Security and protection of customer funds

 

For BenchMark, the security of clients’ funds is main priority. The investment intermediary has established all necessary mechanisms and procedures in its practice to insure optimal security for the clients’ funds and financial assets.

Storage of clients’ assets and funds

BenchMark holds records and separate accounts for every one of our clients, which allows us to separate the account of one client from the others at any time or from the financial portfolio of the intermediary.

The assets of BenchMark ’s clients are stored in financial institutions with long-standing history. Amongst them are: Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria), UniCredit Bulbank (Bulgaria), Allianz Bank (Bulgaria), CaixaBank (Spain) and others.

History and regulations

BenchMark is a part of BenchMark Group, established in 2003. The investment intermediary is licensed by Financial Supervision Commision  and under Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, also known as MiFID.

The investment intermediary constantly controls and improves its services in relation to security of the client’s assets, as well as the procedures connected with internal control and risk management.

The success of the company and its development are mainly based on the best partnership with the company’s clients, financial institutions, as well as the regulatory and supervisory authorities.

Awards and recognitions

2016 - BenchMark was awarded for “Investment Intermediary with the most significant contribution to the development of the capital market in 2016”

2014 - BenchMark was awarded for “Investment Intermediary with the most significant contribution to the development of the capital market in 2014”

2014 - BenchMark took third place in “Investment Intermediary with the biggest number of trades/deals/transactions executed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange in 2013”

2013 - BenchMark was awarded for “Investment Intermediary with the most significant contribution to the development of the capital market in 2013”

2011 - BenchMark was awarded for “Investment Intermediary of year 2011”

2010 - BenchMark took second place in “Investment Intermediary of year 2010”

2009 - BenchMark was awarded for “Investment Intermediary of year 2009”

2008 - BenchMark took second place in “Investment Intermediary of year 2008”

2007 - BenchMark was awarded for “Contribution to the development of the non-banking financial sector”

Investor Compensation Fund

BenchMark is a member of the Investor Compensation Fund , which provides security of the clients’ assets, located in their accounts at the investment intermediary.