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Interactive Brokers Group affiliates provide automated trade execution and custody of securities, commodities and foreign exchange around the clock on over 120 markets in numerous countries and currencies from a single IB Universal AccountSM to customers worldwide.

We service individual investors, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, financial advisors and introducing brokers. Our four decades of focus on technology and automation has enabled us to equip our customers with a uniquely sophisticated platform to manage their investment portfolios at the lowest cost, according to Barron’s Best Online Brokers review, March 20, 2017.

We strive to provide our customers with advantageous execution prices and trading, risk and portfolio management tools, research facilities and investment products, all at low prices, positioning them to achieve superior returns on investments.

  • Interactive Brokers Group, LLC was founded by its Chairman and CEO, Thomas Peterffy. Over the last 40 1 years, it has grown internally to become a major securities firm with equity capital exceeding $6 billion 2.
  • Interactive Brokers' headquarters is in Greenwich Connecticut, and it has nearly 1,100 employees in its offices in the USA, Switzerland, Canada, Hong Kong, UK, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Russia, India, China and Estonia. IB is regulated by the SEC, FINRA, SFA and other regulatory agencies around the world.
  • IB is the largest electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing 657,000 trades per day 3.
  • Interactive Brokers Group 1 has consistently been at the forefront of trading innovation, starting with the invention of the first floor-based handheld computer in 1983.
  • Standard & Poor's issues investment grade ratings to both IBG LLC and IB LLC.
  • Interactive Brokers LLC was awarded the highest star ratings from Barron’s: 4.5 stars 4 for lowest cost and 4.5 stars 5 overall.
Disclosures
  1. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and predecessor companies.
  2. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates.
  3. First Quarter 2017 Results
  4. Low Cost Rated by Barron's 16 Years Straight - Low cost broker 2002 through 2016 according to Barron's online broker review. 2002 - 5 Stars, 2003 - 4.9 Stars, 2004 - 5 Stars, 2005 - 5 Stars, 2006 - 5 Stars, 2007 - 4.8 Stars, 2008 - 4.5 Stars, 2009 - 4.5 Stars, 2010 - 4.2 stars, 2011 - 4.5 stars, 2012 - 4.3 stars, 2013 - 4.5 stars, 2014 - 4.5 stars, 2015 - 4.5 stars, 2016 - 4.5 stars, 2017 - 4.5 stars. Interactive Brokers earned a 4.5 star ranking in the March 20, 2017 Barron's Annual Best Online Brokers - “One More Reason to Buy Online“. Criteria included Trade Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Report, Customer Service, Education and Security, and Costs. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Co. Inc.
  5. Interactive Brokers earned top ratings from Barron's for the past seven years with a 4.5 star rating. March 20, 2017, March 23, 2016, March 21, 2015, March 17, 2014, March 11, 2013, March 14, 2012 and March 14, 2011 Barron's Best Online Brokers. Criteria included Trading Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service, Education and Security, and Costs. Supporting documentation for claims and statistical information will be provided upon request. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.