China Everbright Limited

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China Everbright Limited
Traded as SEHK165
Industry Financial services
Predecessor IHD Holdings
Founded 1 November 1994 (1994-11-01) (as Everbright-IHD)
Founder China Everbright Group
Headquarters Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Area served
Mainland China, Hong Kong
Key people
  • Tang Shuangning (Chairman)
  • Chen Shuang (CEO)
Services Asset management
Revenue Increase HK$10.4 billion (2015)
Decrease HK$1.5 billion (2015)
Increase HK$5.1 billion (2015)
Total assets Increase HK$65.3 billion (2015)
Total equity Increase HK$39.4 billion (2015)
Owner China Everbright Holdings (49.74%)
Footnotes / references
in a consolidated basis[1]
China Everbright Limited
Simplified Chinese 中国光大控股有限公司
Traditional Chinese 中國光大控股有限公司
Literal meaning China Everbright Holding Limited Company

China Everbright Limited is a Hong Kong based financial services company in asset management, investment and merchant bank in the Greater China region, including Mainland China and Hong Kong.[2] It is parented by China Everbright Group, a state-owned enterprise operated under the supervision of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (via Central Huijin Investment and the Ministry of Finance).

China Everbright Limited was considered a red chips in Hong Kong Stock Exchange, refer to the companies incorporated outside mainland China but main business was based in mainland China.


The predecessor of the company was found on 25 August 1972 in Hong Kong as Intercontinental Housing Development Limited (Chinese: 明輝發展有限公司, renamed to IHD Holdings in 1987). In 1994 it was takeover by China Everbright Group and renamed into China Everbright-IHD Pacific Limited (Chinese: 中國光大明輝有限公司). On 18 July 1997, the business inherited from IHD was ended, the company was renamed into current name China Everbright Limited (Chinese: 中國光大控股有限公司).[3] The same day, a 20% stake of China Everbright Bank was injected from parent company China Everbright Group, followed by International Bank of Asia on 2 August.[4] On 18 July 1999, Everbright Limited acquired 49% stake of Everbright Securities from the parent company.[4]

In 2002, 35% stake of Standard Life (Asia) Limited was sold to Standard Life.[4] In 2003, SeaBright Asset Management Limited was founded, a joint venture with Seagate Global Advisors (Chinese: 海基資產管理有限公司).[4] In 2000s Everbright Limited acted as sponsor[5] in numbers of firm listing in Hong Kong Stock Exchange, for example, Zijin Mining in 2003.[4]

In 2011, 51% stake of Everbright Securities (International) was sold to Everbright Securities,[4] Everbright Limited remained as the minority shareholder of Everbright Securities, while Everbright Group is the largest shareholder.

In 2016 the company acquired the concession of Tirana International Airport until 2027. The company was the largest shareholder of China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings.

Business areas

Prior to 2002, Everbright had no asset management department. Mr. Guo You, the CEO at the time set a goal to make Everbright one of China's premier investment firms. To fast track the asset management business he hired William Lawton as CEO of the new asset management company.

Everbright conducts its business activities in three areas: short-term investments, financial services and long-term investments plus other operations. The Company provides portfolio management services for institutional and individual clients, such as China Everbright Dragon Fund, or its SeaBright China Special Opportunities Fund series of direct investment funds, the first of the series that was launched in 2004 in a joint venture with Seagate Global Advisors, LLC. It provides financial advisory services, such as share placements, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), privatization and project financing.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "2015 Annual Report" (PDF). China Everbright Limited. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ China Everbright Limited Profile
  3. ^ Hong Kong Companies Registry
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Milestone and Honor". China Everbright Limited. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  5. ^ "About Sponsors". Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2016.

External links

  • Official website
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