About First Beijing

A Research-Driven, Fundamental Approach to Uncovering Value in China

First Beijing
At a glance

Since 2009

An early value-oriented investor in China



12 Local Investment Professionals

Focused solely on China

Strong Alignment of Interest

Long-term partnership with clients

USD1.3 billion

of long-term-oriented assets under management

14 years

of generating consistent alpha

1. Leverage a research-intensive and value-oriented approach

By leveraging a research-intensive, value-oriented approach, we identify undervalued and misunderstood companies that either derive most of their revenue from or maintain most of their assets in mainland China. We focus on a single strategy to avoid distractions from the market.

2. Focus on long-term investment strategy to deliver attractive returns

We invest in companies which we believe are shareholder-friendly and will deliver attractive returns over a long-term investment timeframe. Our on-the-ground local team and long-term perspective enables us to develop an unparalleled understanding of businesses, allowing us to think differently and take a contrarian view when the opportunity arises.

3. Highly concentrated portfolio

We seek to build concentrated positions in our most compelling investment ideas in order to generate alpha. As a result, our top ten holdings generally represent the majority of our total exposure.

As a firm we place
significant emphasis on:

  • Our reputation is the most treasured asset of the firm
  • We maintain a culture of prioritizing and aligning interests with our investors
  • We provide in-house, on-the-job training to a carefully vetted research team, which has resulted in a strong cohesive culture and extremely stable team
  • We create a meritocratic environment that encourages idea sharing, collaborative research and accountability of both successes and mistakes
  • We are a learning organization; we continuously strive to uncover new information and be the most knowledgeable investor in the industries and companies we invest in
  • As a firm, we embrace new technologies to help us manage our business and stakeholder interests better

Significant Milestones


Sean Huang worked at First Manhattan from 2005-2007. The First Beijing is launched with seed capital from the First Beijing team and affiliates in Dec 2009.

May 2013

Inaugural Research Analyst program. Out of 20 passionate and bright applicants from Peking University, we accept 3. After three years of investing seed capital, First Beijing opens the fund to a select group of clients.

July 2015

First analyst graduates from our program and Bill Wu joins the firm as Director of Research.

Aug 2016

First Beijing successfully completes their tenth biannual investor/client visit to China; First Beijing has facilitated in-person meetings for clients during these visits with over 100 leading Chinese entrepreneurs.

Aug 2017

The firm has a partial exit of top holding Seazen Group, netting profits close to 10x the original cost. The investment team is now 8 strong with 5 analysts having graduated from the junior researcher program.

Mar 2018

The first time a top-5 holding position (BiliBili) is proposed by an analyst; the firm invests in the IPO and becomes one of the earliest institutional investors in the public stock.

Apr 2019

First Beijing secures a large separate account mandate from a global top-5 sovereign wealth fund.

Feb 2020

AUM exceeds $1 billion for the first time. Investment team is now 16 strong covering approximately 2000 companies.

Sep 2020

First Beijing hires Thomas Wong for the role of Head of Investor Relations as part of the firm’s long-term commitment to provide best-in-class communication and transparency to investors.

Jul 2021

First Beijing secures another separate account mandate from the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund.

Our Clients

We endeavor to build meaningful client relationships. We target clients seeking long-term value, and we are fortunate to have long-term, patient investors who have invested more capital during drawdown periods.

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