Company Profile
To open up overseas markets, China Merchants Securities Co., Ltd ("China Merchants Securities", Stock Code: 6099.HK/600999.SH) incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary China Merchants Securities International Company Limited ("CMSI" or "we") in Hong Kong in July 1999. From 2005 to 2019, the subscribed capital of CMSI has increased from HK$1 million to HK$4,103.6 million and remained at the similar level since then.

CMSI is the main overseas business platform of China Merchants Securities and has subsidiaries in different international financial centers such as Hong Kong, London and Seoul. Through its Hong Kong subsidiary, it is involved in a full range of integrated financial services including brokerage, corporate financing, sales and trading, asset management, private equity, global commodities and futures. Through CMSI's respective Hong Kong subsidiaries, we have obtained a number of licenses, including those qualify us to carry on Type 1 (dealing in securities), Type 2 (dealing in futures contracts), Type 4 (advising on securities), Type 5 (advising on futures contracts), Type 6 (advising on corporate finance), and Type 9 (asset management) regulated activities under the Securities and Futures Ordinance. Our subsidiary in UK regulated by Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is mainly engaged in commodity derivative business. Our subsidiary in South Korea regulated by Financial Supervisory Services is mainly focused on multi-securities business.

In recent years, CMSI has hired, and will continue to hire, high caliber senior managers and talents with international background in finance industry, which has further strengthened our capabilities to provide our customers with better financial services on corporate financing, brokerage, sales and trading, and asset management. CMSI has also involved in innovative global commodities business, responding to the call to become a fully functional investment bank set by China Merchants Securities.
  • In recent years, CMSI has achieved stunning progress in capital markets, through its' subsidiary company China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Ltd ("CMSHK"). In terms of IPO underwriting amount from 2016 to 2018, CMSHK ranked top 3 among Chinese securities firms and top 5 overall in the market, and furthermore, CMSHK has established the first-mover advantage and dominant position in the "New-Economy" companies' HK IPO market.*
  • Through our subsidiary China Merchants Futures (Hong Kong) Co., Limited ("CMFHK"), we have become the first Chinese securities company as a Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and Commodity Exchange, Inc. (COMEX) Clearing Member of CME Group since October 2013. Since November 2013, CMFHK has engaged in market making and physical trading businesses by providing corporate customers with spot gold, silver, platinum, palladium and other precious metals transaction services, which is the only Chinese securities company engaging in overseas precious metals business.
  • We have set up a business platform in UK. In December 2013, we have incorporated China Merchants Securities (UK) Ltd. who has obtained the license issued by FCA in June 2014, allowing it to engage in the commodities derivative business. China Merchants Securities (UK) Co., Ltd. has become a clearing member of the London Metal Exchange (LME) and the ICE Futures Europe since January and May 2015, respectively.
*Source: Dealogic