Overview

  • Founded Date January 1, 1978
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  • Company Size 1,500 - 2,999 employees
  • Industry Forex BrokerCryptocurrency BrokerAsset ManagementInvestment Banking
  • Offices
    We are a global company headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut,with over 2,650+ employees in offices in the USA, Hungary, Estonia, Russia, Switzerland, Canada, Hong Kong, UK, Australia, Japan, India, and China.
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    Interactive Brokers LLC

    Is a member NYSE - FINRA - SIPC and regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Headquarters: One Pickwick Plaza, Greenwich, CT 06830 USA Website: www.interactivebrokers.com

    Interactive Brokers Canada Inc.

    Is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and Member - Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Know Your Advisor: View the IIROC AdvisorReport. Trading of securities and derivatives may involve a high degree of risk and investors should be prepared for the risk of losing their entire investment and losing further amounts. Using borrowed money to finance the purchase of securities involves greater risk than using cash resources only. If you borrow money to purchase securities, your responsibility to repay the loan and pay interest as required by its terms remains the same even if the value of the securities purchased declines. Interactive Brokers Canada Inc. is an execution-only dealer and does not provide suitability determination services nor investment advice or recommendations regarding the purchase or sale of any securities or derivatives. Registered Office: 1800 McGill College Avenue, Suite 2106, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3J6, Canada. Website: www.interactivebrokers.ca

    Interactive Brokers U.K. Limited

    Is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA register entry number 208159. [https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/financial-services-register] Registered Office: Level 20 Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY. Website: www.interactivebrokers.co.uk

    Interactive Brokers Ireland Limited

    Is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI, reference number C423427), registered with the Companies Registration Office (CRO, registration number 657406), and is a member of the Irish Investor Compensation Scheme (ICS). Registered Office: 10 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, D02 T380, Ireland. Website: www.interactivebrokers.ie

    Interactive Brokers Central Europe Zrt.

    Is licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) under no. H-EN-III-623/2020. Registering Court: Company Registry of the Metropolitan General Court. Registered Office: 1075 Budapest, Madách Imre út 13-14., Hungary. Website: www.interactivebrokers.hu

    Interactive Brokers Australia Pty. Ltd.

    ABN 98 166 929 568 is licensed and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (AFSL: 453554) and is a participant of ASXASX 24 and Cboe Australia. Registered Office: Level 40, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, Sydney 2000, New South Wales, Australia. Website: www.interactivebrokers.com.au

    Interactive Brokers Hong Kong Limited

    Is regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, and is a member of the SEHK and the HKFE. Registered Office: Suite 1512, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong SAR. Website: www.interactivebrokers.com.hk

    Interactive Brokers India Pvt. Ltd.

    Is a member of NSEBSESEBI. Regn. No. SEBI Registration No. INZ000217730; NSDL: IN-DP-NSDL-301-2008. CIN-U67120MH2007FTC170004. Registered Office: 502/A, Times Square, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai 400059, India. Phone: +91-22-61289888 | Fax: +91-22-61289898. Website: www.interactivebrokers.co.in

    Interactive Brokers Securities Japan Inc.

    Is regulated by Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Registration No.187) and is a member of Japan Securities Dealers Association and The Commodity Futures Association of Japan. Registered Office: Kasumigaseki Building 25F, 2-5 Kasumigaseki 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-6025 Japan. Phone: +81 (0)3-4588-9700 (On business days from 8:30-17:30 JST). Website: www.interactivebrokers.co.jp

    Is licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (Licence No. CMS100917). Registered Office: #40-02A, Asia Square Tower 1, 8 Marina View, Singapore 018960. Website: www.interactivebrokers.com.sg

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Company Description

 Interactive Brokers Careers –  InteractiveBrokers

Building the brokerage of tomorrow…today

We empower traders and investors with the most advanced technology.Transform how over a million people trade around the globe with us.

