Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

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Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

Alison is the Post's Finance Editor. Previously, she was Managing Editor of FinanceAsia; The Wall Street Journal's Asia Pacific Senior Finance Correspondent and before that Reuters' Asia Private Equity Correspondent. She has more than 20 years' experience reporting on finance while based in London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo and now Hong Kong. Alison has moderated panels at numerous summits from Sibos, Milken to Rise. In 2018, she was named Fintech Journalist of the Year and won Outstanding Contribution to Journalism in Asian press awards.

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China venture capital deal-making shows green shoots of recovery as funds hunt for bargains among coronavirus hit start-ups

Investment opportunities abound in Chinese start-ups as their valuations have fallen alongside publicly listed companies amid the coronavirus pandemic, say venture capitalists.

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Investment opportunities abound in Chinese start-ups as their valuations have fallen alongside publicly listed companies amid the coronavirus pandemic, say venture capitalists.

China venture capital deal-making shows green shoots of recovery as funds hunt for bargains among coronavirus hit start-ups
Credit Suisse out of Tencent-backed WeDoctor’s Hong Kong IPO after Luckin Coffee’s accounting scandal

The Swiss bank is no longer one of the sponsors for the Chinese health care company’s US$700-800 million planned IPO in Hong Kong, creating more room for Asian investment banks in deals.

6 Apr 2020 - 10:43PM

The Swiss bank is no longer one of the sponsors for the Chinese health care company’s US$700-800 million planned IPO in Hong Kong, creating more room for Asian investment banks in deals.

Credit Suisse  out of Tencent-backed WeDoctor’s Hong Kong IPO after Luckin Coffee’s accounting scandal
Asian tycoons team up with private equity to take companies private as coronavirus weighs on stock prices, fuels recession concerns

Asian tycoons and private equity funds are driving privatisation bids at the same pace as when stock prices slumped during the Sars outbreak in 2003, deal bankers say.

1 Apr 2020 - 11:05PM

Asian tycoons and private equity funds are driving privatisation bids at the same pace as when stock prices slumped during the Sars outbreak in 2003, deal bankers say.

Asian tycoons team up with private equity to take companies private as coronavirus weighs on stock prices, fuels recession concerns
Hero or zero? Hedge funds post wildly different results as markets swing violently amid coronavirus pandemic

Managers face a triple whammy of yo-yoing markets, redemptions by investors and margin calls from brokers.

27 Mar 2020 - 12:00PM

Managers face a triple whammy of yo-yoing markets, redemptions by investors and margin calls from brokers.

Hero or zero? Hedge funds post wildly different results as markets swing violently amid coronavirus pandemic
To trade or to halt? That is the question confounding global markets as stock indexes plunge amid pandemic

As one market index after another continued to plumb new lows, brokers, strategists and bourse operators alike agreed on one thing: the consequence of stopping transactions entirely would be worse than any short-term breather, both to economic stability and to stock prices.

24 Mar 2020 - 10:12PM

As one market index after another continued to plumb new lows, brokers, strategists and bourse operators alike agreed on one thing: the consequence of stopping transactions entirely would be worse than any short-term breather, both to economic stability and to stock prices.

To trade or to halt? That is the question confounding global markets as stock indexes plunge amid pandemic
KKR musters resources for technology deals in Asia-Pacific, raises fund and names Lucian Schoenefelder head of team

Global investment firm KKR is building a team and raising funds for technology deals across the Asia-Pacific region, and has named Lucian Schoenefelder to spearhead the effort.

20 Mar 2020 - 10:41AM

Global investment firm KKR is building a team and raising funds for technology deals across the Asia-Pacific region, and has named Lucian Schoenefelder to spearhead the effort.

KKR musters resources for technology deals in Asia-Pacific, raises fund and names Lucian Schoenefelder head of team
Passive investors dump emerging markets stocks, exacerbating falls

Passive investors using index-tracking ETFs are now a major force in markets. The scale and speed at which they sell is one reason that markets are falling so fast.

17 Mar 2020 - 11:15PM

Passive investors using index-tracking ETFs are now a major force in markets. The scale and speed at which they sell is one reason that markets are falling so fast.

Passive investors dump emerging markets stocks, exacerbating falls
It pays to digitise, as shown by Didi’s challenge remitting Latin America funds to Singapore amid the coronavirus outbreak

The frustration of China’s largest ride-hailing platform to route money across continents during the coronavirus pandemic shows how banks must digitise to cope with disruption.

16 Mar 2020 - 3:06PM

The frustration of China’s largest ride-hailing platform to route money across continents during the coronavirus pandemic shows how banks must digitise to cope with disruption.

It pays to digitise, as shown by Didi’s challenge remitting Latin America funds to Singapore amid the coronavirus outbreak
Chinese tech giants and IPO hopefuls woo banks for loans as coronavirus shuts access to equity markets

Some of China’s fastest-growing companies are seeking billions of dollars in loans as the new coronavirus hits economic growth. Only the largest and strongest will secure capital.

13 Mar 2020 - 11:04PM

Some of China’s fastest-growing companies are seeking billions of dollars in loans as the new coronavirus hits economic growth. Only the largest and strongest will secure capital.

Chinese tech giants and IPO hopefuls woo banks for loans as coronavirus shuts access to equity markets
Thai billionaire Dhanin secures funding for Tesco’s hypermarkets in Asia’s biggest M&A deal this year

CP Group secured funding to acquire Tesco’s businesses in Thailand and Malaysia, showcasing the resilience of bank liquidity in the Asian banking market even as new coronavirus batters Thai economy.

