China Merchants Securities Co., Ltd. provides securities investment and trading services to corporate, institutional, and individual clients in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through Wealth Management and Institutional Business, Investment Banking, Investment Management, and Investment and Trading segments. It offers investment consultancy, investment portfolio recommendation, sale of products, and assets allocation; capital-based intermediary services, including margin financing, securities lending, and stock pledge repo and stock repurchase transactions; investment research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, custody, and other services for funds and insurance companies; and trades in stocks, funds, bonds, futures, and other derivatives. The company also provides investment banking services, including domestic and international equity financing, debt financing, equity and bond underwriting, structured financing, over the counter (OTC) listing, merger and acquisition, financial advisory, sponsorship, and other services; and investment management services comprising collective asset management, separately managed account, specialized asset management, and private equity investment fund management. In addition, it engages in trading of equity and fixed-income securities, commodities, foreign exchange, alternative investment, and other derivatives, as well as OTC financial products, market maker services, and insurance agency business. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.