About Us > Core Team
Chenxi ZHAI(CFA, PHD) Chairwoman
Vice president of Tianfeng Securities Co., Ltd., and member of the company Executive Committee. Chairwoman of the board of directors of Tianfeng International Group. She served as a distinguished training instructor of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional, a distinguished market expert of the National Interbank Funding Center, a bond valuation expert of the Shanghai Clearing House, a distinguished lecturer of treasury bond futures of the China Financial Futures Exchange, member of the Fixed Income Committee of the Securities Association of China, designate council of the China Wealth Management 50 Forum and member of the China Finance 40 Forum-Youth Economist. Since joining Tianfeng Securities in 2014, She has led the trading team won the Best Transaction Director, the Best Brokerage Awards issued by the National Interbank Funding Center, the Best Progress Award of the Bond Business issued by China Central Depository & Clearing Co., Ltd., and the Best Bond Team Award for Treasury Futures issued by the China Financial Futures Exchange. She used to lead the trading team of China Development bank before joining TF.
Mr. Xiaoning MENG Chief Executive
Mr. Xiaoning Meng is the Chief Executive of TF International Securities Group Ltd. His career in financial services spans over twelve years. Before joining TFI Securities, he was Portfolio Manager at CSOP, one of the largest Chinese asset managers in Hong Kong. Prior to CSOP, he worked as Senior Dealer at the Bank of China (Hong Kong). Mr. Meng has extensive experience in various financial industries, covering bank, mutual fund, and securities firm. His focus includes RMB internationalization, China’s capital market opening up and global fixed income investment. He managed BOCHK’s banking book over USD 25bn, and led team to set up direct investment account at China interbank bond market. He had experience in developing and managing RQFII ETFs and fixed income mutual funds. One of the funds he managed achieved 5 stars Morning Star rating in 2015. He received the Best Lecturer Award from the China fixed income society in 2016 and was awarded the National Excellent Supervisor and Dealer by CFETS during 2012 and 2014, which makes him the first and the only person received such awards from oversea institutions Mr. Meng is a member of the Treasury Markets Association (TMA) in Hong Kong. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Automation Engineering from Tsinghua University and a Master Degree in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Jun Yuan Co-President
Jun has more than ten years of experience in investment banking and trading in the London, Hong Kong and China, and specializes in global fixed income, foreign exchange and interest rate structured products. He was Goldman Sachs Asia’s head of macro trading in Greater China, head of Asian foreign exchange and interest rate trading at Goldman Sachs London, and market maker and self-investment in Morgan Stanley’s foreign exchange and interest rate markets in Asia. Jun has a Bachelor and Master of Computer Science, Peking University.
Kuo Ming Chi Research Team
Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been called "the best Apple analyst on the planet" by many media in different countries, has rich experience in analysis of consumer electronics downstream and key component industry trends, and offers global supply chain investment portfolio suggestions.
Purdy Ho Research Team
As an early participant in artificial intelligence, Purdy obtained her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and completed her master thesis in machine learning under the supervision of Prof. Tomaso Poggio at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab.Purdy started her early career at Hewlett Packard Research Labs where she extended her research from academics into the industry. During her tenure at HP Labs, she obtained two patents in pattern recognition related area and owned publications at various world renowned academic conferences and journals, including NIPS, ECCV... Image Understanding, etc. After obtaining an MBA from Sloan in 2008, Purdy joined Nomura Securities Equity Research and worked in both New York and Hong Kong. Purdy is currently the Chief Analyst of the Overseas Research Team at TF Securities in Shanghai, focusing on the latest technological advancement in the US, particularly in artificial intelligence and autonomous driving. Names that she covers included Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Nvidia, AMD, Mobileye, etc. In 2017, Purdy claimed second in the New Fortune Best Analyst Award’s Overseas Coverage category.
Cowrie Su Sales Team
Cowrie has almost ten years working experience in financial industry and listed companies. She was equity sales in China Merchants Securities HK, Corporate Access in CICC HK, Operation and Customer Service Department Senior Manager of One Smart Education Group. Familiar with HK/China equities business and industry operations. Cowrie has Bachelor degree of Nantong University, and Post Graduate Diploma of Les Roches International School of Hotel Management.
River Ho Institutional Sales Trading
River has 10 years trading experiences in AH equity markets. He was sales trader in GF Securities, execution trader in Yuanta, Barclays & Citics. He is experienced in High-Touch trading for institutional clients. River has a Bachelor Degree of HKSYU, Master Degree of Shanghai University of Finance & Economics.
Drew Brick International Business Team
Drew has over 25 years of buy-side and sell-side experience. On the buy-side, Drew was a senior Portfolio Manager and Global Strategist for the fixed income asset manager, PIMCO. He was a member of PIMCO’s Global Investment Committee and the first PIMCO portfolio manager posted abroad. He was on the Board of Directors for PIMCO Global Advisors Asia. He was also managing partner and portfolio manager for GreenRidge Asset Management. On the sell-side, Drew served as MD and Head of Portfolio Management and Markets Strategy at RBS and BNP Paribas.
Karen Howard International Business Team
Karen was a senior executive and team lead in Asia Derivatives Structuring within Global Wealth Management at J.P. Morgan Private Bank Hong Kong. She managed the Asia Solutions Platform for Structured Products and OTC Derivatives across all asset classes, including coordinating business and control governance for new product innovation. Prior to this, Karen was a legal director at Barclays and Bank of America responsible for the exotic Structured Products and OTC Derivatives businesses for both institutional and private bank distribution.
Paul Defries International Business Team
Paul has a distinguished career spending the last 25 years in Asia managing both equity and commodity portfolios comprising of structured derivatives and complex physical commodity exposures/obligations. He was Global Head of Risk with the Noble Group and also headed the dry bulk desks at JP Morgan and Standard Bank in Singapore. Before this, Paul was Head of Energy at MRI and was with German Biogas in Beijing, where he directed the EPC team on several award-winning environmental projects.
Robert Coughlan International Business Team
Robert is one of Asia’s most respected Sales Directors in finance, has spent over 16 years in Asia engaging with clients across the full spectrum of finance -- institutional investors, hedge funds, private banks and the major central banks in the region. His client reach also extends beyond Asia to London and New York. He has covered some of the largest macro hedge fund managers on foreign exchange and precious metals, advised private equity firms on FX exposure management and developed FX trading indices.
Jewel Ye Asset Management Team
Executive director. Bachelor Degree of University of Science and Technology of China and Master degree of Philosophy from City University of Hong Kong. She has 10 years of experience in the financial industry. She worked as a trader and fixed income analyst in CSOP Asset Management. She has extensive trading experience in domestic and overseas stocks, futures and fixed income markets. She also has rich management experience in fund and special product investment and post-investment operations.
Ryan Zhou Asset Management Team
Ryan is a VP in Wealth Management department and he has a Bachelor degree of Economics from Peking University and Master degree of Finance from the University of Hong Kong. He has 8 years of experience in insurance and other financial industry. Before joining in TFI, he worked in Taikang Insurance Group for oversea investments, IPO and high net worth client business strategy. He is proficient in the design, development and trading of oversea investment products and has professional experience in client and channel development of wealth management business.