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Registered Investment Advisors

Registered Investment Advisors

Our turnkey custody solution helps advisors build a competitive advantage, manage their business with efficiency and serve clients at lower cost.1

Contact our institutional sales team to learn more.

The IBKR Advantage

  • No ticket charges, no custodial fees, no minimums and no technology, software, platform or reporting fees.
  • IBKR does not have an advisory team or a prop trading group to compete with you for clients.
  • IBKR can service advisor clients in over 200 countries and territories around the world.
  • We provide a low-cost global trading and custody solution to advisors of all sizes.
  • Trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds on over 150 markets from a single unified master account.
  • Use Tax Loss Harvesting to reduce your clients’ tax liabilities
  • Use Custom Indexing to build portfolios that are modeled after Index ETFs and easily customizable for client investment goals.
  • Free CRM, portfolio management and trading platform, plus PortfolioAnalyst®, a tool to consolidate your clients’ entire portfolio.
  • Automated and flexible client billing.
  • Free website building services.

Professional Pricing – Maximize Your Returns

IBKR offers low trading fees1 and access to stocks, options, futures, bonds and ETFs from a single unified platform. If an exchange provides a rebate, we pass some or all of the savings directly back to you.

Learn About Global Market Commissions

For Indian Markets: Low commissions ranging from ₹6 to ₹20 per order.2 Zero account opening fees, no minimum activity fees and free DEMAT accounts.

Learn About NSE Commissions

Earn interest rates of up to USD 4.83% on instantly available cash.3

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  1. Low trading fees according to BrokerChooser Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 2023. "Interactive Brokers has low trading fees and the best margin rates in the industry. IB currently pays interest (up to 4.83% for USD) on cash balances if you have a $100k account (net asset value)."
  2. NSE Commissions:

    • NSE trades for Indian residents are calculated as 1 basis point, minimum INR 6 per order and maximum INR 20 per order with the below conditions.
      • For stocks, up to INR 10 lakh order value per order, for the portion above INR 10 lakh, you will be charged 0.02% of the incremental value if placed in the same order.
      • For futures and options, the above rate is limited to 100 lots in an order. For the portion of order above 100 lots, you will be charged INR 5 per lot if placed in the same order.
    • The maximum per order for NRIs trading on the NSE will be INR 150.
    • Additional external charges of Securities Transaction Tax, Exchange Charges, Statutory Tax and GST apply, click here for more information.
  3. Restrictions apply. See additional information on interest rates. Credit interest rate as of April 2, 2024.

Technology to Help Advisors Succeed

Trading Platforms

Powerful, award-winning trading platforms and tools for managing client assets. Available on desktop, mobile, web and API.

Goal Tracker

Goal Tracker projects the hypothetical performance of a portfolio and monitors how likely you are to achieve your goals.

Order Types and Algos

100+ order types – from limit orders to complex algorithmic trading – help you execute any trading strategy.

Advisor Tools

Spot market opportunities, analyze results, manage your account and make informed decisions with our free advisor tools.

Pre-Trade Allocations

Use IBKR’s pre-trade allocations to allocate block trades to multiple accounts with a single mouse click.

Free Account Tools

Manage taxes and corporate actions, learn about T+1 settlement and trade allocations, and read about additional tools and services available to clients.

Tax Loss Harvesting

Reduce your clients’ tax liabilities, using Tax Loss Harvesting

Allocation Order Tool

Transform and streamline the creation, execution and allocation of group orders. Develop and deploy investment strategies in minutes to capture opportunities in volatile markets.

DocuSign

Advisors can create one or more account applications for a client and use DocuSign to send everything for each account to the client on one package with all documentation for the client to sign electronically.

Create Client-Centric Investment Portfolios

Model Portfolios

Models allow Advisors to create groupings of financial instruments based on specific investment themes and invest client funds into the Model, rather than taking time to invest in multiple, single instruments.

Custom Indexing

Create and customize direct index models based on the composition of ETFs tracking major indices.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

ESG scores from Refinitiv give you and your clients a new set of tools for making investment decisions based on more than just financial factors.

Impact Dashboard

Use the Impact Dashboard to identify and invest in companies that share the values held by your clients.

IBKR Client Risk Profile

Use the IBKR Client Risk Profile to understand client risk tolerances and recommend suitable investments for your clients.

ESG Impact Profile

Use the ESG Impact Profile to understand client preferences related to socially responsible and impact investing.

Spend Your Time on Your Clients with Investment Models

Streamline your workflow by investing your client assets with Model Portfolios.
Establish a portfolio of financial instruments, and then trade this model on behalf of your clients.

  • Set target percentage allocations
  • Invest all or a portion of clients’ funds into the model
  • View and track model performance
Investment Models

Advisor Portal

A free and powerful client relationship management (CRM) platform for advisors on the IBKR platform.

Integrated Client Management

Manage the full client acquisition and relationship lifecycle, use a Client Risk Profile tool to understand client risk tolerances and administer each client account.

Efficient Design

Use simplified workflows, logically grouped menus and user access rights to efficiently manage your relationships from any desktop or mobile device.

Reliable Client Onboarding Processes

IBKR offers multiple options for adding clients and migrating to our platform, including a mass upload feature and support for customized client account applications using our application XML system.

Manage User Access Rights

Create one or more Security Officers for the master account and designate up to 250 users by function or account.

Reporting & Analytics


Powerful Reporting Solutions

Easy to view and customize, our statements and reports cover all aspects of your Interactive Brokers account.



