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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Second-hand fashion app Vestiaire Collective turns decluttering into billion-dollar business

French luxury conglomerate Kering has bought about 5 per cent of Vestiaire Collective, boosting the value of the online reseller of Chanel jackets and Prada handbags to more than US$1 billion.

2 Mar 2021 - 3:50PM

French luxury conglomerate Kering has bought about 5 per cent of Vestiaire Collective, boosting the value of the online reseller of Chanel jackets and Prada handbags to more than US$1 billion.

Second-hand fashion app Vestiaire Collective turns decluttering into billion-dollar business
China EV war: Top 5 electric vehicle fundraisers to watch out for in 2021

We flag the biggest upcoming fundraising drives by Chinese electric car companies in 2021 and point out the new entrants to watch in the booming industry.

1 Mar 2021 - 1:56PM

We flag the biggest upcoming fundraising drives by Chinese electric car companies in 2021 and point out the new entrants to watch in the booming industry.

China EV war: Top 5 electric vehicle fundraisers to watch out for in 2021
Explainer | As Tesla, NIO, Xpeng and BYD battle for dominance in China, which electric car maker has the slickest fundraising machine?

We rank the capital-raising records of major players in China’s electric vehicle market.

1 Mar 2021 - 1:57PM

We rank the capital-raising records of major players in China’s electric vehicle market.

As Tesla, NIO, Xpeng and BYD battle for dominance in China, which electric car maker has the slickest fundraising machine?
Hong Kong markets watchdog to vet JPMorgan banker Nicolas Aguzin before greenlighting him as HKEX’s next CEO, source says

The next boss of the world’s most valuable bourse operator will have to navigate between HKEX’s ambitions to be a global marketplace and Beijing’s policy directions.

10 Feb 2021 - 11:48PM

The next boss of the world’s most valuable bourse operator will have to navigate between HKEX’s ambitions to be a global marketplace and Beijing’s policy directions.

Hong Kong markets watchdog to vet JPMorgan banker Nicolas Aguzin before greenlighting him as HKEX’s next CEO, source says
HKEX taps JPMorgan’s Nicolas Aguzin as chief executive to helm the world’s most valuable stock market operator

The appointment comes at a time when new listings and investment funds flowing south from mainland China have swelled the city’s market value to HK$54 trillion (US$7 trillion).

10 Feb 2021 - 12:16AM

The appointment comes at a time when new listings and investment funds flowing south from mainland China have swelled the city’s market value to HK$54 trillion (US$7 trillion).

HKEX taps JPMorgan’s Nicolas Aguzin as chief executive to  helm the world’s most valuable stock market operator
Alibaba’s bond sale attracts US$38 billion worth of orders as investors shrug off antitrust fears and look to future of China’s booming e-commerce industry

The overwhelming demand for Alibaba’s long-dated bonds is a vote of confidence from fixed-income investors that the firm will emerge relatively unscathed from an antitrust investigation.

7 Feb 2021 - 9:53AM

The overwhelming demand for Alibaba’s long-dated bonds is a vote of confidence from fixed-income investors that the firm will emerge relatively unscathed from an antitrust investigation.

Alibaba’s bond sale attracts US$38 billion worth of orders as investors shrug off antitrust fears and look to future of China’s booming e-commerce industry
Kuaishou shares jump 161 per cent in debut as Hong Kong’s hottest IPO paves way for offerings from rival video-sharing app owners

Retail investors have bet serious money on the world’s flashiest technology this year, sending in HK$1.3 trillion (US$165 billion) to oversubscribe the IPO by 1,200 times. That’s more than double the cash in circulation in the city.

5 Feb 2021 - 5:53PM

Retail investors have bet serious money on the world’s flashiest technology this year, sending in HK$1.3 trillion (US$165 billion) to oversubscribe the IPO by 1,200 times. That’s more than double the cash in circulation in the city.

Kuaishou shares jump 161 per cent in debut as Hong Kong’s hottest IPO paves way for offerings from rival video-sharing app owners
Alibaba guides market on US$5 billion debt sale ahead of pricing on Thursday

The bond sale comes after the e-commerce giant reported a 37 per cent surge in revenue for the quarter ended December, lifted by its extended Singles’ Day campaign last year and handily beating analysts’ estimates.

