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We empower traders and investors with the most advanced technology. Transform how nearly half a million people trade around the globe with us.

Innovators Wanted

We are looking for people who see opportunity where others see the status quo. At Interactive Brokers, every one of our exceptional and dedicated employees plays a role in keeping our technology on the cutting-edge, and our company at the forefront of the electronic trading industry.

Our employees work on projects that impact clients around the world in a dynamic startup-style culture. We offer opportunities to push the boundaries of technology. Why will you choose Interactive Brokers?

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Our Projects

Our teams take pride in building our technology. Learn more about some of our recent projects below.

Our Business

For over 40 years, Interactive Brokers has been the pioneer of the electronic trading revolution. We rapidly scaled from a small U.S. options market-maker into a sizable global trading firm by leveraging the power of technology and automation.

Recognizing an opportunity to provide low-cost brokerage services to individuals and institutions seeking alternatives to high-priced firms, we opened our vast intercontinental electronic network and trade execution services to clients. Today, with nearly half a million clients, we facilitate more trades than any other online broker.*

Since inception, we have been committed to delivering value through technological innovation, and providing our clients with unprecedented access to global markets at the lowest cost.

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December – The Ascent, A Motley Fool Service

The Ascent, a Motley Fool Service, rated Interactive Brokers 4 out of 5 stars as a great low-cost option, and called it a great choice for options investors, traders, and those trading on margin.

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December – Thomas Peterffy on CNBC’s 'Squawk Alley'

Interactive Brokers Chairman Thomas Peterffy joined CNBC’s Bob Pisani on ‘Squawk Alley’ to discuss 2020’s record trading volume, options trading trends and volatility.

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December – MarketWatch – Wall Street Pioneer Says for First Time Clients Are Net Short Stocks on His Platform

Interactive Brokers Chairman Thomas Peterffy discusses IBKR clients being net short, the market outlook, options values, and margin rates.

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December - ForexBrokers.com - Best Forex Brokers 2021

ForexBrokers.com awarded Interactive Brokers 4.5 out of 5 stars and ranked the firm 4th out of 27 firms in its 2021 Best Forex Brokers review. In the 5th annual review, Interactive Brokers received 5 stars and was rated Best in Class for its Offering of Investments for the 5th year in a row. IBKR also earned 4.5 stars for Commissions & Fees, Platforms & Tools and Research.

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November – Benzinga – Interactive Brokers Review

Benzinga awarded Interactive Brokers 4.5 out of 5 stars in its 2020 review. The company was praised for its comprehensive trading platform, broad product range and affordable prices. The review cited IBKR as being best for its robust, yet simple mobile app, access to 135 global markets, low margin rates and more.

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October – Benzinga – Interactive Brokers Group Takes Leadership Stance in ESG with Launch of Impact Dashboard

The article covers the introduction of a free Impact Dashboard that helps investors select sustainable investments based on criteria they select. ESG Director Will Peterffy explains the dashboard lets investors align their portfolio with their values. The author notes the dashboard, along with other tools, research, and Socially Responsible Investment portfolios, solidifies IBKR’s leadership role in ESG investing.

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October – Investopedia – Interactive Advisors Review

Investopedia awards Interactive Brokers’ robo advisor affiliate, Interactive Advisors, 4.5 out of 5 stars and rates it Best for Sustainable Investing and Best for Portfolio Construction. The review notes Interactive Advisors has the widest range of securities to select from and offers low-cost actively and passively managed portfolios that can be customized.

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August – The Wall Street Journal - If You Need Cash Now, Here’s Which Accounts You Should Tap First

The article explains how people can avoid dipping into their retirement savings by evaluating other potential sources for funds. For example, data from Interactive Brokers shows some brokers offering margin loans with annual percentage rates as low as 0.75%.

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July – StockBrokers.com UK Review

Interactive Brokers receives 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2020 review. The company earns high marks for its range of investment offerings, commissions and fees, platforms and tools and research.

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July – CNBC – Closing Bell

Interactive Brokers founder and chairman Thomas Peterffy joins CNBC to talk about the company’s second quarter earnings.

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July - Bankrate– Interactive Brokers Review 2020

Bankrate ranks Interactive Brokers "Best For" active trading, volume discounts and margin trading. The review notes that Interactive Brokers provides the ability to buy almost anything that trades anywhere in the world; has a world-class trading platform; and provides low margin rates.

