Proprietary Trading Group

Proprietary Trading Groups

Proprietary Trading Groups

Trade, clear and report on over 150 market centers worldwide.

Contact our institutional sales team to learn more.

The IBKR Advantage

  • Authorize multiple traders to enter orders from a single account.
  • Configure sub-accounts and limits for different traders and strategies.
  • The lowest margin rates, with rates as low as USD 5.83%.*
  • Deep stock availability, transparent stock loan rates, global reach, dedicated support and automated tools to simplify the financing process.
  • Single, seamless platform with integrated OMS/EMS.

Professional Pricing

  • IBKR offers low trading fees1 and with IBKR’s Universal Account, clients can trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, and funds around the world from a single screen.** If an exchange provides a rebate, we pass some or all of the savings directly back to you.*

    Learn More About Commissions 
  • IBKR BestXTM is a powerful suite of advanced trading technologies designed to help clients achieve best execution and maximize price improvement while minimizing market impact.

    Learn More About Best Execution 

*For more information, see our disclaimers.

Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.

** Regulations require securities and commodities activities to be conducted in separate accounts. Universal Account refers to the consolidation of these accounts for display purposes only, enabling clients the ability to use a single platform to conduct trading activity and view consolidated activity and position information for all products and services offered.

  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. Rates are subject to change. View our margin rates for more information.
  3. Rates are subject to change. Restrictions apply. For additional information, see our interest rates. Credit interest rate as of September 19, 2023 .

Securities Financing

IBKR combines deep stock availability, transparent stock loan rates, global reach, dedicated support and automated tools to simplify the financing process and allow you to focus on executing your strategies.


Securities Financing

Discover a World of Opportunities


With IBKR’s Universal Account, clients can trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, and funds around the world from a single screen.** 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

33

Countries

27

Currencies*


Global Markets

*Available currencies vary by Interactive Brokers affiliate.

Graphic is for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon for investment decisions.

Map Locations
Local Time: Open Closed

mssage123

** Regulations require securities and commodities activities to be conducted in separate accounts. Universal Account refers to the consolidation of these accounts for display purposes only, enabling clients the ability to use a single platform to conduct trading activity and view consolidated activity and position information for all products and services offered.

Leverage Technology Built to Help You Get Ahead

Trading Platforms 

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

Order Types and Algos 

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

API Solutions 

Use our API solutions to build your own trading applications, obtain market and chart data and view IBKR account detail.

Advanced Trading Tools 

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

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.

IBKR OMS: Your Complete One-Stop Solution

OMS computer screen

Our IBKR OMS software integrates with our award winning EMS, the IBKR Trader Workstation (TWS).


This one-stop solution is perfect for institutions looking to reduce costs and improve productivity with a fully integrated OMS/EMS setup. Order management, trading, research and risk management, operations, reporting, compliance tools, clearing and execution – all are available as part of our complete platform. The IBKR OMS offers a robust and customizable order management platform that you can use within your current multi-broker setup. Route orders to your existing execution providers, and allocate pre- or post-trade to multiple custodians using the IBKR OMS platform. With over 40 years of industry experience, we can easily configure our robust technology to fit the complex needs of your business.


Learn About IBKR OMS



Reporting & Analytics


Powerful Reporting Solutions

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



Proprietary Trader Account Structure

Pool Account Structure

  • A single trading account with one or more users.
  • Interactive Brokers offers Proprietary Trading Group accounts for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and unincorporated legal structures.
Proprietary Trader - Pool Account

Account Information

Multiple users can view and modify other traders' activity.

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. See all available countries.

Link to Administrators for the purpose of providing administrative services such as reporting. Shop for registered Administrators at the Administrator Marketplace.

Please note that monthly activity and other minimum fees may apply.

Pool Account PDF Guide

Separate Trading Limit Account Structure

  • Multiple, linked accounts all in the name of a single entity. Assets in all accounts are owned by the entity account holder. Each account has its own trading limits and can have its own trading strategy.
  • Interactive Brokers offers Proprietary Trading Group accounts for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and unincorporated legal structures.
Proprietary Trader - Separate Trading Limit

Account Information

Master, sub accounts and users are part of the same legal entity.

Funds are deposited in the master account and transferred between the master and sub accounts to control individual trader limits.

Initial margining is determined for each individual account, while maintenance margining is determined at a consolidated account level.

Master users can set trading limits on individual sub accounts based on order size and value.

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. See all available countries.

Link to Administrators for the purpose of providing administrative services such as reporting to your sub accounts. Shop for registered Administrators at the Administrator Marketplace.

Please note that monthly activity and other minimum fees may apply.

Separate Trading Limit PDF Guide

Open a Proprietary Trader Account

Our Proprietary Trading Group accounts let corporations and trading organizations authorize multiple traders to enter orders in a single account, or set up individual accounts for traders, or strategies with separate credit limits.

We offer two types of Proprietary Trading Group account structures. Both account types provide institutions with the flexibility of trade execution, clearing and prime broker services all within the same account.

For information on SIPC coverage on your account, visit www.sipc.org or call SIPC at (202) 371-8300.

Start Application

Finish an Application

The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information, read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options".

Your capital is at risk and your losses may exceed the value of your original investment.

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Reference Number 208159.

Interactive Brokers LLC is regulated by the US SEC and CFTC and is a member of the SIPC (www.sipc.org) compensation scheme;
products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.

Before trading, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Warnings and Disclaimers page.

For a list of IBG memberships worldwide, see our exchange listings.