Established in 1991, GF Securities is one of the first, full-service securities companies in China. The company was successfully listed on the main boards of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (000776.SZ), and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (1776.HK), in 2010 and 2015 respectively. GF Securities provides comprehensive, industry leading capital market services for high-net-worth individuals and outstanding enterprises throughout China.
Since 1994, major key performance indicators of GF Securities including total assets, net assets, net capital, operational revenue and net profits have been ranked top ten among all securities companies in China. As of December 31, 2017, the group's total assets reached RMB 356.905 billion, with equity attributable to the shareholders of RMB 84.854 billion. The operational revenue of 2017 reached RMB 21.576 billion, with net profits attributable to shareholders of RMB 8.595 billion. We have been always at the forefront of the securities industry in terms of capital strength and profitability, and our market capitalization tops the list among all listed securities companies in China.
The GF Securities group provides diverse financial services to enterprises and individuals (primarily high-net-worth), institutional investors, financial service organizations, and government entities. To meet various service needs of our clients, we are fully licensed to provide comprehensive coverage across four major business lines: investment banking, wealth management, trading and institutional client services, and investment management. The balanced development of each business line has helped GF Securities to rank the top in each key segment. As of December 31, 2017, GF Securities operates 264 brokerage branches, providing extensive services to cities and autonomous regions of 31 provinces throughout China.
GF Securities holds GF Futures Co., GF Fund Management Co., Ltd., GF Holdings (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., GF Xinde Investment Management Co., Ltd., GF Qianhe Investment Co., Ltd. and GF Asset Management, with equity interests in E Fund Management Co., Ltd. (the largest shareholder), E-Capital Transfer Co., Ltd, China Securities Credit Investment Co., Ltd., and China Securities Interagency Quotation System Co., Ltd..
GF Securities is reputed as: "The Ph.D. Legion" throughout capital markets, its benign corporate culture enhanced the company's cohesion. GF Securities' risk management capabilities are at the forefront of the industry and have been repeatedly confirmed along with its development. It is one of the first batch of pilot compliance management securities companies selected by China Securities Regulatory Commission, and one of the industry's earliest securities companies to implement the comprehensive risk management strategy. GF Securities also attaches importance to the significance of innovation on the company's long-term and sustainable development. It has been committed to various management, business, service, and technological innovations, and has gained sound performance.
GF Securities always upholds the core values of "knowledge, devotion and truth seeking, client first, and win-win cooperation", and implements the business management philosophy of "stable growth, continuous innovation, performance-driven results and business synergies". It has strived to explore, forged ahead, and withstood the tests of major industry changes in the fiercely competitive and ever-changing environment. For many years, we have continuously been one of the most influential capital market players throughout China, for the outstanding performance and steady growth thanks to our impeccable risk management and exceptional services.
While simultaneously increasing industry standings and achieving exceptional operating results, the reputation and brand influence of GF Securities continue to expand globally. From 2015 to 2017, GF Securities has consistently been ranked by Hurun Report as one of the top three securities companies throughout China. GF Securities has actively fulfilled its corporate citizenship responsibilities through the Guangdong Social Charity Fund: providing poverty relief, and promoting educational opportunities for underprivileged students.