Former CLSA analyst writes quit-and-tell-all book

As safe as money in the bank?

Daniel Tabbush, who for many years was CLSA's head of regional banking research, has published a why-I-quit-the-rat-race book. Titled Quit & Run - My Wake Up Call on Wall Street, the book describes how he got into the finance industry, his thoughts about his work and why he left.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 6:31am 2 comments

CLSA's head of oil and gas and pig research

A market indicator.

The mainland's dead pigs story has been viewed with some interest by some financial institutions in Hong Kong, and not just out of morbid curiosity.

15 Mar 2013 - 4:37am

It's snakes and ladders on CLSA's Fung Shui Index

Snake years usually spell gloom for the Hang Seng Index, but broker CLSA predicted yesterday that this year could be different. Its fung shui team (from left) Emily Lam, Oliver Lam, Mariana Kou, and Francis Cheung, said the local benchmark would continue climbing until early August, then slump and fluctuate before bouncing back next year. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The Hang Seng was likely to continue climbing to an intrayear high in August on the back of a strong performance in the resources sector, the broker said. Afterwards, it would slump and fluctuate between losses and gains before bouncing back to positive territory in January.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:16am

CLSA nails custard to the wall for tongue-in-cheek report

Belt up or be busted on the 21M

Whither the slither? This and other compelling questions for investors in the Year of the Snake are raised and answered in CLSA's 19th Fung Shui Index.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:16am 1 comment

CLSA pays respect to financial markets karma

Lamborghini is 50 years old.

We have alluded in recent days to poor forecasting of financial indices and stocks by the broking industry. That has prompted the arrival of a couple of reports showing rather good forecasting prowess. The CLSA Global Consumer sector report starts off modestly with: "We had a lucky year with 2012.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

CAN figures are not unsubstantiated

Quick freeze in the Arctic

We've been taken to task by a reader for our piece yesterday for which we stand accused of "repeating this unsubstantiated and unproven statement that only a small number of old diesel-engined vehicles are causing a relatively high amount of the roadside pollution".

7 May 2015 - 3:07pm 2 comments

Up the creek in Sha Tin without a paddle

Al-Qaeda's inspiration?

We bring you an update on the saga of the Hong Kong Sports Institute's spanking new multimillion-dollar boathouse near Sha Tin. Readers may recall that several months ago we reported that the building had been designed with a sloping floor to enable water, from wet boats, to drain out of the building.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:14am

No more fun for Mayo without Citi to kick around anymore?

Citi cheerleader Mike Mayo

Citigroup has been born again, or at least so it seems to listen to Mike Mayo, CLSA's US banking research head. Mayo's been the bank's fiercest critic for the past five years.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:33am

Heavy hand of tycoons hold back corporate reform

The heavy influence of tycoons and a lack of government direction pushed Hong Kong below Singapore and Australia in a highly regarded regional corporate governance survey.

20 Sep 2012 - 2:56am

Talking points

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor

Chief secretary holds meetings in Macau

19 Sep 2012 - 2:31am

Former 'baddest man on the planet' entertains CLSA

Goodbye to all that

When the word got around that CLSA had invited former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to head their keynote speakers at its investment forum, there were a few raised eyebrows. "What, they've invited a convicted rapist - why would they do that?" was not an uncommon reaction, even within CLSA, we hear. But it was riveting stuff.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:00am 1 comment

Slone sees silver lining for CLSA on hopes rivals bite the dust

Slone tries to be happy

Those in the broking industry are usually fairly adept at turning adversity into an opportunity. But the current investment environment appears to have defeated Jonathan Slone, chairman and chief executive of CLSA.

11 Sep 2012 - 2:31am

Talking points

Mike Tyson

First day jitters for some undergraduates

10 Sep 2012 - 2:04am

CLSA and the state of independence

Jonathan Slone, chairman and CEO of CLSA, says the Citic acquisition will not change the brokerage's commitment to independent research. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong's stock market investors know CLSA. The brokerage's distinctive yellow and blue reports are colourful and clearly written. While the firm only deals with institutions, everyone active in this market has at some point placed their hands on the brokerage's ubiquitous research, which frequently moves the market in Hong Kong and the region.

10 Sep 2012 - 3:50am

CLSA takes on Mike Tyson at investor forum

Peck is on a charm offensive.

CLSA takes on Mike Tyson at investor forum

24 Aug 2012 - 3:44am