oximately 190 countries around the world. IB's customers are mainly comprised of ‘self-service’ individuals, former floor traders, trading desk professionals, electronic retail brokers, financial advisors who are comfortable with technology, banks that require global access, and hedge funds. The company’s customers fall into three groups based on services provided: cleared customers, trade execution customers and wholesale customers. Its non-cleared customers include large online brokers and the proprietary and customer trading units of U.S., Canadian and European commercial banks. Regulations As registered U.S. broker-dealers, Interactive Brokers LLC (IB LLC) and TH LLC are subject to the rules and regulations of the Exchange Act, and as members of various exchanges, the company is subject to such exchanges' rules and requirements. Additionally, as registered futures commission merchants, IB LLC and TH LLC are subject to the Commodity Exchange Act and rules promulgated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the various commodity exchanges of which they are members. The company is subject to the requirements of various self-regulatory organizations, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the National Futures Association. In Hong Kong, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) regulates the company’s subsidiary, THSHK, as a securities dealer. The compliance requirements of the SFC include, among other things, net capital requirements and stockholders' equity requirements. In Canada, both THC and IBC are subject to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada risk adjusted capital requirement. In Switzerland, THE is subject to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority eligible equity requirement. In Australia, THA is subject to the Australian Stock Exchange liquid capital requirement. In the United Kingdom, IBUK is subject to the U.K Financial Conduct Authority financial resources requirement. In India, IBI is subject to the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange capital requirements. In Japan, IBSJ is subject to the Financial Supervisory Agency, the Osaka Securities Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange capital requirements. Competition Electronic Brokerage: IB's primary competitors include offerings targeted to professional traders by large retail online brokers, such as TD Ameritrade's thinkorswim, E*TRADE Pro business, and The Charles Schwab Corporation's StreetSmart Edge and optionsXpress businesses) and the prime brokerage and electronic brokerage arms of major investment banks and brokers (such as Goldman Sachs' Electronic Trading (GSET), REDIPlus, and Morgan Stanley's Passport business). It also encounters competition to a lesser extent from full commission brokerage firms, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Market Making: Timber Hill's major competitors include broker-dealers, such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Citigroup, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and niche players such as Citadel, Susquehanna, Virtu, Wolverine Trading, Group One Trading, Peak6 and Knight Capital Group. History Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. was founded in 1977.
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