Interactive Brokers Releases IMPACT Mobile Trading Platform

Interactive Brokers LLC (NASDAQ: IBKR) announced on Wednesday that it had launched IMPACT, a patent-pending mobile trading application aimed at ‘socially conscious investors.’ According to the announcement, the brand-new app allows investors to align their portfolios with their values.

“IMPACT takes the utility and values alignment offered by our Impact Dashboard and places it at the palm of the investor’s hand. We’re leading a new generation of investors making values-based investments by enabling them to develop their own conscious investment plan based on their personal values providing accountability and transparency,” Will Peterffy, ESG Director at Interactive Brokers, commented.

Initially, the US-listed brokerage commented that IMPACT enables users to choose their personal investment criteria from 13 impact values and principles: Clean Air, Pure Water, Ocean Life, Land Health, Consumer Safety, Ethical Leadership, Gender Equality, Racial Equality, LGBTQ Inclusion, Company Transparency, Sustainable Product Lifecycle, Mindful Business Models, and Fair Labor & Thriving Communities.

Moreover, investors can also exclude investments based on 10 categories available on the mobile application: animal testing, business ethics controversies, corporate political spending and lobbying, energy-intensive, fossil fuels, greenhouse emissions, hazardous waste, high water usage, tobacco, alcohol and gambling, and weapons and gun manufacturers.

Swap Feature

IMPACT will include a ‘Swap’ feature that allows users to swap positions in the same USD amount from one security to another. “The IMPACT ‘Swap’ function goes a step further than our competitors to allow clients to easily re-align their portfolio positions with what they care about the most, which we’re really proud of. The app is designed for modern-day investors who understand that their investments make an impact and catalyze change,” Edward Soffer, ESG Manager at Interactive Brokers, said.

Clients could also have access to cryptocurrency trading through IMPACT, Interactive Brokers announced. Recently, the company introduced Request for Payments service, a real-time payment-related messaging service, with JP Morgan.

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