IB Custody Accounts

IBKR Custody

Institutions prohibited from depositing margin collateral directly with a broker/dealer can open an IBKR Custody Account to trade stocks, options and futures.

The Custody Account constitutes a tri-party agreement between IBKR, the custodial bank holding the customer's assets, and the IBKR client. Assets (e.g., long stock, retail and government money-market funds, and Treasuries only) that are held at a pledged account at the Custodial bank are reflected in the customers IBKR trading account and used to margin trades.

IBKR Custody Accounts provide the following benefits:

  • Trade multiple products on over 150 market centers in 33 countries from a single account.
  • Superior trading technology that offers multiple trading platforms, including a FIX interface and customizable API;
  • Low cost in the form of margin rates and commissions, especially compared with big bank fees.
  • Access to a variety of advanced trading tools and more than 100 order types and algos to accommodate the needs of all traders and all strategies.
  • IB SmartRoutingSM searches for the best firm stock, option, and combination prices available at the time of your order, and seeks to immediately execute your order electronically.

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Consider opening an IBKR Custody Account if you are:

  • A regulated investment company under the 1940 act.
  • A pension or profit sharing plan governed by ERISA.
  • A trusts whose terms specify that the assets must be held at a bank.

IBKR is currently integrated with the following Custody Banks:

  • Bank of New York
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Huntington Bank
  • Northern Trust
  • J.P. Morgan
  • State Street Bank
  • UMB Bank
  • US Bank

To find out more about our Custody Account service, please contact your IBKR Sales Representative.