John Hsu is the Principal of Sycee Capital, LLC, and the Chairman and CIO of John Hsu Capital Group, Inc. He is a Chinese-American who came to the US as a student in 1960. Born in Hong Kong, his family’s winter home, Mr. Hsu is from Shanghai, China where some members of his immediate family still reside. Mr. Hsu’s knowledge of China is that of a native and he is fluent in three dialects, namely Mandarin, Shanghai and Cantonese. He frequently travels to China to maintain his family and business relationships.
His professional career is steeped in the West and Wall Street in particular. He has extensive experience in the investment business, focusing on global asset management since 1970. Prior to founding John Hsu Capital Group, Inc., Mr. Hsu worked for Sandy Weill as Senior Vice President - Investments at Primerica, now Citigroup. Before joining Mr. Weill at Primerica’s predecessor company, Commercial Credit in early 1987, he was a Managing Director of Greenspan O’Neil Associates, an asset management firm then headed by Alan Greenspan prior to his appointment as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
During his career, Mr. Hsu has been associated with The Dreyfus Fund, Gulf + Western Industries and The JC Penney Insurance Companies. While at Gulf + Western, Mr. Hsu founded Columbus Circle Investors Corp., then a wholly-owned subsidiary specializing in the management of captive pension and insurance assets. Moving to JC Penney in 1976, he initiated an investment management operation for JC Penney Financial Services. During the early 70’s, Mr. Hsu was one of the earliest U.S. proponents of global investing.
Mr. Hsu’s vast experience in evaluating and investing in global markets distinguishes him as a unique investment professional. The combination of his investment experience with his Chinese heritage and understanding of China, its culture as well as its people, gives him a rare vantage point in investing in China.
In addition to studies in the United States, Mr. Hsu was educated in England and Mauritius. He is a long-standing member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Hsu currently serves as a Governor of the Iowa State University Foundation and is a former member of its Finance Committee. He also sits on the Accounting & Auditing Committee of the NY Athletic Club.
Mr. Hsu resides in New York City and Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.