KGI Securities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Development Financial (CDF), is a market leader in a broad range of areas, including brokerage, investment banking, fixed income, proprietary trading, wealth management and a variety of derivatives products. With the synergistic effect of direct investment from CDF and investment banking from KGI, the investment banking business of KGI has outstanding performance and is ranked no. 1 in the market. Other business units, including fixed income, derivatives and institutional brokerage, also outperform peers and have frequently been rewarded by international financial media and authorities. In the proprietary trading of equities and fixed income, KGI has succeeded in the pursuit of absolute profit by adhering to stringent risk management principles. Brokerage business market share is ranked no. 2.
By integrating the resources of its local subsidiaries, KGI Futures, KGI Securities Investment Trust, KGI Securities Investment Advisory, KGI Insurance Brokers, and KGI Venture Capital, KGI provide clients with futures trading, mutual funds, insurance products, asset management, and direct equity investment services. In addition to Taiwan, KGI Securities has a presence in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and China and is one of the few Taiwanese securities firms with successful operations overseas.
Satisfied customers and outstanding operating performance have earned KGI Securities many awards over the years, including Best Local Broker, Best Bond House, and Best Investment Bank in Taiwan from international finance media outlets such as Asiamoney, Finance Asia, and The Asset, and from stock exchanges in Taiwan.
In 2016, KGI Securities was awarded “Best Bond House – Domestic, Taiwan”, “ Top banks in the secondary market in Asian Currency bonds-Government bonds (Ranked #1)” and “Top banks in the secondary market in Asian Currency bonds-Corporate bonds (Ranked #3)“ from The Asset. In addition, it was awarded “Best Taiwan Domestic Bond House” from Finance Asia’s 20th Anniversary Platinum Awards, and obtained the Certificate of Information Security Management System - ISO/IEC 27001:2013 from The British Standards Institution (BSI).
In 2016 KGI Securities has also earned a series of awards from financial market regulators, such as “Outstanding ETF Market Maker”, “No. 1 in Liquid Securities”, “No. 1 in IPO Fund-Raising”, “No. 2 in IPO Market Capitalization”, “No. 2 in Average Daily Trading Volume”, “Outstanding Warrant House” and “No. 2 in Warrant Brokerage” awards from Taiwan Stock Exchange, as well as “Best Central Government Bond Market Maker” and “No.3 in terms of the number of advised stocks listed on the TPEx and Emerging Stock Markets” awards from Taipei Exchange.
Backed by the strong support of CDF, which boasts abundant resources and a leading position in direct investment, KGI Securities will be able to accelerate growth under an enlarged scale and group synergies. Going forward, KGI will strive for further integration within CDF Group, and develop its investment banking, fixed income, derivatives and wealth management interests in the region, with a view to reinforcing its position in Asia as a leading investment bank.
Note: In mid-2012, CDF purchased an 81% share in KGI Securities on the open market. Following the completion of share conversion on January 18, 2013, KGI became a wholly-owned subsidiary of CDF. CDF’s two securities subsidiaries, KGI Securities and Grand Cathay Securities Corp. (GCSC), officially merged in June 2013.