BANDS Financial Limited is a leading commodity and financial futures broker based in Hong Kong. Our client base is extensive, based in Chicago, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai. At BANDS Financial, we guide our clients within the fast-evolving east-west dynamic and provide the tools to enable them to profit from the opportunities it creates. Consequently, most of our clients execute arbitrage strategies combining the mainland markets in Shanghai, Dalian, and Zhengzhou with the international marketplaces of CME, ICE, LME, SGX, and HKEX. At BANDS we consider ourselves Asia-centric but with a global outlook.
BANDS Financial Limited is regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
Based in Hong Kong, BANDS Risk Management is a private company engaged in consulting and seeking opportunities in partnership with its clients.
BANDS Risk Management has a money lenders license as provisioned under the Hong Kong Money Lenders Ordinance.
BANDS Shanghai is a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) established in Shanghai as authorized by Chinese company law.
John was elected as a Board Member of the London Metal Exchange and the Chairman of its Ecommerce Committee between 2002-2004 and is widely acknowledged for establishing the LME electronic trading platform. He was Head of Commodity Ecommerce for Barclays Capital in London between 2004-2007. He originally moved to Hong Kong in 2008 as Head of Metals Hong Kong for Newedge, where he designed and implemented the first futures arbitrage trading platform connecting both International and Chinese markets. He then was appointed Managing Director and Head of Commodities Futures of Jefferies Hong Kong. John and Tiger jointly founded BANDS in October 2015. John is now located in Shanghai on behalf of BANDS. John is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Tiger started his career in China’s State Reserve Bureau, leaving to join Sempra Metals, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. He founded CITIC Newedge Futures in 2008, one of only three Sino-foreign futures joint ventures in China at the time. Before establishing BANDS, Tiger held several senior roles in international financial institutions, including Managing Director and Head of Commodities Futures for Jefferies in Asia and Head of Metals for Newedge in Asia. Tiger and John Browning jointly founded BANDS in October 2015. In 2020 Tiger was invited to join the User Committee of the London Metal Exchange where he hopes to voice the interests metal trading community particularly from an Asian perspective.