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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

Interactive Brokers Hong Kong Ltd custodies certain of your securities positions with its US affiliate, Interactive Brokers LLC ("IBLLC"), which is licensed by the US Securities & Exchange Commission and a member of the US Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC'). To the extent that your securities (or cash balances, to the extent they are acting as margin in support of a short stock or option position carried by IBLLC) are custodied at IBLLC, they are protected by 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. This coverage provides protection against failure of a broker-dealer, not against loss of market value of securities. In the unlikely event it should ever become necessary to assert a claim in a SIPC insolvency proceeding as a result of a failure of IBLLC, Interactive Brokers Hong Kong Ltd will make the claim on your behalf.