Interactive Brokers (“IBKR") is a direct-access electronic trade execution and clearing broker for active traders, institutional investors, financial advisors and introducing brokers. The firm serves more than 598,000 customers in trading securities, commodities and foreign exchange in 23 currencies on over 120 market centers in 31 countries around the world. By building and operating highly automated systems in all aspects of its business, IBKR is able to efficiently scale its business and control risks. For example, the firm employs fully automated real-time risk management systems that monitor and control customer positions in equities, options, futures and forex across multiple account types and currencies. The business is in a stage of rapid growth.
IBKR is a subsidiary of publicly traded Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., based in Greenwich, Connecticut (IEX: IBKR). The Group’s consolidated capital is in excess of USD 7.1 billion. In addition to electronic brokerage services, the Group’s market maker companies trade in equities and exchange-listed equity derivative products around the world. Interactive Brokers Group plays a leading role in trading and brokerage worldwide, executing, clearing, settling and accounting for over 900,000 trades per day.
Interactive Brokers' headquarters are in Greenwich Connecticut, and it has over 1380 employees in its offices in the USA, Australia, Canada, China, Estonia, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and UK. [i]