Global Investment Strategy HK Limited is an SFC regulated firm, located in the Central Business District of Hong Kong. We are part of a diversified group of financial service companies offering a range of services including multi-asset global trade execution, clearing, safe custody and solutions to stockbrokers, proprietary trading firms, fund managers, small/mid-sized hedge funds, family wealth offices and other professional investors. With a 24 hour, five days a week service we are on hand when you need us. This accessibility gives us an advantage over other prime brokers.
"As a group, GIS can boast over 100 years of combined experience at Tier 1 financial institutions such as Daiwa Capital Markets, Ji ASIA, Barings, LCF Rothschild, ICAP, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Barclays, Blackrock, London Clearing House (LCH), BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, UBS, Lehman Brothers, Oppenheimer, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, ING, Scotiabank and Jefferies"
Our desire to maintain a strong and continued rapport is rooted into our commitment at all stages of our work with clients.
Our regulated Hong Kong subsidiary, GIS (HK) Ltd will provide dedicated prime broker coverage to clients in the Asia Pacific region. We offer full 24-5 coverage to a broad spectrum of institutional, corporate and professional clients. We also service the UK and Europe with our London city office.
We offer an alternative trade, clearing services, custody, and prime solution for businesses neglected by the big banks and bulge-bracket providers."
We understand the importance of transparency to our clients, and we embed it in everything that we do. The aim throughout is to foster and support a meaningful, two-way relationship that ultimately benefits both parties. We communicate with our clients every step of the way, working to ensure the experience they receive is seamless and snag-free.
A strong corporate governance culture flows through all members of our group.
Our parent company, GIS UK, is owned by Octagonal PLC and is also a member of the London Stock Exchange.
In addition to GIS HK's SFC regulated status, GIS UK is regulated by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority. We are a London Stock Exchange member firm, a licenced payment services provider, as well as an HMRC-approved provider of ISAs. We are also a U.S. IRS-recognised qualified intermediary.
This level of corporate governance is only achievable because of the Octagonal Group’s robust regulatory foundation and a strong compliance culture which is championed by every member of staff. As a result, the service we offer to our growing international client base is both fair and transparent. This, we believe, helps to improve the service we offer, fostering trust and engagement through every step of the process.
We value the trust that our clients put in us and believe this forms the foundation to a successful partnership from the moment you start to work with our team. Every client is different, with different goals and priorities. We work hard to understand these formulating a bespoke, tailored prime brokerage service that meets their priorities.
The GIS Group has been delivering best-in-sector service to financial services clients for over 17 years. Over this period we’ve worked with hundreds of global clients.
Our regulatory foundations have continually strengthened over this period and GIS Group’s scope of permissions has expanded rapidly. The regulatory framework that supports and informs our work now includes:
At the heart of our success is our diverse and highly experienced team. Coming from a range of academic and professional backgrounds, we’ve assembled a dedicated team that provides an unrivalled prime broker service to our clients.
The GIS Group can boast over 100 years of combined experience at Tier 1 financial institutions such as Daiwa Capital Markets, Ji ASIA, Barings, LCF Rothschild, ICAP, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Barclays, Blackrock, London Clearing House (LCH), BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, UBS, Lehman Brothers, Oppenheimer, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, ING, Scotiabank and Jefferies.
GIS UK has been in operation since 2004 and has delivered trade execution, clearing, safe custody and prime solutions to clients through both bull and bear markets. Our services and approach have been tested and honed in real-world market environments. As a result, our long-term client list has grown year on year.
We place technological innovation at the heart of our business philosophy. We’re quick to embrace any tech development that we believe can help us better serve our prime broker clients. We use a combination of outsourced solutions, internal R&D on technology and robotics plus integration with tier-1 global counterparties to deliver a seamless service to our clients.
In addition, our technology infrastructure offers the ability to import trading baskets via API into our Order Management System for seamless STP execution.
A disaster recovery site is ready and waiting in the event that Global Investment Strategy HK Limited have a major outage or if needed by way of emergency contingency. It is a fully operational DR Office managed by our sister office in London.