Reviews, events and media

This page features more than 250 book reviews, events and print and electronic media interviews where "IPO: A Global Guide", "IPO Banks: Pitch, Selection and Mandate", "Hard Underwriting" and/or the author have appeared. All upcoming events can also be seen on my Amazon.com author's page.

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- GlobalCapital: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "HK dual-class shares hang in the balance", by John Loh, on 24 August 2017.

- Energy Intelligence Finance: Quoted in an article entitled "Hong Kong a Strong Contender as Aramco Weighs Listing", on 31 May 2017.

- ARTE: Recorded interview on Hong Kong as a financial marketplace for this franco-german television channel, with Marc Roche and Jérôme Fritel, on 19 April 2017.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in a Bloomberg News article entitled "A 9,800% Stock Increase Exposes Hong Kong's Billionaires on Paper", by Robert Olsen and Benjamin Robertson, on 18 April 2018.

- City University of Hong Kong: Panel member, "Writing a Novel", undergraduate class on writing fiction, on 17 March 2017.

- Hong Kong University: Lecture on IPOs as part of Nigel Davis' course on IPO law, on 24 February 2017.

- The Banker: Judge for the Investment Banking Awards 2016, on 6 October 2016.

Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong: mentioned several times in the IFPHK’s response to the joint consultation paper on proposed enhancements to The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited’s decision-making and governance structure for listing regulation issued by the Securities and Futures Commission and the exchange, September 2016. 

- CNBC: Quoted in a Reuters article entitled "Anbang's Hong Kong IPO to lift veil on Chinese group's backers", by Dennis Thomas and Elzio Barreto, on 26 August 2016.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in a Bloomberg News article entitled "Chinese Insurance Giant Anbang Said to Seek IPO Bank Pitches", with assistance by Heng Xie, Prudence Ho, Dingmin Zhang, Jonathan Browning, and Regina Tan, on 23 August 2016.

- Global Investor Magazine: Interviewed for an article entitled "Aramco IPO sparks exchange scramble", by James Gavin, on 15 August 2016.

- The Banker: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "Hong Kong - IPOs - Chinese A1 filings: A risky business", by Danielle Myles, on 1 August 2016.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "CDB Leasing Said to Price $799 Million IPO Near Bottom End", by Regina Tan, on 30 June 2016.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, SFO Refresher Course - IPO Sponsors in Hong Kong, on 27 and 29 June 2016.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Hong Kong's cornerstone investors dominate but drain IPOs of vitality", by Elzio Barreto, on 23 June 2016.

- GlobalCapital: Quoted in an article entitled "SFC consolidates role amid consultation on HK listings", by John Loh, on 23 June 2016.

- Japanese investment bank: In-house course on Hong Kong's IPO sponsor regime, on 18 May 2016.

RR Donnelley Financial Services Group: Talk on IPOs and book signing, at the Kee Club in Hong Kong, on 20 April 2016.

- Hong Kong Writers Circle: Panel member at an education event entitled "Planning Your Novel", on 15 March 2016.

- Hong Kong University: Lecture on IPOs as part of Nigel Davis' course on IPO law, on 4 March 2016. 

- A-Plus (the magazine of the HKICPA): Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "Maintaining Hong Kong's listing stampede", by Jemelyn Yadao, in February 2016.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Zeshang Bank Said to Delay Testing $1 Billion IPO Interest", by Fox Hu and Regina Tan, on 29 February 2016.

Hong Kong University: Lecture on IPOs as part of Nigel Davis' course on IPO law, on 20 January 2016.

- GlobalCapital: Interviewed for an article on Asian ECM entitled "Better days ahead", by Rashmi Kumar, on 16 December 2015.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, SFO Refresher Course - IPO Sponsors in Hong Kong, on 9 and 11 December 2015.

- Compass offices: Featured on their company blog, on 4 December 2015.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Public Goes Missing from Hong Kong IPOs as State Giants Buy", by Fox Hu, on 13 November 2015.

- Channel News Asia: Live interview with business anchor Haidi Lun on Hong Kong IPOs and Japan Post's privatization, on 12 October 2015.

- CNBC: Quoted several times in an article entitled "The big picture for HK floats looks bright", by Saheli Roy Choudhury, on 9 October 2015.

- GlobalCapital: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "HKEx drops dual-class proposal after SFC thumbs down", by John Loh, on 8 October 2015.

- RTHK Radio 3: Live interview with anchor Noreen Mir on the "123 Show" to talk about my debut Hong Kong thriller, "Hard Underwriting" on 7 October 2015.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Wall Street banks feel equities fee pinch as Chinese competition bites", by Elzio Barreto, on 6 October 2015.

- HKU Legal Scholarship Blog: Featured on the Faculty of Law of Hong Kong University's blog on 1 October 2015.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, SFO Refresher Course - IPO Sponsors in Hong Kong, on 22 and 23 September 2015.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, "Overview of the new IPO sponsor regulatory regime and practice in Hong Kong" (preparatory course for the Paper 16 examinations for Representatives), on 28 and 31 August 2015.

- FinanceAsia: Quoted in an article entitled "China's Black Monday could crimp dealmaking", by Ray Chan, on 24 August 2015. 

- International investment bank in Hong Kong: In-house training on the IPO sponsor regime in Hong Kong, through the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, on 7 July 2015.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "For China's Hottest Stocks, a 77% Gain in Four Days is Bad News", by Fox Hu, on 2 July 2015.

