Milestones

Years
    • Subsidiaries of Fubon Financial Holdings donate NT$20 million for the rescue and emergency assistance of the victims of the 2016 Tainan Quake.
    • Fubon Bank (China) opens the Qianhai Sub-Branch in Shenzhen, becoming the first Taiwan-based bank to enter the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone in Qianhai Area, Shenzhen.
    • The Singapore Branch of Taipei Fubon Bank opens officially as the Fubon’s foothold toward the ASEAN market.
    • Fubon Life opens subsidiary, Fubon Life Insurance (Hong Kong), in Hong Kong to officially enter the Hong Kong insurance market.
    • Fubon Bank (China) opens the Beijing and Nanjing branches, becoming the first Taiwan-based bank to enter the Chinese capital.
    • Fubon Bank (China) officially relocates its Tianjin Sub-Branch to the China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone and renames the branch Tianjin Pilot FTZ Branch. Fubon Bank (China) becomes the first Taiwan-based bank to have branches in all four pilot FTZs in China.
    • Subsidiaries of Fubon Financial Holdings donate NT$6 million for the rescue and emergency assistance of the victims in Taitung after typhoon Nepartak.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings becomes a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, the only and the first Taiwan-based financial holdings to be selected in the FBN Diversified Financial Services and Capital Markets.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings launches an industry-academia collaboration program with the School of Big Data Management, Soochow University, to co-plan the “Big Data and Financial Technology” course to cultivate fintech talents.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings announces the personnel change of Daniel M. Tsai from the company’s chairman to the company’s vice chairman, and Richard M. Tsai from the company’s vice chairman to the company’s chairman. Daniel M. Tsai will become the Chairman of Fubon Group to continue his broader leadership in driving sustainable business growth.
    • Fubon Insurance and Fubon Life win the “General Insurance Company of the Year” and “Life Insurance Company of the Year” from the 2016 Asia Insurance Industry Awards, the first financial holding company in Taiwan to win both awards in the same year.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings acquires 20% shares of Fubon Bank (China) from Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, making Fubon Bank (China) a wholly-owned Fubon subsidiary.
    • Fubon Sports & Entertainment, a subsidiary of Fubon Financial Holding Venture Capital, passes the professional baseball investment project to officially take over the EDA professional baseball team and renames the team “Fubon Guardians” to express strong support for Taiwan’s pro-baseball development.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings passes ISO14001:2015 environmental management system certification and is committed to promoting environmental sustainability.
    • Fubon Group Chairman Daniel M. Tsai is awarded the “Leader of the Year” at the 14th Annual Global Views Leaders Forum to recognize his achievements in operating the Fubon Group and contributions.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings is rated the leader of the financial sector in the 2016 Most Admired Company Survey by CommonWealth Magazine, marking Fubon Financial Holdings’ six-time championship since 2009.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings wins the “Ten Most Sustainable Company Award”, “Creativity in Communication Award”, “Top 50 Corporate Sustainability Report Golden Award” from the 2016 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards, recognizing Fubon Financial Holdings’ efforts and outstanding performance in pursuing sustainable operations.
    • Chengdu Branch of Fubon Bank (China) starts operations, the first branch of Fubon Bank (China) in the Greater West of China and the first Taiwan-based bank in Sichuan offering wealth management service, marking Fubon Bank (China)’s expansion to 23 branches in China from the coastal region to the inland region.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings subscribes green energy up to 1.26 million kWh, the highest in the financial industry for three consecutive years, thus winning the “Corporate Vision Award” and “Special Contribution Award” at the Green Energy Appreciation Awards organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings reports net income of NT$48.421 billion, with EPS of NT$4.73, the highest amongst all financial holding companies in Taiwan for the eighth consecutive year.
    • Fubon Life (Hong Kong), a subsidiary of Fubon Life, starts operations on April 18, 2016 after the Financial Supervisory Commission approves its application for incorporation.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank releases its latest mobile banking app, which enables a brand-new banking experience with its fresh look, intuitive interface and powerful payment tools.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank swiftly installs and launches an online platform for processing requests for banking services in support of the Taiwan government’s Bank 3.0 initiative. The bank’s digital technologies transform physical branches to deliver an easy, convenient and personalized client experience.
    • Fubon Life and Ping An Insurance of China enter into a partnership agreement, opening a new era of cross-strait cooperation in the insurance sector.
