In 2011, CITIC Securities ranked No.1 in China in investment banking business as measured by the total amount of equity and debt underwritten, No.1 in sales, trading and brokerage business as measured by equity and fixed income trading turnover and No.1 in asset management business as measured by AUM. CITIC Securities is also the largest among China's investment banks as measured by total assets, total equity, total revenue and profit in 2011.
In 2011, CITIC Securities was awarded the "Best Equity House in China" and "Best Broker in China" by FinanceAsia; "China Equity House" by the IFR Asia; "Most Innovative Investment Bank from Asia" by The Banker. The research team have been awarded “Best Local Research Team” by New Fortune in six consecutive years.
In July 2012, the company agreed to buy Credit Agricole SA CLSA unit for $1.25 billion which 19.9 percent stake or $310.3 million will be bought in the first step and the remaining 80.1 percent stake or $941.7 million will be bought later.