- Bloomberg Television: Live interview on Legend's IPO trading debut in Hong Kong, with Rishaad Salamat on the "Trending Business" show, on 29 June 2015.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, SFO Refresher Course - IPO Sponsors in Hong Kong, on 15 and 16 June 2015.

- Bloomberg Television: Interview with anchor Sophie Kamaruddin on Malaysia's ECM markets for the "Moving Malaysia" evening programme, on 10 June 2015.

- Hong Kong University: Course on IPOs, as part of the Masters in Finance programme, within the private equity module taught by Henri Arslanian, on 1 June 2015.

- Management & Science University (MSU) Malaysia: Presentation on IPOs to undergraduate, MBA and PhD students, on 21 May 2015.

- Maybank Investment Bank Berhad: Presentation to staff on trends in equity capital markets and book signing, as part of their "Technical Experts" series, in Kuala Lumpur, on 21 May 2015.

- GlobalCapital: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "Changing tides for Chinese IBs in Asia ECM", by John Loh, on 5 May 2015.

- GlobalCapital: Quoted in an article entitled "Chinese brokers brace for bigger H-share discount", by John Loh, on 19 March 2015.

- Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: Presentation on IPOs, on 17 March 2015.

- FinanceAsia: Quoted in an article entitled "HKBN underwhelms on its debut", by Suzy Waite, on 12 March 2015. 

Hong Kong University: Lecture on IPOs as part of Nigel Davis' course on IPO law, on 27 February 2015.

- CNBC.com: Quoted in an article entitled "Is Japan Post overpaying for Toll?", by Leslie Shaffer, on 18 February 2015.

Hong Kong University: Lecture on IPOs as part of Nigel Davis' course on IPO law, on 7 January 2015.

- FinanceAsia: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "HK IPOs seen slipping slightly in 2015", by Suzy Waite, on 6 January 2015.

- GlobalCapital: Quoted several times in an article entitled "Hong Kong/Singapore IPOs: Different Strokes", by Managing Editor Mark Baker, on 16 December 2014.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, refresher course on IPO sponsors in Hong Kong, on 12 and 15 December 2014.

- CNBC: Live television interview on "Squawk Box Asia" with anchors Bernie Lo and Susan Li, on CGN Power's IPO debut in Hong Kong, on 10 December 2014.

- FinanceAsia: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "Hong Kong reopen for ECM business, for now" by Suzy Waite, on 10 December 2014.

- Reuters Television: Recorded interview on Dalian Wanda's IPO in Hong Kong, on 9 December 2014.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, "Overview of the new IPO sponsor regulatory regime and practice in Hong Kong" (preparatory course for the Paper 16 examinations for Representatives), on 10 and 13 November 2014.

- The Washington Post: Quoted in an article entitled "Morgan Stanley central in Chinese stock dispute" by the Associated Press, on 13 November 2014.

- ABC News: Quoted in an article entitled "Hong Kong Stock Regulators Struggle to Spot Fraud", by Jeff Horwitz of the Associated Press in Washington, on 13 November 2014. 

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, "Overview of the new IPO sponsor regulatory regime and practice in Hong Kong" (preparatory course for the Paper 15 examinations for Principals), on 14, 16 and 21 October 2014.

- Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: In-house training on the new IPO sponsor regulatory regime and practice in Hong Kong (preparatory course for the Paper 15 examinations for Principals) for an international investment bank in Hong Kong, on 20 October 2014.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "China's CICC Chairman also leaving after CEO quits", by Heng Xie and Engen Tham, on 15 October 2014.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "China investment bank CICC's Levin Zhu resigns" by Engen Tham and Lawrence White, on 14 October 2014.

- The 4th annual Asia Counsel-to-Counsel Exchange: Panelist on IPOs at this event at the Excelsior hotel in Hong Kong, on 9 October 2014.

- South China Morning Post: Quoted in an article entitled "IPO fundraisers arrive in Hong Kong despite civil strife", by Ray Chan, on 1 October 2014.

- The Wall Street Journal: Quoted in an article entitled "Hong Kong Banks Hit By Protests", by Enda Curran, on 29 September 2014.

The Peak Magazine (Hong Kong): Guest column entitled "Cornering elusive cornerstones" for the September 2014 issue.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Alibaba Sentiment Adds $3.1 Billion for top Tech Tycoons", by Zijing Wu, on 19 September 2014.

- FinanceAsia: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "Cornerstones weight down Hong Kong IPOs", by Suzy Waite, on 10 September 2014. 

- GlobalCapital: Quoted in an article entitled "Little need for HKEx dual-class proposal, bankers say", by Lorraine Cushnie and Rashmi Kumar, on 4 September 2014.

- The Wall Street Journal: Quoted in an article entitled "Beijing Decree Stirs Fear Over Hong Kong Status as Finance Hub", by Enda Curran, Kathy Chu and James T. Areddy, on 2 September 2014.

- GlobalCapital: Quoted in an article entitled "Bankers unconvinced as HKEx consults on dual shareholding", by Lorraine Cushnie, on 1 September 2014.

- Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited: Quoted and used as a source in the exchange's Concept Paper on Weighted Voting Rights, in August 2014.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, refresher course on IPO sponsors in Hong Kong, on 12 and 14 August 2014.

- South China Morning Post: Quoted in an article entitled "Investors face hard truths about IPO market in Hong Kong", by Ray Chan and Enoch Yiu, on 11 August 2014.

