KGI Securities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CDF, is a market leader in a wide range of businesses including brokerage, wealth management, proprietary trading, underwriting, fixed-income, and a variety of derivatives products. In addition to brokerage, KGI Securities is the leader in Taiwan in investment banking, as investment banking and direct investment, major businesses of CDF, are highly complementary. Other business units, including fixed-income, derivatives, and institutional equity, have come to represent the standard to which the broader industry aspires, with these units garnering various awards locally and internationally over the years. In the proprietary trading of equities, fixed-income, and derivatives, KGI Securities has succeeded in the pursuit of absolute profit by adhering to stringent risk management principles. By integrating the resources of its local subsidiaries, KGI Futures, KGI Securities Investment Trust, KGI Securities Investment Advisory, KGI Venture Capital, and KGI Insurance Brokers, KGI Securities can provide clients with futures trading, mutual funds, asset management, venture capital, and insurance products. In addition to Taiwan, KGI Securities has a presence in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia.making KGI one of few Taiwanese securities firms with successful overseas operations.
Going forward, investment banking, the opening of offshore securities units (OSU), and expected permission to establish a joint venture securities firm in China, are viewed as potential growth drivers for KGI Securities. Backed by the strong support of CDF, which boasts abundant resources and a leading position in direct investment, the company will capitalize on these new business opportunities to accelerate growth and reinforce its position in Asia as an outstanding securities firm and leading investment bank.
As of end of 2016, the net worth of KGI Securities was NT$63.5 billion, and consolidated assets were NT$273.7 billion.