FinanceAsia Magazine

Issue: July/August 2016

Asian finance has transformed in the past two decades. Just months after FinanceAsia launched in 1996, the region was engulfed by a crisis that toppled governments. Now Asia boasts the world’s largest banks and is leading the fintech revolution.

For this, our 20th anniversary issue, we ask some of the most influential people in finance what they think are the defining trends for the years to come.

The result is a range of views that span the market’s hopes and fears.

While a senior China credit analyst warns rising defaults in China could halt high-yield debt issuance, others emphasise opportunities as the world’s third-largest bond market opens up to global investors.  

The surge in Asian markets has been a boon for many a career; some contributors to our very first issue in September 1996, namely Stuart Gulliver at HSBC and Piyush Gupta at DBS, now sit atop their respective banks. Gulliver again shared his insights for this special anniversary edition.

The cover story back then was an investigative piece into a series of defections from Lehman Brothers. Who could imagine that, just a dozen years, later the Wall Street bank would be gone?
In keeping with this changing landscape FinanceAsia has also evolved, attuned to the technological disruption that has altered people’s reading habits, and the booming global interest in Asia’s economic miracle.

At the start we were just a monthly print publication but then in 2000 we were quick to embrace the digital age, launching and spinning-out sister publication AsianInvestor. The Corporate Treasurer followed in 2012. Since then our online readership and digital offering has grown and grown.

The next stage is to develop a digital library rich in news, case studies, technical papers and interactive data across all three finance titles.

To do that, we need the help of you, the readers.

By taking a few moments to register on our website, you will help us tailor content and networking opportunities exclusively for you. It’s an elegant solution: the deeper you engage with us, the better we can provide you with the right information, when you need it.

What remains constant is our independent team of full-time journalists and their total commitment to accurate, timely, and unbiased analysis and data.

We look forward to bringing you news from Asia in the years to come.


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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