11 Mar 2020 - 11:15AM

CP Group secured funding to acquire Tesco’s businesses in Thailand and Malaysia, showcasing the resilience of bank liquidity in the Asian banking market even as new coronavirus batters Thai economy.

Thai billionaire Dhanin secures funding for Tesco’s hypermarkets in Asia’s biggest M&A deal this year
AMTD plans IPO of digital assets on Singapore and US exchanges, build out of regional virtual banking platform

Hong Kong-based financial services group AMTD plans to list its financial technology assets through a stock offering in Singapore and the US, including a nascent virtual banking platform that spans the Asian region, sources say.

4 Mar 2020 - 10:00AM

Hong Kong-based financial services group AMTD plans to list its financial technology assets through a stock offering in Singapore and the US, including a nascent virtual banking platform that spans the Asian region, sources say.

AMTD plans IPO of digital assets on Singapore and US exchanges, build out of regional virtual banking platform
Waymo gets US$2.25 billion from external investors to fund global expansion in self-driving vehicles

Waymo has amassed a US$2.25 billion war chest from parent Alphabet Inc and other investors to fund its self-driving vehicles and take on competitors like Pony.ai and Baidu.

3 Mar 2020 - 2:05PM

Waymo has amassed a US$2.25 billion war chest from parent Alphabet Inc and other investors to fund its self-driving vehicles and take on competitors like Pony.ai and Baidu.

Waymo gets US$2.25 billion from external investors to fund global expansion in self-driving vehicles
Cybercrime lurks as biggest work-from-home experiment puts state, corporate secrets in peril

Risk analysts pinpoint the heightened vulnerabilities of governments and companies to data leaks as they figure out how to operate virtually during the coronavirus epidemic.

1 Mar 2020 - 10:21PM

Risk analysts pinpoint the heightened vulnerabilities of governments and companies to data leaks as they figure out how to operate virtually during the coronavirus epidemic.

Cybercrime lurks as biggest work-from-home experiment puts state, corporate secrets in peril
JPMorgan names Filippo Gori Asia-Pacific CEO, taking over from Nicolas Aguzin

The 45-year-old Italian will drive the Wall Street bank’s operations across 17 markets in the region.

27 Feb 2020 - 1:34PM

The 45-year-old Italian will drive the Wall Street bank’s operations across 17 markets in the region.

JPMorgan names Filippo Gori Asia-Pacific CEO, taking over from Nicolas Aguzin
Prudential should move Asian headquarters to Hong Kong, urges second-largest shareholder Third Point

The British insurer needs to break up into two publicly listed companies focused on the US and Asia to boost shareholder value, said activist investor Third Point.

25 Feb 2020 - 10:02PM

The British insurer needs to break up into two publicly listed companies focused on the US and Asia to boost shareholder value, said activist investor Third Point.

Prudential should move Asian headquarters to Hong Kong, urges second-largest shareholder Third Point
PepsiCo pays US$705 million for a lesson in e-commerce through buying Chinese online snacks retailer Be & Cheery

PepsiCo’s purchase of a Chinese brand gives it deeper insight into the local fast-moving consumer goods industry – something the US multinational can replicate in other markets.

24 Feb 2020 - 10:30PM

PepsiCo’s purchase of a Chinese brand gives it deeper insight into the local fast-moving consumer goods industry – something the US multinational can replicate in other markets.

PepsiCo pays US$705 million for a lesson in e-commerce through buying Chinese online snacks retailer Be & Cheery
Chinese start-ups scramble for cash as venture capital investments freeze amid coronavirus outbreak

The financing freeze is a blow to entrepreneurs and innovation at start-ups in the world’s second-largest economy.

24 Feb 2020 - 3:42PM

The financing freeze is a blow to entrepreneurs and innovation at start-ups in the world’s second-largest economy.

Chinese start-ups scramble for cash as venture capital investments freeze amid coronavirus outbreak
Hongkongers and residents fleeing Covid-19 outbreak confronted with hard decisions about jobs, children’s schooling

Tensions in the former British colony steadily ratcheted up during eight months of anti-government protests, and are now being amplified by the outbreak of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

16 Feb 2020 - 10:53PM

Tensions in the former British colony steadily ratcheted up during eight months of anti-government protests, and are now being amplified by the outbreak of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Hongkongers and residents fleeing Covid-19 outbreak confronted with hard decisions about jobs, children’s schooling
Funding the coronavirus fight: Chinese companies sell US$4.1 billion in bonds to shore up finances as economy falters

Chinese companies are buffering themselves against fallout from the epidemic by loading up on US$4.1 billion worth of debt, prolonging record levels of offshore capital raising since the start of the year.

13 Feb 2020 - 11:03PM

Chinese companies are buffering themselves against fallout from the epidemic by loading up on US$4.1 billion worth of debt, prolonging record levels of offshore capital raising since the start of the year.

Funding the coronavirus fight: Chinese companies sell US$4.1 billion in bonds to shore up finances as economy falters
The world’s top IPO engine grinds to a halt and road shows sputter as bankers, deal makers stay home amid coronavirus lockdown

Hong Kong has much at stake. It was the world’s top listing venue last year for the eighth time in 11 years, raising over US$40 billion for companies last year to put to work in Asia’s relatively fast-growing economies.

13 Feb 2020 - 3:34PM

Hong Kong has much at stake. It was the world’s top listing venue last year for the eighth time in 11 years, raising over US$40 billion for companies last year to put to work in Asia’s relatively fast-growing economies.

The world’s top IPO engine grinds to a halt and road shows sputter as bankers, deal makers stay home amid coronavirus lockdown