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KIM ENG SECURITIES PTE. LTD. (KES) IS THE SINGAPORE-BASED FLAGSHIP SECURITIES COMPANY OF KIM ENG HOLDINGS LIMITED (KEH), A LEADING REGIONAL SECURITIES BROKING GROUP.

KES was founded by Mrs. Gloria Lee Kim Yew in 1972. From its humble beginnings with three remisiers, KES has grown into a stockbroking powerhouse with a staff size of 600 in Singapore today. KES was the first stockbroking firm to be listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1990.

KES began expanding beyond Singapore's shores in 1988. The opening of various offices overseas by the Group such as London, New York, Hong Kong and Malaysia helped enhance trade flows into Singapore which allowed KES to increase its strength and prominence as a local stockbroker.

KES also entered the institutional business and by the late 1990s, this segment constituted 70% of KES' revenue. In the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, KES renewed its focus on the retail space and emerged as one of the winners post-Asian Financial Crisis. In 2001, KES consolidated its position in Singapore by merging with Ong & Company Pte. Ltd. cementing its retail broking franchise and ensuring that it had a scale that would enable it to stay competitive against its bank-backed peers in the industry.

KES has proven itself to be nimble and adaptable by being able to reposition itself time and time again in response to varying operating environments. It has survived and prospered in the face of market volatility, overcoming difficult periods in the history of Singapore's capital markets such as the Pan Electric Incident, the Asian Financial Crisis, the bursting of the dot-com bubble and the SARS outbreak to consolidate its foothold in the market today. KES' strength also lies in its ability to successfully adapt its culture and operating framework to its overseas network. With over 35 years of experience and expertise in the industry, KES' core principle of delivering exemplary service to its clients will provide the foundation for its continued resilience and success.


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