The 2013 All-China Research Team: Basic Materials, Third: Bing Gao

Bing Gao
China International Capital Corp.

First-place appearances: 0

Total appearances: 2

Analyst debut: 2012

Up one position to No. 3, Bing Gao of China International Capital Corp. earns investor praise on several fronts. For example, one money manager lauds Gao for his “great relationships with listed companies,” while another credits the analyst for providing “good investment advice.” Shanghai-based Gao added Jiangsu Jiangnan High Polymer Fiber Co. to his sector portfolio with a buy rating in May. The Suzhou-based manufacturer’s specialty-fibers segment was enjoying rapid growth thanks to its exposure to the ballooning niche market for such disposable personal-hygiene products as adult incontinence supplies, diapers and sanitary napkins, he advised. In addition, Jiangsu Jiangnan was seeing robust earnings expansion from its polyester fabric that rivals more expensive wool. Through October shares of the company leaped 43.3 percent, to 6.85 yuan, while the sector declined 8.5 percent. “Gao knows the Chinese market well and produces trustworthy research,” avers another fund manager. — Ben Mattlin

Wei Fang
China International Capital Corp.

Wei Luo
China International Capital Corp.