Hywin Financial Holding Group was established in 1989, headquartered in China’s international financial center – the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in the city of Shanghai. Its business network covers the entire world, including over 50 Chinese cities, the US, the UK, and other countries and regions. Hywin holds or participates in several listed companies. By combining entity investment with industrial and financial capital, Hywin has developed a business system integrating five sectors: asset management, wealth management, inclusive finance, cultural tourism, and insurance. With its good reputation, competitive power, quality service, and experienced professional management team, Hywin has built a strong, complete, and efficient financial platform in China designed to provide safe and trustworthy financial services for domestic as well as foreign investors.

Hywin Financial Holding Group visited the UK for financial training and business exchange. They took the courses at Cambridge University and Oxford University, and visited the London Stock Exchange and UBS.

The theme of the delegation’s course at Cambridge University is “Overseas Expansion, Investment, and Global Value Chains of Family Business”. Through this course, members followed the professor to understand how family businesses formulate effective overseas expansion strategies, how to obtain opportunities and profits in global value chains, and how to resolve the problems encountered during overseas expansion, such as how to conduct cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and how to make international private equity investments etc.

The theme of the delegation’s course at Oxford University was « Leadership and Reform in Family Business ». At present, the actual control of many companies is still in the hands of the older generation of leaders, but they have gradually begun to be aged, and the main control will gradually be transferred to the younger generation. In the process of the two generations of shifts, because of conflicting ideas, poor communication and other reasons, they often have very sharp problems. Many second-generation entrepreneurs have a kind of confusion in the succession. In this course, we invited well-known scholars to deeply analyze the root of the problem from multiple aspects, and seek a better way to inherit the family business from reality.

UBS is the world’s largest and only truly global wealth manager. It provides financial advice and solutions to private, institutional and corporate clients all over the world. The operational structure of the firm is comprised of a corporate center and four business divisions: global wealth management, personal & corporate banking, asset management, and investment bank. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the bank system and financial system in two countries, and explored the possibility of cooperation.

During the trip, the delegation also visited the London Stock Exchange which is one of the four largest stock exchanges in the world. After learning about the introduction of the London Stock Exchange’s business and the prospects after Brexit, we worked with the London Stock Exchange on how London can maintain its status of the world financial center and how the London Stock Exchange can attract more Chinese and Far Eastern companies to come to London for a listing.