Process of Investing

Process of investing in shares
The first step to buying shares is approaching a Broker. Brokers are authorized agents given the responsibility to facilitate the buying and selling of shares and other financial products. Further, Brokers are also obligated to provide financial advice on which company or financial products one may invest in.

The 4 licenced BSE brokers are:

  • Imara Capital Securities: (+267) 3188886
  • Motswedi Securities: (+267) 3188627
  • Stockbrokers Botswana: (+267) 3957900
  • African Alliance Securities Botswana: (+267) 3188958

Kindly note the BSE operates and regulates the securities market, therefore you cannot purchase or sell shares through us.
Please note that prior to investing on the BSE, you will be required to open a CSD Account with any one of the four (4) licensed Brokers. Kindly note that a CSD Account is an account that holds listed securities such as Shares/Stock, Bonds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

To Open a CSD account as an individual, you will require the following:

  • Certified Copy of ID/Valid Passport
  • Proof of Residence (Utility Bill/Lease Agreement/Affidavit)
  • Proof of Income (Payslip and/or Bank Statement)

To open a CSD account as a company/corporate body, you will require the following:

  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation & Copies of ID/Passport of the Directors
  • Proof of Address (Utility Bill/Lease Agreement)
  • Proof of Income (Bank Statement)
  • Constitution or Resolution/Letter of Consent from the Board of Directors.

To find out more about opening up a CSD Account, kindly contact any of the four (4) licensed Brokers or the BSE on (+267) 3674400.

Process of investing in Bonds:
Botswana’s capital market is made up of two (2) types of Bonds, Corporate Bonds & Government Bonds. Corporate Bonds can be purchased through our four 4 licensed brokers, while Government Bonds can be purchased through the Primary Dealers, which are the Big Five (5) Commercial Banks:

  • Absa Bank Botswana Limited.
  • First National Bank of Botswana
  • Standard Chartered Bank of Botswana
  • Stanbic Bank
  • BancABC

Bonds are sold in denominations. Some bonds require a denomination of P1,000.00, while others may require a higher amount of P25,000.00. It just depends on the type of bond and the amount that they require you to invest as an individual.
To find out more about investing in Bonds, kindly contact any of the four (4) licensed Brokers or the BSE on (+267) 3674400.

Process of investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
The BSE traded three (3) types of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). These are NewPlat ETF, NewGold ETF and the NewFunds ETF. These ETFs are bought and sold similarly to shares in that you approach your Broker to facilitate a trade.

The 4 Licensed BSE brokers are:

  •  Imara Capital Securities: 3188886
  • Motswedi Securities: 3188627
  • Stockbrokers Botswana: 3957900
  • African Alliance Securities Botswana: 3188958

To find out more about investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), kindly contact any of the four (4) licensed Brokers or the BSE on (+267) 3674400.