Options Trading with CommSec
ESUPERFUND clients can choose to trade Options with CommSec. The CommSec Options Account is an additional Trading Account to the CommSec Trading Account established to trade CHESS Sponsored Australian Shares. Importantly you can select to trade Options with CommSec only if you have selected CommSec as the Preferred Broker for your SMSF as part of the SMSF Setup process. To apply to establish an Options Trading Account with CommSec click here.
CommSec Internet Brokerage Rates for Options Trading are detailed below. It is important that all trades are executed via the Internet to ensure our low brokerage fees apply.
|Internet Trade Value
|$0 - $10,000
Only you can transact and access the CommSec Account
Importantly ESUPERFUND has absolutely no ability to enter or transact on the CommSec Trading Platform. Only you as the SMSF Trustee can login and transact on the CommSec Account. This gives you total peace of mind that your Super Benefit is totally secure.
Accessing information by ESUPERFUND
At the end of each financial year, CommSec will send to ESUPERFUND an annual data file of all your SMSF Trades and Transactions. This enables our office to attend to your SMSF's annual compliance obligations. No records are required from you each year as we already have access to the data. It is important to understand that only electronic data files are provided to ESUPERFUND. As detailed above we have absolutely no access to your Account and cannot actually login to your Trading Account to access the required data.
ESUPERFUND provides No Investment Advice
ESUPERFUND do not provide Investment advice and cannot advise you on which Assets to purchase or sell in your SMSF. You as the Fund Trustee are responsible for making all Trading decisions for your Fund, based on your SMSF's particular financial situation and needs.
CommSec Account Queries
If you have any queries about your CommSec Account please contact CommSec on 1800 245 698. This is a dedicated number for ESUPERFUND Clients separate to the retail division of CommSec, giving you priority service. Please do not contact ESUPERFUND directly in relation to queries about your CommSec Options Account as unfortunately we will be unable to assist you with your queries.
Derivatives Risk Statement
Clients who trade Options for their SMSF must prepare a Derivatives Risk Statement in accordance with current Superannuation Laws. The Derivatives Risk Statement details the reasons for the use of derivatives by the SMSF, along with an analysis of the risks involved within the SMSF Investment Strategy. A Proforma Derivatives Risk Statement can be found here which you can adopt or modify as required for your SMSF.
Apply Now - CommSec Options Trading Account
If you have elected to trade with CommSec as your Compulsory Broker and once your SMSF has been established by ESUPERFUND, you can apply to establish a CommSec Options Trading Account with CommSec. Click here to apply now.