Shanghai Gold Exchange

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Shanghai Gold Exchange
Founded 2002
Headquarters Shanghai
Key People Wang Zhe, chairman
Products Gold, silver, platinum spot and forward

Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) is a non-profit self-regulatory organization, approved by the State Council, organized by the People's Bank of China, and registered with the State Administration for Industry & Commerce, for the purpose of trading gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals.[1]


In May 2010, the exchange announced it was planning to offer gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), driven in part by strong Chinese demand for gold. Gold demand in the first quarter of 2011 more than doubled, surpassing India as the largest market for gold coins and bars, according to the World Gold Council. [2]

In March of 2008 the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) issued permits allowing Chinese commercial banks to trade gold futures on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE). Commercial banks are required to be members of the SGE and the SHFE before conducting gold futures trading through the SHFE. Moreover, banks must have a capital adequacy ratio of over eight percent, the CBRC announced.[3]

The People's Bank of China gave approval to the Shanghai Gold Exchange in mid-2007 to accept foreign banks as members. Foreign banks applying to be accepted as members of China's Shanghai Gold Exchange should be locally incorporated.[4]

Products and Services

The Shanghai Gold Exchange plans to launch a gold trading platform in the second half of 2014 in the city's free-trade zone open to foreign investors, the South China Morning Post reported. Rules on the exchange's "international board" are being reviewed by the central bank and the foreign exchange regulator, according to exchange officials.[5]

Key People

  • Wang Zhe, Chairman


  1. Welcome to SGE. SGE.
  2. Shanghai Gold Exchange Planning to Start ETFs, Chairman Wang Zhe Says. Bloomberg.
  3. Chinese Regulator Authorizes Commercial Banks to Trade Gold Futures. Resource Investor.
  4. Shanghai Gold Exchange Wants Foreign Members Incorporated in China. MarketWatch.
  5. Gold trading to open up to foreigners in Shanghai. South China Morning Post.