Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. operates as an automated electronic broker and market maker in the United States and internationally. The company custodies and services accounts for hedge and mutual funds, registered investment advisors, proprietary trading groups, introducing brokers and individual investors. Segments The company’s activities are divided into two principal segments, Electronic Brokerage and Market Making. As a direct market access broker, the company serves the customers of both traditional brokers and prime brokers. The company provides its customers with an advanced order management, trade execution and portfolio management platform. Its customers could simultaneously access various financial markets worldwide and trade across multiple asset classes (stocks, options, futures, foreign exchange (forex), bonds and mutual funds) denominated in 23 different currencies, on 1 screen, from a single account based in any major currency. As a market maker, the company provides continuous bid and offers quotations on approximately one million securities and futures products listed on electronic exchanges worldwide. The company’s quotes are driven by proprietary mathematical models that assimilate market data and reevaluate its outstanding quotes each second. Unlike firms that trade over-the-counter (OTC) derivative products, its business creates liquidity and transparency on electronic exchanges. Electronic Brokerage—Interactive Brokers The company conducts its electronic brokerage business through its Interactive Brokers (IB) subsidiaries. As an electronic broker, the company executes, clears, and settles trades for both institutional and individual customers. Capitalizing on the technology originally developed for its market making business, IB's systems provide its customers with the capability to monitor multiple markets around the world simultaneously and to execute trades electronically in these markets in multiple products and currencies from a single trading account. The company serves approximately 331 thousand institutional and individual brokerage customers. IB Universal Account: From a single point of entry in one IB Universal Account, its customers are able to trade products denominated in 23 currencies, across multiple classes of tradable, exchange-listed products, including stocks, options, futures, bonds, forex and mutual funds traded on approximately 100 exchanges and market centers and in 24 countries worldwide. IB SmartRouting: IB SmartRouting retains control of the customer's order, continuously searches for the best available price, and routes and re-routes all or parts of a customer's order to achieve optimal execution and among the lowest execution and commission costs in the industry. It also offers Transaction Cost Analysis reporting to allow customers to track execution performance by criteria, including trade date, trade price, underlying and exchange. Flexible and Customizable System: The company’s interface provides interactive real-time views of account balances, positions, profits or losses, buying power and ‘what-if’ scenarios to enable its customers to make informed investment decisions and trade efficiently. Its system is configured to remember the user's preferences and is specifically designed for multi-screen systems. Interactive Analytics and IB Options Analytics: The company offers its customers tools, which include a customizable trading platform, analytic tools, and approximately 60 order types and algorithms. It also provides a real-time option analytics window, which displays values that reflect the rate of change of an option's price with respect to a unit change in each of a number of risk dimensions. Probability Lab: The Probability Lab provides clients with an intuitive, visual method to analyze market participants' future stock price forecasts based on option prices. IB Risk Navigator: The company offers free to all customers its real-time market risk management platform that unifies exposure across multiple asset classes worldwide. The system is capable of identifying overexposure to risk by starting at the portfolio level and
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