The Quest of Noel Croucher: Hong Kong's Quiet Philanthropist

The story of a stockbroker, hugely successful in 1930s Hong Kong, now largely forgotten.

This book is at least six months old, and is difficult to track down even in Hong Kong bookshops.

So why am I reviewing it

The person that put me onto this book happens to manage a lot of money for a very rich individual, so I decided there must be something in it. And there is.

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It is the history of an individual called Noel Croucher, a stockbroker who lived in Hong Kong and who was reckoned at one time to be the richest man east of Suez. It is also a history of corporate Hong Kong that focuses less on the Jardines and Swires than the smaller, mostly forgotten companies.

Croucher died...

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