- BBC World News: Recorded television interview for the Asia Business Report programme on the re-launched IPO of WH Group, with Hong Kong correspondent Juliana Liu, on 5 August 2014.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, "Overview of the new IPO sponsor regulatory regime and practice in Hong Kong" (preparatory course for the Paper 16 examinations for Representatives), on 29 and 31 July 2014.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Too Many Bankers Hurt Hong Kong IPOs as Bacon Maker WH Drops 26", by Fox Hu and Jonathan Browning, on 23 July 2014.

- Thomson Reuters Television: Recorded television interview on Hong Kong IPOs aired on Radio Television Brunei News, on 17 July 2014.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, "Overview of the new IPO sponsor regulatory regime and practice in Hong Kong" (preparatory course for the Paper 15 examinations for Principals), on 30 June, 2 July and 7 July 2014.

GlobalCapital: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "Sebi ECM reforms to trigger a slew of stake sales", by Rashmi Kumar, on 26 June 2014.

Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Lack of IPOs, buyout boom exacerbate Singapore's bourse liquidity woes", by Anshuman Daga, on 26 June 2014.

Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Thai tycoon Charoen to raise close to $300 mln in hospitality trust IPO", by Anshuman Daga and Saheed Azhar, on 23 June 2014.

- The Wall Street Journal: Video interview with Asia banking reporter Enda Curran on the climate for investment banks in the region, on 17 June 2014.

- Maeil Business Newspaper (Korea): Interview on international new listings in Asia, with Capital Markets Reporter Da-Young Kang, on 26 May 2014.

- South China Morning Post: Quoted in an article entitled "China investment banks making market inroads", by Jasper Moiseiwitsch, on 26 May 2014.

- IFR Asia: Interview with contributor Bee Lin Ang for the "Advising the Wise" section of the "Banking to Asia's Blue Chips" report, on 14 May 2014. 

- Dealogic: Talk in Hong Kong on "IPO Banks: Pitch, Selection and Mandate", on 12 May 2014.

- University of St Gallen, Switzerland: Input on a case study on the IPO of Prada in 2011, on 12 May 2014.

- The Wall Street Journal: Quoted in an article entitled "Regulators Step Up Probe Into Bank Hiring Overseas", by Enda Curran and Jean Eaglesham, on 6 May 2014.

- Business Insider: Quoted in an article entitled "29 Hong Kong Investment Banks Blew A US$6 Billion IPO And They Are All Blaming Each Other", by Linette Lopez, on 1 May 2014.

- South China Morning Post: Quoted in an article entitled "29 investment banks, one failed US$6 billion IPO: Who is to blame?", by Ray Chan, George Chen and Nick Edwards, on 1 May 2014.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Ex-Rothschild banker Yao faces tough Alibaba IPO test", by Elzio Barreto, on 30 April 2014.

- BBC News: Recorded television interview on WH Group's IPO in Hong Kong, with Hong Kong correspondent Juliana Liu, on 28 April 2014.

- GlobalCapital: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "Chaos of 29 banks worsens WH Group IPO shambles", by Clare Hammond, on 24 April 2014.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Alibaba Said to Plan Hong Kong-Style Fees for IPO Bankers", by Leslie Picker, Zijing Wu and Fox Hu, on 16 April 2014.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, refresher course on IPO sponsors in Hong Kong, on 7 and 9 April 2014.

- Frost & Sullivan: Participant in a study and survey on investment banking, on 2 April 2014.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Hong Kong IPO hopefuls get ready for 'name and shame' rule change", by Elzio Barreto and Lawrence White, on 31 March 2014.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, "Overview of the new IPO sponsor regulatory regime and practice in Hong Kong" (preparatory course for the Paper 16 examinations for Representatives), on 17 and 20 March 2014.

- IFR Asia: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "Monetising Assets", by Wing-Gar Cheng, on 20 March 2014.

- CNBC.com: Quoted in an article entitled "Alibaba's ditch - How bad is it for Hong Kong exchange?", by Ansuya Harjani, on 17 March 2014.

- Nikkei Asian Review: Guest column entitled "Hong Kong stock investors give foreign issuers cold shoulder", on 13 March 2014.

2A-IH Info: (Lettre d'Information de l'Association des Auditeurs de l'IHEDN). Article on "IPO Banks: Pitch, Selection and Mandate". No 103, March-April 2014.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Military-Linked Chinese Auction House to IPO in Hong Kong", by Frederik Balfour, on 28 February 2014.

Hong Kong University: Lecture on IPOs as part of Nigel Davis' course on IPO law, on 21 February 2014.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Wall Street Girds for China Bribery Probe as IPOs Beckon", by Cathy Chan and Keri Geiger, on 19 February 2014.

- Nikkei Asian Review: Guest writer for a column entitled "The curse of 'guanxi' banking", on 13 February 2014.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, "Overview of the new IPO sponsor regulatory regime and practice in Hong Kong" (preparatory course for the Paper 15 examinations for Principals), on 10, 12 and 17 February 2014.

CNBC: Live interview on "The Call" with anchor Bernie Lo, on Hong Kong Electric's IPO debut, on 29 January 2014.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "JPMorgan Said to Quit Tianhe Chemicals IPO Amid Hiring probe", by Cathy Chan, on 21 January 2014.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Hong Kong bankers shake off lean spell as city regains IPO swagger", by Elzio Barreto, on 14 January 2014.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Li Ka-shing's utility cuts trust IPO to $3.6 bln on valuation", by Elzio Barreto, on 13 January 2014.

