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The Purchases window should be used to enter details of all Purchases made between the Start and End Date of the period you are working on. Take care not to use this screen to enter mandatory capital events such as Scrip Issues and Rights Issues as the system will normally calculate these automatically.


Purchases Window Options

If there are several Purchases on the same day for a particular Security then these can be entered separately and the system will consolidate them automatically into one transaction for the computation.

The Purchases window contains the following fields:




Security Code

Enter the Code for the Security in question.

If you are unaware of the Code then this can easily be established by invoking the Security Code Lookup Facility. To do this simply position your cursor within the Security Code field and then either double click or press the F5 key on your keyboard.

Date of Purchase

Enter the date of the acquisition.

Shares Purchased

Enter the number of shares acquired.

Up to four places of decimal are allowed to cater for those Securities, such as Unit Trusts, where dealing takes place in fractions of shares.

For Gilts, Bonds etc. the relevant currency sign will be determined automatically by the system.


Enter the total cost of the shares acquired.

If the Security is caught under the terms of the Accrued Income Scheme then the Cost must include the Accrued Interest.

Accrued Interest

Enter the amount of Accrued Interest as detailed on the Contract Note.

For some ex dividend transactions the Accrued Interest will be shown as a negative figure on the Contract Note and in these cases it must be entered as such.

Alt. Description

An alternative description to “Purchase” can be entered here,  e.g. Initial Public Offering , and this is what will appear on reports.



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