Interactive Brokers Makes It Easy to Manage Your Group

Our Friends and Family Group Accounts provide easy management, trading and reporting for multiple accounts under a single login, or provide a first step for advisors whose RIA registrations are pending or who aspire to become RIAs

Lower Your Costs to Maximize Your Return

Our transparent, low commissions and financing rates, and best price executions
minimize your costs to help you maximize your returns.
Generate Higher
Returns

We offer lower commissions, no ticket charges; no minimums; no technology, software, platform, or reporting fees; and low financing rates, with higher loan values on portfolio margin accounts over $100K. Click below to see how our low costs compare to other brokers.

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Best Price
Execution

Most brokers trade against your orders or sell them to others to execute who will trade against them. The resulting poor execution probably costs you more than the commission you pay. IB SmartRoutingSM continuously searches and reroutes to the best available prices for stocks, options and combinations.

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Lowest Margin
Rates

We offer the lowest margin loan interest rates of any broker, according to the Barron's 2017 online broker review. Click below to calculate your own sample margin loan interest rate.

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Stock Yield
Enhancement Program

Earn income on your fully-paid stock shares in our Stock Yield Enhancement Program. The program lets us borrow your shares in exchange for cash collateral, and then lend the shares to traders who are willing to pay a fee to borrow them. You will be paid a loan fee each day that your stock in on loan.

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Rated a Top Online Broker
for the Seventh Consecutive Year!*


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Your Gateway to the World's Markets

Direct market access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, ETFs and CFDs from a single IB Universal Account™.

120Markets

26Countries

22Currencies

Access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week to stay connected to all global markets.

Convert currencies at market determined rates as low as 1/10 of a basis point, or create a position collateralized by a non-native currency.

Fund your account in multiple currencies. Trade assets denominated in multiple currencies from a single account.

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Financial Strength and Stability

Our strong capital position, conservative balance sheet and automated risk controls protect IB and our clients from large trading losses.

Interactive Brokers Group (IBG LLC) equity capital exceeds $6 billion1. 16.6% of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining 83.4% is owned by our employees and affiliates.

Unlike other firms, where management owns a small share, we participate substantially in the downside just as much as in the upside which makes us run our business conservatively. We hold no material positions in OTC securities or derivatives. We hold no CDOs, MBS or CDS. The gross amount of our portfolio of debt securities, with the exception of US governments debt securities, is less than 10% of our equity capital.

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  1. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates.

Open an Account

Manage 15 or fewer multiple accounts of varying types under a single login, including Individual, Joint, Trust, IRA, UGMA/UTMA, Corporation, Partnership, Limited Liability Corporation, and Unincorporated Legal Structures.

New Account Opening Information

If you are a resident of Asia, except India, Hong Kong and Japan, and continue with the account opening process, your account will be opened with Interactive Brokers LLC in the US.

Interactive Brokers LLC is a member of NYSE, FINRA, and SIPC and regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

By continuing to open an account, you agree to the above terms.






Friends and Family Account Structure

A master account linked to individual client accounts.

  • The master account is used for fee collection and trade allocations.
  • The advisor can open a single client account for his or her own trading.
Account Information

Only Advisors who are exempt from registration are eligible to open a Friends & Family account. Generally, most jurisdictions require that an advisor have 15 or fewer clients in order to qualify for exemption from registration. However, registration requirements can vary among jurisdictions. For example, advisors residing in the U.S. may be required to register under either State or Federal law if they meet certain criteria (e.g., total assets under management, number of clients, whether they receive compensation, etc.).

Advisors whose Registered Independent Advisor registrations are pending or who aspire to become RIAs can open a Friends and Family Group account and then, when their registration is complete, can upgrade their account to a Registered Investment Advisor account by entering information about their securities and/or commodities registration on the Advisor Qualifications page in Account Management.

Must be 21 or older to open a margin account, 18 or older to open a cash account.

Accounts are accepted from citizens or residents of all countries except citizens or residents of those countries that are prohibited by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control. Click here for a list of available countries.

A UGMA/UTMA account is intended for a custodian of a minor who is a US resident, and is available as a Cash account only. Minimum deposit is 3000 USD or non-USD equivalent and the monthly activity fee for age 25 or younger applies. A UGMA/UTMA account is a single account with a default single user (the custodian), and up to five Power of Attorney users can be added. The minor for whom the account is opened must be a US legal resident and a US citizen.

For information on SIPC coverage on your account, visit www.sipc.org or call SIPC at 1 (202) 371-8300.