Safety and security
We take our responsibility to you more seriously than you could imagine.
Is CMC Markets a reputable and secure company?
As a CMC Markets customer you’re partnering with a large diversified financial services company with offices throughout Asia, Europe and Canada. We employ more than 700 people.
In Australia, as at 31 March 2010, we have net assets in excess of $43 million and provide clients with services ranging across stockbroking and CFDs. In order to provide these services we need to comply with a number of Australian laws. One that is of interest to clients and prospective clients is the way we manage money placed on deposit with us.
How safe are my funds with you?
As a valued client of CMC Markets you will have the comfort that client moneys aren't used to meet the trading obligations of other clients. Your CFD funds on deposit with CMC Markets are held in a separate trust account established, maintained and operated in accordance with the Australian Client Money Rules. This means that client moneys are protected. This is one of the factors that separates us from smaller providers and offers you financial security.
If you become a stockbroking client, your shareholdings are CHESS sponsored and held in your name and cannot be transferred, on-lent or pooled. Client shareholding is safe and protected under the National Guarantee Fund (under the ASX rules).
What other support do you offer me as a client?
A solid knowledge base is where sound trading and investment decisions come from. That's why we channel so many resources into creating the ultimate online educational environment for you.
We have an Education team committed to the ongoing training of both new and experienced customers, providing as many different tools as possible at no cost to help get you up to speed, deepen your knowledge and hone your skills, whether you're interested in CFDs or shares.
To help you maximise potential returns and manage your risk, CFDs require specialised knowledge using charting, technical analysis and risk-management tools, all covered in our free live and on demand webinars. Take a look and see what’s scheduled. All new customers receive Trading IQ (our eight-module step-by-step guide). And as an extra boost you’ll have access to our Education Zone, including online training videos and over 400 pages of trading literature.
Investing in shares
Get the right level of education, no matter whether you’re learning the ropes, seeking investment strategies, wanting to refamiliarise yourself with concepts like using derivatives, or getting to know our combined trading platform. All customers have access to the seven comprehensive Investing IQ modules absolutely free, the perfect companion to Trading IQ, our guide to CFDs, and you’ll have ongoing access to free workshops and webinars.