4 Feb 2021 - 1:59PM

The bond sale comes after the e-commerce giant reported a 37 per cent surge in revenue for the quarter ended December, lifted by its extended Singles’ Day campaign last year and handily beating analysts’ estimates.

Alibaba guides market on US$5 billion debt sale ahead of pricing on Thursday
Ant Group reaches deal with China’s financial regulators on business overhaul – sources

An agreement between Ant Group and the regulators would lift a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the company and from across the financial technology industry.

3 Feb 2021 - 11:34PM

An agreement between Ant Group and the regulators would lift a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the company and from across the financial technology industry.

Ant Group reaches deal with China’s financial regulators on business overhaul – sources
Alibaba to sell up to US$5 billion of dollar bonds as analysts say risk from antitrust investigation is limited

The e-commerce behemoth is selling up to US$5 billion in debt to investors as analysts brush off the impact of an antitrust crackdown.

3 Feb 2021 - 4:19PM

The e-commerce behemoth is selling up to US$5 billion in debt to investors as analysts brush off the impact of an antitrust crackdown.

Alibaba to sell up to US$5 billion of dollar bonds as analysts say risk from antitrust investigation is limited
UBS Asia builds on last year’s bumper performance with a strong start to 2021 but boss cautions on bonuses

The Swiss lender’s Asian arm had a blowout year in 2020, but that may not translate into Wall Street-topping bonuses, says regional boss.

29 Jan 2021 - 10:59PM

The Swiss lender’s Asian arm had a blowout year in 2020, but that may not translate into Wall Street-topping bonuses, says regional boss.

UBS Asia builds on last year’s bumper performance with a strong start to 2021 but boss cautions on bonuses
Cathay Pacific sells convertible bonds to buttress finances as air travel remains in the doldrums amid lingering Covid-19 pandemic

As air travel to one of Asia’s biggest aviation hubs dries up, Cathay Pacific is turning to investors for financial support.

28 Jan 2021 - 9:08AM

As air travel to one of Asia’s biggest aviation hubs dries up, Cathay Pacific is turning to investors for financial support.

Cathay Pacific sells convertible bonds to buttress finances as air travel remains in the doldrums amid lingering Covid-19 pandemic
Ant Group’s IPO could be revived after ‘problem solved’, hints China’s central bank governor

PBOC governor Yi Gang said there needs to be more international cooperation on regulating fintech, particularly regarding the ownership of consumer data.

27 Jan 2021 - 6:35AM

PBOC governor Yi Gang said there needs to be more international cooperation on regulating fintech, particularly regarding the ownership of consumer data.

Ant Group’s IPO could be revived after ‘problem solved’, hints China’s central bank governor
Blackstone, Carlyle to compete with Chinese bidders for Asian distributor of Fancl’s beauty products

The Hong Kong-based distributor of Fancl beauty products attracts four offers from US and China-based private equity funds, according to people familiar with the bidding process.

25 Jan 2021 - 10:30AM

The Hong Kong-based distributor of Fancl beauty products attracts four offers from US and China-based private equity funds, according to people familiar with the bidding process.

Blackstone, Carlyle to compete with Chinese bidders for Asian distributor of Fancl’s beauty products
Kuaishou aims to sell shares at up to HK$115 each, as world’s second-largest video sharing app kicks off bumper Hong Kong IPO

The short-video platform aims to list on Hong Kong’s stock exchange on February 5, the city’s largest listing since Alibaba’s US$13 billion secondary offering in 2019.

25 Jan 2021 - 11:35PM

The short-video platform aims to list on Hong Kong’s stock exchange on February 5, the city’s largest listing since Alibaba’s US$13 billion secondary offering in 2019.

Kuaishou aims to sell shares at up to HK$115 each, as world’s second-largest video sharing app kicks off bumper Hong Kong IPO
Blackstone, Carlyle, Bain among suitors fine-tuning bids for Asian distributor of Fancl’s beauty products ahead of Friday deadline

Hong Kong entrepreneur Chris Chan is selling his Fancl products distributor after a long-running dispute with the Japanese maker of the popular cosmetics brand.

