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Derivatives Business

KGI Securities’ spirit of professionalism and innovation spurs us to continually develop new derivatives products for our clients. KGI Securities is a market leader in warrants, structured products, convertible bond asset swaps (CBAS), equity options or ETFs. Derivatives personnels, who derive product valuation by using trading modules and research hedging strategies, have had great success in the design and issuance of warrants and structured notes, which is deeply recognized by clients.

In 2019, the number of warrants issued in Taiwan reached a record high. Through the promotion and market-making efforts of players in the warrant business, the domestic market has boomed. In 2019, KGI Securities provided investors a full range of warrants through its proactive initiatives in warrant issuance, and as a result, KGI Securities ranked second in both warrant trading and issuance number. Moreover, KGI Securities has continued to adopt proactive market-making strategies and has strengthened the effectiveness, stability and flexibility of its market-making system. In recognition of this success, KGI Securities was awarded 權數衝刺獎 and 權數流通獎 by Taiwan Stock Exchange, and 權面齊發獎 and 權力躍進獎 by Taipei Exchange.

Capitalizing on our competitive advantages in financial innovation, our structured product business has also led the market. In 2019, KGI Securities ranked second in the total notional amount of equity-linked notes (ELN) and convertible bond asset swap (CBAS). Regarding asset swaps, KGI Securities ranked third among peers in the value of asset swap options it underwrote. In terms of ETF trading, over 80% of the ETFs circulating in the market are issued by KGI, including ETFs linking equities, fixed-income, commodities and leveraged/inverse ETFs. Overall, KGI Securities has achieved outstanding results in the derivatives business.

Aiming to continually increase the number of investors and volume of transactions, KGI Securities will strive to improve the warrant market-making system and website, organize various promotional activities and inject more resources into the warrant business. Looking ahead, KGI Securities will continue to establish derivative product platforms in the Asia-Pacific region and provide customers with a more comprehensive range of products, while creating stable profit for KGI Securities.