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We are Vested

Vested is a US Securities and Exchange Commission Registered Investment Adviser (see risk disclosure). You can view our registration here. Our online platform enables investors from India to invest in US stocks and ETFs easily.

  • Fractional share investing
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  • Bring your account to wherever you are

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Vested uses 256-bit encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to ensure the security of our platform and to protect all your information. We also employ state of the art log-in methods, automatic logouts, and ID verification to help prevent unauthorized access.
Vested is an SEC registered Investment Adviser. By law, it is our job to act in your best interest. For more information, please see our SEC registration page here. Please note that registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or any state securities authority does not imply a certain level of skill or training.

Furthermore, we partner with a FINRA registered Broker Dealer, who is a member of SIPC. This means that each brokerage account opened with Vested is insured by SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation) up to $500,000, including $250,000 in cash. For more details, please read here.
Upon account creation, we ask you to specify your current country of residence and your local tax ID number. This allows us to make the appropriate withholdings in the US. Generally, there are two types of taxation events:

(1) Taxes on investment gains: You will have to file taxes in the country of your current residence. There will be no US capital gains withholding in the US. Since you are an NRI, when we open your account, we file certain tax documents to enable this.

(2) Taxes on dividends: There may be tax withholdings. Taxes on dividends are typically 30% for non-US residents, but may vary depending on the treaty between your current country of residence and the US. Please consult your local tax guidelines for more information.
Share ownership verification works slightly differently in the US than in India. Shares are held by a third-party custodian in the ‘street name’ of the broker rather than the underlying investor. This is why you do not receive direct emails from the custodian regarding your holdings. As per SEC guidelines, if you want to confirm the share ownership for your Vested account, you can contact DriveWealth, our broker partner, directly at support@drivewealth.com.
On the Vested platform you can invest in either full or fractional shares. When your investment is in full shares, our broker partner (DriveWealth) will route the orders to market centers on an Agency basis. When the investment is fractional shares, our broker partner will satisfy the order from its own account, on a Principal basis, at the National Best Bid or Offer (NBBO). NBBO means that DriveWealth cannot add margin to the price. So, if the market price of 1 share of Amazon is $1000, and you purchase 0.1 share of Amazon, you will pay $100 for the 0.1 share. Any orders for both full or fractional shares will be executed via both methods, part as Agent and part as Principal.

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