Capital Markets Industry Veteran Jun Liu to Lead Asset Management Team - Retains J.P. Morgan as Prime Broker and Appoints Ian Zhou As CEO of ATIF-1

April 26, 2021 at 8:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ATIF Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: ATIF, "ATIF", the "Group" or "We"), a holding group providing business and financial consulting in Asia and North America, announced that President and Chairman of the Board, Jun Liu has assembled a team of professionals with vast experience in capital markets and finance industry to enhance shareholder value for our investors, and appointed Ian Zhou as Chief Executive Officer of the Group's asset investment division.

ATIF's internal team achieved a satisfactory investment return in 2020. The outperformance led to a formal proposal to launch its asset management business in the second quarter of 2021. On April 26, 2021, ATIF engaged JP Morgan as prime broker of the fund.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, ATIF Holdings Limited ("ATIF") is a holding group with asset management, investment holding and online financial information business with overseas business centers in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China to support its global services. ATIF mainly provides IPO Advisory Services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia and North America. ATIF also operates an internet-based financial information service platform, which provides prestige membership services including market information, pre-IPO education, IR media and matchmaking services between SMEs and financing institutions. ATIF has advised several enterprises in China in their plans to become publicly listed in the U.S. ATIF Inc. successfully filed the ATIF No.1 LP with SEC in Q1 2021, and formally launch securities investment service and investment advisory in Q2 2021. ATIF was awarded the "Top 10 Best Listed Companies 2019" from the "Golden Bauhinia Award", the highest award in Hong Kong's financial and securities industry. For more information, please visit

Jun Liu is a successful entrepreneur. with over 20 years of experience in business start-ups and corporate management. He launched two companies that were later acquired by global enterprises and played an important role in another company's entry to the US Capital markets. In 2019, Jun successfully listed ATIF on Nasdaq, elevating the company's status in capital markets and further cemented his status in the finance industry landscape.

The newly formed asset management team assembles financial talent across the U.S. Newly appointed CEO Ian Zhou brings his depth of management and investment experience to ATIF-1. He has held several managerial positions in his previous roles, most recently leading ATIF's team in equity analytics and asset management. Ian holds a Master's degree in Management from Cal Poly Pomona and is a UCLA MBA candidate. The team also includes a number of qualified investment and asset management professionals who hold financial patents with over 20 years of experience in operating and managing securities firms and asset management companies. Together, these individuals bring their proven investment management strategies to ATIF-1.

Jun Liu, President and Chairman of the Board commented, "Our performance in 2020 validates our financial management strategy in the industry. We will continue to conduct in-depth research on the capital markets to provide best in class asset management services for investors."

"We believe current market conditions are favorable to our investment strategies and that there is vast potential in US capital markets," said Ian Zhou, CEO of ATIF- 1, "This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our proven success and create value for our shareholders."

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