George Soros

Son-in-law of Chinese vice-premier sets up Hong Kong fund

Vice Premier Wang Yang. His son-in-law Nicholas Zhang has recently set up a new hedge fund in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Vice-Premier Wang Yang's son-in-law recently launched a Hong Kong-based hedge fund focused on mainland equities, joining a growing number of young family members of top officials who have set up asset management businesses in the city.

Thursday, 18 July, 2013, 8:39am 6 comments

'China's George Soros' joins Hong Kong firm

George Soros heads Soros Fund Management, which Dai Jixin left last year after the firm became a family office. Photo: Reuters

Dai Jixin, a former manager of Soros Fund Management, plans to start a new hedge fund in Hong Kong backed by a trader dubbed "China's George Soros", according to company filings.

10 May 2013 - 5:30am

What are the limits to shareholder rights?

Paradise postponed

As if life wasn't tough enough for Pacific Basin Shipping - the dry cargo shipowner saw the Baltic Dry Index slump to its lowest quarterly average since 1986 earlier this year, and now has to put up with greedy shareholders.

20 Apr 2013 - 5:35am

China risks a crisis similar to US subprime meltdown, says Soros

George Soros

Billionaire investor George Soros said China has a "couple of years" to control risks from non-traditional financing whose expansion has parallels with the cause of the global financial crisis.

9 Apr 2013 - 5:04am 1 comment

George Soros tempers praise for Beijing with warning on risks

George Soros attends a forum in Hong Kong. Photo: Thomas Yau

Billionaire investor George Soros, who has fallen foul of governments as far afield as Malaysia and Britain during a 60-year career, has praised China's system of financial regulation. But he warned that Beijing faces "exceptional difficulties" in its economic transition in the near term.

7 Apr 2013 - 9:30am 3 comments

Interview with George Soros

Billionaire investor George Soros speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photo: EPA

t is going to be a very difficult transformation, because the household consumption is only 1/3 of the Chinese economy. Exports and investments are 2/3. The growth of 1/3 cannot make up for the slower growth in the 2/3. Therefore, the overall growth rate will have to be significantly slower than it has been up to now. That is a very important point.

8 Apr 2013 - 3:58pm 5 comments

Billionaires Soros and Bacon reduce gold holdings

George Soros has cut his stake in products backed by gold. Photo: EPA

Soros Fund Management reduced its investment in the SPDR Gold Trust, the biggest fund backed by the metal, by 55 per cent to 600,000 shares as of December 31 from three months earlier, a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed on Thursday.

16 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Soros says euro here to stay but tense time ahead

George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, says the acute phase of the euro's turmoil is over. Photo: Reuters

George Soros, one of the most outspoken critics of Germany's proposed austerity policies to solve the European debt crisis, said the euro was here to stay and would gain as other nations tried to devalue their currencies.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

Buffett isn't really a sage, and Soros is no philosopher

George Soros

These days Soros has become more of a philosopher and philanthropist, giving away US$8 billion to good causes. In his new role he brings decades of understanding about economies, currencies and markets and ways they dance with disaster.

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7 Oct 2012 - 2:09am 2 comments

George Soros gives thoughts on the euro's future

Global financier George Soros says Germany should take the lead on euro problems, or get out of the European Union. Photo: Reuters

In five short but pithy words financier George Soros recently caused a huge stir that set politicians and bankers arguing from Europe to the US and International Monetary Fund - "Germany must lead or leave" the euro, he declares in the New York Review of Books in a "must-read" article analysing how the European dream risks turning into a nightmare.

3 Oct 2012 - 2:02am

Soros, 82, engaged to 40-year-old girlfriend

George Soros, 82, and his 40-year-old fiancee Tamiko Bolton at their home in Southampton, New York.Photo: Reuters

Billionaire investor George Soros had a lot to celebrate on Saturday evening: his 82nd birthday and the engagement to his much younger girlfriend Tamiko Bolton.

13 Aug 2012 - 9:47am

Lai See

Shanghai Tang goes roaming in Central as new home awaits

Hong Kong's, indeed China's, sole luxury retail brand - Shanghai Tang - is making a virtue out of necessity.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Smart money

Useful investing resources - contrarian investors:!/marcfaberblog

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The Age of Fallibility - The Consequence of the War on Terror

The Age of Fallibility - The Consequence of the War on Terror

George Soros

Public Affairs, HK$120

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am



Bull markets demand that investors climb a wall of fear, so the old western adage goes. In the east we have rather more exciting metaphors such as the old Yuen Long investing mantra: 'When the crocodile cries, fill ya rice basket.'

5 Nov 2003 - 12:00am