KGI Securities' FINI Equity & Sales Department comprises a team of experienced traders and market specialists that provide foreign institutional investors (FINI) with the highest quality investment advice and trading strategies designed to maximize profitable trades. As the top choice for foreign capital seeking access to Taiwan's nearly US$1.0tn securities market, KGI Securities now manages 5,700 trading accounts for investors in Asia, Europe, and North America.
In successfully managing many such accounts over the years, KGI Securities has a proven track record in executing large trades. In fact, for several years running, the company has been ranked among the top three brokerages in Taiwan for Best Execution by Asiamoney. KGI's stock borrowing and basket trading services have also won many accolades and have been ranked among the best on the island. Through KGI Securities, our clients have access to the second largest number of securities sources in Taiwan, while our stock borrowing operations have garnered a significant 27% market share.
The FINI Equity and Sales Department is more than just a trading desk, however. Our expert staff is also dedicated to providing high-quality research to investors and to giving them unique access to the highest levels of corporate management at some of the most prominent companies in the country. The very latest in market trends comes to our clients in the form of in-depth, concise reports that summarize key information gleaned from company visits, teleconferences, analyst marketing trips and non-deal roadshows. These means of gaining access to the higher echelons of the corporate world have become increasingly important in Taiwan's competitive brokerage market, and KGI Securities has again succeeded in getting ahead of the pack. In 2012, the company was awarded second place by Asiamoney in the Best Roadshow and Company Visit category.
The combination of KGI Securities' solid execution ability, outstanding stock borrowing operations, award-winning corporate access services and high-quality research reports represents a formidable skill set. The high level of professionalism that the company has attained in so many fields was again recognized last year as it topped the list of local brokerages in terms of share of FINI business. Going forward, the FINI Equity and Sales Department will continue, first and foremost, to deliver insightful and innovative investment ideas and the most secure trading services available to clients. In other areas, rapid expansion of the stock borrowing business will continue, while efforts to increase market share in various segments and better utilize regional advantages will help to keep KGI abreast of market developments and ahead of the competition.