    • Fubon Bank (China) inaugurates a flagship branch showcasing the bank’s digital banking and wealth management capabilities in Lujiazui, Shanghai. This branch pioneers a new model for banking with its unique blend of the arts, technology and financial services, capturing the richness of detail and the nuances of clients’ needs.
    • The Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation and Fubon Financial Holdings jointly create Fubon EDU, an initiative to help Fubon employees engage in sustainability. Highlights of Fubon EDU include rice-farming field trips, support for sustainable agriculture, movie screenings, and lectures on food safety and sustainable living.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank opens a new branch in Singapore on March 14, 2016 after receiving approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
    • Fubon Insurance (Vietnam) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Fubon Insurance, upgrades a service point in Danang, Vietnam to branch status.
    • Fubon Securities receives approval from the Financial Supervisory Commission to buy a 40% stake in China-based Huishang Futures, marking the first time a Taiwanese securities firm has invested in a Chinese futures broker.
    • Fubon AMC purchases a 25% stake in China-based Citic Futong Financial Leasing.
    • The Fubon Charity Foundation invites pop singer Jay Chou to be its spokesman for Making Friends with Love, a program that helps keep students in school.
    • Fubon Life is the largest life insurer that has deployed Office 365, a Microsoft platform that enables a full range of cloud consultancy services.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank launches a new service that accepts credit card payments using a smartphone.
    • The Shanghai Fubon Charity Foundation is established by Fubon Bank (China).
    • Fubon Insurance becomes one of the first property & casualty insurance companies approved to form overseas insurance units.
    • Fubon e+, an e-trading platform developed by Fubon Securities, pioneers the local industry with a stock market app for the Apple Watch.
    • The overseas insurance unit of Fubon Life has the highest first-year premiums among peers in its first year of operations.
    • Fubon Asset Management debuts Taiwan’s first ETF that tracks the Tokyo Stock Price Index, Fubon Topix Leveraged 2X Index ETF. In October of the same year, it increases its Japan ETF offering with Fubon Topix Inverse-1X Index ETF.
    • The Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation joins with fashion consultant Sun Hua Chen and photographer Liang Su to host the 2nd Big Shot Photography Exhibition as part of its fundraising efforts for the Teen Dreamer project.
    • The Fubon Charity Foundation and Fubon Life jointly organize the 2015 FUBON Cares Basketball Camps for underprivileged students in remote areas of Hsinchu County. Pop singer Jay Chou and players of the Fubon Braves test their skills on the basketball court, all in the name of charity.
    • Fubon Life unveils a first-of-its-kind package of care and services that meet the medical, social and living needs of elder policyholders through cross-industry collaborations.
    • Fubon Property & Casualty Insurance opens a branch office in Sichuan Province, its fourth provincial-level office in China.
    • Fubon Bank (China) is among the first foreign-owned banks permitted to issue certificates of deposit in China.
    • Fubon Insurance unveils Taiwan’s first crop insurance with three insurance policies exclusively for top-grafted pear growers as part of its Green Finance initiatives and in support of government policy.
    • In its 10th year, Very Fun Park concludes its mission, with this annual event of the Fubon Art Foundation attracting audiences of more than 3.83 million over a decade. The foundation creates a virtual “wall-less museum,” the first of its kind in Asia, by teaming up with Google to place online artworks from the past 10 years of Very Fun Park.
    • Fubon Life launches Taiwan’s first insurance policy exclusively for major burn injuries, which provides death, disability and injury cover as well as a monthly benefit to pay for caregivers.
    • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) opens its first iBranch–Queen's Road East Branch, in November.
    • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) officially launches its mobile banking service in November.
    • In its first year, the Wan-Tsai Tsai Taiwan Contribution Award is presented to Lin Hwai-Min, founder of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, and Sr. Therese Thong, CEO of Good Shepherd Social Welfare Foundation, to honor their extraordinary contribution to Taiwan and its communities.
    • The Fubon Art Foundation helps create inspiring environments for the branches of Fubon Bank (China) in Shanghai and Nanjing by placing works of art on their premises.
    • Fubon Life becomes the second-largest shareholder of Hyundai Life – next only to Hyundai Motor Group – after it acquires a 48% stake in the South Korean insurer in December. The deal marks the onset of a long-term strategic partnership with Hyundai.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank starts the optimization of its branch network by increasing its reach outside metropolitan Taipei and strengthening the delivery of services in central and southern Taiwan, demonstrating its commitment to balancing urban and rural development.
    • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) opens its second iBranch – Western District Branch, also the 23rd branch of the bank, in December.
    • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) launches e-Cheque services in December.
    • Fubon Securities starts offering trust services across its 55 branch offices.
    • Fubon Futures manages the most client assets of any local peer through its futures discretionary trading business.
    • Organized by the Taipei Fubon Bank Charity Foundation, the Artistic Achievement Awards for the Disabled, in its 7th year, continues to give people with disabilities an opportunity to showcase their talent. The number of participants has now passed 2,200. A referral reward is created to solicit and encourage nominations from the public.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings remains Taiwan’s most profitable financial holding company for a seventh straight year with net income of NT$63.6 billion, setting another industry record for earnings.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank initiates the New Core Project as part of its restructuring efforts to sharpen its management focus, enhance customer satisfaction and advance its goal of becoming a top-tier regional bank. The project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2018.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings and subsidiary Taipei Fubon Bank acquire an 80% controlling interest in First Sino Bank and renames the bank Fubon Bank (China) in April. The deal makes Fubon Financial Holdings Taiwan’s only financial institution to have a subsidiary bank in each of the markets of Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
    • Fubon Securities (Hong Kong) starts offering trading and settlement services for Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in February.
    • The Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation joins forces with Taiwan Film Institute to launch Rolling Film School, a series of film appreciation classes aimed at senior high and vocational schools.
    • Fubon Securities starts offering trust services to help its expansion into wealth management.
    • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) launches a new brand advertising campaign with the theme of “Serving You with Heart” in celebration of its 10th anniversary as a member of Fubon Financial Holdings.
    • The deposit, foreign exchange and credit card operations of the An Ho Branch of Taipei Fubon Bank pass the international audit of BSI BS10012:2009 PIMS.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank becomes the first bank in Taiwan to offer real-time, around-the-clock trading of foreign ETFs, including U.S. and Hong Kong ETFs.
    • The Fubon Charity Foundation invites pop star Jay Chou to pay visits to four rural schools in Taoyuan and Hsinchu and play basketball with students supported by Making Friends with Love, a program organized by the foundation to keep students in school.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings announces a three-year title sponsorship deal for Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, a preeminent sports event featuring the strongest field and the highest prize money in Taiwan. The tournament provides Taiwanese golf players a platform to achieve world-class status and in turn raises Taiwan’s profile in the international community.
    • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) opens its first Personal Loan Centre and a new Securities Services Centre in Tsuen Wan District.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank dissolves its representative office in Suzhou, China.
    • Very Fun Park, an annual art project of the Fubon Art Foundation, collaborates with POW! WOW! to host a live broadcast of a graffiti art created on one of the East District’s well-known buildings.
    • Fubon Insurance is the first property & casualty insurance company approved to offer online insurance purchase in Taiwan.
    • Fubon Securities adds myBook, an e-book reader app developed by Taiwan Mobile, to its personal assistant suite in September.
    • Fubon Financial Holding Venture Capital acquired Taiwan Mobile Basketball Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Fubon Sports & Entertainment Co., Ltd. The associated Taiwan Mobile Basketball Team was later renamed the Fubon Braves and incorporated into the family of Fubon Financial Holdings.
    • Fubon Financial Holding Venture Capital, kbro Media and TWM Broadband enter into a partnership agreement with Media Asia and SM Entertainment to form Dragon Tiger Capital Partners L.P., a film and TV investment fund targeting Chinese-speaking audiences in China and worldwide.
    • An initiative created in 2003 by the Taipei Fubon Bank Charity Foundation, the Poverty-busting Savings Plan, has helped nearly 300 students from low-income families achieve self-reliance through regular savings. The amount of funds accumulated to date has passed NT$60 million.
    • Fubon Life unveils the industry’s first critical illness and injury insurance policy that allows policyholders to make a claim using the Major Illness/Injury Certificate issued by the National Health Insurance program.
    • Fubon Securities introduces Fubon e+, a software that helps investors track the markets and their investments, in October. By incorporating cutting-edge platform technology from South Korea, the interface of Fubon e+ offers customization, intuitive control and compatibility with mobile devices.
