Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions:

Portfolio means a group of investments. Ideally, the investment should have different patterns of returns over time.
Any adult (At least 18 years) citizen of Bangladesh, institutions and statutory body can open portfolio account with Apex Investments Limited.
It will depend on BSEC rules and Apex Investments Limited’s margin policy.
In order to protect your equity position, your portfolio manager Calls additional margin deposit in case your equity falls below a certain percentage (the percentage changes from time to time) of your debt obligation to maintain the stipulated debt to equity ratio. Such call is commonly known as “Margin Call”.
Yes, you can make additional deposits at any time into your account. Additional deposits will increase your equity position and purchasing power.
A Bangladeshi citizen living abroad with valid status either as foreign country’s permanent resident or with valid work permit, in case of a foreign passport holder an endorsement either from the relevant Bangladeshi embassy or from Bangladesh foreign ministry stating that “No visa is required” for traveling to Bangladesh – as a proof of dual citizenship.

Benefits are as follows:

  • 10% of all issued IPO are reserved for NRB – may be increased very soon for at least very large issues.
  • No capital Gain Tax.
  • Can also trade in the secondary capital market while abroad through Nominee in local currency. Availing custodian services for individuals are difficult and expensive. So, investment amount should be transferred either to Nominee or Brokers trading account and then trade on secondary market either by nominee or personally by phone calls, fax, email etc.
– remember, the buy sale order will have to be faxed in within 24 hours in account is operated personally.
BO Account stands for Beneficiary Owners Account. This is the account that holds your shares like an inbox holding all your emails. All shares from new IPO's and most of secondary market shares are in electronic form and a BO account, owned by the investor, holds the electronic shares. Any NRB can open a BO account through Apex Investments Limited by filling required forms and submitting required documents.
  • Trading account is an account, with the Apex Investments Limited in which the NRB will deposit his/her initial investment from which the Apex Investments Limited will credit or debit fund for buy/sell
  • All earnings from the investment can be first transferred to a local currency account of the NRB and then to the trading account through help of the PoA
  • Trading account will allow the NRB to allocate fund for investment in the secondary market
  • Sales proceeds will be issued by Account Payee cheque in favor of the NRB Investor. As such a local account or a NITA account is needed.

Benefits are as follows:

  • Non-resident Investment Taka Account (NITA) is an account for channeling foreign currency in as well as repatriation of earnings from investment
  • All earnings from investments (e.g. Cash Dividends) are credited to the NITA account
  • An audited statement, certifying that all proper taxes are already withheld from the earnings
  • Upon issuance of the auditors certificate the earnings can be repatriated to the NRB in foreign currency
  • If an investors intention is not to repatriate any foreign currency then NITA account is not mandatory.