Thomas Peterffy

Founder & Chairman of Interactive Brokers

A digital trading pioneer, Thomas Peterffy is Chairman of Interactive Brokers, the world’s largest electronic broker that markets its specialized trading platform to sophisticated investors. In 1977, he played a role in developing the first electronic trading platform for securities.

Who is…

  • During his career in finance, Peterffy consistently pushed to replace manual processes with more efficient and effective automated ones.
  • He would write code in his head at the time of the trading day and then apply his ideas to computerized trading models after hours.
  • He created a major stir among traders by introducing handheld computers onto the trading floor in the early 1980s.
  • Over more than 40 years, Interactive Brokers has grown to become one of the premier securities firms with more than $9 billion in equity capital.

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