Innovators Wanted

We are looking for people who see opportunity where others see the status quo. At Interactive Brokers, every one of our exceptional and dedicated employees plays a role in keeping our technology on the cutting-edge and our company at the forefront of the electronic trading industry.

Why will you choose Interactive Brokers? We offer opportunities to push the boundaries of technology. Our employees work on projects that impact clients worldwide in a dynamic startup-style culture.

Our Business

For over 40 years, Interactive Brokers has been the pioneer of the electronic trading revolution. We rapidly scaled from a small U.S. options market-maker into a sizable global trading firm by leveraging the power of technology and automation.

We recognised an opportunity to provide low-cost brokerage services to individuals and institutions seeking alternatives to high-priced firms. We opened our vast intercontinental electronic network and trade execution services to clients. We serve 1.81M clients in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.*

Since our inception, we have been committed to delivering value through technological innovation and providing our clients with unprecedented access to global markets at the lowest cost.

Why Develop at Interactive Brokers

Our unique culture and structure enable our employees to continue to push the boundaries of technology to drive our business forward. We empower our employees to work on the best ideas, and we don’t let bureaucracy get in the way of innovation.

If you like the thought of working for a firm that facilitates more trades than any broker in the world but still fosters the atmosphere of an energetic start-up, find your role at Interactive Brokers today.

 

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.’s founding member has completed its 44th year as a Broker-Dealer with consolidated equity capital of more than $10.48 billion. Our mission remains unchanged:

“Create technology to provide liquidity on better terms. Compete on price, speed, size, diversity of global products and advanced trading tools.”

Interactive Brokers Group and LLC are rated investment grade by Standard & Poor.

Its Chairman, Thomas Peterffy, founded interactive Brokers Group, Inc. Over the last 44 years, it has grown internally to become one of the premier securities firms with over $10.48 billion in equity capital.

Interactive Brokers conducts its broker/dealer business on over 150 market destinations worldwide. In its broker dealer agency business, IBKR provides direct access (“online”) trade execution and clearing services to institutional and professional traders for various electronically traded products, including stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, gold, and crypto* and funds worldwide. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates execute over 2,522,000 trades per day.

Interactive Brokers is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut and has 2,650+ employees in its offices in the USA, Switzerland, Canada, Hong Kong, UK, Australia, Hungary, Russia, Japan, India, China, Singapore, Ireland and Estonia. IBKR is regulated by the SEC, FINRA, NYSE, FCA and other regulatory agencies worldwide.

