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About Institutional Equities

Equities research

  • Provides comprehensive research to institutional investors
  • Supported by the Commonwealth Research team which offers a superior standard of economic, foreign exchange, commodities, credit and debt outlooks
  • Reviews top 100 Australian-listed companies as well as a growing selection of small companies
  • Focuses on predicting margin shifts rather than fundamental company analysis
  • Analyses microeconomic factors and the deep drivers of industry structure
  • Assesses sustainability of business market share
  • Provides forward-looking perspectives seeking out triggers that will have a significant impact  

Sales trading services

  • Provide superior sales trading skills and seamless execution services
  • One of Australia’s largest brokers by volume traded
  • One of the top 10 brokers by number of trades
  • Provide trade monitoring and execution to ensure optimal coverage for all types of trading activity, especially those requiring anonymity

Electronic execution services

  • Provide Direct Market Access (DMA) to institutional investors
  • CommSec is one of the largest DMA brokers in Australia
  • The direct access order routing solutions are tailored to conform to institutional in-house requirements
  • The large output of orders and broad spread of client types ensures no individual client or type dominates trading volumes
  • This diversity provides anonymity – essential to low-impact execution
  • The DMA framework can accept order flow over numerous international order routing platforms or via FIX connections to proprietary order management systems
  • A range of technology partners are engaged to suit individual investor requirements and include Australian domiciled organisation IRESS Market Technology Limited which designs, develops, markets and supports trades
  • Offshore partners include GL Trade, Bloomberg, ORC Technology, Reuters and Radianz Transaction Network Services
  • CommSec offers its own clearing services

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Our Specialist

Head of Institutional Equities
Jay McGregor
+61 2 9118 1204

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Important Information As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. View our  Financial Services Guide (PDF 165kb)

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 (CommSec) is a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 and a Participant of the ASX Group and Sydney Futures Exchange.