Ronny Chow was recently quoted in a Global Capital article discussing how Chinese investment banks’ willingness to be aggressive on fees and a higher risk tolerance have allowed them to thrive in Asia’s ultra-competitive ECM landscape.
Industry watchers reckon that Chinese banks will have to start weaning themselves off a model of competing on fees and instead bolster other parts of the business, like distributing outside their traditional client base of Chinese investors, according to the article.
Ronny explained how expanding beyond their comfort zone in Hong Kong is another option. “Given time I don’t see why Chinese banks can’t grow in the US or anywhere Chinese firms are keen to list. They can parlay their Hong Kong IPO experience elsewhere,” he said.
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