    • Under a partnership with Fubon Insurance and the Department of Social Welfare, Taipei City Government, the Fubon Charity Foundation funds a one-year microinsurance plan against personal injury for the main earners in the economically disadvantaged households.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank becomes the first bank in Taiwan to support Internet banking on tablet with a refreshed online banking website.
    • Fubon Securities is an industry pioneer in offering real-time quotes of Chinese stocks through two electronic trading platforms, Fubon e01 and Fubon e-Trading.
    • Fubon Asset Management launches Fubon Shanghai Stock Exchange 180 Leveraged 2X Index ETF and Fubon Shanghai Stock Exchange 180 Inverse Index ETF, with the latter being Taiwan’s first inverse ETF that tracks Shanghai Stock Exchange 180 Index.
    • With the franchise repositioned and re-branded, the Fubon Braves makes its fresh start at the 12th season of Super Basketball League. Its slogan “Brave on” conveys the positive energy and courage that is required to follow one’s dream.
    • Fubon Life starts offering the online purchase option that allows customers to find insurance and apply for coverage anytime and from anywhere.
    • Fubon Bank (China) becomes the first Taiwanese-owned bank to offer a UnionPay debit card in China.
    • Under a partnership with Fubon Life and the Kaohsiung City Government, the Fubon Charity Foundation funds a microinsurance plan for the main earners in the economically disadvantaged households.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings remains Taiwan’s most profitable financial holding company for a sixth straight year with net income of NT$60.2 billion, setting an industry record for earnings.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings issues GDRs amounting to US$850 million, the biggest GDR project in the history of Taiwan’s finance industry.
    • In the 10th anniversary year of the Fubon Volunteers Association, 2013 is designated “Fubon Group Volunteers Year.” Group Founder Wan-Tsai Tsai calls on all Group employees and their families to get involved in volunteer activities. The Fubon Charity Foundation organizes a blood drive to mark the anniversary and raises 4,124 bags of blood.
    • Fubon Insurance’s subsidiary in the Philippines, Fubon Insurance Broker (Philippines) Corp., formally opens in April.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings donates US$1 million to for disaster relief in the Yaan (Lushan) earthquake in Sichuan.
    • The Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation and Taipei Fubon Bank team up again on the “Future Tycoon School Initiative,” and Fubon Financial Holdings Chairman Daniel M. Tsai joins the ranks of the program’s instructors for the first time. He teaches a class on money management at New Taipei Municipal Sanduo Junior High School, showing his support for financial education through tangible actions.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank receives approval in August to open a representative office in San Francisco.
    • Taiwan Mobile and Taipei Fubon Bank team up to launch an NFC mobile services project.
    • The sixth “Taipei Fubon Bank Artistic Achievement Awards for the Disabled” competition attracts more than 500 entries, a record high. The “All Love Orchestra,” consisting of past award winners, reaches 140 concerts in eight years, demonstrating a spirit of transcending obstacles and challenging boundaries.
    • Fubon Securities joins with Taiwan Mobile in September to be the first among its peers to open an official account on instant messenger app M+, enabling customers to receive updates automatically through M+ notification services.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank’s sub-branch in Ho Chi Minh City is upgraded to a branch in October. The Thanh Binh branch is relocated to Binh Duong Province, and renamed Binh Duong Branch, and it begins operations in January 2014.
    • The “Project One” mission concludes successfully in October; Fubon Financial Holdings goes from a “Business Group” system back to a subsidiary management structure.
    • The Fubon Art Foundation’s “Very Fun Park” moves to the campus of National Taiwan University for the first time, bringing the wall-less museum concept to the school.
    • The China Banking Regulatory Commission approves the acquisition of an 80% controlling stake of First Sino Bank by Fubon Financial Holdings and Taipei Fubon Bank, establishing Fubon as Taiwan’s only financial institution with banking units in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings leads Taiwan’s financial holdings sector in net income for the fifth consecutive year.
    • The Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation holds its first “Young Dreams Project” and sponsors 26 projects, encouraging young people to pursue their dreams.
    • Fubon Insurance’s China subsidiary Fubon Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd., opens its first provincial-level branch in Chongqing in March. A second provincial-level branch is opened in Dalian in December, making Fubon the first Taiwanese-invested P&C insurer in northeastern China.
    • The Fubon Charity Foundation“Just Love! Making Friends with Love 10th Anniversary” introduces David Tao as the campaign’s spokesperson.
