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BECOME AN ACCREDITED INVESTOR

Margin rates are changing. Trade as an Accredited Investor with CMC Markets to maintain higher trading ​leverage*

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WHY BE AN ACCREDITED INVESTOR?

As regulations change, becoming an Accredited Investor gives you access to a number of exclusive benefits, at no additional cost. An Accredited Investor account is for experienced CFD traders who are looking for a provider that recognises their commitment to trading.

  • Potential

    Higher trading leverage

    Accredited Investors have access to higher leverage than retail clients. This gives you greater exposure for a smaller initial outlay, so your funds go further. Remember, leverage has risks too.*

  • Personal

    Your own account manager

    Your Accredited Investor account manager will be available to support you with your trading, from routine queries to more complex matters.

  • Perks

    Earn rebates & rewards

    Enjoy FX margins at 2% (instead of 5% from 7 October 2019). Earn cash rebates for trading in high volumes and talk to your account manager to find out about other Accredited Investor rewards.
    Clients who opt up for an Accredited Investor account before 7 October will also be eligible for additional rebates here > .

  • Priority

    Access new products first

    Get exclusive early access to new CMC Markets products and initiatives, before they’re released to the rest of our clients.

  • Protection

    Your funds are segregated

    Authorised and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and in compliance with Singapore's Securities & Futures Act (SFA) to ensure all client funds are protected, CMC Markets clearly distinguishes client money from its own by holding such funds in segregated client bank accounts. More >

*While a greater amount of leverage will be available to accredited investors, it is important to note the risks associated with this.
We recommend you always keep your account well funded.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY CMC MARKETS

With almost 30 years’ experience, we already provide an award-winning trading platform and customer service** to 80,000+ clients globally. CMC Accredited Investor builds on this heritage to give our professional clients a truly premium trading experience. With higher trading leverage, personal service, priority access to products and loyalty rewards, the Accredited Investor account is for serious traders.

  • Established in 1989

  • Listed on the LSE

  • Award-winning support

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR AN ACCREDITED INVESTOR ACCOUNT?

To be eligible for an Accredited Investor account, you need to meet the accredited investor eligibility criteria. If you answer yes to one of these two questions, you could be eligible for an Accredited Investor account.

Eligibility criteria

  • Do you earn at least SGD 300,000 provable annual income in the preceding 12 months? 
  • Do you have net assets of SGD 2 million with a maximum of SGD 1 million from an individual primary residence?
  • Do you have financial assets that exceed SGD 1 million in value?

APPLY NOW

Not a client yet?

Already trading with us?

1

Open an account with CMC Markets

Apply for a CFD account with us

2

Express interest to be an Accredited Investor

Check the AI box on the online application form

Express your interest by emailing support@cmcmarkets.com.sg

3

Complete your application

Confirm your eligibility by providing us the necessary documentations

4

You're now an Accredited Investor

Once approved, start trading to enjoy the advantages of an Accredited Investor account


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Any questions about being an Accredited Investor?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is an Accredited Investor (AI) in CFD trading?

An Accredited Investor in Singapore refers to an individual whose:

a) Net personal assets exceed S$2,000,000 in value, of which no more than S$1,000,000 in value is contributed by the net estimated fair market value of the individual’s primary residence;

b) Financial assets (net of any related liabilities) exceed S$1,000,000 in value; or income in the preceding 12 months is not less than S$300,000.

2. Why should I apply to be an Accredited Investor?

a) Qualified Accredited Investors are able to continue to use the current level of margin rates when trading FX CFDs after the higher margin rules kick in in October 2019.

b) Upon declaring as an Accredited Investor, a client’s personal information and AI status will be held solely within the brokerage firm and will not be shared with other financial institutions.

