People

Dr. Bao He, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer

Dr. Bao He is the co-founder, director, chief executive officer (“CEO”) and chief investment officer (“CIO”) of Yong River Capital Limited (“Company”). He is also the portfolio manager of Yong River Greater China Equity Fund, which is the Company’s flagship hedge fund.

Before establishing the Company in 2017, Dr. He was the founding CEO of China Re Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. between 2015 and 2017 and deputy CEO of China Re Asset Management Co., Ltd. between 2014 and 2015. These two entities are the asset management platforms of China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation.

Prior to joining China Reinsurance, Dr. He was the CEO of Bosera Asset Management Co., Ltd. between 2011 and 2013. Bosera is one of the largest mutual fund management companies in China. Dr. He was also a managing director and head of Emerging Market Equities in China Investment Corporation between 2007 and 2011. Dr. He started his career in the asset management industry, particularly with the National Council for Social Security Fund of China in 2001. Eventually, he was promoted to deputy head of the Domestic Equities Division and head of the Overseas Equities Division of the Investment Department. China Investment Corporation and National Council for Social Security Fund are sovereign wealth funds in China. Dr. He was deeply involved in the establishment of these sovereign wealth funds’ investment teams.

Dr. He obtained a Doctorate and Master’s in Finance from the Financial Institute of the People’s Bank of China in 2010 and 2001, respectively. He likewise earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Beihang University (China) in 1996.

Mr. Yong Hou, Co-Founder

Mr. Yong Hou is the co-founder, director of the Company and founding partner and CIO of Shenzhen Vision Pillar Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“Vision Pillar”).

Prior to founding Vision Pillar in 2015, Mr. Hou was the assistant CEO of Bosera Asset Management Co., Ltd., head of its Global Investment Department, and CIO of Bosera’s wholly owned subsidiary in Hong Kong from 2012 to 2013.

Prior to occupying these positions, Mr. Hou was a director of the Equity Strategy Investment Department of China Investment Corporation from 2008 to 2012. Before joining China Investment Corporation, he was an investment adviser in Cube Capital Ltd. from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Hou previously worked in the Investment Banking Department of Standard Chartered, AIA, and Shanghai Chengjiu Investment Development Co., Ltd.

Mr. Hou obtained a Master’s in Financial Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2008 and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Capital University of Economics and Business (China) in 2000.

Mr. Yi Zhao, Deputy CEO

Mr. Yi Zhao joined the Company in early 2018 and is currently the deputy CEO.

Before joining the Company, Mr. Zhao was a director and senior analyst in the Research Department of China Re Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd between 2015 and 2017. From 2014 to 2015, he was an assistant investment manager in the Beijing-based China Re Asset Management Co., Ltd., where he substantially contributed to the establishment of China Re Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.

Mr. Zhao started his career in the asset management industry in 2010, specifically with Bosera Asset Management Co., Ltd. He was eventually appointed to various positions across the different business lines of the firm.

Mr. Zhao obtained an MPhil in Information Systems from City University of Hong Kong in 2010 and a Bachelor’s in Information Management and Information System from Sun Yat-sen University (China) in 2008.