Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

Alison Tudor-Ackroyd is the Managing Editor of FinanceAsia, AsianInvestor and CorporateTreasurer. She is responsible for the brands' content and quality across print and digital platforms. Alison writes primarily about M&A, fintech and trends in Asian corporate finance. Alison has been a financial correspondent for over two decades based out of Tokyo, London, Paris, Milan, Rome and currently Hong Kong. Before joining Haymarket, the publisher of the three titles, Alison was the Asia Pacific Finance Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal based in Hong Kong. She joined the Wall Street Journal in 2008 as the paper’s Tokyo-based Finance Correspondent. Prior to The Wall Street Journal, Alison led Reuters’ international corporate finance team in Japan and was the senior correspondent in charge of private equity coverage across the Asia Pacific region. Alison was awarded the top prize in the State Street Institutional Press Awards 2018 for her "Outstanding Contribution to Journalism". Alison grew up in England, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from Durham University and La Luiss University, Rome. Alison can be contacted at alison.tudor-ackroyd@haymarket.asia

Gojek CEO’s departure may disrupt fundraising plans

The jump by the Indonesian ride-hailing unicorn’s co-founder and CEO into politics may upset investors. Nadiem Makarim's timing is inopportune given that Gojek is mid-fundraise for its domestic and international operations.
October 21, 2019

Indonesian fintech startup Ovo expects to breakeven in 2-3 yrs

The Lippo and Grab-backed startup, last valued at about $2.9 billion, is riding Indonesia’s cashless payments wave to bring merchants and financial institutions timely consumer insights. Ovo’s CEO Jason Thompson sees a fresh fundraising drive next year to support growth.
September 09, 2019

Permira buys Hong Kong’s Topcast amid Chinese tourist boom

The private equity investor sees value in the China-focused aircraft parts distributor as the Middle Kingdom increasingly becomes the engine of growth for the industry. The US-China trade war has not as yet dented sales, helped by gradually maturing fleets.
September 04, 2019