Venture capital is about taking risks for the creation of a better future

– Gerald Chan


Morningside Group was founded in 1986, by the Chan family of Hong Kong, to make private equity and venture capital investments. The group is managed by investment professionals who are entrepreneurial, have deep industry knowledge and are effective in the local environment in which they operate. In addition to its investment activities, Morningside Group is strongly committed to social responsibility.

To enable education, to support science, and to fund medical research

- The Morningside Foundation
  • Morningside Professorships

    • The Morningside Professorship in Radiobiology at the John B. Little Center for Radiation Science, Harvard School of Public Health; established in 2012
    • The Morningside Professorship in Chemical Biology, Hong Kong University; established in 2007

  • Morningside Scholarships

    Since 1996, Morningside has provided 500 scholarships annually to students at the following Chinese universities:

    • Fudan University
    • Peking University
    • Shanghai Jiaotong University
    • Tongji University
    • Tsinghua University

  • Morningside College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Modeled after the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, Morningside College is a residential college within the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Under the guidance of its founding master, Nobel Laureate Sir James Mirrlees, the College had its first intake of students in 2010.

  • Morningside Music Bridge

    Young, talented, Classical musicians from China, Canada and Poland come together each summer for master’s classes at the Mount Royal College Conservatory of Music in Canada. Graduates of the Morningside Music Bridge have gone on to win prestigious awards from competitions such as the Paganini International Violin Competition, the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition for Young Artists Award and the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

  • Morningside Scholars Program - Zhejiang University

    Thirty of the University’s 5,000 freshmen each year are selected to enroll in this honors program. The Morningside Scholars complete extra coursework in Chinese civilization and global issues as well as engage in overseas internships.

  • Summer Schools in Biological Sciences

    Designed to encourage undergraduate students in Greater Asia to pursue PhD studies in the life sciences, the summer school programs introduce the students to reading research papers and conducting original laboratory research.

  • Morningside Center for Mathematics - Chinese Academy of Science

    Founded by Morningside and the Chinese Academy of Science in 1996, the Center for Mathematics provides a training ground for young Chinese mathematicians under the guidance of Fields Medalist Professor Shing-Tung Yau.

  • International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

    A triennial event, the Congress now attracts over 1,000 mathematicians from around the world. In each Congress, two Morningside Medals are awarded to young Chinese mathematicians in pure mathematics and two in applied mathematics.

Preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future

– William J. Murtagh
  • China Heritage Fund

    Morningside participated in the founding of the China Heritage Fund in 1997 which was set up to protect and to restore historic buildings in China. Its first project, done in conjunction with the Palace Museum of Beijing, was to restore the Jian Fu Palace Garden located within the Forbidden City. This palace was built in 1740 by the Qianlong Emperor and was burnt down in 1923. The rebuilding, with the same craftsmanship as was employed in the original palace, took five years and was completed in 2006.

  • Shanghai Art Deco

    In the pre-WWII years, many houses in the former French concession of Shanghai were designed in the Art Deco style by European architects. Morningside has restored a collection of such houses. To step into Morningside's Shanghai office is to step into the Shanghai of the 1940s.

  • Huangshan Houses

    Huangshan, a city located in the province of Anhui, boasts over 2200 years of history. Its houses were built in the vernacular style of architecture with high white walls and contrasting gray roof tiles. Morningside has preserved 100 of these old style houses.

  • Heckfield Place

    Heckfield Place is a late eighteenth century English manor house set in four hundred acres of Hampshire countryside. Its buildings and walled garden are being sensitively restored as a country hotel.

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