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Certain clients of Interactive Brokers Ireland Limited are protected by the Irish Investor Compensation Scheme ("ICS").

The ICS is intended to help private individuals and does not cover institutions and professional clients. Compensation under the ICS is limited to 90% of the amount lost, subject to a maximum of €20,000 to each investor. The coverage provides protection against the failure of the investment firm, not against loss of market value of financial products.

The ICS is administered by the Investor Compensation Company DAC ("ICCL"), which is an independent body set up under Ireland’s Investor Compensation Act, 1998. For more information about the ICS and answers to frequently asked questions (such as how ICS works, what is protected, how to file a claim, etc.), please refer to the following website:

Irish Investor Compensation Scheme


Or contact the Investor Compensation Company DAC at:

The Investor Compensation Company DAC
c/o Central Bank of Ireland
PO Box 11517
Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay Dublin 1, Ireland
Email: info@investorcompensation.ie
Phone: +353 1 244 4485

Interactive Brokers Ireland Limited ("IBIE") custodies certain of your securities positions with its US affiliate, Interactive Brokers LLC ("IBLLC"), which is licensed by the US Securities & Exchange Commission and a member of the US Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC'). To the extent that your securities (or cash balances, to the extent they are acting as margin in support of a short stock or option position carried by IBLLC) are custodied at IBLLC, they are protected by SIPC for a maximum coverage of $500,000 (with a cash sublimit of $250,000) and under Interactive Brokers LLC's excess SIPC policy with certain underwriters at Lloyd's of London for up to an additional $30 million (with a cash sublimit of $900,000) subject to an aggregate limit of $150 million. Futures and options on futures are not covered. This coverage provides protection against failure of a broker-dealer, not against loss of market value of securities. In the unlikely event it should ever become necessary to assert a claim in a SIPC insolvency proceeding as a result of a failure of IBLLC, Interactive Brokers Ireland Limited will make the claim on your behalf.