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 its 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”).
The Company has procedures for the disclosure and review of any conflicts of interest, or potential conflicts, 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 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, the Audit Committee or the Remuneration Committee, as applicable, has a personal interest in the transaction, then shareholders’ approval, by way of ordinary resolution, is also required. The authorisation of a conflict matter, and the terms of authorisation, may be reviewed at any time by the Board.
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 at its website (www.plus500.com), which includes copies of the Company’s press releases. 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 the Company’s Investor Relations, at ir@Plus500.com.
Plus500 is committed to operating responsibly in all aspects of its business, including enriching the communities where it operates 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 its business it remains committed to integrating CSR initiatives into its business, not only to enrich and contribute to the lives of the communities in which it works and lives, but also to create tangible value for its employees, customers and shareholders.
Plus500 considers its people as its most valuable asset and is therefore fully committed to their health and wellbeing. The Company aims to provide its 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". More information on the Board's Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy can be found in this document.
Plus500 is committed to manage its environmental impact and is fully aware that by considering the environment in its decision making, particularly around technology adoption and office selection, the company can minimise its impact.
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.
Customer care is integral to Plus500: customers cannot be subject to negative balances. 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.