|Headquarters||Beijing, People's Republic of China|
|People's Republic of China|
|Chang Zhenming (Chairman), Jiong Wang (Vice Chairman, President, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Nomination Committee), Jianzhong Dou (Executive Director and Member of Executive Committee), Wei Min Ju (Chief Financial Officer)|
|Products||Financial Services, Banking|
|CNY 30 billion (2012)|
|Total assets||CNY 3.56 trillion (2012)|
|Total equity||CNY 235.5 billion (2012)|
|Owner||Central People's Government (SASAC)|
CITIC Group Corporation (Chinese: 中信集团公司; pinyin: Zhōngxìn Jítuán Gōngsī), formerly the China International Trust and Investment Corporation, is a state-owned investment company of the People's Republic of China, established by Rong Yiren in 1979 with the approval of Deng Xiaoping. Its headquarters are in Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Its initial aim was to "attract and utilize foreign capital, introduce advanced technologies, and adopt advanced and scientific international practice in operation and management." It now owns 44 subsidiaries including China CITIC Bank, CITIC Holdings, CITIC Trust Co. and CITIC Merchant Co., Ltd (mainly banks) in China, Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The founder of CITIC, Rong Yiren, was one of the richest businessmen in China in the 1980s. He was also one of the earliest capitalists who stayed in mainland China. .
It was reported on September 17, 2008, that CITIC was in talks to acquire Morgan Stanley. Instead Morgan sold a substantial portion of their company to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in addition to applying for $10 billion from the Treasury Department as part of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Its subsidiary, CITIC Pacific (Chinese: 中信泰富, now known as CITIC Limited), made unauthorized bets on the foreign currency market in October 2008 and lost HK$14.7 billion (US$1.9 billion, when accounted for in mark-to-market terms). Senior executives such as Financial Controller Chau Chi-Yin and Group Finance Director Leslie Chang resigned. Its stock price plunged 55.1 percent upon the resumption of trade.
In 2015, CITIC Group sold 10% stake of CITIC Limited to a joint-venture of Itochu and Charoen Pokphand for HK$34.4 billion (US$4.54 billion); the joint venture also subscribed new convertible preferred shares for HK$45.9 billion (or US$5.9 billion). It was reported it was the largest investment ever made by a Japanese general trading company. The transaction is also the largest acquisition in China by a Japanese company, and the largest investment by foreigners in a Chinese state-owned enterprise.
- CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited
- Wuhan International Trust and Investment Corporation
- CITIC Securities
- China CITIC Bank
- CITIC Limited, a subsidiary of CITIC group in Hong Kong
- CITIC Ka Wah Bank
- CITIC Resources
- CITIC Construction
- CITIC Newedge
- CITIC Guoan Information Industry Company Limiteds
- CITIC Trust
- CITIC Real Estate
- CITIC Plaza, a skyscraper in Guangzhou, PRC
- CITIC Tower, a skyscraper in Hong Kong
- CITIC Heavy Industries in Luoyang
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