Canopus sharetrading accounts have been designed to enable Canopus clients to hold equities directly in their own names as part of a diversified investment portfolio. These accounts provide access to investment advice and research at low brokerage. There is no minimum balance to maintain in the account, no minimum number of transactions and no ongoing account fees. A Financial Adviser Disclosure Statement is available on request, free of charge.
For each sharetrading account, an associated cash management account is opened in the client's own name. The associated cash management account is a true bank account, accessible with full online banking facilities and paying a competitive on call interest rate on a credit balance. Hence there is no risk from funds being held in a “pooled broker account”. Canopus does not pool client sharetrading account funds.
Transaction and clearance functions for Canopus sharetrading accounts are carried out by ASB Securities Limited, member of the New Zealand Stock Exchange.
The base account is a New Zealand dollar account, but on-call accounts may also be opened in Australian or United States dollars, British pounds, Euros or other major currency.
The purchase price for any “buy” order must be available in the client’s cash management account before that order can be executed. The cost of the order, including brokerage, will be automatically debited to the client’s cash management account. Proceeds from any “sell” order will be paid directly into the same account.
Canopus sharetrading account holders do not need to operate online sharetrading facilities themselves. Orders are sent to Canopus by email, telephone or fax, and will be placed by Canopus for execution using an online trading facility. Hence these accounts are not suitable for day trading.
In addition to trading the New Zealand and Australian Stock Exchanges, residents of New Zealand and Australia can use these accounts to access other major world stock exchanges. In these cases shares purchased may be held through a nominee account.
Canopus sharetrading accounts are only avilable to residents of New Zealand and Australia.
Canopus Investments reserves the right to accept or decline any application for a Canopus sharetrading account and the right to terminate an account at any time.
STOCK EXCHANGE Brokerage per Trade
New Zealand Stock Exchange 0.6% for orders NZ$6000 and over.
(NZX) A minimum transaction fee of NZ$34.95 applies.
A standard NZSX fee of $4.50 applies to all transactions.
Australian Stock Exchange 0.8% for orders A$6000 and over.
(ASX) A minimum transaction fee of A$49.95 applies.
New Zealand Bonds and 0.6% for orders NZ$7500 and above.
Government Stock A minimum transaction fee of NZ$45.00 applies.
UK Stock Exchange Fees and conditions available on request
US Stock Exchanges Fees and conditions available on request
Other World Exchanges Fees and conditions available on request
(rates subject to change)
From time to time Canopus may have special share offers or initial public share offers (IPO's) available. Canopus sharetrading account holders will receive priority allocations for these issues.
How to Apply
Simply contact Canopus by email, telephone, fax or post to request an application form. See our contact page for full contact details.
After completing your application form, return it to Canopus at
Canopus Investments Limited
PO Box 101662
North Shore Mail Centre
For more information contact: Alan King at Canopus Investments Limited.
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Canopus Investments Limited does not bank or hold investment monies received on behalf of clients unless by special request or arrangement. When held on behalf of clients through special request, client funds will be held on trust in a separate special purpose account. In the normal course of business, investment monies will be passed directly to the securities issuer. All Canopus sharetrading account holders are issued with an individual true bank account from which share purchases are funded and to which share sale proceeds are deposited. Canopus does not pool sharetrading account funds.
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