20 Jan 2021 - 9:18PM

Hong Kong entrepreneur Chris Chan is selling his Fancl products distributor after a long-running dispute with the Japanese maker of the popular cosmetics brand.

Blackstone, Carlyle, Bain among suitors fine-tuning bids for Asian distributor of Fancl’s beauty products ahead of Friday deadline
Ant Group kicks off the overhaul of its fintech operations under the watchful eyes of China’s central bank and financial regulators

The update on Ant Group’s ongoing reorganisation offers the first glimpse of the Chinese government’s stance on a company that powers more than half of all electronic payments in the country, since regulators shut down its US$35 billion stock sale in November.

15 Jan 2021 - 10:46PM

The update on Ant Group’s ongoing reorganisation offers the first glimpse of the Chinese government’s stance on a company that powers more than half of all electronic payments in the country, since regulators shut down its US$35 billion stock sale in November.

Ant Group kicks off the overhaul of its fintech operations under the watchful eyes of China’s central bank and financial regulators
China’s EV funding war: what do US$1.3 billion of oversubscribed notes say about NIO’s prospects in world’s biggest vehicle market?

Electric carmakers are rapidly raising funds and diversifying capital structures while their stocks fly high. They will still need to fight for every dollar to fund the electrification of the industry.

26 Jan 2021 - 3:31PM

Electric carmakers are rapidly raising funds and diversifying capital structures while their stocks fly high. They will still need to fight for every dollar to fund the electrification of the industry.

China’s EV funding war: what do US$1.3 billion of oversubscribed notes say about NIO’s prospects in world’s biggest vehicle market?
New York-based investment firm KKR closes first Asian real estate fund at US$1.7 billion

The fund, called KKR Asia Real Estate Partners (AREP), will invest in commercial, industrial and residential properties, and will opportunistically evaluate assets in emerging alternative sectors.

14 Jan 2021 - 9:59PM

The fund, called KKR Asia Real Estate Partners (AREP), will invest in commercial, industrial and residential properties, and will opportunistically evaluate assets in emerging alternative sectors.

New York-based investment firm KKR closes first Asian real estate fund at US$1.7 billion
China fintech: banking and insurance watchdog CBIRC lays out ways it may punish risky consumer finance companies

The rating system comes as China clamps down on its rapidly growing consumer finance sector, citing systematic risk and customer complaints.

14 Jan 2021 - 12:00AM

The rating system comes as China clamps down on its rapidly growing consumer finance sector, citing systematic risk and customer complaints.

China fintech: banking and insurance watchdog CBIRC lays out ways it may punish risky consumer finance companies
China’s Megvii kick-starts IPO on Shanghai’s Star Market after Trump added facial recognition giant to entity list

Facial-recognition developer Megvii abandoned its original Hong Kong IPO plan after the Trump administration placed it on a trade blacklist; it is now looking to list on Shanghai’s Star Market.

13 Jan 2021 - 10:52PM

Facial-recognition developer Megvii abandoned its original Hong Kong IPO plan after the Trump administration placed it on a trade blacklist; it is now looking to list on Shanghai’s Star Market.

China’s Megvii kick-starts IPO on Shanghai’s Star Market after Trump added facial recognition giant to entity list
China’s NIO sells US$1.3 billion worth of convertible notes as electric car maker’s ADS hits all-time high in New York

Riding high, electric car maker NIO markets convertible notes to investors as its American depositary shares hit an all-time closing high in New York.

26 Jan 2021 - 3:31PM

Riding high, electric car maker NIO markets convertible notes to investors as its American depositary shares hit an all-time closing high in New York.

China’s NIO sells US$1.3 billion worth of convertible notes as electric car maker’s ADS hits all-time high in New York
KKR closes first Asia-Pacific infrastructure fund at US$3.9 billion as coronavirus boom in public spending brews

The fundraising comes at a pivotal time for the infrastructure sector as governments globally call for more spending on infrastructure, from bridges to power grids. Interest rates remain low meaning financing is cheap.