IBKR Group History

1977
  • Thomas Peterffy, the Chairman of the Interactive Brokers Group, buys a seat on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and becomes a member, trading as an individual market maker in equity options.
1978
  • T.P. & Co. is formed to expand trading activities to several members under badge number 549. The firm is the first to use computer-generated fair value sheets printed daily.
1979
  • T.P. & Co. expands to four employees, three of whom are AMEX members.
1980
  • Plans are made to restructure the operation and identify price anomalies in several securities simultaneously.
1981
  • Efforts are made to code and test a system that identifies potential delta neutral trade pairs. Our greatest challenge is how to read the prices of options as they are posted electronically.
1982
  • Timber Hill Inc. is formed. Initially, the company trades equity options at the AMEX, clearing through Spear, Leeds & Kellogg. Traders receive telephone instructions identifying pairs and prices.
1983
  • Timber Hill created the first handheld computers used for trading. Their ability to track positions and continually re-price options on one stock quickly gives Timber Hill traders an advantage over their counterparts at the exchange, who continue to use fair value pricing sheets that are updated only once or twice a day.
  • Timber Hill begins trading at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.
  • Timber Hill expands to 12 employees.
1984
  • Timber Hill began coding a computerised stock index futures and options trading system.
  • Timber Hill becomes a member of The Options Clearing Corporation.
1985
  • In February, Timber Hill’s new computer system and network are brought online, ushering in a new era of computerised trading. The system allows Timber Hill to price and manage risk on a portfolio of equity derivatives traded in multiple locations around the country.
  • We install stacks of computer screens on the exchange floors at strategic locations. They are connected to our computer systems in our offices. The screens show our traders, with colour coded strips so that they can be read from a distance, the firm’s bids and offer for the various products traded on the exchange. The screens also take touch input so that completed trades are input.
  • Timber Hill becomes a member of the New York Futures Exchange.
  • Timber Hill begins trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
1986
  • Timber Hill has become a member of the Pacific Stock Exchange and the Options Division of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), enabling the firm to make automated markets on all US options exchanges.
  • The trading software is rewritten to run on SUN workstations, increasing processing speed.
  • The firm’s traders generate a 430% return on equity for the year with the new system.
  • The trading software is rewritten to run on SUN workstations, increasing processing speed.
1987
  • Timber Hill becomes self-clearing inequities, joining the National Securities Clearing Corp. and the Depository Trust Company.
  • The stock market crash creates the impetus for cross margining between clearinghouses, with Timber Hill as a major proponent, as Peterffy is a member of the Board of the Options Clearing Corporation. (Cross-margining emerges several years later).
  • Timber Hill expands to 67 employees, most of them on exchange floors, trading with often changing, coloured striped screens.
  • The first automated trader on Wall Street. Timber Hill establishes a fully automated trading system where its computers trade directly with NASDAQ’s Central Matching computer without any human other than NASDAQ traders and brokers. When NASDAQ orders Timber Hill to operate through the keyboard, Timber Hill build a computer-driven mechanical system that punches keys on the keyboard.
1989
  • Timber Hill becomes a clearing member at the CME.
1990
  • The first electronic options in history opened in Germany.
  • Timber Hill agrees to make a continuous market on options in exchange for being able to communicate with the exchange electronically. Timber Hill hooks up its automated market-making system, but the exchange would send trade confirmations to a screen and not agree to digital.
  • Timber Hill must build a photo lens and optical recognition system to understand trades.
  • Timber Hill Deutschland GmbH is incorporated in Germany and, shortly after that, begins trading equity derivatives at the Deutsche Terminborse (DTB), now Eurex. This is Timber Hill’s first application of its trading system on a fully automated exchange.
  • Timber Hill has become one of the leading market makers at the DTB, claiming more than 10% of the trading volume.
1992
  • Timber Hill expands its European trading to the Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange (SOFFEX), another fully automated exchange.
  • Timber Hill expands to 142 employees.
1993
  • Timber Hill Europe AG is incorporated in Switzerland and takes over the Group’s trading at SOFFEX.
  • In the United States, Timber Hill floor traders began using commercially available handheld computers on the exchange floors, communicating by radio with the firm’s Central pricing system. The handheld allows traders to create electronic trade tickets.
  • The CME permits the company to be represented in the trading pit by floor traders holding handheld computers connected by radio waves, giving the impetus for brokerage. Our clients could INTERACT with the world through the pit and our traders with the screens.
  • Interactive Brokers Inc. (now known as IB LLC) is incorporated as a US broker-dealer, making Timber Hill’s vast intercontinental electronic network and trade execution services available to customers.
1994
