Why invest in Global Markets

Invest in Global Markets

Global securities give your portfolio the ultimate flexibility with diversification. Access to global markets help you curate a portfolio, which can lower the country risk, giving you better risk-adjusted returns.

Invest in leaders & innovators

Own shares of the best companies of the world. You can choose to put your money in companies who are global leaders in their respective business, as well as green field innovators, who are likely to benefit in the future.

Build a global currency corpus

Be it foreign travel, real estate, education or even for emergency funds, invest in global currency and build a portfolio for your future needs.

Advantages of ICICIdirect Global Account

Seamless Account Opening

Complete online account opening through ICICIdirect, in a few clicks. No physical documents required.

Fractional Shares

You can invest only a small amount to own a fraction of a share, which helps you to create your portfolio effectively.

No Minimum Balance

Invest freely without worrying about minimum balance.

Competitive Pricing

Attractive plans on offer for global investments.

Best-in-class Platforms

Get comprehensive view of your global portfolio and access to various global research reports to build investment ideas.


Clients’ accounts are bankruptcy remote. In addition, every customer is protected by the Securities and Investment Protection Council Insurance (SIPC insurance).

* Cash accounts are opened for the clients. Securities held in the account can’t be used for any purpose without clients’ consent. Insurance up to USD500,000 of which USD250,000 may be in cash in the event of financial trouble or liquidation of our partner Interactive Brokers, being an SIPC registered brokerage firm. This does not include losses in the stock market. More can be found at www.sipc.org website.

How to get started?


Login to your ICICIdirect 3in1 account

You need to be existing ICICI Direct Customer to get access to ICICI Direct Global


Subscribe to a plan of your choice

Choose the plan which works best for you


Upload your Scanned Documents

Upload latest copy of your PAN card and address proof


Get access to the ICICIdirect Global Investments Platform

Once your details are verified, you can add funds into your account and start investing

Our Subscription Plans
Introductory Offer - Complimentary 2 months subscription

Global Starter


Subscription Fee per year

Brokerage* - USD 2.99 per trade

* Applicable to US markets only

Global Advantage


Subscription Fee per year

Brokerage* - 1 US Cent per Share

* Applicable to US markets only

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Frequently Asked Questions

ICICI Securities gets you a seamless way to transfer money through your ICICI Bank account under Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) guidelines. To transfer, simply visit link available on Global Investment page after your ICICI Direct Global account is opened. Current limit for this online transfer is US$ 25,000. For amount exceeding this you may reach out to your ICICI Securities relationship manager.
To start with, we are launching access to US equities, ETF's and fixed income. We will enable access to other markets at a later stage.
There is no minimum investment or balance required although we do recommend you fund your account to the extent required as there is no margin funding possibility on global markets as per RBI’s regulations
Foreign investments fall under RBI guidelines for remittance which is called Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS). As per current LRS limits, an individual can remit abroad up to USD 250,000 every year. This full amount can be utilized for investment in global markets.
Fractional shares allow you to buy a dollar value of a stock irrespective of its price. This means that you can own a fraction of a share in a stock on the US markets! Basically, if a stock is too expensive because each share is costing a lot, just buy a small fraction of the stock.
Interactive Brokers LLC is the broker that executes and clears your trades, ICICI Securities is an introducing broker to Interactive Brokers. Interactive Brokers is a US based brokerage firm with USD 8.1 billion in equity capital as of June 2020. The company is listed on the NASDAQ. As of June 2020, Interactive Brokers has over USD 203 billion in client equity.
When you go to the global market page i.e. the client portal, you will be able to download your statement which will show you the holdings currently on the account as well as all transactions done in the past.
Yes, you get free access to research reports by Zacks and Reuters stock reports plus. In addition, you get free access to Reuters Fundamental data and Reuters news on the trading platform.
Your investing account is opened with our partner platform Interactive Brokers LLC - regulated by FINRA and SEC in US. Interactive Brokers is also the executing and clearing broker as well as a global custodian.
Margin trading or leverage of any sort is not permissible per RBI regulations on global markets for Indian residents.