IBKR's depth of availability helps with locating hard to borrow securities while protecting against buy-ins and recalls. Shares available for shorting can be viewed in real-time on Trader Workstation (TWS) by adding the Shortable Shares and Fee Rate columns to your display.
IBKR uses automated price discovery to bring transparency, reliability and efficiency to the stock loan and borrow markets. A combination of sources is used to develop our indicative rates, which are displayed along with security availability in our automated securities financing tools.
* Lending fully paid shares can increase your overall return on investment but does not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.
IBKR offers clients a variety of stock loan and borrowing tools, including:
IBKR offers the lowest commissions and access to stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single unified platform. If an exchange provides a rebate, we pass some or all of the savings directly back to you.*
We offer the lowest margin loan rates of any broker, according to the StockBrokers.com 2022 online broker review. Click below to calculate your own sample margin loan interest rate.
Earn extra income on the fully-paid shares of stock held in your account. IBKR borrows your shares to lend to traders who want to short and are willing to pay interest to borrow the shares. Each day shares are on loan you are paid interest while retaining the ability to trade your loaned stock without restrictions.
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Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.
Interactive Brokers strives to provide the best deal on bonds by passing through to our clients the highest of all bids and lowest of all offers we receive from the electronic venues we access. We do not widen spreads, apply hidden fees or markup quotes.
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and Intermediaries using or considering Interactive Brokers LLC as Prime Broker/Custodian.
Powerful, award-winning trading platforms and tools for managing client assets. Available on desktop, mobile, web and API.
100+ order types – from limit orders to complex algorithmic trading – help you execute any trading strategy.
Our proprietary API and FIX CTCI solutions let institutions create their own automated, rules-based trading system that takes advantage of our high-speed order routing and broad market depth.
Understand risk vs. returns with real-time market risk management and monitoring that provides a comprehensive measure of risk exposure across multiple asset classes around the world.
Buy or sell almost any US or EU stock using fractional shares, which are stock units that amount to less than one full share, or by placing an order for a specific purchase price rather than quantity of shares.
Spot market opportunities, analyze results, manage your account and make informed decisions with our free advanced trading tools.
Run and customize activity statements to view detailed information about your account activity, including positions, cash balances, transactions, and more.Learn More
Create statement templates called Flex Queries, which let you customize your activity data at the most granular level and download in XML or text format.Learn More
Save your statements in PDF or Excel format, or download them to a variety of third-party formats such as Quicken, Tradelog or CapTools.Learn More
TCA tracks the quality of your orders' transaction prices versus market conditions either at the time the orders were submitted or after the trade executes.Learn More
An online version of a traditional Capital Introduction program designed to allow Hedge Funds who use IBKR as their principal Prime Broker to market their Funds to IBKR customers who are Accredited Investors and Qualified Purchasers.
This program is provided free of charge to all Hedge Funds who use IBKR as their principal Prime Broker, have at least $3 million in assets under management and an audited track record of at least one year or have done its trading at IBKR for the last year.
Interactive Brokers' Soft Dollar Commission Program gives hedge funds and Professional Advisors the flexibility to offset the costs of purchasing approved research products and services using soft dollars.
As defined under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 section 28(e), a portion of commission dollars can be set aside to pay research-related costs incurred by advisors and fund managers. Eligible IBKR Clients can specify amounts that can be added to IBKR commissions and set aside as a pool of available money (Soft Dollars), which can be used to pay for market data and research.
IBKR Clients can then pay allowed expenses for market data and research subscriptions to external vendors. Allowed categories of expenses include fundamental, technical and/or quantitative analysis; portfolio management, valuation and asset allocation services; and economic forecasting.
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Multiple funds managed by an investment manager with a master fund admin account.
The investment manager can add separately managed client accounts.
Each fund account can be owned by a separate legal entity and is credit-managed separately.
Execute trades for multiple funds in an Allocation Account and assign trades before the end of the day to specific cleared fund accounts.
Pre-trade allocation tools.
The investment manager can create multiple tier accounts by adding Advisor, Proprietary Trading Group STL and Multiple Hedge Fund master accounts to their account structure. Each Advisor, Proprietary Trading Group STL and Multiple Hedge Fund master account holder can add client, sub and hedge fund accounts as required.
Link to Administrators for the purpose of providing administrative services such as reporting to your clients. Shop for registered Administrators at the Administrator Marketplace.
Our Hedge Fund accounts let Investment Managers set up different structures to meet their needs.
Interactive Brokers offers two different Fund account structures: Multiple Fund and Allocation Fund accounts.
Accounts are accepted from citizens or residents of all countries except citizens or residents of those countries or regions that are on the sanction list of the US Office of Foreign Asset Controls or similar lists, or other countries determined to be higher risk. Click here for a list of available countries.
For information on SIPC coverage on your account, visit www.sipc.org or call SIPC at
Hedge Funds are highly speculative and investors may lose their entire investment. Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable. Any trading symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray recommendations. Supporting documentation for any claims and statistical information will be provided upon request.
Hedge funds are highly speculative and investors may lose their entire investment.