Interactive Brokers First-to-Market With Competitive Dutch Options Price Structure

    Sustained annual growth in volume, open interest in Dutch options segment
demands ultra-competitive pricing for precision trading

    WESTPORT, CONN., October 24 /CNW/ - Interactive Brokers (IBKR), the
online broker of global futures, options and foreign exchange, is announcing
an enhanced flat fee structure of EUR 2.25 per contract on Liffe - NYSE
Euronext-linked Dutch options. The flat fee carries no minimum to trade, and
applies to all Dutch options offered via its multi-product desktop trading
platform, Trader Workstation (TWS).

    In a statement, Interactive Brokers managing director Gerald Perez said
the decision to introduce trading in Dutch options at a flat, no-minimum
commission rate reflected the firm's desire to provide the most competitive
pricing structure in a field that has sustained an increasing level of
investor interest in recent years.

    "The Dutch market is widely regarded as the fastest growing playing field
for options in Europe, so we're not just heeding the market's direction, but
anticipating our clients' interests by rolling out the most competitive price
terms and access for precision traders looking to hone in on the Dutch product
segment," he said.

    Further details on the product palette for Dutch options can be obtained

    About Interactive Brokers

    Interactive Brokers Group is an automated global electronic market maker
and broker specializing in routing orders and executing and processing trades
in securities, futures and foreign exchange instruments as a member of more
than 70 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 direct access to stocks, options,
futures, forex and bonds from a single IB Universal AccountSM. Employing
proprietary software on a global communications network, Interactive Brokers
Group continuously integrates its software with a growing number of exchanges
and trading venues into one automatically functioning, computerized platform
that requires minimal human intervention.

For further information:

For further information: Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. Andrew
Wilkinson, 203-913-1369

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