Koos Group

The Koos Group (KGI; Chinese: 和信集團; pinyin: Héxìn Jítuán) is a Taiwan-based pan-Asian business group involved in a vast range of industries, which include banking, manufacturing, petrochemicals, electronics, leasing, cement, financial services, hospitality, real estate, private equity, manufacturing, and investment banking.[1]

HistoryEdit

The company was founded in the latter 19th century by Koo Hsien-jung, during the period of Japanese rule in Taiwan. It is majority-owned by the Koo family.[2] The company was headed by Koo Chen-fu and Jeffrey Koo Sr. from 1940 until his death in 2005 and 2012 respectively.

OperationsEdit

The Koos Group encompasses over 80 companies, with more than 60,000 employees worldwide. In 2001, The Wall Street Journal reported total assets of the Koos Group to be US$36 Billion.[3] Today, the total assets of the Koos Group are estimated to be over US$250 Billion.[4]

Koos Group is headquartered in Taipei.[1] It has operations in Taiwan, Hong Kong (KGI Hong Kong Group since 1997) and Singapore (KGI Securities Singapore). Its holding company is CTBC Bank.

UnitsEdit

  • KGI Securities Company Limited
  • KGI Securities Investment Trust Company Limited
  • KGI Securities Investment Advisory Company Limited
  • KGI Futures Company Limited

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Businessweek: The Koos Group company information
  2. ^ "Koos Group looks to create financial holding company". Taipei Times. 13 Oct 2001. p. 18.
  3. ^ The Wall Street Journal: The Koos Group total assets
  4. ^ Nikkei: Chinatrust Holding total assets

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