Andrew Gibbs is the managing director for Strategic Capital Management Limited.
Experience & Qualifications
- NZX Advisor Accreditation (March 2007)
- ASX & NZX Futures & Options Advisor (March 2007)
- ASX Level 2 Derivatives Advisor (November 2005)
- B Bus Economics & Accounting (November 1999)
- Grad Dip Applied Finance & Investment (June 2003)
- NFA Futures Series 3 accedited (September 2010)
Andrew Gibbs is the founder and firector for Strategic Capital Management and has been involved in the stock-market as either a trader or stockbroker since 1999.
Andrew began his career in commodities markets and was initially involved with hedging currency risk and price risk for cotton farmers in south east Queensland along with trading his own account on the SPI 200 futures index.
Following a trip to New Zealand in 2001 Andrew started work with a large NZ broking firm in Auckland as a private client research assistant and was involved with asset allocation models, strategy and tailoring institutional research towards private high net worth investors. Following a 4 year term Andrew moved to a smaller derivative trading firm and became a senior advisor and manager of equities for the Auckland office.
Andrew advised in equities, futures, options and to a limited extent FX. After due consideration and just shy of 3 years Andrew started Strategic Capital Management, a firm offering online trading in stocks, options futures and forex along with Broker Assist trading services dedicated to helping traders with a focus upon shorter term investments.
Strategic Capital Management Limited also known as Halifax NZ is an advisory service located in Auckland NZ offering Broker Assisted trading on Australian and International markets in stocks, options, futures, forex and bonds. All client accounts and funds are held with our clearing firm Interactive Brokers with Strategic Capital Management/Halifax acting as the clients advisor and customer service representative. Strategic Capital Management/Halifax NZ is licensed by the FMA and our advisors hold the necessary FMA requirements for advising in stocks, options and futures and can also advise you in Forex markets and CFDs. Strategic Capital Management Limited/Halifax NZ is regulated by the FMA. Strategic Capital Management Limited/Halifax NZ advisors have no criminal convictions.
Advice on Futures contracts is regulated under SCM’s authorisation as a futures dealer and is not regulated under the Financial Advisors Act 2008
Strategic Capital Management/Halifax NZ has been authorised by the Financial Markets Authority to carry on the business of dealing in futures contracts. The Financial Markets Authority’s role in authorising futures dealers is limited and does not imply approval or endorsement of the business, trading or solvency of the Company; and the Financial Markets Authority has not approved any agreements or any disclosure documents of the Company;
Procedures for Dealing with Money & Property
All client accounts are held directly through our clearing firm Interactive Brokers. All deposits and withdrawals are requested through Interactive Brokers although Strategic Capital Management Ltd may facilitate deposits and withdrawals on your behalf at your request.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
Due to variations in liquidity, price volatility and differences in execution of orders, it is impossible for Strategic Capital Management (SCM) to obtain identical order execution for all of its clients in any of its programs. In an effort to treat all clients fairly, for all orders executed as a block Strategic Capital Management/Halifax NZ assigns or lets be assigned these trades to accounts on a systematic basis.
Strategic Capital Management (SCM) currently trades stock and commodity interests for its own account, its principal, Mr. Gibbs may also trade several personal accounts. Both Mr. Gibbs and SCM reserve the right to trade or not trade accounts for their own interests in the future. Orders for any of the aforementioned accounts might not be part of a block order but might be placed before or after orders for client accounts, and might or might not obtain more favorable order execution. SCM and Mr. Gibbs will not knowingly or deliberately favor their own accounts or any client accounts (including any fund or pool account where SCM acts as a trading advisor) over other client accounts in any manner, it being acknowledged, however, that differing size of accounts, inflows and outflows of equity into or from the account, accounts commencing trading at different times, and other differences will in and of themselves cause variation in an accounts participation in an order execution, and/or the size of order executions in relation to other accounts. Records of the trading of the accounts of SCM or Mr. Gibbs are available for inspection.
Ongoing trading systems development is a high priority with SCM, it is expected that on occasion when trading new systems not yet available to clients, a situation may arise where a position would be held opposite to a client position. To address this potential conflict of interest, it is the policy of SCM that all trading for systems or markets not offered to clients will take place in separate accounts. One purpose of these separate accounts is to identify and segregate those trades not available to client accounts and which on occasion may be opposite to positions of a client.
After a new client account is established for a program with SCM, positions in various markets will usually be established only by a new entry signal from one or more models all of which are normally available to all clients. Since older established accounts within a program may have larger positions from many previous entry signals which have not yet been exited, and be in the opposite direction to the current signal(s), it would not be unusual for a relatively new client to have a position opposite to another client’s account or the principal’s account(s). While the principal reserves the right to trade new markets for its personal account, he will never intentionally take or hold a market position opposite to any client position except in the conditions previously described. The trading records of the principal’s personal accounts and any additional accounts later established by the principal or SCM will be available for inspection upon written request.