The automated worldwide electronic broker Interactive Brokers (Nasdaq: IBKR), which was granted an SFC licence, is the first securities broker to permit retail clients to trade cryptocurrencies in Hong Kong.
Investors who meet the eligibility requirements of Interactive Brokers Hong Kong can trade cryptocurrencies and manage their portfolios using a single, unified interface. In addition to trading cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), clients can trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, event contracts, cryptocurrency futures, and futures options from a single account and interface. Centralised cash management is convenient for clients.
We are pleased to offer investors in Hong Kong a straightforward and cost-effective way to allocate a portion of their portfolio to digital assets,” said David Friedland, Head of APAC for Interactive Brokers. – A Twitter Post
“As demand for cryptocurrency exposure as a means of diversification continues to rise, we are pleased to offer investors in Hong Kong a straightforward and cost-effective way to allocate a portion of their portfolio to digital assets,” said David Friedland, Head of APAC for Interactive Brokers. “Our single unified platform lets clients worldwide easily invest across a broad range of global products, and the retail investor community in Hong Kong will benefit from the ability to access digital currency markets without opening and maintaining different accounts at multiple brokers and exchanges.”
With a USD 2.25 minimum order value, no additional spreads or markups, and cheap commissions of approximately 0.20% to 0.30% of trade value, depending on monthly volume, Interactive Brokers Hong Kong offers cryptocurrency trading powered by OSL Digital Securities.
In partnership with OSL Digital Securities, the first digital asset trading platform in Hong Kong to have an SFC licence, Interactive Brokers began offering bitcoin trading in the city. On February 14, 2023, Interactive Brokers previously opened up cryptocurrency trading to qualified Professional Investor clients of Interactive Brokers Hong Kong.
- Published By Team Hongkong Journalist