When you open a self-directed account at Global Advisers, you get all of the advantages of working with a global investment and wealth management firm; access to GA Global Research*, and all the professional features offered by our clearing firm, Interactive Brokers.
SELF DIRECTED ACCOUNT FEATURES
GA Research take a top-down approach to research by starting with the broadest measure of the overall economy, and then narrowing it down to individual industries and sectors. This approach is consistent with how we help our clients develop investment strategies. It allows us to stay focused on the political and economic factors that affect individual securities and companies.
Trade on over 100 market centers in 24 countries. Direct market access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, ETFs and CFDs from a single account. Fund your account in multiple currencies.
A global presence, with offices in the US, Switzerland, Canada, UK, Australia, Hungary, Russia, Japan, India, China and Estonia.
An integrated approach that makes it easy to trade global products on multiple exchanges and assets denominated in multiple currencies all from a single account.
Awarded 4.5-star rating by Barron’s magazine in the Best for International Traders category 1
PortfolioAnalyst, an online reporting and analysis interface, lets you analyze the performance of your account portfolio online by creating and saving customized PDF reports based on a set of measurement criteria and optionally comparing the data to selected industry benchmarks.
Customized statements provide detail on all your trading activity and can be viewed as downloadable PDFs or in HTML format.
Downloadable statements are available as XML or text files, and as a variety of third-party software, such as Quicken or MS Excel.
Daily margin reports detail requirements by underlying.
Tax Optimizer lets you change your tax lot-matching method to optimize your gains and losses.
A real-time margin system that continuously enforces limits on an account-by-account basis lets you monitor their margin cushion directly in TWS.
Sophisticated portfolio risk management via the IB Risk NavigatorSM, which is free to IB customers.
Portfolio Margin Accounts with real-time risk management can provide increased leverage with greater safety.
Low Cost and Best Execution
82% lower margin loan rates than the average of six top competitors.
A completely automated trade process allows for low commissions.
An advanced SmartRouting℠ system searches for the best price available at the time of your order, and routes and re-routes all or parts of your order to achieve optimal execution.
Based on independent measurements, the Transaction Auditing Group, Inc., (TAG), a third-party provider of transaction analysis, has determined that Interactive Brokers’ US stock and options price executions were significantly better than the industry during the first half of 2014.
Market-maker designed Trader Workstation (TWS) optimizes your trading speed and efficiency in a single, comprehensive work-space.
A comprehensive news and fundamentals research platform add-on to TWS provides access to important information and research that gives you the edge you need.
Sophisticated TWS trading tools such as OptionTrader, FXTrader, BookTrader, and Accumulate/Distribute provide product-specific order modules to accommodate any trading needs.
Advanced algorithmic tools and order types help individual traders manage multiple large volume orders simultaneously and get the best execution.
Multiple ways to connect to our trading system, including the TWS API for traders who want to build their own trading applications, and the industry-standard CTCI FIX interface.
Mobile solutions let you trade on the go from a variety of mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Android.
Extensive stock borrow and loan solutions include the AQS® Marketplace, the Short Stock Availability Tool, a Stock Yield Enhancement Program that lets you earn extra income on your fully paid stock shares; and a Pre-Borrow Program.
Real time risk management for Cash, Reg T, Portfolio Margin and Commodities accounts.
Extensive series of live webinars from Interactive Brokers cover topics ranging from TWS trading to understanding options to taking advantage of volatility in the gold market.
GA online education programs offer online courses that focus on trading and product knowledge.
Company Strength and Security
When you open an account with Global Advisers, your assets are held at Interactive Brokers, LLC. On a consolidated basis, Interactive Brokers Group’s (IBG LLC) equity capital exceeds $5 billion.
Customer securities accounts at Interactive Brokers are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”).
The real-time margin system marks all customer positions to market continuously. All orders are credit vetted before being executed and positions in accounts with inadequate margin deposits are liquidated automatically.
We provide login protection through the use of free security devices, which generate unique, random codes that you enter each time you log in, as well as additional account protections.
Easy Account Access
Accessing your account from any desktop or mobile device is easy – our innovative technologies allow you to view your accounts from any location or device.