Press Release


Interactive Brokers Launches Securities Lending Dashboard

New Tool Helps Better Inform Short Traders

Greenwich, CT – July 12, 2023 - Interactive Brokers (Nasdaq: IBKR), an automated global electronic broker, today announced the launch of the Securities Lending Dashboard designed to help clients assess the short-selling activity for specific securities and inform trading decisions. The new Securities Lending Dashboard allows sophisticated individual and institutional investors, including hedge funds, to view an expanded universe of securities lending data across key metrics. This complements Interactive Brokers' Securities Loan Borrow (SLB) system, which is a fully electronic and actionable self-service utility that lets clients search for stocks available to short on the Interactive Brokers platform for free.

Powered by Orbisa, the new securities lending data includes information for securities that trade in North America, Europe and Asia and is provided to all clients of Interactive Brokers through Fundamentals Explorer on the Trader Workstation platform. Clients can now use both the Securities Lending Dashboard, as well as the existing Securities Loan Borrow system, which includes the quantity, number of lenders and current indicative borrow rates for securities based on IBKR client holdings.

"Interactive Brokers continues to be at the forefront of transparency in the securities lending market," said Milan Galik, Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Brokers. "The new Securities Lending Dashboard is a straightforward tool for advanced traders and hedge fund clients seeking to analyze potential short-selling investment opportunities. Our clients can now access a more comprehensive data set to evaluate their short trade ideas and use our Securities Loan Borrow system to identify shortable securities."

The new Securities Lending Dashboard lets clients view a snapshot of securities lending market data and then explore additional market intelligence, including:

  • Utilization: A measure of supply and demand in the securities lending market, which measures the on-loan quantity (shares actively borrowed) relative to the inventory quantity (shares available to be borrowed)
  • Borrower Depth: A score indicating how many borrowers are actively borrowing shares
  • Lender Depth: A score indicating how many lenders are actively lending shares
  • Average Duration: The weighted average duration of all open loans, expressed in calendar days

Clients can also select two stocks and compare short-selling data across different date ranges.

Additionally, there is a Premium subscription offering that includes the following data:

  • Short Interest Indicator: A measure of shares borrowed versus shares publicly available to trade
  • On-Loan Quantity: The number of shares actively being borrowed
  • On-Loan Value: The value of the shares actively being borrowed
  • Days To Cover: An estimate of how long it would take to cover a short position given recent trading volumes by comparing the on-loan balance to recent trading volumes; the higher this figure, the greater the risk of a potential short squeeze

For additional information about Interactive Brokers' Securities Lending Dashboard, please visit:

US and countries served by IB LLC:
Western Europe:
Central Europe:
Hong Kong:

About Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.:
Interactive Brokers Group affiliates provide automated trade execution and custody of securities, commodities, and foreign exchange around the clock on over 150 markets in numerous countries and currencies from a single unified platform to clients worldwide. We service individual investors, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, financial advisors and introducing brokers. Our four decades of focus on technology and automation has enabled us to equip our clients with a uniquely sophisticated platform to manage their investment portfolios. We strive to provide our clients with advantageous execution prices and trading, risk and portfolio management tools, research facilities and investment products, all at low or no cost, positioning them to achieve superior returns on investments. For the sixth consecutive year, Barron's ranked Interactive Brokers #1 with 5 out of 5 stars in its June 9, 2023, Best Online Brokers Review.

Contacts for Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. Media: Katherine Ewert,

Interactive Brokers Canada Inc. is a member of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) and Member - Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Know Your Advisor: View the CIRO AdvisorReport. Trading of securities and derivatives may involve a high degree of risk and investors should be prepared for the risk of losing their entire investment and losing further amounts. Using borrowed money to finance the purchase of securities involves greater risk than using cash resources only. If you borrow money to purchase securities, your responsibility to repay the loan and pay interest as required by its terms remains the same even if the value of the securities purchased declines. Interactive Brokers Canada Inc. is an order execution-only dealer and does not provide investment advice or recommendations regarding the purchase or sale of any securities or derivatives. Our registered office is located at 1800 McGill College Avenue, Suite 2106, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3J6, Canada.

Know Your Advisor: View the CIRO AdvisorReport