Radio interviews on Asian IPOs

1st June 2012

I was interviewed this morning by anchor Bryan Curtis on Hong Kong’s RTHK 3 radio “Money For Nothing” programme. The topic was IPOs, with a focus on the Facebook flotation on NASDAQ, the aborted Graff Diamonds IPO in Hong Kong – and market conditions generally.

The other participants on the programme were Martin Hennecke, Associate Director of the Tyche Group, and Ruchir Sharma, Head of the Global Emerging Markets Equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, who talked about the main themes in his new bestseller, “Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles”.

To listen to a podcast of the programme, please click on this LINK. My interview was the last one on the show.

I was later interviewed by presenter Linda Duffin on the BBC World Service‘s “The World Today” show, one of their top news programmes. I discussed the Formula One IPO in Singapore (whose launch has just been delayed), as well as other IPOs in the region.

To listen to a podcast of the programme, please click HERE. My interview starts around the 14th minute of the recording.



I have set up this blog to report notable events on international IPOs.

These include particularly remarkable transactions, changes in market practice (whether pertaining to documentation, valuation or marketing techniques) and regulations, as well as appointments in the sphere of equity capital markets (ECM).

Although the blog has a bias towards the Asia-Pacific region, since this is where I am based, it is intended to be global in both its scope and outlook.

Please use the contact form above to report an IPO story or an ECM development.


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