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Our Story

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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 trading and technology solutions – underpinned by our own post-trade and non-bank clearing capabilities.

We have a track record of 50 years in financial markets. Since our foundation in 1973, we have been supported by our parent, Sucden, one of the world’s leading trading groups, while remaining fully independent in our day-to-day trading operations.

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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

Cocoa

1975-76

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

1980

IPE

1980

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

1982

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1982

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

1987

F1 Post Trade System

1987

  • F1: First complete digital post-trade system launched

1994

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1994

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

2001

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2001

  • In-house etrading solution launched

2003

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2003

  • F2: Next-generation post-trade system launched

2004

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2004

  • APAC-focused industrial commodities team established

2008

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2008

  • Hong Kong office established - later becoming a subsidiary (Sucden Financial (HK) Limited)

2016

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2016

  • New York subsidiary established (Sucden Futures Inc.)

2017

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2017

  • OTC FX options service launched

2020

Shanghai Web Report

2020

  • Sucden Financial is one of the first to trade new Shanghai INE copper contract

2022

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2022

  • STIR market making launched

2023

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2023

  • Sucden Financial celebrates its 50th anniversary
  • Electronic access to three Chinese commodity markets established