Against the backdrop of accelerating economic globalisation, world trade, finance, investment and other areas are being increasingly incorporated with the geographical limitations of financial institutions dissolving and competition intensifying in the global arena. Wealth accumulation in society and the development of financial markets are driving the diversification and sophistication of financial demand. Integrated operations of the banking business have become the major trend, under which BOC has adopted the strategy of building a large-scale international banking group centered on the commercial bank to provide diversified services under the parallel development of both the domestic and overseas markets. BOC’s being the only bank from developing countries to be named one of the 29 systemically important banks in the world is an endorsement of that strategy.
BOCI was the first Chinese-funded investment bank to enter the international capital markets. Established 33 years ago, BOCI has leveraged on the Bank of China’s superior brand and overall strength to foster a comprehensive platform for investment banking services. BOCI participated in the historical process of reform and opening up and has experienced first hand the many changes in the domestic and overseas capital markets while leading numerous outstanding enterprises onto the international stage. As the fully-owned investment bank under the banner of Bank of China, BOCI adheres to a customer-centric service philosophy, inheriting BOC’s pursuit of excellence in terms of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Relying on the BOC’s brand, resourceand network advantages, BOCI strives to carry out its mandate of a professional and competent investment banking business by fully employing the advantages of resource sharing in providing customers a one-stop and full range of cross-border financial services.
As the saying goes “Using one’s intelligence is not as good as riding on a favorable trend; using one’s farming tool is not as good as waiting for the farming season.” As China becomes increasingly amalgamated with the global economy and maintains robust long-term growth, a fertile landscape replete with unprecedented opportunities for the development of China’s own top-notch international investment banks is being fostered. With firm resolve and efficient services, BOCI will ride the uptrends and make full use of its internationalised operating credentials, proficient staff and innovative capabilities to meet the expectations of our clients. We also strive to make significant contributions to the BOC group in establishing a leading multinational bank.
Leading up to the coming centennial anniversary of BOC, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to our customers, industry counterparts and other parties in China and overseas who have offered consistent
and strong support to BOC and BOCI. I would also like to thank the board of directors and management of BOCI for their dedication. Last but not least, I would like to thank the entire staff of BOCI for its professionalism and unrelenting efforts in building BOCI into a first-class Chinese investment bank. Our employees are our most valuable asset and the power source behind the company’s sustained development.
Chairman of Bank of China International