- Nikkei Asian Review: Guest column entitled "Market forces set to take charge in Chinese listing (well, almost)", on 9 January 2014.

- South China Morning Post: Quoted in an article entitled "Acquisitions and refinancing top the agenda", by Jasper Moiseiwitsch and Ray Chan, on 30 December 2013.

- South China Morning Post: Quoted in an article entitled "IPO surge sets up bright 2014 for Hong Kong", by Jasper Moiseiwitsch, on 30 December 2013.

Hong Kong University: Lecture on IPOs as part of Nigel Davis' course on IPO law, on 10 December 2013.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, refresher course on IPO sponsors in Hong Kong, on 2 and 3 December 2013.

- "Strong Managers, Strong Owners: Corporate Governance and Strategy" by Harry Korine and Pierre-Yves Gomez, referenced in this book published by Cambridge University Press, in November 2013.

- CITIC Securities: Lecturer, "Overview of the new IPO sponsor regulatory regime and practice in Hong Kong" (preparatory course for the Paper 16 examinations for Representatives), on 14 and 15 November 2013.

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, "Overview of the new IPO sponsor regulatory regime and practice in Hong Kong" (preparatory course for the Paper 16 examinations for Representatives), on 11 and 21 November 2013.

- CNBC: Live interview on "The Call" with anchor Bernie Lo, on Bank of Chongqing's IPO debut, on 6 November 2013.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Huishang Bank Lures Wealthy Individuals Back to Hong Kong IPOs", by Fox Hu, on 30 October 2013. 

- RTHK 3: Live radio interview on Chinese bank IPOs in Hong Kong, on the "Money for Nothing" morning programme, on 30 October 2013.

- South China Morning Post: Letter to the Editor, "More relevant template from Malaysia", published on 9 October 2013.

FinanceAsia: Interview with Brand Editor Alison Tudor-Ackroyd for the cover story of the October 2013 magazine, entitled "How to fix Hong Kong's IPO machine", with multiple quotes throughout this five page article.

- Angel in China: Quoted in an article entitled "Is IPO a plausible exit strategy for Singapore startups?", by Jacky Yap, on 30 September 2013.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Power Assets Said to Seek $5 Billion from Unit Spinoff", by Fox Hu, Michelle Yun and Jasmine Wang, on 27 September 2013.

BBC News: Recorded television interview with Juliana Liu on the China Huishan Dairy IPO, on 27 September 2013.

- CNBC: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "Singapore jumps to second spot in global IPO activity", by writer Katie Holliday, on 26 September 2013.

- Capital Markets Law Journal: Referenced twice in an article entitled "Cornerstone investors in IPOs -an Asian perspective", by Tze-Gay Tan and Jeanne Ong, partners in Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore, on 24 September 2013 (2013, volume 8, No 4). 

- Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Lecturer, refresher course on IPO sponsors in Hong Kong, on 23 and 30 September 2013.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Goldman, HSBC spat over Huishan IPO highlights Chinese squeeze on banks" by Michael Flaherty and Elzio Barreto, on 19 September 2013.

- German university master thesis: Quoted in "Ablauf Eines Initial Public Offering an Einer Deutschen Borse Und Die Rolle Des Abschlussprufers" by Yu-Hui Liu, published by Grin Verlag, on 13 September 2013.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Tycoons Usurped by SOEs in China IPOs as Returns Tumble" by Fox Hu and Emma Bi, on 22 July 2013.

- CNBC.com: Quoted in an article entitled "Asian IPOs Brave Choppy Markets" by writer Katie Holliday, on 10 July 2013.

- CNBC Asia: Live interviews on the Hong Kong IPO market with anchors Oriel Morrison and Emily Chan on the Cash Flow show, on 4 July 2013.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Goldman Sachs names Hitchner as Asia Head, Replacing Ryan", by Jonathan Browning, on 2 July 2013.

- A Plus Magazine: Interview on mainland China's IPO markets for the magazine of the Hong Kong CPAs, with George W. Russell, for the July 2013 issue.

- China Daily: Interview with Sophie He for an article entitled "IPO's second wind" as part of the Hong Kong Competitiveness Report, published on 21 June 2013.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Malaysia tycoon plans IPO of football club Cardiff City", by Yantoultra Ngui, on 24 May 2013.

- FinanceAsia: Interview for an article entitled "Hong Kong's IPO drought" for the magazine's June issue, with equities reporter Aiko Hayashi, on 22 May 2013.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Sinopec Engineering Said to Raise $1.8 Billion in IPO", by Fox Hu, on 16 May 2013.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "China Galaxy IPO raises $1.1 billion, priced for first day pop", by Elzio Barreto, on 15 May 2013.

- South China Morning Post: Quoted in an article entitled "Hotels hope you'll take it on trust", by Jasper Moiseiwitsch, on 13 May 2013.

- L'Agefi Hebdo: Author of a guest column entitled "Les bourses asiatiques connaissent des retournements de situation", on 2 May 2013.

- Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Magazine: Interview on Chinese IPOs in Hong Kong (for the June edition), with Christopher Beddor, on 19 April 2013.

- South China Morning Post: Quoted in an article entitled "How to prevent getting wiped out by a rights offer", by Jasper Moiseiwitsch, on 15 April 2013.

