Shenwan & Hongyuan Securities Co., Ltd. (SWS), formed by the merger of the former Shanghai Shenyin Securities Company and Shanghai International Securities Company on July 16, 1996, was the first stock-holding securities company to be incorporated in China. SWS now has 218 shareholders, including its largest shareholder, the Central Huijin Investment Ltd. Established more than 20 years ago, it has been developed into a large and comprehensive securities company with about 3,000 employees and a registered capital of RMB6.716 billion. Besides the internal divisions, SWS boasts of 9 regional branches, 2 representative offices and 145 business sub-branches all over the country.
SWS's holding subsidiaries are SWS Research Co., Ltd., SWS Futures Co., Ltd., SWS PE Investment Co., Ltd., SYWG BNP Paribas Asset Management Co., Ltd. as well as SWS Hong Kong Holdings Ltd. and the listed company SWS Hong Kong Ltd. in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In addition, SWS takes a stake in Fullgoal Fund Management Co., Ltd.
SWS' business scope includes securities brokerage, securities investment consultation, financial advisory business related to securities trading and investment activities, proprietary trading, securities underwriting and sponsoring, securities assets management, distribution of securities investment fund products, and introducing broker services for futures companies.