IEX Founding Issuer

Interactive Brokers Group Inc.

IBKR

Interactive Brokers Group Inc.

Interactive Brokers Group Inc is an automated electronic broker and market maker engaged in routing orders and executing and processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, and mutual funds.

Founded

1978

Ticker

IBKR

Number of employees

1,200+

Equity Capital

6B+

Daily Trades Executed

800,000+

Shares outstanding 1

Market Cap 1

Latest Price 1

Previous Close 1

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Interactive Brokers lists on IEX, starting October 5, 2018.

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Why we list on IEX

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“I would like to suggest to other listed companies that the savings they would derive by moving their listing to IEX and paying substantially lower listing fees, plus the savings their shareholders are likely to derive from transacting on IEX would be well worth the expense of moving their listing to IEX"

Thomas Peterffy, Chairman and Founder of Interactive Brokers

The Interactive Brokers Story

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR) was founded by its Chairman and CEO Thomas Peterffy. Over the last 40 years, it has grown internally to become one of the premier securities firms with over $6 billion in equity capital.

 

1977

Thomas Peterffy, the Chairman of Interactive Brokers Group, buys a seat on the American Stock Exchange

 

1982

Timber Hill Inc. is founded. Initially, the company trades equity options at the AMEX

 

1983

Timber Hill creates the first handheld computers used for trading

 

1985

Timber Hill creates new computer system and network, ushering in a new era of computerized trading

 

1994

Interactive Brokers LLC becomes a member of the NYSE and begins executing stock trades through SuperDot

 

2001

The corporate name of The Timber Hill Group LLC is changed to the Interactive Brokers Group LLC

 

2007

Interactive Brokers Group goes public on Nasdaq under the ticker IBKR

 

2011

Interactive Brokers becomes the largest online U.S. broker as measured by Daily Average Revenue Trades reported

 

2018

Interactive Brokers switches its listing to IEX starting October 5, 2018

"I assure you, if there were another broker whose execution stats were anywhere near as good as Interactive Brokers, they would have published them by now."
Thomas Peterffy, Chairman and Founder, Interactive Brokers

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Interactive Brokers is the gateway to the world’s markets. The company provides trade execution and clearing services and direct, online access to 120 markets in 22 currencies in 26 countries. Investors have access to a wide variety of electronically traded products including stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, CFDs and funds worldwide.

For more than 40 years, the company has been building online trading technology that provides competitive pricing, free advanced trading tools and a diverse set of products to clients globally. Year after year, Interactive Brokers’ robust technology supports record numbers of Daily Average Revenue Trades.

"Interactive Brokers is very happy to list our shares on IEX."
Thomas Peterffy, Chairman and Founder, Interactive Brokers

Interactive Brokers is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut and has over 1,200 employees in its offices in the USA, Switzerland, Canada, Hong Kong, UK, Australia, Hungary, Russia, Japan, India, China and Estonia.

Interactive Brokers is regulated by the SEC, FINRA, NYSE, FCA and other regulatory agencies around the world.

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Interactive Brokers to Become First Company to List its Stock on IEX

GREENWICH, CT and NEW YORK - September 12, 2018 — Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR) an automated global electronic broker, has decided to move the listing of its shares, symbol IBKR, to IEX. IEX is a new stock exchange striving to provide better trade executions than any other exchange, by providing certain new order types and by delaying the processing of all orders by 350 microseconds, targeted at preventing faster traders from front running orders.

IEX typically charges between $0.0003 and $0.0009 per share for execution of marketable orders, which by comparison, is far less than any of the largest exchanges.

Interactive Brokers has, ever since its inception, focused on providing best execution prices to its customers. Unlike most other banks or brokers, Interactive Brokers does not sell its customers’ orders to others for execution and neither does it take the other side of its customers’ orders.

“We currently execute some of our customers’ marketable orders at IEX because at the moment of execution, IEX offers us the best price for those orders, right in the middle of the displayed best bid and offer,” said Thomas Peterffy, Chairman and Founder of Interactive Brokers.

“This percentage will rise quickly if other investors route more of their orders to IEX. Just like we have, IEX has relentlessly focused on building technology to provide superior executions. We are on the same quest: our efforts dovetail with each other,” he added.

“We at Interactive Brokers understand that being the first listing on a new exchange may entail certain risk, but we think that individual and institutional customers who own and trade our stock will receive better execution prices and that advantage will outweigh the risk,” Peterffy said.

“I would like to suggest to other listed companies that the savings they would derive by moving their listing to IEX and paying substantially lower listing fees, plus the savings their shareholders are likely to derive from transacting on IEX would be well worth the expense of moving their listing to IEX,” he said.

About Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.

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 clients 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 clients with a uniquely sophisticated platform to manage their investment portfolios at the lowest cost according to Barron’s Best Online Brokers review, March 26, 2018. 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.

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