1. About
  2. Our story

Our story

SF LME Floor Traders B1207

Built on relationships and innovation

We have built our business by establishing long-term relationships with our clients, through flexibility, sound management and diligent attention to detail. Our approach to innovation is open-minded and progressive, seeking solutions that deliver optimum results for our clients. We offer adaptable multiple trading and technology solutions – underpinned by our own post-trade and non-bank clearing capabilities.

We have a track record of over 45 years in financial markets. Since our foundation in 1973, we have been supported by our parent, Sucden, one of the world’s leading trading organisations, while remaining fully independent in our day-to-day trading operations.

Our history

1952

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1952

  • Sucden Group founded

1973

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1973

  • Sucden Financial begins life as the brokerage arm of Sucden with six members of staff

1975-76

1975-76

  • Sucden Financial expands its trading operations to include coffee and cocoa

1980

1980

  • Energy trading is introduced and Sucden Financial becomes a founding member of the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE)

1982

1982

  • Sucden Financial becomes a founding member of the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE)
  • FX trading established

1994

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1994

  • Sucden Financial becomes a ring dealing member of the London Metal Exchange (LME)

2001

2001

  • In-house etrading solution launched

2007

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2007

  • Moscow office established

2008

SF Hong Kong

2008

  • Hong Kong office established later to become a subsidiary (Sucden Financial (HK) Limited)

2013

2013

  • Sucden Financial celebrates 40th anniversary

2015

2015

  • Fund Services team established

2016

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2016

  • New York subsidiary established (Sucden Futures Inc.)