11 Jan 2021 - 8:05PM

The fundraising comes at a pivotal time for the infrastructure sector as governments globally call for more spending on infrastructure, from bridges to power grids. Interest rates remain low meaning financing is cheap.

KKR closes first Asia-Pacific infrastructure fund at US$3.9 billion as coronavirus boom in public spending brews
Bilibili and Kuaishou’s Hong Kong listings will showcase the e-commerce prowess of China’s video-sharing giants

As China’s world-beating video-sharing apps take the stage, their impending stock offerings in Hong Kong will raise the curtain on the nation’s innovative and fast-paced e-commerce industry.

12 Jan 2021 - 9:24AM

As China’s world-beating video-sharing apps take the stage, their impending stock offerings in Hong Kong will raise the curtain on the nation’s innovative and fast-paced e-commerce industry.

Bilibili and Kuaishou’s Hong Kong listings will  showcase the e-commerce prowess of China’s video-sharing giants
Ant Group removes small banks’ online deposit products from its platform as it toes the line with China’s new fintech rules

The move by the world’s largest fintech comes as a global regulatory backlash against Big Tech gathers pace.

18 Dec 2020 - 11:30PM

The move by the world’s largest fintech comes as a global regulatory backlash against Big Tech gathers pace.

Ant Group removes small banks’ online deposit products from its platform as it toes the line with China’s new fintech rules
China’s fintech giants led by Ant Group retool and innovate, as they roll with the punches in new regulatory landscape

The innovative and entrepreneurial fintech industry is scrambling to retool credit operations to comply with harsher regulation handed down by Beijing, and may bounce back stronger than ever next year.

18 Dec 2020 - 3:36PM

The innovative and entrepreneurial fintech industry is scrambling to retool credit operations to comply with harsher regulation handed down by Beijing, and may bounce back stronger than ever next year.

China’s fintech giants led by Ant Group retool and innovate, as they roll with the punches in new regulatory landscape
Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li-backed SPAC in early talks to invest in Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia

The Hong Kong billionaire has teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel to form an acquisition vehicle that is in talks with Southeast Asian unicorns, including Indonesia’s Tokopedia.

16 Dec 2020 - 10:25PM

The Hong Kong billionaire has teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel to form an acquisition vehicle that is in talks with Southeast Asian unicorns, including Indonesia’s Tokopedia.

Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li-backed SPAC in early talks to invest in Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia
Ant Group’s chairman Eric Jing breaks silence after halt in largest global IPO with a corporate ‘check-up’ and rehabilitation plan

The Shanghai Stock Exchange pulled Ant Group’s IPO on November 3, halting what would have been the world’s largest-ever listing. Chinese regulators unleashed a torrent of new rules soon afterwards designed to bring the entrepreneurial Chinese fintech sector to heel.

16 Dec 2020 - 10:03AM

The Shanghai Stock Exchange pulled Ant Group’s IPO on November 3, halting what would have been the world’s largest-ever listing. Chinese regulators unleashed a torrent of new rules soon afterwards designed to bring the entrepreneurial Chinese fintech sector to heel.

Ant Group’s chairman Eric Jing breaks silence after halt in largest global IPO with a corporate ‘check-up’ and rehabilitation plan
Nio plans stock sale worth US$3.12 billion as Chinese electric carmakers boost capital to challenge Tesla

Chinese electric vehicle makers rev up capital raising drive as they pour capital into research and development to challenge market leader Tesla.

11 Dec 2020 - 10:04PM

Chinese electric vehicle makers rev up capital raising drive as they pour capital into research and development to challenge market leader Tesla.

Nio plans stock sale worth US$3.12 billion as Chinese electric carmakers boost capital to challenge Tesla
China’s central bank plans to finance Xi Jinping’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2060. Here’s how

PBOC’s Yi Gang mulls tough requirements for China’s banks, to make sure they are underwriting enough green loans and bonds for the country to hit its goal of carbon neutrality by 2060.

9 Dec 2020 - 11:03PM

PBOC’s Yi Gang mulls tough requirements for China’s banks, to make sure they are underwriting enough green loans and bonds for the country to hit its goal of carbon neutrality by 2060.

China’s central bank plans to finance Xi Jinping’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2060. Here’s how