FinanceAsia Magazine

Issue: August 2012

Issue: August 2012

We publish quite a few lists: Asia’s richest, is our annual must-read in September. As regular readers will remember, we set out in 2009 to put together a list of the 50 most influential people in financial markets in Asia ex-Japan. Last year, we focused on the top 20 women in finance. This year, we have compiled a list of the top 30 bankers in China.

We considered economists and financial industry regulators who have good knowledge of the roots of China’s economic and fiscal problems, and advocated effective measures to help solve them. We also selected  banking officials who have developed policies that are leading the country to the next stage of financial reform. And of course, we chose bankers who led key transactions that have helped transform the market.  The people on this list, are people you should know.

Elsewhere in this issue, Nick Lord looks at how London is changing its strategy, in an attempt to maintain its relevance to the Tigers from the East. While much of its future is inextricably linked to that of Europe, it is wisely forging ahead, building connections to Asia, where growth is still very much on the cards.

Finally, in our country coverage we focus on how Taiwanese companies are at crossroads. Do they accept that times have changed and settle for lacklustre growth; or do they move beyond their supplier roots to become designers and owners of technology and applications? How they choose to answer that question, shapes the types of deals they may be willing to do in the future.


Lara Wozniak, Editor


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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