Jefferies Hong Kong Limited has established a co-brand agreement with Philippine equity brokerage house Regis Partners for the cash equities business in the Philippines. Under the agreement, Jefferies will distribute equity research on companies in the Philippines on a co-branded basis to Jefferies’ global client base. Additionally, Regis Partners will be the main platform to provide local equity broking services to Jefferies.
Regis Partners, formerly known as Deutsche Regis Partners, is one of the largest equity brokerage houses in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). Its country-based team offers research, sales, corporate access and trading, and execution services to global and local institutional clients.
The partnership with Regis Partners, which had its beginnings in 1999, enhances Jefferies’ growing equities franchise in Asia and is another step in Jefferies’ long-term investment in the region. Over the past several years, Jefferies has significantly expanded its business in Asia, adding about 200 employees during the past two years to better serve its global institutional client base.
Jefferies Asia president Murray Wilson says the partnership shows the company's commitment to continuously improve and expand its long-standing equity research, sales and trading business with an emphasis on serving the needs of its global investor client base. He points out that Regis Partners is consistently recognized as the best-in-class Philippine equities franchise.
“Combining Jefferies’ robust global platform and Regis’ 'on-the-ground' Philippine expertise should bode well for the foreign and domestic institutional clients we both serve,” adds Regis Partners chairman Noel Bautista.
Jefferies has similar agreements with several firms throughout Asia, including Mandiri Sekuritas in Indonesia, KAF Securities in Malaysia, Mirae Asset Daewoo in South Korea, JB Securities in Sri Lanka, Fubon Securities in Taiwan, Kasikorn Securities in Thailand, and Mirae Asset Vietnam in Vietnam. Jefferies and its partner firms cover about 1,500 companies in the region. Jefferies covers over 3,000 companies globally.
Jefferies Group provides a full range of investment banking, advisory, sales and trading, research and wealth management services across all products in the Americas, Europe and Asia.