Information and advice

​When you trade securities through your bank, the bank must give you information about the securities you will be offered through the bank. For example, the bank must inform you of the risks related to the securities.

You can trade securities with or without the advice of the bank. In this context, advice refers to the recommendations the bank gives you – at either your initiative or the bank's - regarding buying or selling certain securities.

When advising you on securities trading, the bank must ask you about:
 
  • Your experience in trading in securities
  • Your finances and ability to sustain a potential loss
  • The purpose of your investment in securities - for example, whether it is a short- or long-term investment
 
This information will form the basis of the personal recommendations your bank gives as part of its advice.
 
If you trade in shares, bonds, trust units or other simple financial instru-ments, you can opt to buy or sell the securities without involving your bank adviser, for example, via online banking.
 
If you want to trade in futures, options or other complex financial instru-ments, you can also choose to do so without the bank's advice. The bank will ask you about your knowledge of and experience in trading in the securities in which you wish to invest. Against this background, the bank will make an assessment and tell you whether it is wise for you to invest in complex financial instruments.
 
You can read more about information and advice for securities trading in the Danish Executive Order on Investor Protection in connection with Securities Trading (bekendtgørelse om investorbeskyttelse ved værdipapirhandel) here, in Danish:
 
 
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