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In trading, it takes two to tango: the seller and the buyer. It’s our business to connect the two.
Proficiency in your portfolio management makes the difference between poor and a good performance.
When you let us professionally manage your account, you get a tailored investment approach which is closely monitored by our team of specialists.
All you need is to tell us about your financial goals and expectations and we shall recommend a suitable investment plan. We’ll work with you to customize it in line with your goals and manage it to optimize the returns.
Individual & Joint Account Requirements:
All individuals need to provide the following;
Corporate or Group Account Requirements:
1.During what hours does trading of stocks and bonds take place?
Trading of equities takes place between 9.30am and 3.00pm while that of bonds between 9.00am and 3.00pm, Monday though Friday.
2.How are dividends and interest credited to my account?
Dividends are usually paid by the respective shares registrars directly to you the shareholder, either through M-pesa, cheque or direct credit into your bank account.
Bonus shares are credited directly into your CDS account.
3.How do I close my brokerage account, and are there any charges?
You need to write instructions for account closure to CDSC through your broker. There are no charges.
4.Why should I use a licensed broker?
A licensed broker has met all legal requirements by the market regulators (CMA, NSE & CBK) to provide the right quality services as stipulated.
5.How are share prices determined at the NSE?
Generally, prices are determined by factors of demand and supply of the particular companies’ shares.
6.What is the role of a brokerage company?
The role of a brokerage company is to trade securities on behalf of individual and institutional investors through a stock exchange.
7.What should I consider when choosing a broker?
8.How much commission do you charge for your services?
The commission charge is 2.1% and 1.8% for a consideration below Kes.100, 000 and above Kes.100, 000 respectively.
9.What does primary and secondary market mean?
A primary market is a market where securities are issued directly to the public for purchase while a secondary market is where formerly issued securities are traded among investors.
10.What does Initial Public Offering (IPO) mean?
This refers to the very first time a company raises investment capital by selling its shares to the public.
11.What is a Rights Issue?
A rights issue is an invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional new shares in the company in proportion to their shareholding and at a special price, usually discounted.
12.What does Private Placement mean?
This refers to raising capital through sale of securities to a private investor rather than through a public offering.
13.What is Earnings per Share (EPS)?
It is the portion of a company’s profit allocated to each share of common stock. It serves as an indicator of a company’s profitability.
14.What is Dividend Yield?
This is a percentage of the current share price. It is calculated by dividing the annual dividend by the current share price.
15.What is Price Earnings Ratio?
This is the ratio of a company’s current share price to its earnings per share.
16.How do I obtain a Statement of Account?
You can always request for your account statement on email through firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get one from our offices whenever you visit.
17.How do I open a CDS account?
By visiting our offices with the following documents;
Corporate or Groups;
18.How long does a Pledge take to be processed?
Processing of a pledge is done within 24 hours.
19.How do I open an account online?
By clicking the online trading tab on our website you are able to create your account. Login details will be sent to your registered email address.
20.What kinds of transactions can I do online?
21.How long does my order take to be processed?
If the market is open, the order is processed in Realtime. Within seconds, you should see your orders in the market, otherwise if the market is closed then the order is stored as an off-market order until the market opens, then it will be processed.
22.How secure is online trading?
It’s hosted on a secure facility by the NSE and all data transmitted is encrypted and obscured to ensure safety and integrity of the data is maintained.
23.How reliable is your online trading platform?
It is accessible 24 hour a day, 7 days a week.
24.How much money do I need to open an account with Sterling Capital?
You are not charged for account opening.
25.How do I withdraw funds from my account?
Upon request, you can get your payment through RTGS or by cheque.
26.I forgot my Password. How can I login to my account?
You just need to click on ‘forgot password’ and follow the prompts. A new password will be sent to your registered email address.
27.What is the minimum value required to invest on NSE?
The minimum value will depend on the share of the counter you purchase. You need to purchase a minimum of 100 shares per counter.
28.What is the difference between a Treasury bond and a Treasury bill?
A treasury bond is a secure, medium- to long-term investment that typically offers you interest payments every six months throughout the bond’s maturity while a treasury bill is a secure, short-term investment, offering you returns after a relatively short commitment of funds.
29.What is a Commercial Paper?
It is an unsecured debt instrument issued by companies to obtain funds to meet short-term debt obligations.
Large local institutions comprise fund managers, pension funds, insurance companies, banks and private equity companies based in Kenya.
Foreign institutions include international brokers, banks and asset managers looking to make investments in Africa.
For more information please get in touch with our Equities dealing team via email@example.com
Online Share Trading (OST) is a convenient, fast and straightforward process on a platform that is accessible anytime, anywhere.
OST is a secure, pin-protected, easy-to-use digital trading self-service platform. The platform links you to the Nairobi Securities Exchange so long as you have an internet connection via a computer or a mobile device.
Our OST platform will help you:
Benefits of our OST platform:
Treasury Bonds and Bills are attractive to many investors because of their security since they are issued by the government.
With a maturity period of between one year and 30 years, Treasury Bonds provide excellent short-term to long-term investment opportunities. They are also predictable since they usually come with a fixed interest rate payable every six months.
Treasury Bills mature within a maximum period of one year but with attractive interest rates, making them an ideal short-term investment vehicle.
The Central Bank of Kenya holds monthly auctions for Treasury Bonds and weekly auctions of Treasury Bills.
Basic Requirements for both individuals and corporate bodies:
Pricing, especially for bonds, can be a bit tricky and our experts can help you navigate your way through this market for best returns.