    • The Danang branch of Fubon Insurance’s subsidiary in Vietnam, Fubon Insurance (Vietnam) Co., formally opens in June.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings, along with subsidiaries Taipei Fubon Bank and Fubon Life, receives “CG6007 Corporate Governance System Assessment Certification” and becomes the first and only financial holding company to have its certification renewed, reflecting its dedication and commitment to strengthening corporate governance.
    • The Fubon Art Foundation’s “Very Fun Park—Contemporary Art Exhibit in Taipei’s East District” displays 14 creative works in Fubon Life property “Daan 56” before its renovation, using art to inject life into an old building.
    • Subsidiary Fubon Securities (Hong Kong) officially opens in November.
    • Fubon Insurance’s China subsidiary Fubon Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd., gets the green light in China in November to sell compulsory third party liability auto insurance and in December to sell auto insurance through telemarketing, opening the doors to China’s vast car insurance market. It becomes the first Taiwanese-invested and second foreign-invested firm allowed to sell third party liability auto insurance in China.
    • The boards of directors of Fubon Financial Holdings and Taipei Fubon Bank approve the acquisition of an 80% controlling stake in First Sino Bank.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings ranks No.1 in the industry in market value, profits and share price.
    • Fubon Life and Fubon Insurance formally agree with Nanjing Zijin Investment Holding to start a life insurance joint venture called Fubon Zijin Life.
    • Fubon Asset Management becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Fubon Securities after Fubon Securities acquires Fubon Financial’s 39.76% stake in the company.
    • Xiamen Bank opens branch in Quanzhou in March.
    • Xiamen Bank opens branch in Chongqing in May, its first branch outside its Fujian Province base.
    • Fubon Life’s subsidiary in Vietnam—Fubon Life (Vietnam)—opens. It is headquartered in Hanoi and has a branch in Ho Chi Minh City.
    • The Fubon Group celebrates its 50th anniversary on April 19.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings’ banking, credit card and securities and futures divisions receive British Standards BS25999 certification.
    • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) is delisted from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Fubon Financial.
    • The sixth “Very Fun Park” embraces the ROC centennial theme and sets a record for exhibition venues with 100.
    • Fubon Asset Management and the China-based Founder Group open joint venture Founder Fubon Fund Management Co.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings and its subsidiaries sell all shares of momo.com Inc. Taiwan Mobile buys a 51% stake in Fubon Multimedia Technology for NT$8.35 billion.
    • Fubon Asset Management launches the Fubon SSE 180 ETF, the first Taiwanese QFII to start a Chinese A-shares ETF.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank receives approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission to set up representative office in Suzhou.
    • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) is the first Taiwanese-invested bank to obtain approval from the People’s Bank of China to invest in China’s inter-bank bond market using RMB funds.
    • Fubon Venture Capital Consulting Co. is dissolved.
    • Fubon Life is first domestic life insurer to offer a one-year fixed-term micro life insurance policy.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank takes over a Chinfon Commercial Bank branch in Hanoi and sub-branch in Ho Chi Minh City, giving it the most branches of any Taiwan-invested bank in Vietnam.
    • Fubon Insurance’s subsidiary in Vietnam—Fubon Insurance (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.—receives approval to set up branch in Binh Duong.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings donates RMB2 million for disaster relief in the Qinghai earthquake.
    • The Fubon Charity Foundation launches “2010 Fubon Public Welfare Ambassador Campaign” to help rebuild areas devastated by Typhoon Morakot in 2009.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings, Fubon Insurance, Fubon Life Insurance, and Taipei Fubon Bank sign a cooperation MOU with Fujian Investment & Development Group Co., Ltd., Xiamen Bank, and Xiamen Port Holding Group to initiate full-scale exchange and cooperation in the West Coast Economic Zone.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings and four subsidiaries (Taipei Fubon Bank, Fubon Life, Fubon Securities and Fubon Insurance) receive CG6005 Corporate Governance System Evaluation Certification from the Taiwan Corporate Governance Association.
    • Fubon Life opens the Fubon House, a unique set-up that gives the company and communities opportunities to connect and interact.
    • The Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation launches a new book,“Listening to You, Supporting You,” to commemorate its 20th anniversary.
    • Fubon Life, Fubon Insurance and Nanjing Zijin Investment Holding sign letter of intent to set up a life insurance joint venture in China, the first such deal between cross-strait financial institutions following the signing of ECFA.
