Corporate Governance

The Company is listed on the premium listing segment of the Official List, and therefore it is required to comply with corporate governance policies and practices consistent with the UK Corporate Governance Code.

The Company does, and will, comply with the recommendations of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

The Company will report to shareholders on its compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code in accordance with the Listing Rules. As an Israeli company, the Company also complies with the corporate governance provisions of Israel’s Companies Law, 5759-1999 (the “Companies Law”).
Corporate Governance

Conflicts of Interest

The Company has procedures for the disclosure and review of any conflicts of interest, or potential conflicts of interest, which the Directors may have. The Board members are asked to disclose any conflicts of interest at each scheduled Board meeting. Each Director is aware of their responsibility to avoid conflicts of interest and to disclose any conflict or potential conflict of interest to the Board. A Director who has a personal interest in a matter that is considered at a meeting of the Board, the Audit Committee or the Remuneration Committee shall not attend that meeting (unless the chair of the Board, the Audit Committee or the Remuneration Committee, as the case may be, determines that such person’s presence at the meeting is required for presentation of the relevant transaction) or vote on that matter, unless a majority of the respective forum has a personal interest in the matter as well. If a majority of the Board has a personal interest in the transaction, then shareholders’ approval is also required. The authorisation of a conflict matter, and the terms of authorisation, may be reviewed at any time by the Board. The Board considers that these procedures are operating effectively.

Relationship with Shareholders

The Company encourages the participation of both institutional and private investors. The Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Elad Even-Chen, meets regularly with institutional investors, usually in regard to the issue of half and full year results. Communication with private individuals is maintained through the Annual General Meeting and the Company’s annual and interim reports. The chairmen of the Company’s audit, remuneration and nomination committees are made available to answer questions at the Company’s Annual General Meetings. In addition, further details on the strategy and performance of the Company can be found on this website. Regular updates are provided to the Board on meetings with shareholders and analysts, and broker’s opinions are made available to the Board. Non-executive directors are available to meet major shareholders, if required. Investors are encouraged to contact Owen Jones, our Head of Investor Relations, at [email protected].

Social Responsibility

Commitment to Society
Plus500 is committed to operating responsibly in all aspects of our business, including enriching the communities where we operate and creating an inclusive, safe and healthy workplace. Plus500 believes that Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR") is both its duty and an essential part of good management. As Plus500 grows our business we remain committed to integrating CSR initiatives into our business, not only to enrich and contribute to the lives of local communities, but also to create tangible value for our employees, customers and shareholders.

Commitment to our employees

Plus500 considers our people as its most valuable asset and we are therefore fully committed to their health and wellbeing. We aim to provide our people with the most optimal conditions to support a healthy and balanced work environment. Plus500 is committed to the creation of a work environment in which fairness, trust and individual responsibility are valued. Our people come from diverse backgrounds and we ensure that all our employees, both prospective and current, are given access to equal opportunities. All employees, whether they are part-time, full-time, or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. In addition, we are committed to the progression of our talented women at Plus500 and we are encouraged that our female representation across the Group is relatively strong. Plus500 believes that diversity across the Board and the Group is an important element in maintaining competitive advantage and effective governance, as well as mitigating the risk of "group think".

Commitment to shareholders

The Company’s objectives when managing capital are to safeguard the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern in order to provide returns for shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders and to maintain an optimal capital structure to reduce the cost of capital.

Commitment to customers

Customer care is integral to Plus500 and we aim to ensure that we consistently deliver a high quality service for them. Plus500 does not utilise cold calling techniques and does not offer binary options. A free demo account is available on an unlimited basis for platform users and sophisticated risk management tools are provided free of charge to manage leverage and stop losses to help customers protect profits and limit capital losses.