Diversify, protect or enhance your clients' exposure to a range of shares and indices
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Trading Warrants offer your clients short term exposure to an underlying asset (like a share, currency or index) by paying a portion of the underlying asset price upfront.
Since they were first listed by Macquarie Bank in 1991, Trading Warrants have become a very popular tool among investors and risk managers. Trading Warrants provide the opportunity to achieve leveraged returns, benefit from both a rising or falling market, diversify into a market or sector and/or protect the value of the underlying asset.
Macquarie offers a range of Trading Warrants, which vary according to the underlying asset to which the warrant is linked.
|Type of Warrant||Underlying asset||Time frame||Risk profile||Uses|
|Equity||ASX-listed shares||Short term (Generally up to 6 months but may be up to 12 months)||High||Leveraged exposure or hedging|
|Index||Linked to the performance of a share price index, such as the S&P/ASX 200.||Short term (Generally up to 6 months but may be up to 12 months)||High||Leveraged exposure or hedging|
Trading Warrants are similar to option contracts, except that they are typically issued by an investment bank like Macquarie Bank Limited (the issuer) and are quoted on the ASX. Trading Warrants provide underlying exposure to a share, asset or index. Each series of Trading Warrants may have a different structure and terms of issue.
In addition to providing exposure to different underlying assets, Trading Warrants may be either Call Warrants or Put Warrants.
A Call Warrant gives the holder the ability to benefit from an increase in the value of the underlying reference asset above a nominated price (the exercise price) at a specific future date (the expiry date). The buyer of a Call Warrant will generally benefit from a rise in the underlying asset price, all other factors being equal.
A Put Warrant gives the ability to benefit from a decrease in the value of the underlying reference asset below a nominated price (the exercise price) at a specific future date (the expiry date). The buyer of a Put Warrant will generally benefit from a decline in the underlying asset price, all other factors being equal.
|Upfront||During the investment||At maturity|
To invest in Macquarie Trading Warrants you or your client needs to:
|Step 1||Contact Macquarie on 1800 803 010 or search for the Warrant at www.asx.com.au to obtain a copy of the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and any relevant supplementary PDS for the series of Warrants your client wishes to acquire.|
|Step 2||Your client must read the PDS and should check this website for any updated information about the Series of Warrants they wish to acquire.|
|Step 3||Your client needs to contact their financial adviser or stockbroker and organise for them to place an order to acquire the relevant Warrants on the ASX on their behalf.|
Some of the significant risks of investing in Macquarie Trading Warrants include:
An investment in Warrants does not suit investors seeking a traditional investment product (such as shares). You and your client should refer to the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for more information about some of the significant risks of investing in Macquarie Trading Warrants.
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Macquarie Warrants (Warrants) are offered by Macquarie Bank Limited (ABN 46 008 583 542 and AFSL 237502) (Macquarie) pursuant to a product disclosure statement and a supplementary product disclosure statement, each as may be amended or supplemented from time to time (the Offer Document). You should read and consider the relevant Offer Document and the terms and conditions governing the Warrants before making any investment decision.
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Investments in Warrants are not deposits with Macquarie or any of its related bodies corporate and are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment and loss of income and capital invested. Neither Macquarie nor any its related bodies corporate guarantee the performance of any investment you make in Warrants, the repayment of any capital you invest or any particular rate of return. It is important that you consider the risks associated with investing in Warrants You will need to make your own enquiries and should discuss the risks of investing in Warrants with your professional advisers
Macquarie makes no representation as to the suitability of an investment in Macquarie Warrants for any superannuation fund and recommends trustees obtain independent legal, financial and taxation advice before making any investment decision. In particular, given that you could lose all of the money you invest in Macquarie Warrants, trustees should carefully consider how much they want to invest in Macquarie Warrants having regard to the size of the superannuation fund, the diversification of the superannuation fund’s investments, and the overall level of leverage (or gearing) within the superannuation fund.
No tax advice
Macquarie does not give tax advice. Any tax discussion in this document is based on laws current at the time of writing, which may change. How tax laws apply to you depends on your circumstances and you should seek professional advice before investing.
Macquarie Group’s interest
Macquarie will receive remuneration from you investing in Warrants and may pay commissions to introducing advisers (including related entities of Macquarie). Additionally, Macquarie or any of its related bodies corporate, officers or employees (Macquarie Group), may from time to time have long or short positions, make a market in, or otherwise buy or sell instruments identical or economically related to any financial product or other security in which you invest. The Macquarie Group may have an investment banking or other commercial relationship with the issuer of any security linked to any Warrant in which you invest and may have interests in any security linked to any Warrant in which you invest by acting in various roles including as underwriter, dealer, holder of principal positions, banker, broker, lender or adviser. The Macquarie Group may receive fees, commissions or other remuneration from such activities.
All information is current as at 24 November 2009 (unless otherwise specified) and is subject to change without notice.