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Finding ASX broker PID

Recently, a close pal who knows I’m half decent at internet research asked me to help him out.

The guy had just moved, and lost most of his important personal paperwork relating to his shareholdings, and he was attempting to transfer his broker sponsored HIN to another broker. In other words, moving his shareholding portfolio to a newer, shinier, cheaper Australian broker… and taking advantage of $600 of free trades in the process.

Apparently it was pretty hard for the average joe to find out what your existing broker’s PID, or ASX Participant Identification Number was. He had spent hours browsing about getting nowhere, and called me in frustration.

I found it after ten minutes of poking about on the net (A long time for me) but the process is a bit convoluted, as the ASX has semi-hidden the information about how to look up broker PID in its depths.

ASX_BROKERPID_LOOKUPFirstly, Go to the following link:


Click on the Link at the bottom right hand side, where it says “List of participants”

That will bring up the following PDF, which changes every few days or months by the look of it, every time they do an update to the most current PID list.


Inside that PDF, there is yet another damn link, when you click on “more information” which will finally gets you to the most up to date PID and broker list you are looking for. (in this case, the 2016 PID list)

http://www.asx.com.au/communications/notices/2016/0110.16.02.a.pdf (Current PID list as of Feb 2016)

*sigh* Finally! Just search (ctrl+F) for your existing or new ASX broker name in that document to find their PID.

The document has two main fields:

  • ASX(Market), ASX Clear and ASX Settlement Participants


World Without End – Ken Follett


A historical Epic drama, spanning decades, set in ye olde England.

The second book in the “pillars of the earth” series by follett.

This book became a rather watchable mini-series, which I reccommed you watch first because, as with most book to teleseries projects, the books is so much more of a compelling and richer story to immerse yourself in



The story mostly traces the path of Merthin the builder from lowly apprentice to master craftsman,  his ever soulmate, and other characters that closely surround him.

Midnight Empire- Andrew Croome


This book found its way into my winter reading list by pure chance- Wandering around, exploring Clifton hill on my rickety vintage bike, “old rusty” I happened upon a sprawling of miscellaneous goods spilling out onto the pavement and carparks in front of a row of mildly dilapidated terraces.

Amongst the eclectic mess of surplus personal effects, languidly lazed a group of friendly neighbours in their twenties, and early thirties, chattering excitedly about the impending arrival of “the best” chips from the local chicken shop.

The natty vests, skinny jeans, unruly hair, and general ‘uberalternative” look of the bunch, as well as the mix of art supplies in their proffering gave these junk vendors a distinctly authentic struggling artist look.

Browsing though old shoes, and a multitude of cute but now unlived and musty dresses that weren’t exactly my style and boxes of cottage art projects that failed dismally in their search for a commercial niche, I found a cache of books.

After making a purchase of a vintage Gladstone style English leather briefcase, and a pair of brown leather shoes from the totally hip and chilled stallholder, I set about filling said briefcase with cheap $1 books. I love this kind of shopping!

Midnight empire was among them, and one of my first reads.

Flipping over the blurb on the back cover, and the author biography, I made the pleasant discovery that the man responsible for the title originated from my favourite state of Australia- Tasmania- many creative and quirky things I like herald from that part of the world.

Now, the actual book- Was it any good?

Like the author, the protagonist Daniel Carter is an IT guy- a programmer.

Working for a aerospace and military hardware company, linklock, Daniel is shipped off to work on an assignment at creech air force base, Indian springs.

Treated as a corporate rockstar, pampered with all the luxuries of the international consultant lifestyle like 5 star accommodation, the realities of working at the base are much more stark, and closer to the cold reality of the business of war, death, and now impersonal destruction via drone technology, Daniel discovers things that turn his life and sense of morality upside down.

I’m pleased to say that I couldn’t put this one down and read it cover to cover.

If you come across a copy of this title- pick it up. you won’t be disappointed!

It also seems i’m not the only one who likes this title either- the SMH rates it well too.





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