- Amazon.co.uk: "Four Star" review - "Excellent guide to what really goes onFor those of us who occupy other niches in the deal universe (documenting the deals) and who always wondered "what do the bankers do all day?", this book answers the questions", on 28 March 2013.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Goldman hires Morgan Stanley's Asia investment banking head" by Lawrence White, Elzio Barreto and Stephen Aldred, on 7 March 2013.

- RTHK 3: Live radio interview on the "Money for Nothing" programme, on China's IPOs dipping to record lows, on 6 March 2013.

Hong Kong University: Lecture on IPOs as part of Nigel Davis' course on IPO law, on 1 March 2013.

- CNBC.com: Quoted in an article by CNBC Asia writer Katie Holliday, entitled "Asia's IPO Market Just Got Its Buzz Back", on 14 February 2013.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article by Lawrence White and Elzio Barreto, entitled "Goldman reaps fee bonanza from record Sinopec deal", on 8 February 2013.

- South China Morning Post: Quoted in an article by Lai Ying-kit, entitled "Auction time for some of Henry Tang's wine", on 5 February 2013.

- Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: Moderator of a panel discussion on the listing mechanism in Hong Kong at the 2nd version of this conference (at which I already presented in November 2011), on 17 January 2013.

- The Straits Times: Quoted in an article entitled "The Pull of Bursa" by Senior Correspondent (Money Desk) Anita Gabriel, on 15 January 2013.

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi di Milano: Quoted in a university thesis entitled "Le IPO nel settore del lusso: conviene ancora quotarsi in Italia? Il caso Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. vs Prada S.p.A.", by Giovanni Barone, in 2012.

Hong Kong University: Lecture on IPOs as part of Nigel Davis' course on IPO law, on 11 December 2012.

- LexisNexis: Contributor to the "Hong Kong IPO guide 2013", published in both English and Chinese in December 2012. 

- Quartz.com: Quoted in an article by Zach Coleman, entitled "Why Hong kong isn't likely to reclaim the global IPO crown", on 21 December 2012.

- CNBC Asia: Quoted in an article by CNBC.com Asia writer Jean Chua, entitled "Is 2012 as Bad as It Gets for Hong Kong's IPOs?", on 19 December 2012.

- BBC News: Interview with Jennifer Pak in Hong Kong on prospects for IPOs in 2013, on 18 December 2012.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article by equity capital markets reporter Elzio Barreto, entitled “China insurer PICC debut shines through Hong Kong IPO gloom”, on 7 December 2012.

- CNBC Asia: Quoted in an article by CNBC.com Asia writer Jean Chua, entitled "There's More Upside for China's PICC - Here Is Why", on 7 December 2012.

Bloomberg Television: Live interview on PICC's IPO debut in Hong Kong - with anchor Rishaad Salamat in the "On The Move Asia" show, on 7 December 2012.

BBC News: Recorded TV interview on PICC Group's IPO, with Hong Kong correspondent Juliana Liu and aired on 7 December 2012.

- Bloomberg: Quoted several times in an article by Fox Hu and Zhang Dingmin, entitled "PICC Leans on Cornerstones for Biggest 2012 Hong Kong IPO", on 29 November 2012.

PwC: Quoted several times in a study on cross-border IPOs entitled "Equity sans Frontières: Trends in cross-border IPOs and an outlook for the future", published in November 2012.

- CNBC.com: Interview with Assistant Producer Ansuya Harjani for an article entitled "Is IPO Fever Returning to the Hong Kong Market?", on 23 November 2012.

- RTHK 3: Live radio interview on IPOs for the rest of the year and the 2013 pipeline, in the "Hong Kong Today" proramme with Andrew Wood, on 23 November 2012.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article by Netty Ismail on Malaysian tycoon Desmond Lim, entitled "Billionaire Lim Unmasked as Pavilion REIT Outpaces Malaysia IPOs", on 22 November 2012.

- CNBC Asia: Live interview on PICC Groups' IPO with anchors Bernie Lo and Emily Chan on "The Call", on 22 November 2012.

RTHK 3: Live radio interview IPO market conditions, on the "Money For Nothing" programme, hosted by anchor Bryan Curtis, on 22 November 2012.

- Bloomberg: Quoted several times in an article entitled "Malaysia Clears Path for IPOs of Business Trusts" by Joyce Koh and Elffie Chew, on 9 November 2012.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "China's Zhejiang Shibao jumps over 6 times on Shenzhen IPO" by Kazunori Takada and Samuel Chen, on 2 November 2012.

CNBC Asia: Interview on Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical's IPO trading debut in Hong Kong, on "The Call", with anchors Bernie Lo and Emily Chan, on 30 October 2012.

Bloomberg Television: Live interview on Astro Malaysia's IPO debut in Kuala Lumpur - and Asian IPOs generally - with anchor Rishaad Salamat in the "On The Move Asia" show, on 19 October 2012.

- BBC World News: Interview on Astro Malysia's debut - and on Asian IPOs generally - with anchor Rico Hizon as part of the "Asia Business Report" programme, on 19 October 2012.

- Dealogic: Presentation on IPOs to 40 participants of the technology and content platform in Hong Kong, on 15 October 2012.

- Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute: Speaker at the HKSI Career Day, on life as an equity capital markets investment banker, on 29 September 2012.

Hong Kong Securities and Invstment Institute: Presentation on recent developments in equity capital markets in Asia, on 20 September 2012.

