• About UOB Kay Hian

Backed by the UOB Group, UOB Kay Hian is one of Asia’s largest brokerage firms. Headquartered in Singapore, we are supported by more than 80 branches worldwide including a growing network of offices across Southeast Asia, Greater China, the United Kingdom and North America. Our global footprint and strong international presence have enabled us to feel the pulse of key financial markets and deliver incisive intelligence across industry sectors and asset classes.

With more than a hundred years of history and distinction to our name, we have established ourselves as a trusted financial partner to a prestigious client base that comprises institutions, large corporations, high-net-worth individuals and retail investors. Supported by a strong, dedicated research team, our award-winning analysts are in place to impart the deep market knowledge clients need to navigate today’s complex trading environments.

Providing seamless access to multiple products and markets in each country, our sophisticated tools and technology offer investors the capability of trading across a broad range of securities, including stocks, bonds, unit trusts, futures, options, CFDs and forex. As a leading provider of financial services and solutions, we are fully committed to serving our clients and community with excellence and integrity.

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Corporate Milestones

Early 1900s

Established by the late Mr Khoo Kay Hian under the name of Kay Hian & Co (Pte) to deal in commodities and securities.

Was one of the founder members of the Singapore Stockbrokers Association formed which was subsequently re-constituted under the name of the Stock Exchange of Malaysia and Singapore.

Jun 1970

Kay Hian & Co (Pte) was incorporated as a private company.

Following the split of the stock exchanges in Singapore and Malaysia, Kay Hian & Co (Pte) became a member of the Stock Exchange.

Aug 1987

Kay Hian & Co (Pte) was subsequently renamed Kay Hian Pte Ltd.

Jun 1989

The James Capel Group merged its stockbroking activities in Singapore by taking up 30% equity stake in the company. The company was renamed Kay Hian James Capel (KHJC).

Oct 1990

KHJC issued 25% of its equity to the public and was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Aug 1996

Following the reduction of the HSBC James Capel group's holding in the Group to less than 5%, the company changed its name to Kay Hian Holdings Ltd.


Kay Hian Group managed to secure a seat on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.

Oct 2000

Merger of Kay Hian Holdings Ltd, UOB Securities Pte Ltd and The United Overseas Bank Group's overseas stockbroking interests (including Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines).

Jan 2001

Change of Company Name to UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Ltd.

Mar 2001

Merger of Kay Hian Overseas Securities Ltd and United Mok Ying Kie Ltd.

Apr 2001

Acquisition of the sales base from Credit Suisse First Boston.

Sep 2001

Acquisition of BNP Paribas Peregrine Securities retail business in Thailand.

Oct 2001

Acquisition of the sales base from RHB - Cathay Securities Pte Ltd.

Jan 2002

Acquisition and integration of OUB Securities Pte Ltd.

May 2002

Merger of OUB Securities (Hong Kong) Ltd and UOB Kay Hian (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Sep 2002

Acquisition of Worldsec International - London and Shanghai office.

Mar 2003

Acquisition of the sales base from JM Sassoon.

Jul 2003

Acquisition of the sales base from Millenium Securities.

Nov 2004

Acquisition of BNP Paribas Peregrine Securities retail business in Hong Kong.

Jun 2005

Listing of UOB Kay Hian Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited on Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Feb 2010

Acquisition of the sales base from Merchant Partner Securities Public Company Ltd.

May 2011

Acquisition of United Securities Public Company Ltd.

May 2012

Acquisition of Innosabah Securities Bhd (now known as UOB Kay Hian Securities (M) Sdn Bhd).

Jan 2013

Acquisition and integration of A.A. Anthony Securities Sdn Bhd.

Aug 2016

Acquisition of the sales base from Country Group Securities Public Company Limited.