Managed accounts

Vistafolio provides a unique service where we hand-pick and manage global share investments in your account. The assets remain in your name and you have 24/7 online access. We offer an institution-grade separately managed account service accessing wholesale money market rates and broker margin lending. And we guide you through the process.

How does it work?

See below for sample client, Jeff Farmer:

J R Farmer

Global Brokerage Account

Protected account in your name (or trust/company) with 24/7 online access

Deposit/withdraw funds

J R Farmer

Bank Account

Banks/currencies supported from most countries with same day transfers

Manage portfolio in accordance with strategy


Investment Mandate

You sign this with us to enable us to build and manage your portfolio

Features & benefits

Integrity: The account remains in your name, ownership and custody - denominated in your preferred currency. You may have your investments sold and withdraw funds from your account at any time by simply advising us. We run a limited number of accounts to optimize our service.

Protection: Our focus is on protecting and growing your wealth while managing risk. On the account side, your brokerage account is protected up to US$30 million (including up to $1 million for cash). Our broker offers more robust account protection than many banks.

Timing: We invest your money in the opportunities that are relevant at the time you invest, match your investment plans and available funds. This is different to a managed fund, where you may be investing in past opportunities.

Footprint: Individually managed accounts have a small market footprint, so can operate more deftly and maximize market opportunities. In comparison, managed funds buy for thousands of investors at once, impact the market and must notify certain trades.

Tailoring: We tailor your portfolio to your capital, risk appetite and need for cash. You can deposit various currencies and we seek opportunities based on your balances.

Quality: Large institutional investors the world over prefer separately managed accounts. They’re completely transparent and have ownership and custody integrity (in the investor’s own name).

Transparency: 24/7 online access to your investment account providing maximum visibility on what is happening with your investments. You will also have access to a range of portfolio analysis and reporting options, plus our monthly update and explanation of the strategy.

Efficiency: Low overhead, regulatory and operating expenses mean that investor fees are focused on in-depth research, analysis and effective management of your investments.

Flexibility: You can deposit funds anytime or withdraw funds from your account by simply advising us. From your account you can securely transfer funds in most major currencies to or from most bank accounts worldwide. Broker margin lending is available on your holdings with cash available from rates as low as 1.5% p.a.

Economy: There are no additional fund, administrative or custody charges. Our online platform means these are knocked out and the cost is all inclusive in the management and performance fee (excepting low brokerage on individual trades).

Fees & charges

Management fee 1% p.a.

Minimum charge NZ$58 per month (approx. US$39). Plus brokerage of $2 to $12 on trades.

Performance incentive0-18%*

*High Water Marked (meaning you only pay for gains above the previous highest level).
*Negotiable for large accounts / institutional investors.

Learn more about our model portfolio strategy


Is there a minimum investment?

The minimum initial amount needed to open a managed investment account is currently $25,000 (approx. US$17,000). This may increase in future but will not affect existing clients. You can make additional deposits of any amount at any time.

Can I use the service to gain a regular income?

Yes, dividends can be withdrawn from the account rather than reinvested - although we do recommend reinvesting them to take advantage of compounding returns. Simply let us know your requirements as our managed portfolio service is flexible and can be customized to your needs.

How can I load my account with funds?

Simply complete a deposit notification online and then transfer the money from your bank. Your account can accept currencies and bank transfers from around the world, with no fee to load.

Can you assist me to buy/manage/analyse certain shares?

Yes, for approved accounts we can provide direct and advisory investment services across worldwide markets. We offer a global stock investing service at competitive rates. Please contact us to discuss this option.

Why is this service only available to Eligible and Wholesale Investors?

As you will be opening your own global brokerage account to enable this service, it is appropriate you have some previous experience with financial products such as shares or managed funds. This focus enables us to offer a cost effective wholesale service.

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