Applied Investment Science

At Lightcone, our global team of scholars, economists, mathematicians, investment bankers, portfolio managers, quants, traders and risk managers devote a collective effort to the identification and extraction of alpha in less-efficient market segments across the globe and around the clock.

Our People

Finest talents from 3 continents

Our value creation stem from a global team of high-calibre industrial professionals, including renowned scholars, economists, mathematicians, investment bankers, portfolio managers and traders with background in Hong Kong, Mainland China, United States and South Africa.

Our Principals

Protect and grow our client assets

As a caretaker of our client assets, we constantly seek to improve our resources and technology, including the research & development of Machine Learning applications, to refine our operations and solutions offering, in order to keep ourselves and our clients ahead of the curve.

Our Values

Uncompromised solutions

We are best known by delivering comprehensive and fully customized solutions to sophisticated investors, including financial institutions, government entities, agencies and SoEs, to meet their investment and financing goals in terms of their unique returns, risks, regulatory and developmental objectives.

Comprehensive Solutions

Our comprehensive solutions covers investment and financing of domestic, international and cross-border transactions in public and private markets.

Public Markets

  • Asset class
    • Equities
    • Bonds

  • Function
    • Investment Advisory
      • Strategy licensing
      • ESG scoring

    • Investment Management
      • Fund & portfolio management

Private Financial Markets

  • Asset class
    • Financial Assets
      • Financial leasing
      • Receivables finance
      • PE / PIPE
      • Distressed Assets

  • Function
    • Deal Advisory
      • Origination
      • Execution

    • Financial Advisory
      • Structuring
      • Capital raising

Private Real Asset Markets

  • Asset class
    • Infrastructure
      • Renewable energy
      • Water and sanitation
      • Waste treatment
      • Public transport
    • Commodities

  • Function
    • Deal Advisory
      • Sponsor
      • Execution

    • Financial Advisory
      • Structuring
      • Capital raising


  • China Capital Markets
    • Stock Connect
    • Bond Connect

  • China onshore VC/PE
    • QFLP / QFIE
    • FDI

  • South Africa onshore VC/PE
    • Section 12J VCC


  • Credit Risk Modeling
  • Bonds Fair Value Modeling
  • Equity Fair Value Modeling

Investment Science

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Investment Science

Investment Science is the building block of many of our applications. We rely heavily on the systematic collection and analysis of data to aid our decision making process, identification of extremes, and to perform model optimization.

Our application includes predictive analytics in securities trading, as well as risk advisory of auto and consumer loan books.

Sustainable Investments

We are committed to invest in our future as per our clients’ mandates and agenda.

— Lightcone ESG Advisory

Lightcone ESG Advisory

Being an investor in Emerging Markets brings us closer to issues in environmental protection, societal transformation and enhanced corporate governance. As a result, we are committed to invest in our future as per our clients’ mandates and agenda.

Our approach is the pooling of investors’ investable assets, and channel these financial resources and our technical resources together, into financial assets and developmental projects in dire need.

Geographical focus: Greater China region, South Africa and other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa

Public markets: Green bonds & loans; Green equity

Private markets: Solar, Wind, Hydro-electricity, Green Hydrogen, Water & sanitation, Waste treatment and Public Transport


Hong Kong

Room 28, 29/F, Infinitus Plaza, 199 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

Cayman Islands

Ugland House, South Church Street, KY1-1104, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

South Africa

197 Republic Road, Fontainebleau, Randburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa