Invest in global markets
with your SMSF

Experience unmatched control, flexibility, and efficiency with Saxo.

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Trusted by savvy SMSF investors

Geographic diversification

Access 72,000+ instruments across all asset classes from over 50 global exchanges.

Avoid FX conversion fees

Say goodbye to unnecessary foreign exchange conversion fees with a multi-currency account. Invest directly with 11 global currencies.

Identify opportunities

Tap into data-driven insights, analysis, and strategies. Quickly narrow down potential trade ideas.

Our robust technology stack and strict adherence to Australian and Danish financial regulation assures you stable, safe and compliant trading conditions at all times.

Industry-leading prices

How to create an SMSF account

How to create an SMSF account

Create your account
Every journey starts with a single step. Open an account in minutes.

Provide SMSF documentation
Our friendly team is here to help you with your SMSF documents.

SMSF account approval
We will reach out to you when your SMSF account is ready.

Deposit funds and/or transfer portfolio
Fund your SMSF account or transfer your existing portfolio with ease.

Get invested
Access a wide range of investment options across global markets.

Please refer to your SMSF investment strategy for eligible products and contact your accountant for more details.

Trusted for more than 30 years

Trusted for more than 30 years

Strength in numbers
Saxo has built a reputation as a trusted home for over $100 billion in client assets, a testament to the confidence a million clients place in us.

Fully regulated
We adhere to the strictest regulatory standards, and are fully licensed and regulated in 15 jurisdictions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Financial strength
We’re a financially stable company with a robust balance sheet. We serve clients in 170 countries, hold 100+ bn USD in AUM and process 1m transactions daily.

Multi-award winner
We’ve been consistently recognised by our industry and have won the highest accolades for our products, platform and service.

  • Best trading platform

  • Best Retail FX Broker

  • Best app for Stock trading

24-hour expert service

24-hour expert service

Whether you’re a high- or low-volume trader, you’ll receive first-class support tailored to your needs.

Integrated digital support
Access our self-service support centre, email helpdesk and a range of educational courses.

24-hour customer service
Get support for technical matters and account queries whenever markets are open.

Relationship managers and sales traders
Active traders benefit from a dedicated point of contact and access to our world-class trading experts.

Exclusive VIP services
Receive our very best prices, priority support and exclusive event invitations.

Frequently asked questions

No hidden charges – what you see is what you get. Enjoy market-leading entry prices and get tighter spreads and lower commissions when you upgrade your trading tier. Visit our pricing overview here.

Yes, absolutely. To trade US products through your SMSF trading account, you need to complete a W-8BEN-E form. Contact us for more information, or read more about the W-8 Series forms here.

Through partnership with Sharesight, Saxo Australia offers clients an advanced tax reporting service directly in the platform. Please consult your accountant for taxation reporting and management matters.

You can transfer your existing stock portfolio to Saxo after you have opened a Saxo account. The stocks are owned (registered) by exactly the same party/name as the one on the Saxo account.

Log in to the platform, go to the ‘Account’ section, select ‘Deposits and Transfers’ and then ‘Portfolio Transfer’. See the step by step guide here

Self-managed super funds, often abbreviated as SMSFs and known as DIY super, represent a method of preparing for your retirement. An SMSF is a personal retirement fund where you take on the role of trustee and fund manager, making all necessary investment decisions on your own behalf.

The key distinction between an SMSF and other superannuation funds lies in the management structure. In an SMSF, the members also serve as the trustees, meaning they manage the fund themselves. This is different from other types of superannuation funds, where investment decisions are typically made by a professional fund manager.

If you are considering investing in an SMSF via Saxo but have not set up an SMSF yet, we recommend checking out the Australian government's Money Smart Guide to determine if an SMSF is the right fit for your financial goals.

If you already have an established SMSF and wish to open an SMSF investment account with Saxo, you're welcome to start your application process immediately. Opening a new account takes just a few minutes. Our friendly team is here to help you with your application.

To open an SMSF investment account with Saxo, you must already have a Self-Managed Super Fund established. If you're in the process of setting up your SMSF, we recommend finalising this before proceeding with your Saxo SMSF account application, however, feel free to open an individual/joint account while your SMSF is being set up.

If you already have an established SMSF, you can begin the application process for an SMSF investment account with Saxo directly on our website. Simply navigate to the relevant section and follow the provided instructions to submit your application.

As an SMSF investor with Saxo, you can expect comprehensive support from our dedicated team. We are available to assist you with any queries or concerns and provide tools and resources to ensure you are well-equipped to manage your SMSF effectively.

Yes, you can transfer your existing SMSF investments to Saxo. It's recommended to speak with our team or your financial advisor to understand the process and any potential implications before making the switch.

With a Saxo SMSF account, you can access a wide range of investment options to diversify your portfolio. These include local and international shares, ETFs, bonds, commodities, Forex, and more. Your investment strategy should align with the investment strategy of your SMSF.

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Open a Saxo account now

Simply fill in our application form, fund securely and access our entire product range.

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