Lakefront management team members started their trading and investment career at major state owned banks in late 1990s, when China bond market was just established. They participated in every progress and development of China bond market, such as China Internbank bond market launching, the first issue of company bond and the first issue of long-term treasury bond, etc. A quarter-century of experience prepares Lakefront with sophisticated macro and micro views in China markets.
With over decades of experience in China financial markets and the nature of fixed income manager in understanding China's macro economy and policies, Lakefront founders pioneered China macro strategy in 2008 to solve the painpoint in investing in China market: dramatic volatility. Lakefront was founded in 2011 as a China macro and fixed income hedge fund.
Today, Lakefront grows into a leading macro and fixed income hedge fund in China and manages $6 billions capitals.
China economy and capital market are policy-oriented, however, forecasting and pre-evaluating policy's effect on economy and capital market are challenging. The reasons include but not limited to inconsistent policy making organzations and discrete policy goals over time. Lakefront's sensitivity to China policy and capacity of interpreting China policy are benefited by the core team's career experience in China state owned banks and quarter-century's accumulation in China policy research.
Lakefront has been estabslishing integrated investment platforms, Lakefront Asset Management Co. Ltd (Lakefront Beijing) and Lakefront Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd (Lakefront Hong Kong). Under these platforms, investors' portfolio can be exposed to both China domestic assets and offshore China assets under Lakefront's management.
Founded in 2011, Lakefront Beijing now manages $6 billions funds with full access to China domestic assets.
Establised in 2016, Lakefront Hong Kong is a SFC licensed entity registered to conduct advising on securities (Type 4) and asset management (Type 9). Lakefront Hong Kong was granted RQFII license and quotas by China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) in 2019 to invest in China domestic stocks and bonds. Lakefront Hong Kong can also invest in China domestic stock markets and bond markets through bond connect and stock connect (north bound).
Global direct investment in China domestic hedge funds through QFII scheme is under discussion by authorities.
Lakefront allocates great effort on IT infrastructure and builds a professional IT team. Lakefront IT team develops and powers the innovative research, investment and risk management platforms that provide Lakefront with competitive advantages in greater China financial markets.
Lakefront's resource in traditional database and collection of alternative data support Lakefront in market sense. Lakefront leverages both the public and internal data to identify and capture alpha opportunties in greater China markets.
Lakefront IT team builds systematic and integrated internal working process and platforms to improve effciencies and monitor risks.