How It Works – International Shares

International Shares

Clients of ESUPERFUND are permitted to invest in US International Shares. The Permitted Broker to invest in US International Shares is Saxo Capital Markets. By using our permitted Broker ESUPERFUND is able to electronically access trades and holdings, in order to attend to the SMSF Annual Compliance Requirements. No broker data is required from you each year as we already have the data. It is important to understand that only electronic data files are provided to ESUPERFUND. We have absolutely no access to your Broker Account and cannot actually login to access the required data.

ESUPERFUND Clients are not permitted to invest in International Shares with Brokers other than our Permitted Broker. In addition clients are only permitted to invest in the US Market with our Permitted Broker and cannot trade in other International Markets.

To establish a Saxo Capital Markets International Share Trading account, please complete the online application here.

International ETFs and Managed Funds

International Shares can also be purchased using any International Managed Fund or International ETF. ETFs over international indices were launched on the ASX in 2007. ETFs can provide investors with a low cost and easy way to gain international exposure to both established and emerging markets while investors can take comfort that they trade and settle on the ASX just like any other share. Conventional International ETFs seek to replicate the performance of the overseas index and are traded and settled on the ASX in Australian dollars. As the current range of International ETFs are not hedged, fluctuations in the exchange rate can affect the value of the portfolio. The range of conventional international ETFs was expanded in 2009 to include a range of international sector ETFs. Sector ETFs can assist investors to build their portfolios to allow for increased exposure to certain industries while still achieving a broad diversification across companies. Popular ETF issuers include iShares, BetaShares and Vanguard Investments.