Professional Investor account

It’s quick and easy to register as an Professional Investor and get access to better rates and more trading freedom.

Why register as a Professional Investor (PI)?

Access higher leverage/lower margin rates

Some limits and restrictions on regular retail investors are relaxed for Professional Investors, meaning you can trade with greater flexibility.

Access more products and features

Certain products and risk-management features are only available to Professional Investors. We may invite PIs to try and give feedback on new products and services

Declare through a quick, free process

If you are eligible, complete a quick, online form and upload supporting documents to register as a Professional Investor.

Benefit from higher leverage on stocks trading (long/short) via CFD* and get access to structured product, including Crypto ETPs.

*clients could enjoy 3.3x leverage in stocks with a risk rating of 1. By accessing to CFDs, professional investors could enjoy up to 16.66x leverage in CFDs, with both long/short positions allowed for specific stock names.

To qualify, you must meet one of the following criteria

Financial assets

You have a portfolio of not less than HKD $8 million or equivalent. If you have more than HKD $8 million in your Saxo account we won’t require any supporting documents.

Total asset of a corporation

The corporate have a portfolio of not less than HKD $8 million or equivalent. If the corporate have more than HKD $8 million in your Saxo account we won’t require any supporting documents.
And/or the corporate has a total assets of not less than HKD $40 million or equivalent.

Get started today

  • New clients

    Simply open an account and select ‘Professional Investor’ on the last step. One of our Sales Representatives will contact you directly.

FAQ

An individual may be considered an “Professional Investor” if he/she meets any of the following criteria:- 

  • Individual investor, either alone, with any of his or her associate on a joint account, having a portfolio of cash and/or securities of not less than HKD$8 million (or equivalent);
  • The individual investor’s share of a portfolio on a joint account with one or more persons other than the individual’s associate, having a portfolio of cash and/or securities of not less than HKD$8 million (or equivalent):
    • the individual’s share of the portfolio as specified in a written agreement among the account holder; or
    • in the absence of an agreement, an equal share of the portfolio
  • The individual wholly owned a corporation with a portfolio of cash and/or securities of not less than HKD$8 million (or equivalent) and the principle business of the corporation is holding of investments.

Criteria for Corporate Professional Investor (Corporation, Trust or Partnership)

  • A corporation with a portfolio of not less than HK$8 million or total asset of not less than HK$40million (or equivalent);
  • A corporation principle business of which is to hold investments and which is wholly owned by any one or more of the following persons (qualified as a professional investor);
    • a trust corporation
    • an individual
    • a corporation
    • a partnership
    • a professional investor within the meaning of paragraph (a), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (h) of the above definition of Institutional professional investor
  • A corporation wholly owns a corporation with a portfolio of not less than HK$8 million or total asset of not less than HK$40million (or equivalent)

Please talk to our customer service team and/or your relationship manager for the application with proof of value of your portfolio.

Some limits and restrictions on regular retail investors are relaxed for Professional Investors. For instance, as a Professional Investor, you will have access to CFDs (Contract for Difference) and Crypto ETPs, etc., which are regarded as structured products under Securities and Futures Commissions (SFC) of Hong Kong. 

Professional Investors can request any time during the term of their account by notifying Saxo Markets in writing to change the account to a Retail Investor account type. Upon receiving such notification, the investor’s new status will be processed as soon as practicable when receiving confirmation from our supporting team. 

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