CTS Global Equity Group, Inc. Ventures into the Indonesian Market

In line with CTS Global’s post-IPO expansion rollout, the company will venture into the Indonesian Stock Market with an initial fund disbursement into Bank Central Asia (BCA) Indonesia. This is one of the strategies for CTS Global to reach its long-term target of getting more revenues from global trading. For the first quarter of 2022, 43% of total proprietary trading revenues came from global markets.

“The long-term goal for CTS is to derive 75% of its revenues from the global markets. We have world-class traders that are more than capable and now that we have capital in our arsenal, it’s time to expand into markets like Indonesia.” said CTS Global CEO Lawrence Lee.

This expansion allows CTS Global to benefit from our neighboring country’s growth prospects. The Indonesia Stock Exchange registers an average daily value traded of $1 billion, versus the Philippine Stock Exchange’s $0.15 billion. The country’s commodity-driven nature allowed its stock market to thrive despite the global meltdown.

Jakarta Composite Index
1 year performance vs PSEi & S&P 500

Indonesia is also the home of big technology companies such as GoTo, the merger between the country’s most valuable startups Gojek and Tokopedia. GoTo recently went public in April 2022 as one of Jakarta’s largest listings and the 5th largest IPO in the world this year. The company was well received by the market as seen by its 23% increase on its first day of trading. This positive reception should fuel the Indonesian market through more technology company listings in the coming years.

CTS Global debuted in the Philippine Stock Exchange last April 13, 2022 at Php 1.00/ share, raising Php 1.375B in gross proceeds mainly to fund its global trading operations and other purposes. Historically, the company has been active in the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, and the US equity markets. This venture into Indonesia starts CTS’ expansion into more geographical locations.

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