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July – Benzinga – Interactive Brokers Sweetens Global Connectivity with Tech, Education Focused Initiatives

Interactive Brokers continues to roll out new products and trading improvements. Article covers introduction of Mutual Funds Marketplace and search tool, IBKR Lite commission-free service level and Traders’ Academy free online, on-demand courses.

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July – Bloomberg Television

Interactive Brokers founder and chairman Thomas Peterffy discusses the outlook for retail trading with Bloomberg's Sonali Basak on the Bloomberg Technology program.

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July – CNBC Fast Money – Investors Should Brace for a Cruel Summer, Top Market Watcher Warns

Interactive Brokers Chief Strategist shares his market outlook with CNBC’s Melissa Lee.

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July - Washington Post - Shares by the Slice: Fractional Investing Sparks a Stock Market Stampede

Article on the advent of fractional share trading. EVP Steve Sanders says Interactive Brokers offers fractional shares to sophisticated investors as another tool to better manage their portfolios. Notes that IBKR processed nearly 1.9 million transactions in June, a 131% increase over the same period last year.

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July – Forbes – Bored at Home? Take Free Online Financial Courses

Forbes showcases a selection of financial courses, including Traders’ Academy, Interactive Brokers’ free online, on-demand courses. The Traders’ Academy course selection includes beginner, intermediate and advanced courses on investment products, securities lending and borrowing and more.

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June - Yahoo Finance - Here's What the Most Sophisticated Investors Are Doing with Their Cash During the Market Rally

Thomas Peterffy, founder and chairman of Interactive Brokers, discusses trends he is seeing among the firm’s clients.

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July – The Straits Times – Interactive Brokers Group Opens Singapore Office

Interactive Brokers Singapore opens in the Marina Bay financial district. The firm can now offer Singapore stocks to local investors and provide the ability for Singaporeans to invest globally in the company’s broad product line from a single integrated investment account.

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June – The Motley Fool – 2 Reasons Now is the Ideal Time to Invest in Fractional Shares

The article explains what fractional shares are and why now may be a good time to invest in these slivers of shares. The author notes that Interactive Brokers was the first to offer fractional share trading last November, followed by Fidelity in January and Schwab in June.

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June – Stamford Advocate - Local Heroes Make Face Shields to Protect from COVID-19

Story profiles Yakov Gorodnitsky and colleagues from Interactive Brokers who have made approximately 6,500 masks to donate to front line workers and others during the pandemic. The project is financially supported by Interactive Brokers.

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June - Yahoo Finance - Here's What the Most Sophisticated Investors Are Doing with Their Cash During the Market Rally

Thomas Peterffy, founder and chairman of Interactive Brokers, discusses trends he is seeing among the firm’s clients.

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April – Bankrate - Top online brokers for a 401(k) rollover in April 2020

Interactive Brokers is showcased as one of the best places to rollover a 401(k) retirement plan. The article also mentions the company pays the highest rates Bankrate has seen on cash balances in clients’ accounts and offers thousands of no-load and no transaction fee mutual funds.

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March – Benzinga – Options Trading: What It Is and How to Do It

The author describes options and explains how to use them for investing. The article also describes top investing platforms based on cost, trading style and experience level. Interactive Brokers is highlighted as the top platform for professionals.

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March – Seeking Alpha – The Stock Market Has Tanked: What to Do Next

The article explains several opportunities to take advantage of during these current market conditions. The author notes that clients of Interactive Brokers can borrow at very low margin rates and invest in a variety of securities currently offering attractive yields. A graphic shows how Interactive Brokers’ rates compare to those of its major competitors.

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March – Investopedia – 2020 Best Online Brokers Awards

Interactive Brokers earned 4.4 out of 5 stars in Investopedia’s second annual ranking. The company was also selected as Best for Advanced Traders, Best for International Trading, Best for Low Margin Rates and Best for Day Trading. IBKR was also honored for its Low Costs, ETF offerings, and Mobile trading application. Author Theresa Carey commended the company’s wealth of tools, range of offerings and numerous other offerings.

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February – Business Insider – Interactive Brokers Has Upended Wall Street Time and Time Again.

Its Founder Explains How Causing Chaos is Key to Staying Competitive.

