Australian Share Trading Account
Clients of ESUPERFUND are permitted to invest in Australian Shares. The Preferred Broker to invest in Australian Share for ESUPERFUND clients is CommSec.
Invest in All ASX Listed Shares and Securities
The ESUPERFUND Preferred Broker (CommSec) allows your SMSF to invest in all ASX listed Shares and Securities including:
- All ASX Listed Shares
- ASX Listed Options
- ASX Listed Warrants
- Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
- Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs)
- Listed Investment Companies (LICs)
- Listed Trusts
- Any other Securities Listed on the ASX
Documentation to establish your Preferred Broker (CommSec), is included with the documentation forwarded to you when you submit your online application to establish an SMSF. The account acts as the Trading Account for your SMSF allowing you to trade all ASX listed Shares and Securities. The Broker Account typically takes 1 to 2 weeks to establish from the time the signed application is returned to our office. Once the account is established, the Broker will forward to you directly your Account details including login and password. For full details of the SMSF Setup Process which includes the SMSF Broker Account establishment click here.
By using our Preferred Broker to invest in Australian Shares, ESUPERFUND is able to electronically access the trades made by your SMSF in order to attend to the SMSF Annual Compliance Requirements. No Broker records are required from you each year as we already have the data. That is at the end of each financial year, CommSec will send to ESUPERFUND an annual data file of all your SMSF trades. This enables our office to attend to your SMSF's annual compliance obligations. No Broker 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. We have absolutely no access to your Broker data and cannot actually login to your Broker Account to access the required data.
The Brokerage Rates for CommSec can be found here.
Your SMSF is the Owner
All Shares purchased by your SMSF are CHESS Sponsored and owned in the name of your SMSF under its unique HIN. This is a very important point and gives you total peace of mind that your SMSF is the direct owner of all Shares purchased. ESUPERFUND do not own any of your SMSF Shares. So in the very unlikely event ESUPERFUND ceases to operate or becomes insolvent all your SMSF Assets including Share Holdings are totally protected and secure because your SMSF is the direct owner of the Shares.
Only you have Trading Access
Importantly ESUPERFUND has absolutely no ability to enter or transact on CommSec Trading Platform. Only you as the SMSF Trustee can login and transact on the Broker Platforms. 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 Trading Platform and cannot actually login to your Trading Account to access the required data.
No obligation to invest in Shares
It is important to understand that the Investment decisions for your SMSF always remain with you as the SMSF Trustee giving you total control of your SMSF. You are under no obligation to invest in Shares if you elect not to do so. The CommSec Trading Platform is established for you to be used only if you want to invest in Australian Shares. It is completely permissible never to invest in Shares for your SMSF if you do not want to and this in no way affects your annual fee.
Avoid Audit Issues
One of the most common errors identified by the ATO is the establishment of Broker Accounts in the Trustees personal name and not in the name the SMSF, resulting in ATO compliance issues. By establishing the Broker Account for your SMSF as part of the SMSF Setup process we ensure that the Broker Account is setup correctly. This ensures that ATO compliance issues and associated penalties are eliminated and that all Broker Accounts setup by ESUPERFUND are compliant with Super Regulations.
ESUPERFUND provides No Investment Advice
ESUPERFUND does not provide Investment Advice and cannot advise you on which Shares to purchase or sell in your SMSF. You as the SMSF Trustee are responsible for making all Trading decisions for your SMSF, based on your SMSF's particular financial situation and needs.
Straight Through Processing
All Trades executed by ESUPERFUND clients through the CommSec Trading Platform is executed using Straight Through Processing (STP). Straight Through Processing is where your order is sent directly to the ASX Market, without any human intervention. Some online broker use a system whereby your order is sent to a dealer who then has to approve or reject it and manually enter it into the market. Obviously in times of market turbulence, this could cause significant delays in getting the order on the market. The CommSec Trading Platform approve or reject the order and place it directly on the market.
Can your SMSF use Other Broker to invest in Australian Shares?
Yes. You are permitted to establish additional Broker Accounts for your SMSF with any Broker desired to invest in Australian Shares, in addition to our Preferred Broker. However if you establish additional Broker for your SMSF with Non Preferred Broker to invest in Australian Shares, data will not be accessible by ESUPERFUND and you will need to source and provide this data to ESUPERFUND annually. In addition ESUPERFUND provides a Client Login Portal to clients with real time data of all your SMSF Investments. Where you elect to use Non Preferred Broker to invest in Australian Shares, that we do not receive daily data on, we will not be able to report details of these Shares in real time.