The London offices of HSBC in the Canary Wharf district of London. Photo: AFP The London offices of HSBC in the Canary Wharf district of London. Photo: AFP
The London offices of HSBC in the Canary Wharf district of London. Photo: AFP
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

Caught in US-China crossfire, should HSBC split its global businesses?

  • Having become a political football, ‘the world’s local bank’ might do better to rethink its global vision and split into separate listings in Hong Kong and London
  • Breaking up is hard to do, but it may be the only way to win investors back

The London offices of HSBC in the Canary Wharf district of London. Photo: AFP The London offices of HSBC in the Canary Wharf district of London. Photo: AFP
The London offices of HSBC in the Canary Wharf district of London. Photo: AFP
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Neil Newman

Neil Newman

Neil Newman is a thematic portfolio strategist focused on pan-Asian equity markets. Experienced in the major global financial centres of Tokyo, London and New York, he is a regular commentator on commercial investment strategies that suit constantly changing investor trends. He is a long-term resident of Hong Kong.