Our prime brokerage services are built on over 41 years of providing innovative technology solutions to our clients.
has focused on applying technology to every part of the trading and settlement process. Through our highly automated technology, we execute trades for our clients on over 125 market centers in 31 countries, and group-wide we clear and settle over 1 million trades per day
. Our global reach, substantial equity capital and low-risk business model give us a unique competitive advantage in todays rapidly changing markets.
Our capital has grown organically from profits over the years. We are part of IB Group, which has over US $7 billion in equity capital2and no long-term debt. The group is still approximately 82% owned by the original owners who closely manage the business.
Interactive Brokers LLC has over US $7 billion in regulatory net capital, which is $5.8 billion in excess of regulatory requirements. The Firm uses proprietary software to automate broker-dealer functions and integrate its software with exchanges and trading venues into one automatically functioning, computerized platform. The orders that our clients enter into the Trader WorkStation (TWS) or other order management systems are electronically routed to the markets using our proprietary order routing technology.
IB also uses a real-time risk management system that works behind the scenes to manage risk and enforce credit-related regulations. We require all orders submitted for accounts held at IB to be credit checked prior to accepting the order for routing to the market. The system ensures that trades will be supported by current equity in the account and also automatically liquidates under-margined positions without making margin calls. This policy protects the firms capital and the rest of the firms clients as well as limiting the losses in client accounts.
Interactive Brokers LLC is an agency broker for its clients. It does not maintain a proprietary trading desk or sales trading desk and does not trade for its own account.
As a regulated broker, Interactive Brokers is subject to SEC and CFTC regulations regarding investment of client funds. Permissible investment vehicles include bank deposits and a variety of top-rated government securities and related instruments. Our effective investment policy is more stringent than this, reflecting our risk-averse philosophy. We invest client funds only in government securities, repos of government securities and cash deposits in bank accounts at the largest banks. Our investment policy is conservative. Our strict policy when investing client money minimizes your exposure and ours in uncertain credit environments.
Financial professionals who find the large prime brokers too expensive to meet their needs come to us from around the world in increasing numbers. Our ongoing focus on using technology to connect to the worlds markets and automate all aspects of the trading and settlement process, combined with our low-risk business model and risk-averse philosophy, results in continued growth of our clients equity.
Supporting documentation for any claims and statistical information will be provided upon request. Any trading symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray recommendations. This advertisement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. Interactive Brokers does not provide investment advice.
Commissions starting at $0 for US listed stock and ETFs,
lowest margin rates and award winning trading tools.
An account structure where the securities are registered in the name of a trust while a trustee controls the management of the investments.
For the private advisory firm that manages finances and investments for an ultra-high-net-worth individual or family.
For the small business corporation, partnership, limited liability company or unincorporated legal structure that holds assets owned by an entity account holder.
For an individual or entity that manages 15 or fewer accounts and is not registered. Ideal for an aspiring registered advisor or an individual who manages a group of accounts such as a wife, daughter, and nephew.
For an individual or organization Registered Investment Advisor that manages clients.
For hedge funds, or an Advisor that manages a family of funds plus some individual separately managed accounts.
An individual or organization that offers investment management services to our Registered Investment Advisors.
For the corporation, partnership, limited liability company or unincorporated legal structure that trades on its own behalf in a single account or in multiple, linked accounts with separate trading limits.
For the Registered Broker or FCM that wants to outsource its trade execution and clearing services.
For companies or advisors that want to manage an equity incentive plan.
For the organization that needs to monitor all or some of their employees trading activity.
For the organization that provides third-party administrative services to our client accounts.
For the college or high school educator who wants to use our trading platform in their financial, computer science and business classes.
For an individual or a firm that recommends Interactive Brokers to friends, acquaintances or business contacts in return for a fee.
Non-trading account for hedge fund allocators who would like to access the Hedge Fund Marketplace.