Hong Kong Economic Journal: Interviewed for an article entitled "National State secrets must have a legal basis" (陳文敏:「國家機密」須有法律依據) by Kong Hoi Ni, on 3 September 2012.

- South China Morning Post: Guest column (cover story) entitled "Deals and meals" for the Food & Wine supplement on business "power" lunches, on 23 August 2012.

RTHK 3: Live radio interview on Facebook's forthcoming 2Q and first set of results following its IPO, on the "Money For Nothing" programme, hosted by anchor Bryan Curtis, on 24 July 2012.

- CNBC.com: Quoted multiple times in an article entitled "Malaysia IPO Market To Keep Edge Over Regional Rivals" by Senior Writer Dhara Ranasinghe, on 23 July 2012.

CNBC Asia: Interview on Asian IPOs in Hong Kong, on the "Squawk Box" show with anchors Lisa Oake and Bernie Lo and Anthony Scaramucci, Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital, on 23 July 2012.

Australia Broadcasting Corporation: Recorded interview for ABC Radio in Sydney on the subject of Russian IPOs in Hong Kong, with journalist Stanley Correy, on 20 July 2012.

- A Plus: Interview on Hong Kong IPOs with George W. Russell, Editor of this magazine for the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, on 6 July 2012 for the August 2012 issue. With more than 49,000 copies distributed each month, A Plus is not only a membership magazine for the Institute, but also one of the most widely circulated English-language monthly magazines in Hong Kong - and the largest-circulating business publication there.

RTHK 3: Live radio interview on Malaysian and Hong Kong IPOs, on the "Money For Nothing" programme, hosted by anchor Bryan Curtis, on 5 July 2012.

Bloomberg Television: Live interview on Felda Global Ventures' IPO debut in Kuala Lumpur with anchor Rishaad Salamat in the "On The Move Asia" show, on 28 June 2012.

- Financial Times: Interview for an article entitled "Hong Kong slips down the IPO rankings" by Robert Cookson, on 21 June 2012.

- Hong Kong Economic Journal: Profile and interview by reporter May Chan with the title "Will Philippe Espinasse be the next David Webb?" (in traditional Chinese characters), on 6 June 2012.

- BBC World Service: Recorded radio interview on Asian IPOs with presenter Linda Duffin on "The World Today", one of the BBC's top news programmes, on 1 June 2012. 

- RTHK 3: Live radio interview on the postponed, $1 billion Graff Diamonds IPO in Hong Kong and other recent flotations, on the "Money For Nothing" programme, hosted by anchor Bryan Curtis, on 1 June 2012.

- Financial Times: Quoted in an article entitled "Graff's failure casts cloud over Asian IPOs" by Robert Cookson in Hong Kong, on 31 May 2012.

Financial Times: Quoted in an article entitled "Graff Diamonds pulls Hong Kong IPO" by Robert Cookson and Jennifer Hughes in Hong Kong and Ajay Makan in New York, on 30 May 2012.

RTHK 3: Live panel radio interview on the "Backchat" show with anchors Bryan Curtis and Mike Weeks, as well as fellow panellists David M. Webb and Charles Mok, on the subject of the Facebook IPO, on 24 May 2012

- CNBC Asia: Interview for an article on the Graff Diamonds IPO in Hong Kong with Ansuya Harjani, entitled "Graff's 'Risky' Revenue Model Could Hurt Hong Kong IPO", on 21 May 2012.

CNBC: Live studio interview on Graff Diamonds and other IPOs in Hong Kong, for the global prime time "Worldwide Exchange" show with anchors Kelly Evans and Ross Westgate in London, on 21 May 2012.

CNBC Asia: Taped interview on Facebook's IPO for the "Straight Talk" weekend programme with anchor Bernie Lo on 11 May 2012.

- Hong Kong Economic Journal: Interview with reporter May Chan for an article on the Hong Kong SFC's consultation on IPO sponsors, on 11 May 2012.

- Business Times Singapore: Interview with contributor Shu-Ching Jean Chen for an article entitled "HK threatens to jail dodgy IPO bankers", on 11 May 2012.

- Sydney Morning Herald: Interview with Investigations Editor Tom Allard on Clive Palmer's attempted IPO for Resourcehouse in Hong Kong, on 7 May 2012.

- Istituto Marangoni, Milan: Interview for a master programme thesis on the subject of IPOs for fashion companies, on 1 May 2012.

Bloomberg Television: Live interview on Haitong Securities' IPO debut in Hong Kong with anchor Rishaad Salamat in the "On The Move Asia" show, on 27 April 2012.

- CNBC Asia: Live interview on Haitong Securities' IPO debut in Hong Kong in "The Call" with anchor Bernie Lo and Emily Chan, on 27 April 2012.

- Financial Times: Quoted in an article by Paul J. Davies, Robert Cookson and Sarah Mishkin entitled "Investors hang fire over Asia's IPO pipeline", on 2 April 2012.

- Australia Broadcasting Corporation: Recorded interview for ABC Radio in Sydney on the subject of Resourcehouse's attempted IPO in Hong Kong in May/June 2011, with journalist Stanley Correy, on 2 April 2012. The link for this feature, part of the Background Briefing series, can be found HERE.

RTHK 3: Live interview on RTHK radio in Hong Kong, in the "Hong Kong Today" early morning show with business news presenter Andrew Wood, on 2 April 2012.

- Treasury Today: Interview on Manchester United's proposed IPO in Singapore in 2011, with Christopher Wilson, in the March 2012 issue under the caption "Asian IPOs: a tale of two cities".