  • Timber Hill Europe begins trading at the European Options Exchange in the Netherlands, the OM Exchange in Sweden (an electronic exchange) and the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) in the U.K.
  • Timber Hill Deutschland has become a member of the electronic Belgian Futures and Options Exchange.
  • IB LLC became a member of the NYSE and began executing stock trades through SuperDot, the electronic order routing system.
  • IB LLC is regularly named one of the top ten program traders at the NYSE.
  • Timber Hill UK Limited is incorporated. Shortly after that, Timber Hill UK takes over Timber Hill’s trading at LIFFE.
  • Timber Hill Hong Kong Limited is incorporated.
  • The Timber Hill Group LLC is formed as the holding company for all Timber Hill’s operating companies.
1995
  • Timber Hill France S.A. is incorporated and begins making markets at the Paris Traded Equity Options Market and the Marché à Terme International de France futures exchange.
  • Timber Hill Hong Kong begins making markets at the Hong Kong Futures Exchange.
  • Timber Hill Europe expands its activities into the Italian Mercato Italiano Futures and Spanish Meff Renta Variable markets.
  • IB LLC creates a customer workstation through which professional customers gain access to exchanges worldwide.
  • IB LLC executes its first trades for public customers.
1996
  • Timber Hill doubles the number of underlying stocks that it trades to more than 800.
  • Timber Hill Securities Hong Kong Limited is incorporated and begins trading at the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
  • Timber Hill secures permission to hang large electronic screens showing the firms’ option quotes on the floor of the CBOE in exchange for providing a continuous, minimum guaranteed liquidity.
1997
  • The Hong Kong Futures Exchange lists stock index futures on an electronic market. Timber Hill Hong Kong is the only committed market maker.
  • Timber Hill Australia Pty Limited is incorporated in Australia.
  • Timber Hill Europe began trading in Norway and became a member of the Austrian Derivatives Exchange.
  • With support from Timber Hill providing continuous electronic liquidity, the S&P 500 E-Mini futures became the first US electronic market and the most successful electronic futures contract ever introduced.
  • The Timber Hill Group now makes bids and offers for 60,000 items.
  • Timber Hill trades just less than 5% (15,000 transactions) of the daily volume in listed equity derivatives worldwide. Timber Hill expands to 284 employees.
1998
  • IBKR begins to clear online trades for retail customers connected directly to Globex to trade S&P futures.
  • Timber Hill Canada Company is formed.
1999
  • IBKR provides a “smart routing” linkage for multiply listed equity options.
  • IBKR begins to clear online trades for customers trading stocks and equity derivatives through the IB system.
  • IBKR has become the first firm to offer online, direct access brokerage services in Hong Kong to the HKFE.
2000
  • On average, more than six per cent of the daily global volume of exchange-traded equity options and equity futures is now traded across the Timber Hill/IB network.
  • IB LLC’s customer base increased by nearly 500% in the year.
  • The electronic exchange that everyone said would fail in the US is a spectacular success. Timber Hill becomes a Primary Market Maker on the ISE (International Securities Exchange), the first fully electronic US options exchange. Timber Hill guarantees continuous electronic liquidity and reaches over 50% of the volume on the exchange.
  • Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is formed.
2001
  • The corporate name of The Timber Hill Group LLC is changed to the Interactive Brokers Group LLC.
  • The combined electronic brokerage and market-making volume now exceed 200,000 trades per day.
  • Standard & Poor’s issues an investment-grade rating to Timber Hill LLC. For more information on Standard & Poor’s, visit: http://www.standardandpoors.com.
2002
  • Interactive Brokers, the Bourse de Montreal and the Boston Stock Exchange announced the formation of a partnership to create the Boston Options Exchange (BOX).
  • Timber Hill begins electronic market making in Japan.
  • Interactive Brokers provides customers with an Integrated Investment Management Account that allows trading of stocks, options, futures, and exchange-traded funds worldwide from a single account.
  • Interactive Brokers give Financial Advisors the ability to open separately managed Accounts to manage money for multiple clients.
  • Application Program Interface (API) was introduced, which gives customers and third-party developers the ability to directly integrate with the IBKR trading system.
  • MobileTrader launched, which gives IBKR customers the ability to trade anywhere.
  • Timber Hill has become the primary market maker for the newly-introduced US Single Stock Futures.
2003
  • The Interactive Brokers Group companies transacted approximately 12% of the exchange-listed equity and index options worldwide.
  • Interactive Brokers expands execution and clearing services to include Canadian stocks, equity/index options and futures, Italian index options and futures, German equity options, Japanese index options and futures, Dutch index options and futures, UK equity options and Belgian index options and futures.
2004
  • Interactive Brokers introduces Direct Access Bond Trading, Institutional FOREX, Singapore Futures, German Warrants, French and Dutch stocks and options, CBOE Futures and trading on the Frankfurt/Stuttgart exchanges. We upgraded our account management platform to include a new release of our Trader Workstation, real-time charts, scanners, fundamental analytics, BookTrader, OptionTrader, and Advisor account allocations. Our Intermarket Spread Router searches across all exchanges for the best price on each leg of a spread order.
