Interactive Brokers Adds IEX as an Electronic Trading Venue | Business Wire

GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS:IBKR) is the first online

broker to offer direct access to IEX to its investors, traders and

institutions. IEX is an ATS designed to focus on investor protection and


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Interactive Brokers’ (IB) sophisticated customer base may now choose to

send their US stock orders to IEX directly. Customers also have the

choice of using IB SmartRoutingSM technology. IB SmartRouting

searches for the best firm stock, option and combination prices

available at the time of the order. Seeks to immediately execute the

order electronically.

Steve Sanders, executive vice president of marketing and product

development at Interactive Brokers, said “Customer interest in IEX as a

result of recent media exposure is apparent. We determined that it makes

sense to connect directly to this new trading venue, thereby providing

our customers with another market center destination.”

For 37 years, the IB Group1 has been building electronic

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access trading technology that delivers real advantages to traders,

investors and institutions worldwide. Interactive Brokers is the largest

US electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing

583,000 trades per day2.

Based on independent measurements, the Transaction Auditing Group, Inc.

(TAG), a third-party provider of transaction analysis, has determined

that Interactive Brokers’ US stock and options price executions were

significantly better than the industry3 during the second

half of 2013. The IB price advantage is better than the industry by

$0.23 per 100 shares of US stock and $0.20 per US option contract.

For more information about Interactive Brokers please visit

About Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.: Interactive Brokers Group,

Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic

broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by

offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution

capabilities, worldwide electronic access. Sophisticated risk

management tools at exceptionally low costs. The brokerage trading

platform utilizes the same innovative technology as the Company’s market

making business, which specializes in routing orders and executing and

processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments,

bonds and funds on more than 100 electronic exchanges and trading venues

around the world. As a market maker, we provide liquidity at these

marketplaces and, as a broker, we provide professional traders and

investors with electronic access to stocks, options, futures, forex,

bonds and mutual funds from a single IB Universal Account. Employing

proprietary software on a global communications network, Interactive

Brokers is continuously integrating its software with a growing number

of exchanges and trading venues into one automatically functioning,

computerized platform that requires minimal human intervention.

About IEX: Dedicated to institutionalizing fairness in the

markets, IEX will provide a more balanced marketplace via simplified

market structure design and cutting-edge technology. IEX offers a

fair-access platform to any qualified broker dealer. IEX is driven by a

team of cross-industry experts with backgrounds spanning market venues,

electronic trading. Broker-dealers. IEX is the first equity trading

venue owned exclusively by a consortium of buy-side investors, including

mutual funds, hedge funds. Family offices.


1 Includes Interactive Brokers Group and predecessor


2 March 2014 results.

3 The Transaction Auditing Group (TAG). Industry as a whole

for the referenced periods according to TAG. The TAG analysis for US

stocks included all market orders of 100 shares or more up to 10,000

shares. The analysis for US options included all market order sizes in

US options and includes exchange rebates received by customers under

IB’s cost-plus pricing structure. The TAG analysis of orders routed to

exchanges in Europe included all orders routed for execution during

regular trading hours including all market and marketable limit orders

and orders near the market (orders having a limit price within one-tenth

of a Euro from the quote price at time of order receipt) on stocks

listed on the included exchanges, weighted by the volume executed on

each exchange. The exchanges for European stocks are XETRA, EURONEXT,