China's fastest growing investment bank

Zhang Yichen, CEO of CITIC Capital gives his first media interview to discuss the firm''s unique approach and 28% ROE.

What's CITIC Capital's strategy and history

Zhang Yichen The entity dates back to the mid-1980s when it was a retail brokerage. Two years ago, CITIC Group decided it wanted to form an international investment banking arm, under a new brand. They created CITIC Capital from the retail brokerage, which was basically executing trades for CITIC Ka Wah Bank customers. It was very small, with less than 60 people - with most being back office clerks. Since then - with the new mandate to build this into a leading China-focused investment bank, we have experienced rapid growth. We have over 200 people now, and it is now a full service investment bank...

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