There are two ways to create a new security:
- From the menu, go to Capitalisation and click Capitalisation by securities and click the Create Security link.
- From the menu, go to Capitalisation and click Create securities.
Both options will lead you to the Create security page, as shown below.
From this page:
- Enter a Security name (e.g. “Ordinary Shares”) and select a Category from the dropdown. Normally you will just want to select Shares here, unless you are managing a Unit Trust.
- If the security will be off balance, untick the On balance sheet checkbox. Securities are On balance sheet by default. Further details on on-balance / off-balance sheet securities can be found here.
- If you wish for the security to be certificated, tick Certificates will be issued for this security. Share certificates will then be generated for the investors in that security. You can also customise the share certificate number and terms of security as you would like them to appear (see Step 3 of Editing share certificate details).
- After you have saved the security, you may then edit security to Upload historical price data to populate the historical price chart on the security details page:
- Create a CSV file of the historical share price for your security. To ensure the format of your CSV file is correct, download the template CSV file below the Upload CSV link and then overwrite the data in that file with the actual data for your security.
- On the Edit security page, under Upload historical price data, click Upload CSV.
- Browse to the CSV file on your computer and select it.
- Click Save.
To edit a security after you have created it:
- From the menu, go to Capitalisation and click Capitalisation by securities.
- On the Securities page, click the security name.
- On the security details page, click edit security to go to the Edit security page.
- Make your changes, then click Save.
- Once you have uploaded historical price data for your security, this data is displayed on a chart on the security details page. This price data is used to determine a value for your investors’ holdings at a given point in time. Investors will see these values in the Investor centre when they view their holdings.
- If you have not uploaded any price data for a security then your investors will see a “-” instead of a dollar value when they view their holdings for that security.