Seagate Global Program of Global Excellence- China
Seagate Global was founded in 1996 to focus on investments and trading in China and SE Asia, with particular emphasis on improving and building the financial system.
Seagate's first client was China's Central bank, The People's Bank of China. Seagate has also worked with the China Development Bank to improve the design and efficiency of China's financial system. A modern financial system is fundamental to helping people attain a better life.
Seagate helped promote the development of the asset management industry in China as partner to China Everbright, one of China's largest state owned enterprises. One of the JV's hallmark achievements was to launch the first private equity fund for international investors in China, SeaBright China Special Opportunities Fund I. Seagate has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for small and medium sized companies in China. Many have been taken public on major exchanges such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and New York. Many of those investments were focused in the renewable energy sector food sector.
Over the past several years Seagate Global has expanded it POGE China effort to include a tie up with Tsinghua University in Beijing to train executives in investments and finance. Also, Seagate has funded community development projects such as a road in rural Yunnan Province to help the indigenous people better bring goods to markets. Seagate remains active in China in financial advisory, alternative investment products, alternative energy, and trading.