3. How to apply to be an Accredited Investor?

If you’re new to CMC Markets and don’t have an existing CFD trading account, you will need to apply for an account:

a) On our website; or
b) By calling us on 1800 559 6000; or
c) By emailing support@cmcmarkets.com.sg

If you’re an existing client with a CFD trading account, you can:

a) Download the AI opt-in form here and email the completed copy to support@cmcmarkets.com.sg; or
b) Call us on 1800 559 6000.


4. How do I prove that I qualify to be an Accredited Investor?

There are no standard documents required to opt-in as AI. Dependent on which of the 2 criteria is met, the proof submitted will differ. In the case of annual income, we accept your income tax statement or payslip. As for net assets, examples of documents we can accept are title deed or bank account balance. To find out more, please contact us at 1800 559 6000 or email support@cmcmarkets.com.sg

5. What protections are available to Accredited Investors?

Authorised and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and in compliance with Singapore's Securities & Futures Act (SFA) to ensure all client funds are protected, CMC Markets clearly distinguishes client money from its own by holding client funds in segregated bank accounts. More >

6. What protections do Accredited Investors NOT get?

As an Accredited Investor with CMC Markets, you will not be subject to the same leverage restrictions for FX trading as retail clients. Higher leverage can amplify losses.
 
Please visit our website to learn more about the risks.

7. Why do I need to open an account before I can become an Accredited Investor?

Only clients who are new to CMC Markets will need to first open a standard CFD trading account before applying to be an Accredited Investor. You will be able to opt in on the application form if you fulfil the eligibility criteria.
 
If you already have a CFD trading account with us and think you may be eligible, you can apply to be an Accredited Investor by downloading and completing the opt-in form.

8. Do I have to provide documented proof to be recognised as an Accredited Investor every year?

No, this isn’t necessary unless it was declared in your annual review that you no longer meet the criteria, or if you indicated you would like to opt out. After which you would need to provide up-to-date documents to opt in again.

9. How will I know when I’ve been switched from a standard account to that of an Accredited Investor?

An email will be sent to you once your application has been approved.
 
For existing clients who are becoming an Accredited Investor, your login details, account number and platform settings will remain the same.
 
While waiting for your Accredited Investor account, you can still trade on your standard account. Your new FX margins will be changed immediately upon approval of your Accredited Investor account.

10. What if I’m not eligible for an Accredited Investor account?

You can still trade on thousands of financial instruments on our award-winning platform, using a standard CMC Markets account. The margin rates for forex products are subject to change after October 2019 for non-Accredited Investor accounts.
 
You can also use guaranteed stop-loss orders (GSLOs) to help limit losses. For more information on GSLOs, please visit our website.

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WHAT TO TRADE

An Accredited Investor account gives you access to an extensive range of markets, via CFDs. Trade on popular forex pairs, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries.

  • Most popular
  • Forex
  • Indices
  • Commodities
  • Shares
  • Treasuries
    • Instrument
    • Spread
    • Sell
    • Buy
    • Sell/Buy
    • Change (%)
    • EUR/USD
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • USD/JPY
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • GBP/USD
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • AUD/USD
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • NZD/USD
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • US 30
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • UK 100
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Germany 30
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Australia 200
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • US SPX 500
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Crude Oil West Texas
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Crude Oil Brent
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Gold
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Silver
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Copper
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Amazon.com, Inc.
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Apple Inc.
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Tesla, Inc.
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Alphabet Inc.
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Facebook, Inc.
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Euro Bund
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • Euro Buxl
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • US T-Note 2 YR
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • US T-Bond
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0
    • UK Gilt
    • 0.0
    • 0.0
      0.0
    • 0.0

Not eligible to be an Accredited Investor?

You can still trade thousands of financial markets on our award-winning platform, with access to advanced charting, our suite of trading tools, trader education and breaking
market news and analysis.  

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**Awarded Best Platform Features; Best Mobile Phone/Tablet Platform; Best Customer Service; ranked highest for Platform Reliability and Charting, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report; Best Online Trading Platform, Shares Awards 2017.
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Based on figures from CMC Markets' 2017-18 annual report.

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