We believe China will succeed


We believe China will succeed in achieving economic goals that only a few years ago would have seemed impossible. We invest in fundamentally undervalued shares of companies that are investing in China for growth, concentrating on small/mid cap companies listed in Hong Kong.

South Ocean Management Ltd. ("SOM") was established in Hong Kong in 1992 to invest in the economic growth of China through companies listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Founded by former chairman, Richard McConnell, and Brook McConnell, presently President and Chief Investment Officer, the Group commenced offering its services as a fund manager in 1992.

Our disciplined approach to managing discretionary portfolios has been tested throughout many challenging Asian cycles.
The company's investment advisor is registered and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong, and the company itself is also registered in the US with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).

The two founding members of South Ocean Management, Ltd. wrote and published a book on investing in Hong Kong called, The Investment Opportunity of a Lifetime, Hong Kong, 1997 and Beyond. The book is based on the firm's philosophy of investing in the economic emergence and growth of China through the listed companies of Hong Kong entrepreneurs.

The President, Brook McConnell, has published his book, Insights of an American Investment Manager in Hong Kong, in late 2020.  The book is part biographical, part analysis and description of how South Ocean manages investing in the Hong Kong stock market. 

Legal Notices

IMPORTANT - Please read the following before proceeding.

Before you continue, please read this important information carefully and agree to the terms and conditions by checking the corresponding box.
By proceeding to access information contained herein, users are deemed to be accredited/ professional investors.
For further information in relation to the Hong Kong professional investors definition please click here.

About this site

This website has been prepared by South Ocean Management, Ltd., and is for general information purposes only.

South Ocean Management, Ltd., is regulated by The Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on the website, South Ocean Management, Ltd., its directors, employees and affiliates do not warrant the accuracy or accept any liability in respect of any error or omission. None of the information contained on the site may be copied, except for personal use, or redistributed without prior written permission.

The information contained herein does not constitute a distribution, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction in which such distribution or offer is not authorized to any person. In particular, the information herein is not for does not constitute an offer to sell to or the solicitation of any offer to buy for the benefit of United States persons (being residents of the United States of America or partnerships or corporations organized under the laws of the United States of America or any state, territory or possession thereof).

Articles reproduced on this website are prepared for information purposes and are not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any securities. The information reproduced herein was obtained or derived from sources that we believe are reliable, but whilst all reasonable care has been taken to ensure the stated facts are accurate and opinions fair and reasonable, we do not represent that it is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. All opinions and estimates included in this article constitute our judgment at the time the article was written and are subject to change without notice.

If you are in any doubt about any of the information contained herein, please consult your stock broker, lawyer, accountant, bank manager or other professional advisor.


Past performance figures are not indicative of future performance. Potential investors should be aware that the price of units/shares and the income from them may go down as well as up and is not guaranteed.

Our Data Privacy Policy

South Ocean Management Ltd is committed to protecting the privacy interests of individuals who provide us with information about themselves and to complying with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

For every visit to our site, our service provider will make a record that shows your IP address. This information is used by us for preparing general statistics on the usage of our website and as a means of contact. All personal data will only be accessed by relevant staff who have a need to use the data and observe confidentiality. No personally identifiable information will be kept.

Where further information is requested by you, we will retain your information for the purpose of sending you the requested information and that personal data ("Personal Data") collected from you may be used by South Ocean Management Ltd., for direct marketing purposes in the future. However, no further marketing materials will be sent on receiving your instruction to cancel your details from our mailing lists.

South Ocean Management, Ltd.,
G.P.O. Box 1191,
Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2521 0332 / Fax: (+852) 2530 2546