Risk Management - Strength and Security

Strength and Security


Risk Management

Conservative and Prudent Risk Management

Interactive Brokers' conservative and prudent risk management helps keep your assets safe.

We invest your cash in very short-term government securities maturing in a few months.

  • As they mature, we continuously roll them forward into freshly issued securities.
  • As their interest rate sensitivity is very low, the realized loss would be minimal if they ever needed to be sold.

We are required to mark ALL investments to market and report their value to the regulators and investors, so that any issues are immediately recognized.

Compare our risk management policies with other banks and brokers that are not required to immediately recognize losses on their investments and invest in longer-term assets to maximize their current profits. Our prudent risk management allows us to pay the highest rates on deposits and charge the lowest rates on margin loans because we are always invested in the current short-term benchmark rate.

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.

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