Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. was founded by its Chairman and CEO Thomas Peterffy. Over the last 40 years, it has grown internally to become one of the premier securities firms with over $6 billion in equity capital. Interactive Brokers conducts its broker/dealer and proprietary trading businesses on over 100 market destinations worldwide. In its broker dealer agency business, IB provides direct access ("on line") trade execution and clearing services to institutional and professional traders for a wide variety of electronically traded products including stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, CFDs and funds worldwide. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates execute nearly 1,000,000 trades per day. Interactive Brokers Group and LLC are rated investment grade by Standard & Poor’s.