tailored market commentary.

Charitable donations

During the year ended 31 March 2016, CMC Markets donated £540,000 to charitable causes including £450,000 to The Peter Cruddas Foundation. The Peter Cruddas Foundation’s strapline is “Helping Young People Achieve More”. Its aims and objectives are to benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in our society by ensuring funding reaches those most in need. In order to achieve these aims and objectives, grants are given to charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales working in their area of interest.

Peter Cruddas Foundation

During the year ended 31 March 2015, grants were given to 15 charities, including:

Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charitable Trust:

The Tick Tock Club was supported with the funding for a Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit. After a surgical procedure, young people are taken to a first stage recovery area next to the operating theatre. As they begin to wake, the patients are moved to the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit. These units are enclosed and include ensuite facilities and a comfortable chair for a parent to sit in as they wait for their child to wake up.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

University College London Horizons Programme:

This programme enables participation from up to 100 gifted young people from schools around London. It aims to explore their potential and open their minds to a university course after their A-levels. The programme has been hugely successful among participating students who, in most cases, improve their A-level results, consequently opening up other pathways to educationand employment. It is inspirational to the students' parents/guardians/carers to witness the capabilities of their child. In addition to the donations to The Peter Cruddas Foundation, CMC Markets’ staff are encouraged to support charity through a “pound for pound” matching scheme, with CMC Markets matching every pound raised through sponsorship.

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