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Account Protection


Client securities accounts at Interactive Brokers LLC are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC") for a maximum coverage of $500,000 (with a cash sublimit of $250,000) and under Interactive Brokers LLC's excess SIPC policy with certain underwriters at Lloyd's of London 1 for up to an additional $30 million (with a cash sublimit of $900,000) subject to an aggregate limit of $150 million. Futures and options on futures are not covered. As with all securities firms, this coverage provides protection against failure of a broker-dealer, not against loss of market value of securities.

For the purpose of determining an Interactive Brokers LLC client account, accounts with like names and titles (e.g. John and Jane Smith and Jane and John Smith) are combined, but accounts with different titles are not (e.g. Individual/John Smith and IRA/John Smith).

SIPC is a non-profit, membership corporation funded by broker-dealers that are members of SIPC. For more information about SIPC and answers to frequently asked questions (such as how SIPC works, what is protected, how to file a claim, etc.), please refer to the following websites:

http://www.SIPC.org
https://www.finra.org/investors/have-problem/your-rights-under-sipc-protection


or contact SIPC at:

Securities Investor Protection Corporation
805 15th Street, N.W. - Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20005-2215
Telephone: (202) 371-8300
Facsimile: (202) 371-6728


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Account Protection

Client accounts at Interactive Brokers Hong Kong Ltd are protected by the Investor Compensation Fund ("ICF").

The ICF only covers financial products traded on the HKEX, and Northbound securities traded through Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Connect.  For both securities trading and futures contracts trading, the maximum amount of compensation is HK$500,000 per investor per case.  This coverage provides protection against failure of a broker-dealer, not against loss of market value of financial products.

The ICF is administered by the Investor Compensation Company Limited, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SFC.  For more information about ICF and answers to frequently asked questions (such as how ICF works, what is protected, how to file a claim, etc), please refer to the following website:
Investor Compensation Company Limited

Or contact Investor Compensation Company Limited at:
Investor Compensation Company Limited
21/F Cheung Kong Center,
2 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2523-7382
Fax: (852) 2523-7389

Disclosure
  1. Lloyd's of London is a world leader in the insurance industry.