  • Standard and Poor’s issues an investment-grade rating for Interactive Brokers Group LLC. For more information on Standard & Poor’s, visit: http://www.standardandpoors.com.
2005
  • IBKR is ranked the #1 software-based broker and #1 for lowest trade cost by Barron’s.
  • IBG is ranked the 16th largest US securities firm by Institutional Investor.
  • The Interactive Brokers Group companies executed over 16% of the world’s options on markets where they actively traded.
  • IDEAL PRO is launched, giving traders fast forex quotes from multiple bank dealers in a single quote montage.
2006
  • The IB Options Intelligent Report is launched to focus investors’ attention on the unusual concentration of trading interests and changing levels of uncertainty in the options markets.
  • The Interactive Brokers Group takes stakes in OneChicago, the ISE Stock Exchange, and the CBOE Stock Exchange in its efforts to further innovation in the trading industry.
  • Interactive Brokers leaps ahead of the industry by being the first to offer penny-priced options.
2007
  • On May 3rd, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. sold 40,000,000 shares in a public offering at $30.01 per share. The float represents approximately 10% interest in Interactive Brokers Group LLC. The members of the LLC have the right to sell an additional 12.5% interest to the public in each of the coming seven years. Please refer to the chart at the bottom of the page for our new ownership structure.
  • A real-time Portfolio Margin platform is introduced, allowing customers trading multiple asset classes to increase their leverage with more excellent safety.
  • Exchange for Physicals is launched, providing customers with a market-determined AAA rated financing alternative to set broker rates randomly.
  • The Transaction Auditing Group, a third-party provider of audit services, determines that Interactive Brokers’ customer equity options orders were improved 14.85% of the time vs an industry improvement rate of 0.57%.
2008
  • The IB Risk NavigatorSM is launched, a real-time market risk management platform for customers, providing unified risk data across multiple asset classes around the globe.
  • Interactive Brokers adds Mexican Stocks/Options/Futures, Spanish Stocks, US Treasury Bonds/Bills/Notes, and US No Load Mutual Funds to its Suite of Trading Products.
  • A complete family of trading algorithms was introduced to the Trader Workstation, including an industry first, the Accumulate-Distribute Algo, which allows traders to take advantage of a temporary lack of liquidity.
2009
  • According to Barron’s Magazine, Interactive Brokers maintains its position as “the least expensive trading venue for investors” and holds the ranking as the #1 Lowest Cost Broker for the fifth straight year.
  • The free iTWS trading app for the iPhone has been launched for customers. It provides free utilities for non-customers, including real-time forex quotes, email price alerts, and exchange-delayed market data, charts and scanners.
  • Interactive Brokers releases the Portfolio Analyst, an online tool that allows investors to evaluate the performance of their portfolio and measure their performance against over 80 popular benchmarks.
  • Interactive Brokers offers electronic market access via TWS to AQS®, the first automated, centrally-cleared electronic marketplace for Stock Borrow and Loan transactions.
  • Interactive Brokers supports trading on over 80 different venues, including the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) for both Indian residents and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).
2010
  • Enhanced support for bond trading is added to the Trader Workstation, including a more robust US Corporate Bonds scanner and support for municipal trading bonds.
  • BASED ON ITS SOLID FINANCIAL PROFILE, IB LLC is awarded a stand-alone rating of “A-/A-2; Outlook Stable” by Standard and Poor.
  • 2010 TAG statistics show that IBKR continues to top the US stock and options price improvement industry.
  • Interactive Brokers pays a special cash dividend of $1.79 per share, amounting to approximately $1 billion pretax and still has consolidated equity capital above $4 billion.
2011
  • IBIS, Capital Introduction for hedge funds, Stock Yield Enhancement and mobileTWS for iPad are released.
  • Interactive Brokers has become the most extensive online US broker as measured by Daily Average Revenue Trades reported.
2012
  • Interactive Brokers pays a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share, amounting to approximately $409 million pretax, and has consolidated equity capital above $4 billion.
  • IBKR began offering Wealth Manager and Money Manager advisor accounts and opened the fully-electronic Money Manager Marketplace.
  • The TWS Mosaic trading interface and the Tax Optimizer for managing capital gains/losses are released.
  • IBKR takes first place in Barron’s annual Best Online Brokers review, receiving four-and-a-half out of five stars as the Best Online Broker overall.
2013
  • IBKR’s Hedge Fund Capital Introduction ramps up with 60% of funds receiving at least one investment and the funds reporting an average 2013 rate of return of 20%.**
  • IBKR released the Probability Lab options trading tool in TWS, providing a revolutionary and practical way to think about options without complicated mathematics.
  • IBKR integrates IB FYI automated portfolio-relevant notifications into the TWS, providing guidance such as shares becoming available for borrowing and options that make sense to exercise.
  • IBKR launched Traders’ Insight, a blog tool providing market insight directly from global market participants to the trading and investing public.