- Hong Kong University: Lecture on "IPOs: An (Ex) Banker's Perspective" as part of Nigel Davis' course on IPO law, on 9 March 2012.

- L'Agefi Hebdo: Interview (in French) with journalist Amélie Laurin. The title of the feature was "Les banques françaises ont des stratégies de niche", on 1 March 2012.

- Hong Kong Trader: Cited in an article entitled "The New Publishers", on 29 February 2012.

- FT.com: Video interview on the website of the Financial Times. I was interviewed by Robert Cookson and the title of the feature was "Has the the boom in Hong Kong IPOs come to an end and what deals should we be looking out for?", on 27 February 2012. 

- Financial Times: Quoted in an article entitled "Sunshine Oilsands' HK listing raises $575m" by Robert Cookson, on 24 February 2012.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Bankers turn to shadow books as Hong Kong IPO market stutters" by equity capital markets reporter Elzio Barreto, on 21 February 2012.

- BBC World News: Recorded television interview on the Asia Business Report show with Rico Hizon, on prospects for IPOs in 2012, on 4 January 2012.

- L'Agefi: Quoted in an article by journalist Yves-Marc Le Reour entitled "La réticence des investisseurs se confirme vis-à-vis des IPO chinoises", on 2 January 2012.

Financial Times: Quoted in an article by Robert Cookson in Hong Kong and Gregory Meyer in New York, entitled “China Eclipses US As Top IPO Venue”, on 29 December 2011.

RTHK 3: Live interview on RTHK radio in Hong Kong, in the "Hong Kong Today" early morning show with business news presenter Mike Weeks, on 5 December 2011.

- Women's Wear Daily: Interviewed by reporter Ellen Sheng for an article entitled "Coach to List on Hong Kong Exchange", on 30 November 2011.

Hong Kong Economic Journal: Featured in the "Inner Circle of Finance" column written by hedge fund manager Edward C.K. Chin, on 28 November 2011.

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Presentation to the Corporate Finance Interest Group (CFIG) of the Institute on what makes a successful IPO, at HKUST Business School, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, at 12:45pm on 28 November 2011 (additional presentation, by popular demand).

- BBC World News: Live interview on IPOs in Hong Kong with Asia Business Report anchor Sharanjit Leyl, at 07:30am HKT, on 23 November 2011.

Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "NEWSMAKER-Ex-UBS star shakes and stirs at BofA Asia" by equity capital markets reporter Elzio Barreto on Bank of America Merrill Lynch's head of Asia-Pacific global corporate and investment banking, Matthew Koder, on 21 November 2011.

Bloomberg Television: Live interview on IPOs in Hong Kong with anchor Rishaad Salamat in the "On The Move Asia" show, at 09:10am HKT, on 18 November 2011.

- Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Presentation to the Corporate Finance Interest Group (CFIG) of the Institute on what makes a successful IPO, at HKUST Business School, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, at 12:45pm on 17 November 2011.

- Reuters: Quoted in an article entitled "Greater China firms brave markets with $11 billion in IPOs" by Thomson Reuters equity capital markets reporter Elzio Barreto, on 11 November 2011.

- Stock Exchange of Hong Kong: Presentation arranged by the European Union Business Information Programme of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong at the Stock Exchange, Exchange Auditorium, Exchange Exhibition Hall, 1/F., One and Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong, from 2pm to 5:30pm on 3 November 2011.

- Bloomberg: Quoted in an article entitled "Citic Securities Said To Raise $1.7B In Hong Kong", by reporter Fox Hu, on 28 September 2011.

Bloomberg Television: Live interview on IPOs in Asia with anchor Rishaad Salamat in the "On The Move Asia" show, at 10:40am HKT, on 28 September 2011.

- Reuters: Interview for an article under the DEALTALK series, by Elzio Barreto, entitled "Market turmoil takes toll on Hong Kong, Singapore IPOs", on 26 September 2011.

- The Edge Singapore: Cited in an article on Fitness First's proposed IPO in Singapore by Kang Wan Chern, entitled "Manager@Work: Riding on the fitness craze", on 12 September 2011.

- European Parliament: Private breakfast presentation to a delegation of the European Parliament on local IPO opportunities for European companies, arranged by the European Union Business Information Programme of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, at Club Lusitano in Hong Kong, on 5 September 2011

Financial Times: Interview for an article by Robert Cookson, entitled "Mongolia set for $3bn coal triple listing", on 1 September 2011.

- Reuters: Interview for an article by Thomson Reuters equity capital markets reporter Elzio Barreto on the impact of equity market falls on IPOs, entitled "China Everbright Delays $6 Billion Offer; Market Rout Hits IPOs", on 5 August 2011

- The South China Morning Post: Quoted in an article on the listing by introduction of Coach in Hong Kong, in an article by Bien Perez entitled "Coach On Track For Hong Kong Listing", on 4 August 2011

- CITIC Securities: In-house presentation in Hong Kong for about 70 of its banking, broking, wealth management, support staff and interns, on 26 July 2011

- Hong Kong book fair: "IPO: A Global Guide" was featured at the Hong Kong book fair from 20 to 26 July 2011

- The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts: Presentation and book signing, at 12:30pm at 15/F The Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, on 20 July 2011

- Reuters: Interview for an article by Thomson Reuters equity capital markets reporter Elzio Barreto on listings by introduction in Hong Kong, entitled "Hong Kong Investors Snub Flurry Of "Introduction" Listings", on 18 July 2011

