Haitong Securities Co., Ltd. operates as a securities company primarily in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Europe. It operates through six segments: Wealth Management, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Trading and Institution, Finance Lease, and Others. The Wealth Management segment offers securities and futures brokering and dealing, investment consulting, and wealth management services; and financial services, such as margin financing, securities lending, stock pledge, etc. The Investment Banking segment provides sponsoring and underwriting services in equity and debt capital markets; financial consulting services, which includes merger and assets restructuring services; and services related to the national equities exchange and quotations. The Asset Management segment offers investment management services on investment products comprising asset, fund, and private equity management to individual, corporate, and institutional clients. The Trading and Institution segment provides stock sales and trading, prime brokerage, and stock lending and research services in financial markets; market-making services for fixed income, currency and commodity products, futures and options, and derivatives on various exchanges; and investment funds and private equity projects. The Finance Lease segment offers financial solutions that include finance and operating lease, factoring, entrustment loans, and related consulting services. The Others segment provides warehouse receipts pledge and pricing services. It also offers fund raising and management services; investment advisory and management services; and real estate development, property management, and catering management services. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.