  • For the second year, IBKR is ranked number one by Barron’s annual Best Online Brokers review and is named Best Online Broker overall.
2014
  • IBKR begins publishing our “Simple Monthly Cost of Execution”, comparing our all-in execution cost to the daily VWAP value for all customer executions and encourages the SEC to consider requiring all broker-dealers conducting customer business to supplement their existing Rule 606 routing reports with these simple monthly statistics.
  • IBKR introduces the Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) reporting tool to help customers evaluate execution performance and optimise execution strategies.
  • IBKR is ranked number one and named Best Online Broker overall by Barron’s annual Best Online Brokers review for the third year in a row.
  • IBKR becomes an exchange participant in the groundbreaking Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program, allowing our Hong Kong and international clients to trade designated securities on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
2015
  • IBKR launches the Investors’ Marketplace, an online service where traders and investors, advisors, fund managers, research analysts, technology providers, business developers and administrators can meet and do business together.
  • IBKR introduces additional resources for advisors, including CRM (Customer Relationship Management), a fully-integrated system where advisors manage their entire customer relationship life cycle in one place, and the RIA Compliance Center, an essential resource for advisors starting and registering their advisory firms.
  • For the fourth year, IBKR is ranked number one and named Best Online Broker overall by Barron’s annual Best Online Brokers review.
  • IBKR acquires Boston-based Covestor, an online investing marketplace and digital asset management company.
  • IBKR releases the Portfolio Builder trading tool in TWS, allowing traders to create an investment strategy driven by top-tier research and fundamentals data, then back-test and adjust as needed.
2016
  • IBKR introduces Greenwich Advisor Compliance Services Corp. (Greenwich Compliance), a new resource to help experienced investors and traders looking to start their investment advisor firms meet their registration and compliance needs.
  • IBKR releases IBot, a text-based trading interface that accepts text commands entered in plain English and responds quickly with the requested data or action, allowing traders to complete essential TWS trading tasks all in one place.
  • IBKR becomes an exchange participant in the groundbreaking Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect program, allowing our clients worldwide to trade designated securities on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
2017
  • IBKR introduces the Interactive Brokers Debit Mastercard, which allows cardholders to spend and borrow directly against their Interactive Brokers account.
  • IBKR is among the first brokers offering clients access to Bitcoin futures trading on the Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) and the CME.
  • IBKR introduces a new Order Management System (OMS) for Institutional customers at a groundbreaking low cost of $100 per seat per month.
2018
  • IBKR, once again, is rated the Best Online Broker by Barron’s.
  • Client Portal is introduced. Client Portal offers clients a simple web-based experience by providing single-login access to trading, managing, and monitoring IBKR Accounts.
  • IBKR introduces Bill Pay and Direct Deposit in the US. Clients can make electronic or check payments to almost any company or individual in the United States, while Direct Deposit allows the automatic deposit of funds from third parties.
  • IBKR creates a corporate bond trading desk to facilitate larger US and European corporate bond trades where electronic liquidity is insufficient.
2019
  • Milan Galik is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Brokers Group, succeeding founder Thomas Peterffy. Mr Peterffy remains as Chairman of the Board.
  • IBKR rated #1 – Best Online Broker by Barron’s 2019.
  • Interactive Brokers launches IBKR Lite, a new offering that provides commission-free, unlimited trades on US exchange-listed stocks and ETFs.
  • IBKR adds the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and Moscow Exchange (MOEX) to its offering
  • Interactive Brokers broaden access to more expensive stocks and facilitate portfolio diversification by offering Fractional Share Trading and Cash Quantity stock orders.
2020
  • Interactive Brokers surpasses more than one million client accounts.
  • Global expansion continues, with new IBKR offices established in Singapore, Ireland and Hungary.
  • Bonds Marketplace was launched to help investors find the best pricing on a wide range of fixed income products.
  • The Mutual Fund marketplace is launched, providing access to more than 37,000 funds globally, including more than 34,000 no-load funds from over 380 fund families.
  • Impact Dashboard was introduced to help clients interested in Sustainable Investing align their investments with their values.
  • IBKR commits USD 5 million to assist Covid-19 relief efforts in the United States.
2021
  • Interactive Brokers introduces cryptocurrency trading through Paxos Trust Company.
  • IBKR launches US spot gold trading, allowing clients to trade in amounts as small as one ounce, side-by-side with other asset classes, from their IBKR account.
  • IMPACT, a patent-pending mobile trading application that helps investors align their investments with their values, is launched.
  • GlobalAnalyst, an online tool that helps investors find undervalued companies that may have more significant growth potential, is released.
  • Interactive Brokers Prepaid Mastercard card is launched for Canadian clients.

