Like concertgoers discovering new artists at a music festival, new investors are milling around stock markets across the world, trading information and trying to unearth stocks they like. And hoping to strike a chord with these users is Interactive Brokers.

“We’ve been surprised actually. Last year, the amount of volatility just exploded. We had people who were attracted by this volatility — like they heard good music — and they wanted to attend this concert, so they joined [us],” says Guillaume Roux-Chabert, head of sales at Interactive Brokers Singapore.

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