Since the issued shares of the Company were listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in 1988, the Group has been focusing on the financial industry based on our solidarity, timeliness and service-oriented business philosophy, and has made numerous remarkable achievements together with our partners. Our professional management team has extensive experience in and in-depth understanding of the financial sector, including the investment, securities and banking sectors, as well as profound knowledge of the development trend in the financial market. The Group aims to meet upcoming challenges by making use of cutting-edge information technology.
The financial market in the PRC is being further expanded as the country is undergoing an economic transition, witnessed by the rapid development of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and the scheduled launch of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect by the end of 2016. On the other hand, there is an irresistible trend in the application of internet and information technology in the financial sector because of the high efficiency, rapid expansibility and excellent interactivity. By taking this opportunity, the Group will not only revamp the conventional business with the use of internet technology, but also expand the mainland and overseas businesses, by vigorously stepping up overseas mergers and acquisitions as well as effectively linking up all the business segments for enhancing synergies. Moreover, the Group aims to provide more specialized one-stop services to our clients through our excellent financial management system and our comprehensive range of financial services and products.
The Group will strive to deliver professional and quality services to our clients. With the trust and support from our partners, the Group aims to grow rapidly as one of the regional leading financial conglomerates with distinctive features and competitive advantages.
Lastly, the Board would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to all of your support and contributions to the Group. The Group aims to pursue mutual benefits and achieve brilliant achievements together in the days ahead.