Flexible Client Billing

Use our CRM to implement flexible fee structures, automate fee administration and provide dynamic fee management.


Flexible Client Billing

Flexible Fee Structures

  • Invoice clients for services rendered using automatic billing, electronic invoicing or direct billing.
  • Fee structures for charging clients include percent of net liquidation value, blended fees, flat fees, percent of P&L, performance fee threshold or high-water marking.

Automated Fee Administration

  • Assign client fees to individual accounts or use client fee templates to apply fees across clients.
  • Charge client commissions to your master account or easily reimburse fees to client accounts.

Dynamic Fee Management

  • Set maximum invoicing amounts or percentage caps.
  • Meet your compliance obligations by notifying your clients of advisory fee details.
Flexible Client Billing

Client Support

Advisors on the Interactive Brokers platform have access to a number of resources for efficiently managing their business.


Flexible Client Billing

Website and Branding Support

Client Sites for RIAs

IBKR Advisor Client Sites provides a complimentary website with custom graphic design and modern functionality. We will work with RIAs to create a customized, professional business website.

White Branding

White brand statements, client registration and other informational materials with your own organization’s identity, including performance reports created by PortfolioAnalyst.


Discover a World of Opportunities


Invest globally in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single unified platform. Fund your account in multiple currencies and trade assets denominated in multiple currencies. Access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week.

150

Markets

34

Countries

27

Currencies*


Global Markets

Available currencies vary by Interactive Brokers affiliate.

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A Broker You Can Trust

When placing your money with a broker, you need to make sure your broker is secure and can endure through good and bad times. Our strong capital position, conservative balance sheet and automated risk controls are designed to protect IBKR and our clients from large trading losses.

IBKR

Nasdaq Listed

$14.1B

Equity Capital*

74.6%

Privately Held*

$10.2B

Excess Regulatory Capital*

2.56M

Client Accounts*

1.931M

Daily Avg Revenue Trades*


IBKR Protection
IBKR Broker You Can Trust

Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates. For additional information view our Investors Relations - Earnings Release section.

Advisor Account Structure

Advisor Account Structure

Account Information

  • With our global financial advisor account structure, advisors can support clients from over 200 countries and territories with a single, integrated advisor master account.
  • Advisers should conduct their own research and/or seek legal advice regarding their registration requirements. Advisor registration requirements and the number of clients an advisor can have without registering vary by jurisdiction. For example, advisers in the US must be registered with the SEC if they have more than $100 million AUM or with the state(s) where they operate for (US securities) if they have more than $25 million AUM or a certain number of clients specified by the state (typically 1 or 6), unless you fall under an exemption from registration. Similarly, advisors who hold themselves out to the public for commodities must register with the CFTC and become an NFA member unless you fall under an exemption from registration.
  • The account can be white branded with an advisor's corporate identity.
  • Advisor master account holders must be age 21 or older.
  • Professional Registered Investment Advisors can create multiple tier accounts by adding Advisor, Proprietary Trading Group Separate Trading Limit (“STL”) and Multiple Hedge Fund master accounts to their account structure. Each Advisor, Proprietary Trading Group STL and Multiple Hedge Fund master account on the second tier can add client/sub/hedge fund accounts as required. Individual and Joint account holders under an Advisor account structure can add authorized traders to become STL accounts.

Open a Registered Investment Advisor Account

Our Advisor accounts let Professional Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) execute and allocate trades among multiple clients from a single order management interface.

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Disclosures

The projections or other information generated by PortfolioAnalyst® or Tax Loss Harvesting regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results. Please note that results may vary with use of the tool over time.

The information provided here is not intended to serve as tax advice and should not be used by the recipient or any other taxpayer to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local, or other tax statutes or regulations. It is also important to acknowledge that this information cannot be relied upon to resolve any tax issues.


  1. Lowest Cost Broker according to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 18, 2023. "Because Interactive Brokers' core clientele are professional traders and institutional investors (e.g., hedge funds), it is crucial to provide the lowest commissions schedule available. In our rigorous assessment, there is no question Interactive Brokers delivers."
  2. Low trading fees according to BrokerChooser Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 2023. "Interactive Brokers has low trading fees and the best margin rates in the industry. IB currently pays interest (up to 4.83% for USD) on cash balances if you have a $100k account (net asset value)."
  3. Restrictions apply. See additional information on interest rates. Credit interest rate as of April 2, 2024.
  4. NSE Commissions:

    • NSE trades for Indian residents are calculated as 1 basis point, minimum INR 6 per order and maximum INR 20 per order with the below conditions.
      • For stocks, up to INR 10 lakh order value per order, for the portion above INR 10 lakh, you will be charged 0.02% of the incremental value if placed in the same order.
      • For futures and options, the above rate is limited to 100 lots in an order. For the portion of order above 100 lots, you will be charged INR 5 per lot if placed in the same order.
    • The maximum per order for NRIs trading on the NSE will be INR 150.
    • Additional external charges of Securities Transaction Tax, Exchange Charges, Statutory Tax and GST apply, click here for more information.
  5. Available currencies vary by Interactive Brokers affiliate.
  6. Any discussion or mention of an ETF is not to be construed as a recommendation, promotion or solicitation. All investors should review and consider associated investment risks, charges and expenses of the investment company or fund prior to investing. Before acting on this material, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and, as necessary, seek professional advice.
  7. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates. For additional information view our Investors Relations - Earnings Release section.