    • The Fubon Art Foundation extends the “Very Fun Park” to National Chengchi University for the first time, bringing contemporary art to a university campus.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank serves as official banking sponsor of the 2010 Taipei Flora International Expo.
    • Fubon Insurance’s subsidiary in China—Fubon Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd.—holds grand opening party in Xiamen.
    • The Fubon Bridge in Sandimen Township, Pingtung County, opens on Dec 11. The bridge, funded by the Fubon Charity Foundation and built by the “Chiayi Do-Good” charity, enables children in Koushe Village to get to school safely again after previous bridge was destroyed by Typhoon Morakot.
    • ING Life Taiwan becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Fubon Financial Holdings in February and is formally merged into Fubon Life in June, creating a life insurer with the second largest market share in the sector.
    • Fubon Financial Holdingss Information and Operations Division receives ISO 27001 certification.
    • National Taiwan University College of Law’s “Wan Tsai Research Hall” is formally dedicated on June 8.Fubon Group Chairman Wan-Tsai Tsai donated NT$2.6 billion to his alma mater, hoping to contribute to legal education in Taiwan.
    • Fubon Insurance (Vietnam) Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fubon Insurance in Vietnam, opens Hanoi branch on June 12 to extend the service network from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings’ Human Resources Division receives ISO 9001: 2008 certification.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings and four subsidiaries (Taipei Fubon Bank, Fubon Life, Fubon Securities and Fubon Insurance) receive CG6004 Corporate Governance System Evaluation Certification from the Taiwan Corporate Governance Association.
    • The Fubon Group donates NT$120 million to help with Typhoon Morakot reconstruction.
    • Xiamen City Commercial Bank, in which Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) acquired a stake, formally changes its name to Xiamen Bank.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank launches its “Private Banking” service, offering personalized asset management services to high wealth clients with over NT$30 million in AUM.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings announces the acquisition of ING Life for US$600 million. Total premium of Fubon Life and ING Life after the acquisition ranked second in the industry and first-year premium maintained second in the industry.
    • Fubon Insurance’s wholly owned subsidiary in Vietnam—Fubon Insurance (Vietnam)—formally opens.
    • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) completes its acquisition of a 19.99% stake in Xiamen City Commercial Bank on Dec. 20, making Fubon Financial Holdings Taiwan’s first financial institution to have a presence throughout Greater China.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank wins the concession to operate Taiwan’s sports lottery from April 15, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2013.
    • Taiwan Sport Lottery Corporation is founded.
    • Taiwan's first industry-specific exchange traded fund, the "Fubon Taiwan Technology ETF," is publicly listed.
    • Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation initiated the “My 24 Hours” international documentary program to bring Taiwanese youth to engage in global challenges and develop global competitiveness.
    • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) sponsors the 2006 Art Buffet: me2 Contemporary Public Art Exhibition organized by the Fubon Art Foundation in Hong Kong. The exhibition received much acclaim and extensive news coverage in Hong Kong and set a benchmark for Fubon Financial Holdings to play a role as a regional corporate citizen.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank completes the merger with Fubon Bills Finance on December 25.
    • Fubon Bank and Taipei Bank formally merge to become Taipei Fubon Bank. The new bank has the most branches in the Greater Taipei area of any bank in the country.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings launches its “Project One” organizational restructuring plan to improve customer service. Six business groups Corporate & Investment Banking, Financial Markets, Consumer Finance, Wealth Management, Asset Management and Insurance—are set up to handle operations in specific fields.
    • International Bank of Asia Limited changes its name to Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and becomes the first Taiwan-based financial brand to enter Hong Kong’s financial markets with 24 sales locations.
    • The Taipei Bank Charity Foundation follows Taipei Bank in joining the Fubon Financial corporate family and formally changes its name to Taipei Fubon Bank Charity Foundation.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank successfully handles the public listing of the NT$6 billion “Fubon No.1 REIT,” the first real estate investment trust to be listed in Taiwan.
    • Fubon Charity Foundation donates NT$1.5 million to aid children suffering from HIV in collaboration with the Clinton Foundation.
    • Fubon Insurance Broker (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is established.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings completes the acquisition of a 75% stake in International Bank of Asia and makes it a part of the Fubon Financial corporate family.
    • Fubon Securities sets up a subsidiary in the United States.
    • Fubon Multimedia Technology Co., Ltd. is established.
    • Fubon AMC Co., Ltd. is established.
