STRENGTH AND SECURITY
When placing your money with a broker, you need to make sure your broker is secure and can endure through good and bad times.
Note that Interactive Brokers Securities Japan is a subsidiary of Interactive Brokers Group.
In a recent interview, Thomas Peterffy, Founder and Chairman of Interactive Brokers Group, shared his views on the current state of financial markets, including interest rates and their impact on Interactive Brokers.
Interactive Brokers Securities Japan is a subsidiary of Interactive Brokers Group.
IBSJ takes a proactive approach to the protection of client assets. IBSJ determines the amount of cash and securities designated for customers daily and segregates funds for the exclusive benefit of customers in a trust bank account specifically identified as a client segregated account.
There are 7 core Client Asset Principles.
Securities (including foreign securities) and cash (including margins for futures, options, and CFD transactions) deposited by customers with securities firms are considered "customer assets" and are required by the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law to be clearly separated from securities and money held by the securities firms themselves in Japan. Naturally, the Company also manage its customer assets (securities and cash) entrusted to the Company by its customers separately in accordance with the Japanese Financial Instruments and Exchange Law. Note that unsettled open interest in Futures, Options and CFD transactions are not subject to segregation control.
The Company clearly separates the storage locations of "customer securities" and "proprietary securities, etc." held by the Company, and manages the customer securities in a manner that allows the Company to immediately identify which customer holds which securities. The amount of cash deposited with the Company, which is the total amount of cash deposited with the Company minus the amount of cash the Company has advanced for purchases and other amounts that can be deducted from the total amount of cash deposited with the Company for the calculation of the amount to be returned in the event of our bankruptcy ("customer segregated cash"), is kept in the custody of the trust bank designated by the Company. As for cash in foreign currencies, the equivalent amount in Japanese yen is entrusted to the trust bank designated by the Company.
Securities deposited by customers are placed in the custody of a third party (Japan Securities Depository Center, Inc. or a local securities depository in the case of foreign securities). The securities deposited with third parties are kept in segregated storage, and each customer's interest in the securities is immediately identifiable by the customer's own books and records.
As a securities company engaged in the Type I financial instruments business in Japan, the Company is a member of the Japan Investor Protection Fund. The Japan Investor Protection Fund is a fund that provides monetary compensation to customers for the purpose of investor protection in the event that it becomes difficult to return securities or cash entrusted by customers due to the bankruptcy of a financial instruments business operator, etc.
Interactive Brokers Securities Japan is a subsidiary of Interactive Brokers Group, which is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA and provides electronic brokerage services in over 50+ markets in various countries.
As at 15th of April
Japanese Name: インタラクティブ･ブローカーズ証券株式会社
English Name: Interactive Brokers Securities Japan Inc.
Financial Instruments Business Registration Number
Director-General of the Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Kinsho) No. 187
Type 1 Financial Instruments Business, Commodity Derivatives Business
Kasumigaseki Building 25F, 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6025
1.6 Billion yen
Total Number of Shares Issued
Japan Securities Dealers Association, Japan Commodity Futures Association
Member Investor Protection Fund
Japan Investor Protection Fund
October 25, 2005
(Business started from October 2, 2006)