Who We Are


Mingshi’s mission is to be the most trusted investment manager in China. This is not only defined by superior returns, but also by global best-in-class risk management, compliance, and operations. Mingshi’s vision drives all members of the firm to ‘win together’. This motto embodies a culture of cooperation and a fundamental belief that as individuals, and as a firm, we can continue to improve every day. To be the leader in quantitative investment in China - this is what Mingshi has always sought to be. Being a market leader is defined by our endless pursuit to be better. Better for our clients, better for our colleagues and better for our community.


Mingshi was founded in December 2010 by Prof. Yu Yuan and Professor Robert Stambaugh and is one of the earliest established quantitative private fund management firm in China. After completing his postgraduate studies in the US, Prof. Yu Yuan received his PhD in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where Professor Stambaugh currently holds the Miller Anderson & Sherrerd Chair in Finance. Prof. Stambaugh was Prof. Yuan’s Ph.D advisor and Mingshi was the joint application of their academic research, which now employs over 160 people worldwide.

  • ● Nov: Mingshi HK receives SFCHK type 9 (asset management license)
    ● Nov: Mingshi HK replaces OPIM as the investment manager for Mingshi OPTIMA and MAXIMA funds

  • ● AUM surpasses USD2.0bio.
    ● OPIM launches offshore China-A market neutral fund in research partnership with Shanghai Mingshi.
    ● OPIM launches offshore China-A long-only fund in research partnership with Shanghai Mingshi.

  • ● AUM surpasses USD1.0bio.
    ● Shanghai Mingshi enters into a research agreement with Hong Kong based Manager (OP Investment Management Limited “OPIM”) to launch offshore based China-A investment strategies.
    ● OPIM launches offshore market-neutral SMA in research partnership with Shanghai Mingshi.
    ● Launch T0 inventory optimization signal.

  • ● Qualified to be AMAC Investment Advisor
    ● Added Insurance institutional investor
    ● Launched High-frequency Alpha funds

  • ● Shanghai Mingshi becomes AMAC member.
    ● AUM surpasses RMB3bio

  • ● Shanghai Mingshi is included in the ICBC White List
    ● Managing multi-bank outsourced capital

  • ● Complete the development of strategies and risk-management model specific for Chinese Market.
    ● Launch first onshore market neutral SMA.

  • ● Diversified equity strategies & risk management model tailored towards China A-share market.
    ● Shenwan Hongyuan (SWHY) Securities became our 1st institutional investor.

  • ● Shanghai Mingshi is founded in December 2010.