Asset-backed financing firm Equities First Holdings has appointed Didier Zheng as managing director of its Beijing office. Zheng will be a part of the team driving origination strategies and exploring business opportunities for EquitiesFirst in Greater China.
He will be based in Beijing, joining the Asia leadership team and reporting to chief executive officer for Asia Gordon Crosbie-Walsh.
Prior to joining EquitiesFirst, Zheng was CEO at Dots Institutional Investors, an institutional investment firm managing more than US$30 billion in assets. He also served as deputy general manager of investor relations and executive director of fixed income at Fosun International. Previously, he worked at international financial institutions including Shenyin & Wanguo Securities, BNP Paribas and Société Générale.
Zheng started his career as a diplomat at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.