PLATFORM TIPS: Sub-accounts and segregated accounts for Premium Clients

Premium clients can request additional sub-accounts from Saxo Bank in any currency, for example to segregate:

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Trading currencies

Establish sub-accounts for instrument currencies you commonly trade to eliminate paying conversion fees on each individual trade back to your account currency.


Sub-accounts are also commonly used to establish separate portfolios where you can monitor and track the performance – using the performance tools in the Account Overview of SaxoTraderGO for example.

Segregated sub-accounts

By default, sub-accounts share funds and margin so that you don't need to hold funds on an account to open positions from that account. 

You can now request the segregation of sub-accounts to prevent the funds or margin on one account being used for trades on another. If you try to place trades on a segregated sub-account with insufficient funds, the trade will be rejected.

Notes about trading with sub-accounts       

A few things to be aware of when trading from sub-accounts:

  • Whenever you trade you need to choose the specific sub-account you want to trade from – the platform does not automatically chose the most appropriate sub-account for you. However the platform will warn you if you try to place a trade on an account when a sub-account with a matching currency is available.
  • If you have two opposite positions in two separate sub-accounts, they will not net out at the end of the day.
  • When placing a trade, the platform takes into consideration the total funds and margin available to the sub-account, not only the assets available on the sub-account. Unless you have segregated sub-accounts, if you do not have enough funds you will still be allowed to place trades on a sub-account if free funds or margin are available in other accounts.    
  • If you trade on a sub-account which has insufficient funds or margin, you may get a negative balance on the sub-account and will be charged interest on this negative balance. To avoid this, make sure you keep your sub-account balances positive.
  • You always need to maintain sufficient funds in your main account to cover your Net Free Equity requirements.
  • You can easily transfer funds between sub-accounts using the inter-account transfer function. The conversion rate will be the current exchange rate plus a conversion fee.

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