FinanceAsia Magazine

Issue: September 2016

FinanceAsia can now look back on 20 years of news, analysis and opinion. We have seen the rise and fall of economies, the rampant growth of capital markets in Asia, and an explosion of mergers and acquisitions. We have followed these trends, commented on them, and made sure to bring our readers the combination of news, depth and analysis that has given FinanceAsia its reputation.

We will continue to do that. But we hope to add so much more.

We are renewing our focus on corporations and investors, making sure to bring to this core audience stories that can change the way they look at the world — and, ultimately, change the way they do business. That still means covering the deals and trends that they care about. But it also means expanding the conversation.

To this end, FinanceAsia has added some new sections, and cut some old ones. 

Asia’s frontier markets are increasingly offering opportunities to foreign corporations and investors. This is something that our Frontiersman column will discuss on a regular basis. 

The diverse development of regional capital market standards has made best practices a real topic of concern. Here our Reformist column will chime in, pushing for changes that will benefit both investors and publicly listed companies.

Watch This Space will draw attention to prominent deals or regulations that corporations and investors need to keep an eye. Our new Executive Dialogue series will put readers inside the minds of some of the leading executives across corporations and banks in Asia. 

These sections are a nice addition to the casual reader. But the more important changes will come in the news articles, the analysis, the opinions and the features. The focus on corporates and investors will become evident to old readers. We hope it will also add many new ones.

This is not a seismic shift. It is simply an extension of what we do best. FinanceAsia has managed to grow and achieve what it has over the last two decades thanks to a loyal reader base. We are equally loyal to them now — and want to make sure we are set-up to do the best possible job.

To this end, FinanceAsia is moving to a bi-monthly edition. This will give our journalists more time to go in-depth into the deals and topics that really matter. It will also allow us to develop and enhance the digital offering that has become — for many readers — an essential way of engaging with our content.

These changes will not take away the things readers have come to love from FinanceAsia. This magazine has now been running for 20 years — and our loyal readership is to thank for that. But as the times change, so must we. We hope you’ll join us for the next 20 years.


About FinanceAsia Magazine

Established in 1996, FinanceAsia is the leading publisher of financial news in the Asia-Pacific region. Our combination of print and online products provide the latest news, analysis and insight into Asia’s financial markets.

Published monthly from our office in Hong Kong, FinanceAsia magazine provides our readers with the latest financial trends, interviews, features and investigative reports. The publication has a readership of key decision-makers at corporations, governments, investment and commercial banks, institutional investors, asset managers, brokers, traders and financial intermediaries.

Our regular sections include:

Data Story
We look at the key data behind a topical theme in Asian finance, showcased with an array of graphs and tables.

A monthly opinion column from the FinanceAsia editorial team. We provide our thoughts on a topic making the headlines.

Deal of the Month
Our regular two-page spread with its signature artwork and in-depth analysis examines the equity, debt or M&A deal that we feel has had the biggest impact on the Asian capital markets that month.

Investor Dialogue
For company CEOs and CFOs, what investors think is a critical concern, and in this column we help them understand just this. Each month we speak to a Chief Investment Officer of a top fund and outline their views on corporate governance, what stocks they like and where they expect to generate the best returns.

A monthly opinion piece from a respected author or commentator on Asian business, finance or economics.

People on the Move
Here we summarise the key hires, fires and moves at the region’s banks, highlighting at least one major move each month.

Deal Tracker
We examine the major primary markets deals of the month and comment on the quality of the debt or equity transaction and the secondary market performance.

The Arts of Finance
A light-hearted look at investment opportunities surrounding the arts business in Asia.


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