SDIC Essence Futures Provides Connectivity to Chinese Derivatives Markets via CQG Infrastructure and Software

Shanghai / Chicago, December 1, 2020

SDIC Essence Futures, a leading China-based futures broker, today announced that the firm will support global customers in trading Chinese international derivatives markets through a newly strengthened strategic cooperation with U.S.-based CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers, and exchanges. This strategic partnership will enable SDIC to provide access for international clients to trade the international futures products listed on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE), Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), and Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) via CQG.

SDIC Essence Futures provides professional futures brokerage, investment consulting, and asset management services to global clients.

Elizabeth Zhang, Head of the International Business Department of SDIC Essence Futures, said: “As a tier one futures broker in China, SDIC Essence Futures is motivated to extend our unparalleled financial services to global clients and facilitate their investment allocations into China. As we strengthen the strategic partnership with CQG, we aim to embrace CQG’s strong track record and widespread adoption across the world. A full array of our global clients can utilize CQG’s low-latency technology via several approved investment schemes, including OI (Overseas Intermediaries), QFII (Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors), NRA (Non-Resident Account), WFOE PFM (Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise, Private Fund Management), and more. SDIC Essence Futures is poised to provide world-class services as a one-stop shop to a full array of international investors from financial institutions to enterprises, and from retail market participants to high frequency traders.”

“As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, CQG continues to represent one of the most trusted names in powering the global commodities and futures space,” said Rick Chang, CQG’s General Manager of the Greater China Region. “We strive to be the most committed partner in fostering opportunities for the global community of futures traders to participate in the Chinese commodity exchanges, serving as a bridge between China’s domestic market and overseas investors. CQG has proudly taken a pioneering role, investing in China years ago by building local infrastructure via our Shanghai data center that offers fast, reliable connectivity to the Chinese exchanges. Since then, we’ve established great working relationships with Chinese domestic futures brokers. We are thrilled to further our collaboration with SDIC – one of our cornerstone partners that has stayed on the forefront of international development – through marketing and educational channels that will promote the China commodity markets to the world.”

CQG’s Asia Pacific presence also includes offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

About SDIC Essence Futures Co., Ltd.
SDIC Essence Futures Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as SDIC Essence Futures or the company) is a full-service futures company approved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and approved and registered by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Essence Securities Co., Ltd. The company is mainly engaged in commodity futures brokerage, financial futures brokerage, investment consulting business and asset management business, and has a wholly-owned risk management subsidiary.
The company is a member unit of Dalian Commodity Exchange (Member Number: 0125), Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (Member Number: 0009), Shanghai Futures Exchange (Member Number: 0082), Shanghai International Energy Exchange Center (Member Number: 8082), and China Financial Futures Exchange (Member Number: 0122). The company has successfully established a place in China's futures industry by building core competitiveness in industrial services, information research and development, information technology, and brand development. And the company has rich experience in providing bilingual language and around-the-clock services for OI, WFOE PFM, QFII, high-frequency traders, and others.

SDIC Essence Futures Contact
Elizabeth Zhang