    • Fubon Venture Capital Consulting Co., Ltd. is established.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings and Citigroup announce that they are ending their strategic alliance, as each company decides to pursue its own independent growth strategy.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings signed a contract with the Arab Banking Corporation to acquire a 55% share in International Bank of Asia, becoming the first Taiwan-based financial institution to acquire a Hong Kong bank.
    • Fubon Direct Marketing becomes part of Fubon Financial Holdings, making Fubon Financial Holdings the first financial holding company to own a direct marketing firm.
    • Taipei Bank Charity Foundation is established.
    • Fubon Financial Holding Venture Capital Corp. is founded.
    • Fubon Securities enters into a strategic alliance with South Korea’s Samsung Securities.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings selects an independent supervisor, becoming the first publicly listed company to introduce an independent supervisor.
    • Fubon Life sets up a representative office in Beijing.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings becomes the first publicly listed company to institute an independent director system by selecting two independent board members, establishing itself as the model for corporate governance.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings issues US$430 million in Euro convertible bonds, the largest overseas convertible bond issuance in Taiwan’s financial history and the first of its kind ever undertaken by a domestic financial institution.
    • Fubon Life’s Beijing representative office is formally established after receiving government approval.
    • Fubon Asset Management joins the Fubon Financial corporate family, becoming the holding company’s fifth subsidiary.
    • Taipei Bank becomes Fubon Financial Holdings’ sixth subsidiary, giving Fubon banking units that combine to form the largest privately-run bank in Taiwan.
    • Taipei Fubon Bank issues the “Taiwan Lottery”, the first lottery in Taiwan.
    • Fubon Asset Management merges with Citi Asset Management Ltd.
    • Fubon Insurance establishes a representative office in Beijing, becoming the first Beijing location of a Taiwan-based property insurance company.
    • Fubon Life formally merges with the Taiwan branch of Australian insurer Citicorp Life.
    • Fubon Financial Holdings, the first financial holding company to be incorporated in Taiwan, is publicly listed.
    • The Fubon Art Foundation organizes the first “Very Fun Park—Contemporary Art Exhibition in Taipei’s East District.”
    • Fubon Group and Citigroup formally announce their strategic alliance, a new milestone in Fubon’s drive to become a global enterprise.
    • Fubon Securities completes a seven-in-one merger by acquiring six other domestic securities firms, the biggest merger in industry history.
    • Fubon Insurance wins the “Life Insurance Company of the Year” at the “3rd Asia Insurance Industry Awards” organized by the Asia Insurance Review after beating 101 competitors.
    • Fubon Insurance passes SGS certification becoming Taiwan’s first property insurance company to receive international quality management certification with its “Enterprise-wide Claims Operation System”.
    • Fubon Futures Co., Ltd. is founded.
    • Fubon Insurance issues GDRs and formally lists them on the London exchange, becoming the first Taiwanese and second Asian financial institution to issue GDRs.
    • Fubon Bills Finance Co., Ltd., is established.
    • Fubon Direct Marketing Co., Ltd., is established.
    • The Fubon Art Foundation is founded.
    • Fubon Insurance sets up representative offices in Hong Kong and Philippines.
    • Fubon Bank is publicly listed.
    • Fubon Financial Center office complex is completed.
    • Fubon Securities is publicly listed.
    • Fubon Education Center becomes operational.
    • Fubon Life Insurance Co., Ltd. is founded.
    • Fubon Insurance is publicly listed.
    • Cathay Insurance formally changes its name to Fubon Insurance Co., Ltd.
    • Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. is established.
    • Fubon Asset Management Co., Ltd. is founded.
    • The annual total premium of Fubon Insurance exceeds NT$10 billion, with a market share of 19.66%.
    • The Fubon Group unveils its new corporate logo and articulates its core business values of “integrity, sincerity, professionalism and innovation.”
    • The Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation is founded.
    • Fubon Insurance sets up its first overseas liaison office in Malaysia, its first foray overseas
    • Fubon Securities Co., Ltd. is established.
    • The Fubon Charity Foundation is launched.
    • Fubon Securities Investment Services Co., Ltd. is founded.
    • Fubon Insurance takes over the top spot in Taiwan’s property and casualty insurance market.
    • Cathay Insurance Co., Ltd.—the predecessor of Fubon Insurance—is founded, launching the Fubon Group on its path to prosperity.