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Investment Banking Research Service

I. Description
The Research Center of the Investment Banking Department at the Head Office of ICBC is the first investment banking analyst team in China’s banking industry. It follows the principles of “identifying investment opportunity, enhancing enterprise value”, and provides pertinent high-quality investment banking research services to the customers by integrating research with consultancy service, combining report services with direct services, based on macro strategy and industrial research.
Since its establishment in 2008, the Research Center has been continuously providing five major categories of research products to tens of thousands of customers. These products include thematic reports that make in-depth exploration of the specific economic problems, commentary reports that make timely and professional comments on hot issues and events, as well as the daily, weekly and monthly reports that track and analyze the major events or data of a certain period of time. Products of the Research Center cover macro economy, investment strategies, as well as multiple significant fields (industries) such as finance, real estate, transportation, energy and consumption etc. and their leading enterprises. Upon years of diligent work, the Research Center has built certain influence in the market and was awarded two first prizes and three second prizes during the “Vision Cup” global macroeconomic forecast selection held by the Capital Week in 2012-2016.

Overview of the Research Fields Covered by the Research Center


Investment strategy


Chinese economy



Real estate



Culture & media

International economy

Internet-based finance


Advanced manufacturing

Commerce and retail


Internet-based finance




New materials







Iron and steel






Environmental protection




In addition to the abovementioned conventional research products, the Research Center of the Investment Banking Department also provides individualized value-added research services based on customers’ unique demands, including holding forums for regional high-end customers, special forums on investment banking, and thematic trainings for customers, and providing special investment and financing consultancy services about the capital market, macro policies and industrial development.

II. Applicable Targets
Mainly investment banking customers of ICBC.

III. Features and Advantages
Backed by the ICBC platform, direct services, customization and direct response to customers’ demand: the investment banking research of the Bank sets foot in the huge customer base of ICBC and thus has natural information advantages; it directly provides you with the insights on macroeconomic trends, financial market development, industrial trends and changes in corporate value; meanwhile it also offers customized research services and provides consultancy advices on the hot and thorny issues in your operational management.
Full-time research teams with extensive experience specialized solutions: We have a full-time research team specialized in investment banking; the average age of the team is 35 years old; all of team members have a master’s or higher degree and work experience in brokerage or industry research; many analysts have the experience of studying or working overseas. With solid strength and abundant experience, the team can customize specialized solutions for you and help boost corporate value.
Extensive research fields, wide coverage, investment & financing needs and multi-dimensional solutions: the investment banking research of ICBC boasts an extensive coverage of more than dozens of subdivided industries, and has built up rich accumulation in the research of the capital market and industrial features. It is able to rapidly identify business opportunities, efficiently provide you with the consultancy suggestions on your investment & financing demand, as well as multi-dimensional solutions.

IV. Service Channels and Hours
You can read the latest research reports and published historical reports in the “financial advisor” section on our official website; receive such reports by email by contacting the investment banking departments of our local branches; enjoy research services via the “ICBC Investment Banking” WeChat, blog and other new media platforms.

Note: The information contained herein is for reference only. Terms and conditions are subject to regulations issued by local ICBC branch.