The profile details how Interactive Brokers has led the way in many areas of the brokerage business, from announcing commission-free trades to introducing fractional share trading. Chairman Thomas Peterffy notes that the company’s technology expertise helps set Interactive Brokers apart from competitors.

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February – CNBC – Interactive Brokers founder Thomas Peterffy Says He Passed on Pursuing Etrade Purchase

Thomas Peterffy discusses Morgan Stanley’s plans to acquire E-Trade and the impact of consolidation in the brokerage industry.

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February – Barron's – The Best Online Brokers Right Now — for Almost Every Kind of Investor

Interactive Brokers was rated #1 by Barron's.

The company earned 5 out of 5 stars and was rated Best for Active Traders and Best for International Traders. The company was praised for its global reach, advanced technology, low margin rates and high interest paid on idle cash balances.

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February – Hubbis – Interactive Brokers: Boosting its Penetration of Asia's Vibrant Wealth Management Market

David Friedland, managing director of Interactive Brokers in Asia, met with Hubbis to discuss how he is immensely bullish about the region and why the firm's state-of-the-art electronic trading platform is ideally suited to the challenges facing investors.

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February – Globe & Mail – Rob Carrick Grades Canada’s Online Brokerages for 2020

Interactive Brokers earned a B+ in the Globe & Mail’s 21st annual ranking. The company was commended for its sophisticated platform and providing the lowest prices.

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February – AdvisorHub – The Tony Sirianni Podcast – Interview with Interactive Brokers EVP of Marketing and Product Development Steve Sanders

Steve Sanders discusses how Interactive Brokers uses technology to automate everything in order to service both large and small clients and provide them with a broad product line and complete turn-key solution at a very low cost. He also shares his perspectives on zero commissions; how advisors can add value and differentiate themselves from competitors; millennials and investing; and more.

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January – NerdWallet - Interactive Brokers Review 2020: Pros, Cons and How It Compares

NerdWallet rated Interactive Brokers the best for low-cost investing, stock trading platform, and research. The review also praises the company’s low margin rates, broad product selection, and IBKR Lite service, which provides commission-free trades on US exchange-listed stocks and ETFs.

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January – Investor’s Business Daily – Best Brokers 2020: Interactive Brokers Adds New Features to Its Trading Arsenal

In IBD's eighth annual Best Online Brokers awards, Interactive Brokers placed in the top 5 overall and secured top spots in 9 out of 15 categories. The company earned the highest scores for Low Commissions & Fees, Broad Choice of Investments, Mobile Trading Platforms / Apps, Options Trading Platform, Portfolio Analysis & Reports and Website Security.

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January – StockBrokers.com – Interactive Brokers Review

StockBrokers.com rated Interactive Brokers 4.5 stars out of 5 overall in its 10th Annual Best Online Brokers Review. Interactive Brokers won 1st place with a 5 star rating for Commissions & Fees and was awarded 4.5 stars for Offering of Investments, Platforms & Tools and Mobile Trading. The company earned 4 stars for Research, Education, and Customer Service. The review notes that Interactive Brokers leads the industry for low-cost trading for professionals and praises the company for its tools and product selection.

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NPR's Planet Money Interview with Thomas Peterffy

Our CEO Thomas Peterffy, considered "the father of high speed trading" and a truly great innovator, explains how our company was born out of a single great idea.

Why Develop at Interactive Brokers

Our unique culture and structure enable our employees to continue to push the boundaries of technology to drive our business forward. We empower our employees to work on the best ideas and we don't let bureaucracy get in the way of innovation.

If you like the thought of working for the firm that facilitates more trades than any broker in the world but still fosters the atmosphere of an energetic start-up, find your role at Interactive Brokers today.

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Benefits and Incentives

As an employee of Interactive Brokers, you will enjoy a competitive and comprehensive benefits and compensation package. While the specifics of each country's package may vary, most of our offices offer some version of the following, plus more:

Competitive Pay with discretionary bonus packages which include company stock grants

Comprehensive Health Plans that include extensive Vision, Dental and Prescription coverage

Daily Lunch Allowance

401K Retirement Savings Plan (generous company match)

Wellness Incentives

Flexible Spending Accounts

Paid Personal Time and Sick Leave

Use your skills and interests to innovate at Interactive Brokers.

Review our many openings across our unique teams and see what opportunities are right for you.

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