Services

CLSA connects institutional investors to ideas and companies to capital.

Equities

CLSA provides research-driven equity services to the world’s largest asset managers.

We work with clients to support their specific investment mandates and buy-side trading strategies from research through to liquidity provision.

CLSA has established one of the largest specialised Asian, Australian and Japanese equities sales teams to serve global clients from Hong Kong, London and New York.

CLSA’s global trading teams in Asia, Australia, UK and Americas achieve best execution for clients through a range of trading services and products. We offer direct access to China through CITIC Securities as well as clearing and settlement and custodial services.

FICC

A market leader in Fixed Income products and services.

Our award-winning fixed income team provides global clients access to liquidity, products and services to meet their investment needs. With a strong, dedicated balance sheet and a team of experienced traders and research analysts, we are a leading franchise for Asian bond trading.

Operating under the CITIC CLSA brand, we are a leading underwriter and market maker for Chinese USD and CNH corporate bonds and a leading provider of structured solutions across Asia.

Fund Services

Overview

CLSA Fund Services (Asia) Limited was established to service international asset managers and the growing number of mainland Chinese asset managers that are expanding overseas.

We provide tailor-made solutions to Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate, Fund of Funds, Trusts and Separately Managed Accounts, catering to their investment and administration needs with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Comprehensive end-to-end solutions spanning middle and back office and fund administration services by leveraging on industry know-how, first-in-class technology infrastructure and robust IT support.

Our Solution

  1. Fund Accounting

    • Reconciliation and break resolution
    • NAV computation
    • Performance Fee calculation
    • Fund expenses validation
    • Financial Statement & Audit Assistance
  2. Transfer Agency

    • Transaction processing
    • Investor due diligence
    • Distribution of notices
    • Wire transactions
    • Investor audit confirmation
    • AML ongoing monitoring
    • Statement and contract note distribution
  3. Tax Compliance

    • GIIN & AEOI Registration
    • Principal point of contact (PPOC)
    • New investor due diligence
    • Change in Circumstances
    • XML file generation
    • Report submission
    • PFIC/K-1
  4. Middle Back Office

    • Trade confirmation
    • Daily cash reconciliation
    • Daily position reconciliation
    • Daily P&L
    • Corporate Action monitoring
    • Shadow Accounting

Our Technology

CLSA Fund Services has an in-house developed platform for internal management (IMS). The IMS has a number of functionalities, including: fund product management, client management, business procedure management, document management, risk management, operation data enquiry etc., covering all procedures during the product lifecycle.

For accounting and valuation, we use Advent Geneva and Advantage. Advent Geneva is designed to support complex, multi-asset and multi-currency strategies, with built-in support for both open- and closed-ended fund structures, Geneva is the one solution that enables fund managers to trade in, account for and report on virtually any alternative fund type.

Geneva World Investor is the Transfer Agency platform for CFSAL. Geneva World Investor provides a single, centralized source for all investor data, including names, addresses, interested parties, and other attributes. Track any investor’s investments across multiple funds, manage pending transactions, and designate per investment how long the subscription and associated appreciation must remain in a fund before it can be redeemed.

For due diligence screenings, we utilizes Refinitiv World Check-One. It simplifies screening for money laundering, sanctions and terrorist financing, enables detailed monitoring of Politically Exposed Person (PEP) relationships and networks, and is customizable to identify a variety of specific third-party risks.

Contact

For more information, contact us at fa@clsa.com.

Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

A leader in capital markets and corporate finance, CLSA offers corporates a full suite of services to support their growth ambitions, including equity and debt capital market fundraisings, equity-linked products and M&A.

Our deep market knowledge, broad Asian network and highly experienced banking professionals ensure unrivalled access to insights, liquidity and capital for international corporates seeking to invest in Asia and Asian corporates looking for offshore opportunities.

Leveraging CITIC Securities’ vast network of bankers in China, CLSA is uniquely positioned as the most international Chinese capital markets business and the most Chinese international financial services group.

2018 Awards – CLSA and CITIC Securities

 

Best Investment Bank in Hong Kong: Chinese Financial Institutions – FinanceAsia

Best DCM House in China – FinanceAsia

Best ECM House in China – FinanceAsia

Best Belt and Road Bank in China – FinanceAsia

2017 Awards – CLSA and CITIC Securities

 

Best ECM House in China – FinanceAsia

Asian Bank of the Year – IFR Asia

Asset Management

Tracking Asia’s growth for more than 20 years.

CLSA’s asset management business offers institutional investors private equity and real estate strategies. Each strategy is designed to generate exceptional returns and combines CLSA’s deep insights on Asia with a long term investment capability.

Private equity funds are offered through CLSA Capital Partners, one of Asia’s largest and most respected multi-fund platforms. CLSA Real Estate seeks to leverage opportunities for growth in the Asian and global real estate sectors.

Wealth Management

Tailor-made financial solutions for individuals, corporates and high net worth clients in China and beyond.

Our dedicated team of wealth management professionals provide financial solutions across a variety of asset classes, including securities and futures trading, margin financing, investment advisory, custodian and nominee services.

Clients benefit from a strong retail distribution network in Greater China, with four offices in Hong Kong and branches in Shanghai and Shenzhen. We also offer our services internationally with offices in Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and the United States.

Research

For 30 years, CLSA has consistently presented a differentiated, independent view.

CLSA has built its reputation on providing global investors with unique insights into the companies, issues and themes driving global growth.

Our market-leading analysts, economists and strategists are renowned for producing unparalleled research, differentiated ideas and insights from a unique Asian perspective. With our extensive on-the-ground presence, CLSA is first to spot emerging issues and trends driving the region.

We have tracked the issues impacting Asia for 30 years.

For CLSA’s 30th anniversary we selected a couple of historic reports to evaluate our economic forecasts for China in 1987 and Asia in 1997.

Corporate Access

CLSA provides a comprehensive, corporate access programme to ensure companies are connected to the right investors.

Through our award-winning CLSA Investor Forums, access days, non-deal, deal and reverse roadshows we offer companies a platform for engaging with the world’s largest and most strategic investors.

CLSA’s dedicated Corporate Access and Event Marketing teams located in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, London and New York work closely with corporates to strategically plan, schedule and manage an optimum meeting schedule.