General

Interactive Brokers Group affiliates provide automated trade execution and custody of securities, commodities and foreign exchange around the clock on over 150 markets in 25 currencies, from a single integrated platform to clients from over 200 countries and territories. We service individual investors, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, financial advisors and introducing brokers. Our four decades of focus on technology and automation have enabled us to equip our clients with a uniquely sophisticated platform to manage their investment portfolios. We strive to provide our clients with advantageous execution prices and trading, risk and portfolio management tools, research facilities and investment products, all at low or no cost, positioning them to achieve superior returns on investments. For the fifth consecutive year, Barron’s ranked Interactive Brokers #1 with 5 out of 5 stars in its March 25, 2022, Best Online Brokers Review. 1

  • Its Chairman, Thomas Peterffy, founded IBG LLC. Over the last 44 2 years, it has grown internally to become a major securities firm with equity capital exceeding USD 10.48 billion 3.
  • Interactive Brokers’ headquarters are in Greenwich, Connecticut. It has 2,650+ employees in its offices in the United States, Switzerland, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Russia, India, China, Luxembourg, Ireland, Singapore and Estonia. IBKR is regulated by the SEC, FINRA, SFA and other regulatory agencies worldwide.
  • IBKR is among the most prominent electronic brokers based on daily average revenue trades (DARTs), executing 2,522,000 trades per day4.
  • Interactive Brokers Group 2 has consistently been at the forefront of trading innovation, starting with the invention of the first floor-based handheld computer in 1983.
  • Standard & Poor issues investment-grade ratings to IBG LLC and IB LLC (IBKR).