KC Group is a financial services firm founded in 2014 with an exclusive focus on cross-border business and investment between China and the West.
KC Group consists of the following two divisions:
Investment banking (including mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory, and risk and intelligence), referred to as "KC"
Principal investment activities
KC Group was founded in October of 2014 by Fang Chu Ph.D. (KC Group's CEO and a Chinese national) and Grant Kettering (KC Group's Chairman and a U.S. national).
KC Group believes that the economic rise and international integration of China holds some of the greatest economic promise of our time. KC's approach is defined by focus on the fundamental currents and drivers of market evolution, an emphasis on durable personal relationships, and strategic projects that can be realized at scale.
The core of KC Group is an investment banking division (referred to as "KC") which is run directly by the firm's founders. KC provides mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory services to both clients outbound from, and inbound to, China.
Due to differences in the operating environments between China and the West, KC maintains a risk and intelligence division, which helps clients who may have run into difficulty to navigate and manage counterparty, government, and public relations risk in unfamiliar environments.
In 2016, KC Group launched its principal investment division with an investment into KCed, a joint venture between KC Group and Empyrics, Inc., a New York based premium education consultancy. KCed brings the premium educational and professional development services Empyrics pioneered to a new segment of international clients.
In 2017, KC Group's principal investment division launched its second principal venture, Zivan Group, in partnership with Dr. Michael Lewis, M.D.. Zivan provides international clients with guided, customized, and efficient access to some of leading resources in the U.S. healthcare system.
Unlike some financial services firms, KC Group believes both that human kind is facing a unique set of global challenges—such as climate change and income inequality—and that it is both in the interest, and among the responsibilities, of businesses globally to understand and contribute to the solutions of these challenges.
KC is intersted in the development of sustainable solutions to such challenges at scale. KC's means of addressing them involves the devotion of firm time and resources (internal and external, financial and non-financial) to understanding, contributing directly to, and helping others to contribute to, their solution.