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pamm overview

PAMM Account Overview

Percentage Allocation Money Management (PAMM) is a solution where a professional account manager executes trades on behalf of clients. In this setup, the account manager acts as the Fund Manager, while the clients are the Investors. The PAMM account allows investors to pool their funds together, providing them with access to professional fund managers and their trading strategies.

How Does PAMM Work?

Investors often face capital limitations when trading independently. To overcome this challenge, a PAMM account allows the Fund Manager to pool funds from multiple investors into a single trading strategy. Investors receive a share of the profits proportionate to their contribution to the PAMM account's capital.

For Fund Managers, a PAMM account provides access to significant funds and an opportunity to earn a performance fee. It serves as an effective means for investors to access high-capital trading strategies. Typically, the returns are shared based on the investors' contributed amount as a percentage of the total PAMM account's capital.

PAMM Account Example

To understand the setup and participants involved in a PAMM account, let's walk through an example.

The key participants are:

1 The Forex Broker (Vantage)

2 Investors

3 Money Managers (Fund Managers)

Now, let's consider three investors: Investor A, Investor B, and Investor C.
They aspire to trade the forex market using a PAMM solution and decide to collaborate. To make this possible, they each open individual PAMM accounts with Vantage, the forex broker. An experienced forex trader takes on the role of the Money Manager and becomes a Vantage PAMM Fund Manager. By doing so, the Money Manager aims to optimize their earnings through successful trades and earn a performance fee. Investors A, B, and C select this Money Manager as their Vantage PAMM Fund Manager to trade on their behalf.

Introducing Broker
Introducing Broker

Pooling Your Funds

In this example, Investors A, B and C pool their funds together where they invest $50,000, $35,000, and $15,000 respectively.
The total investment amounts to $100,000. The Money Manager charges a 20% performance fee on the earnings.

1 Investors A - $50,000

2 Investors B - $30,000

3 Investors C - $15,000

4 Money Manager - Charges 20%

Let's assume that during the investment period, there is a 12.5% gain, resulting in earnings of $12,500. After deducting the performance fee of $2,500 (20% of $12,500), the remaining $10,000 is distributed among the participants based on their share of the pool.

Introducing Broker
Introducing Broker

Distribute Earnings based on

1 Investors A - 50% ($5,000) of the net earnings

2 Investors B - 35% ($3,500) of the net earnings

3 Investors C - 15% ($1,500) of the net earnings

This example demonstrates the potential advantages of using a PAMM account. By pooling their funds, investors can leverage the expertise of professional traders and distribute earnings based on their respective contributions.

Introducing Broker
Introducing Broker

Why do You Choose a PAMM

PAMM accounts provide investors with an opportunity to leverage on the expertise of other investors, and pools funds together for potentially larger returns. Vantage facilitates this by offering unlimited investor admission into each of the funds. Moreover, the Fund Manager retains complete control over all trading decisions, ensuring efficient execution and management of the fund's trading strategy.

9 Reasons to Start Using
Vantage PAMM Account

  • Reasons

    Control Over Trading Decisions for the Fund Manager

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    Flexibility in Performance Fees and Commissions

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    Automated Payment with High Watermark Level Accounting

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    Automated Onboarding Process

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    No Rounding Problems for Investor Accounts

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    Available on MT4/MT5

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    Unlimited Investor Admission into Funds

  • Reasons

    Access to Web-Based Interface

  • Reasons

    Account Management with EAs

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PAMM Account

  • 1

    What is a PAMM account?

    Percentage Allocation Money Management (PAMM) accounts, also referred to as Percentage Allocation Management Modules, are investment accounts offered by forex brokers. These accounts allow investors to pool their funds and have them managed by experienced traders and trade on their behalf.

  • 2

    Are PAMM accounts legit?

    Yes, investing in PAMM accounts is a legitimate option for investors. PAMM accounts are offered by forex brokers. It is essential to choose a broker with a solid reputation and proper regulatory oversight to ensure the security and transparency of your investments.

  • 3

    What are the benefits of PAMM account?

    For partners that are managing accounts on behalf of their clients, the PAMM account will allow them to manage all the client´s accounts simultaneously from the same platform and distribute the profits or losses proportionally between the various accounts automatically, instead of having to manage the client´s accounts one by one in case they are not using a PAMM account.

  • 4

    How do I withdraw money from my PAMM account?

    The performance fee will be calculated based on each trading interval (monthly, weekly, etc.). Once a trading interval is completed, the performance fee will be credited to the Fund Manager's Vantage IB wallet. The Fund Manager can then submit a withdrawal request through the Vantage portal to initiate the withdrawal process.

  • 5

    What is the difference between PAMM and MAM account?

    MAM and PAMM accounts differ in terms of fund allocation and management. In a PAMM account, a trader makes investment decisions for a pooled fund, with profits and losses distributed among investors based on their allocated percentages. In a MAM account, a manager trades proportionally across individual accounts, allowing investors to maintain control and customise their risk preferences.

    Learn more about the differences between the two accounts here.

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