Our 40-strong analyst team based in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Mumbai provides fundamental coverage of over 400 companies across Asia, accounting for nearly 65% of Asian market capitalisation. Coverage includes Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Peoples' Republic of China, via our 'Hong Kong-Shanghai Connect' coverage, and India.
During 2016, we have substantially expanded our 'A share' coverage in cooperation with our parent company, in Shanghai, where Haitong International has an embedded research team. We also provide investors with a quantitative multi factor screening of the parent company's rated universe of over 750 stocks, looking for financial strength and earnings reliability. This is presented in our Quality 100 (Q100) quarterly reports.
In addition, our widely acclaimed Small Cap Network (SC NET) provides unprecedented access to fast growing businesses across Asia through one of the most extensive company visit programmes of any major broker (circa 500 published visits in 2015). We conduct extensive 'Corporate Access' activities, connecting investors to the region's corporates, via conferences, events, field trips and round tables, in Japan, Asia-Ex and the PRC. Our corporate access team also support investors wishing to research investment opportunities in the region, or to connect with political decision makers, NGOs and think tanks, via our 'reverse road show' programme. We regularly bring interesting Asian and Japanese corporates to Europe and North America.
Research sales offices in London, New York and Singapore complement those in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Mumbai.
Our parent, Haitong Securities, is China's second largest securities firm and its Shanghai-based 120+ analyst team covers over 750 A-share companies. It enjoys outstanding China connections and reach, both through its extensive corporate relationships and its 4 million strong retail customer base. Together with our parent, we are one of the most active players in China's equity capital markets, bringing together investors from our global networks with some of China's fastest growing companies. We are also a major provider of QFII and RQFII quota to clients.