• Management Team

Jun Ye, Chairman

As Chairman of SAFS, Mr. Ye oversees business strategies of the firm. Mr. Ye is the Vice President of Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd (“SAIL”) - the parent company of SAFS. Since joining SAIL in 1996, Mr. Ye held various responsibilities including the head of Financial Services Investment Division, the head of Investment Banking and Financial Services Division and the head of Business Development Division. In addition, Mr. Ye also serves on the board of directors of several companies, including the vice chairman of Shanghai Zizhu Science-Based Industrial Park Development Ltd and the directors of Bank of Shanghai, Sino-US United MetLife Insurance Company Ltd., Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, and Huahong Group. Mr. Ye received MBA and B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Yang Pang, CEO

Dr. Yang Pang manages business development and oversees all business units of Shanghai Alliance Financial Services Co., Ltd (“SAFS”) which specializes in global asset management, securitization, financial derivatives and hedge funds. At SAFS, Dr. Pang initiated the renewable energy development and investment business, and established a hedge fund management platform. Dr. Pang is closely involved in the development of securitization market in China. In addition to his responsibilities with SAFS, Dr. Pang also serves as Chairman of Influx Asset Management, a Chinese PE investment management company, and Vice Chairman of the Chinese Association for Science and Business, a nonprofit organization for promoting scientific and culture exchanges with China. Prior to becoming CEO of SAFS, Dr. Pang was a partner and management committee member of ZAIS Group, where he oversaw the firm’s proprietary analytics and trading platforms. Dr. Pang graduated from Fudan University in 1982, and received Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University.

Meng Li, Managing Director

As the Managing Director of SAFS, Ms. Li manages the overall day-to-day operations of the firm. Prior to joining SAFS, Ms. Li was the Operation Director of ZAIS Solutions Shanghai – a firm Ms. Li helped to set up in China for a US-based global asset management company. At ZAIS, she oversaw HR, accounting, legal, compliance, and office administration functions. Before ZAIS, Ms. Li worked in the office manager role in three separate entities including a government agency, a manufacturing firm, and an IT servicing company. Ms Li graduated from Ocean University of China and majored in Law. She received M.S. in Business Administration from Canada's Carleton University. 。

Degui Li, Managing Director

As Managing Director of SAFS, Mr. Li oversees investment activities of the firm. Mr. Li is Vice President of Shanghai Simtek Industrial Co., Ltd. - one of the founding investors of SAFS. Before 2008, Mr. Li served as Executive Manager of Business Development Division in Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd (“SAIL”) where he was responsible for making capital investments in new material and clean energy technology sectors. While at SAIL, he executed investments in advanced manufacturing and services, Biomedicine, TMT, etc. Mr. Li is a senior consultant to Center for Clean Energy Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (“CAS”) where he is responsible for tracking and analyzing developments in new energy technology and related industries, studying issues on commercialization of new technologies and creation of new business models, and advising CAS on energy strategy, future resources allocations, and new energy related projects. Mr. Li also serves on the board of directors of several companies. Mr. Li received his Ph.D. in engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Yanqing Wang, Managing Director

As Managing Director of SAFS, Ms Wang oversees compliance and auditing of the firm. Ms. Wang is the Project Manager of Financial Services Investment Division of Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd (“SAIL”) – the parent company of SAFS. Prior to her current roles, she was a senior analyst in the Business Development Division of SAIL. Ms Wang received both M.S. and B.S. in economics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Kristal Hou, Managing Director

As managing director of SAFS, Ms. Hou is responsible for marketing of the company in domestic market. Ms. Hou has over 20 years experiences in financial services industry. She is currently executive director of Vantage Business Solutions Ltd. She was Managing Director of Resources Global. Prior to that, she was Senior Manager of BearingPoint Consulting(US). She has extensive experiences in corporate management and financial systems. Ms. Hou was former Chairwoman of The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA). She is Honorable Director of DreamCorp, a non-for-profit association specializing in development libraries and promoting reading programs in rural China. Ms. Hou has a MBA degree from Baruch College/CUNY, and a Bachelor of Economics degree from Xiamen University.

Jay Guo, Managing Director

As Managing Director of SAFS, Dr Guo manages the research and development of financial innovation of the company. Prior to joining SAFS, Dr Guo was the General Manager of Asia Pacific Division of ZAIS Group. Dr Guo was awarded as an expert in financial industry from the Shanghai 1000-talent plan. Currently, Dr Guo was also an adjunct professor at the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University. Dr. Guo received Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University.

Xianghong Sun, Supervisor

As the Supervisor of SAFS, Ms. Sun monitors activities of the firm on behalf of investors. Ms. Sun is the Vice Manager of Human Resource Division of Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd (“SAIL”) - the parent company of SAFS. Since joining SAIL in 1995, Ms. Sun held various responsibilities including the Vice Manager of Asset Management Division, an accountant in Financial Division and investment analyst in Investment Division. Before joining SAIL, Ms. Sun worked in Zhong Hua Accounting Firm as an auditor. Ms. Sun received B.S. in economics from Fudan University.

Wenjie Xiao, Managing Director

As the Managing Director of SAFS, Mr.Xiao supervises the operation of system development and quantitative research. Mr. Xiao has many years of experience in the financial service industry. Before joining SAFS, Mr.Xiao helped ZAIS Solution build the research and development team in China and he has also directly participated in designing and developing the analytics platform of credit derivatives and the web-based fund management systems. Mr Xiao received B.S. in Management Information System from Tongji University.

Ren Duan, Managing Director

As the Managing Director of SAFS, Ms.Duan supervises the operation of system development and fund management. Before joining SAFS, Ms.Duan served as system research and development manager in ZAIS and she also supervised in designing and developing the hedge fund management ,financial derivatives and OTC systems. Ms Duan received M.S. in Computer Applications Technology from Tongji University.

Yan Chen, Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager of SAFS, Ms.Chen supervises the business development,customer relationship management and asset securitization business. Before joining SAFS, Ms.Chen served as Senior marketing specialist in ZAIS and she has also supervised the markets and investment projects. Ms Chen received B.S. in Law from East China University of Political Science and Law.