China First Capital Group Limited ("the Group") is a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (stock code: 1269), headquartered in Hong Kong and has branches in major cities in China, including Shenzhen, Beijing, Chongqing, Kunming and Singapore, with educational resources all over the main area of the world. Before 2014, the Group mainly engaged in automotive parts business. Since the end of 2014, the Group has started to set foot in the financial services business, which provides services such as listing sponsorship, underwriting and placing, dealing in securities, financing consultancy, merger and acquisition agency, financial advisory, asset management, private equity fund management, credit financing, and migration finance. Since 2016, the Group has continued to diversify its business, with a mission of “Finance Empowers Education, Education Lights Up Future” and to establish a trinitarians interactive business mode, which capitalised educational investment as base and both educational management service and educational financial service as cradles. The Group aspires to become “a globally influential financial services group focusing on education”.
The Company is now a constituent of various indices, including MSCI Global Standard Indexes and MSCI China All Shares Index, S&P Global BMI(USD) and S&P Global Mid Small Cap Index, FTSE Global Equity Index Series Asia Pacific ex Japan Regional Index and FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index, BBG HKSE All, and Hang Seng Composite Index Series. It was also advanced into the list of eligible securities for “Southbound Trading” under “Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect” and “Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect”.
In terms of education operation, the Group is focused on exploring, cultivating, investing in and operating quality education assets with emphasis on quality literacy education, featuring K-12 education, media arts education as well as international education, for the purpose of establishing its core business model, optimising its allocation of education assets, promoting project synergy and integration in respect of curriculums, teachers, brands, and operation, and exploring the potentiality of education assets.
In the area of financial services, the Group has established First Capital Financial Group to centralize the management and to cooperate the businesses of First Capital Asset Management Limited, which is granted SFC types 1, 4 and 9 licenses (dealing in securities, advising on securities, and asset management), First Capital Securities Limited, which is granted SFC Type 1 and 4 licenses, (dealing in securities and advising on securities), and First Capital International Finance Limited, which is granted SFC Type 6 license (advising on corporate finance). The Group also wholly owns Stirling Coleman Capital Limited, which has obtained the license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to conduct regulated financial activities in relation to securities trading and advising on corporate finance in Singapore and First Capital Fund Management Company Limited, who is registered as private equity fund managers with Asset Management Association of China, altogether give full play to the Group’s advantages of earning various financial licenses and its well-established financial services system to uphold the operational philosophy and thought of education investment bank. The Group will seek to unleash the synergy between its financial services business and education operation business and will feature on educational financial services with other industries as complement in order to commit to becoming an investment banking professional who knows education the best.
Educational and financial resources all around the world
The Group’s automotive parts business will continue to aim for “Top Quality and Customer Satisfaction”. By means of implementing the Amoeba Management Model and establishing the appraisal system of “Focus on Process and Results”, it will keep on strengthening the implementation of its quality system and improving the product quality and customer satisfaction. The Group will continue to exert its advantage on existing brand and technologies. While consolidating the existing markets, the Group will also establish an after-sales marketing department and an international business department to open up the after-sales market and international market.