- Reuters: Interview for an article by Thomson Reuters equity capital markets reporter Elzio Barreto on market conditions for IPOs, entitled "Lofty Valuations At Risk As Asia IPO Withdrawals Hit Record", on 23 June 2011

- Le Monde: Interview for an article by Florence de Changy, entitled "Se faire coter à Hongkong, à l'instar de Prada, est très tendance", on 22 June 2011

- Reuters: Interview for an article by Thomson Reuters equity capital markets reporter Elzio Barreto, together with Elisa Anzolin and Gianluca Semeraro, on the Prada IPO, entitled "Prada raises US$2.1 billion In HK IPO, Below Target, On Risk Aversion", on 17 June 2011

- Bloomberg: Interview for an article by reporter Fox Hu on the trading debut for Samsonite's IPO in Hong Kong, entitled "Samsonite Slump, Market Tumble Loom Over Prada IPO Pricing", on 16 June 2011

- Bloomberg Television: Live interview on Samsonite's IPO trading debut with London-based anchor Linzie Janis in the "First Look With Linzie Janis" show, on 16 June 2011

- The Irish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: Also in cooperation with the Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong; the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong; the Singapore Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; and the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau. Presentation and book signing at Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong on 15 June 2011

- FinanceAsia Magazine: Interview with Deputy Editor Sameera Anand for an article on the Milan Station IPO in Hong Kong, entitled "Cashing In On The Lure Of Designer Handbags", on 15 June 2011

- Women's Wear Daily: Interview with writer Ellen Sheng on Prada's IPO, for an article entitled "Prada IPO Sees Mixed Reaction", on 15 June 2011

- Librairie française Parenthèses: Presentation and book signing at 2/F Duke of Wellington House, 14 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, on 14 June 201

- South China Morning Post: An interview with Deputy Editor Jasper Moiseiwitsch in the "Money Post" Supplement. The article was introduced as "Confessions of an IPO banker" on the cover of the supplement, and the title was "In deal search, simplicity counts".

- Hong Kong Securities Institute: Presentation and book signing at 24/F Wing On Building, 111 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, on 10 June 2011

- China Offshore: Interview for an article entitled "Why Not Everyone Loves Business Trusts", on 1 June 2011

- China Economic Review: An article on the liberalization of China's financial system, which quoted "IPO: A Global Guide", on 1 June 2011

- Bloomberg Television: Live interview on IPOs in Asia with anchor Rishaad Salamat in the "On The Move Asia" show, on 31 May 2011

- 2A-IH Info (Lettre d'Information de l'Association des Auditeurs de l'IHEDN), No 86, May-June 2011

- Reuters Television: Recorded interview with Asia markets reporter and producer Kei Okamura in Hong Kong, aired on 25 May 2011

- RTHK 3: Live interview on RTHK radio in Hong Kong, in the "Hong Kong Today" early morning show with business news presenter Nick Beacroft, on 9 May 2011

- Crazypricing.com.sg in Singapore: "Five Star" review - "The market's best book on IPOs. The whole process is covered from pitching to aftermarket management, and there are many examples from a variety of countries across every continent. I would definitely recommend it to anyone with an interest in equity capital markets", on 6 May 2011

- Amazon.com: "Four Star" review - "Recommend with enthusiasm! I met Philippe at his book signing ceremony in Hong Kong in April, 2011, and ended up having a good chat with him afterwards. Philippe was a veteran investment banker with deep knowledge of the IPO process. I recommend his book with enthusiasm! Edward Chin, Hedge Fund Manager & Contributing Columnist at the Hong Kong Economic Journal.", on 2 May 2011

- Hong Kong Economic Journal: Featured in the "Inner Circle of Finance" column written by hedge fund manager Edward C.K. Chin (visible on the Chinese language version of this website), on 2 May 2011

- Amazon.co.uk: "Five Star" review - "First-rate account of the ins and outs of the IPO processClear, comprehensive account of the all the factors and processes that go into making a successful IPO, whether this be in Asia, the US or elsewhere, as written by someone who obviously knows this stuff inside out. Am amazed that nobody has actually written this kind of book before- others tend to be very dry, academic in style whereas this is based on 'real world' empirical experience. Particularly good in pointing out the myths and realities of modern equity capital markets, and so is particularly useful for newbies in this field. Essential reading for all corporates envisaging ipo'ing, financial sponsors considering IPO exits or younger bankers needing to get quickly up to speed on this topic.", on 30 April 2011

- EuroWeek: Interview with, and book review and article by, Equity Editor Nick Jacob on 28 April 2011. The book was also mentioned in that same issue in a lead article with the title "A Flawed IPO Process?"

- Borders.com in the US: "Five Star" review - "The most complete book on international IPOs in the market. It covers transactions in the US, Europe and Asia. Many case studies are included to illustrate all the concepts. The extensive glossary is a real plus.", on 19 April 2011

- Fishpond.com.au in Australia: "Five Star" review - "The best guide on IPOs by far and for once one that isn't confined to the US market. All aspects are well covered - documentation, valuation and marketing. A must read for anyone with an interest in equity capital markets.", on 19 April 2011

- Amazon.com: "Five Star" review - "An IPO book that tells it how it is. The best book on IPOs I have read by far. First, it's global in its outlook, not jus t confined to the US. It's also the only book I have read on the subject that talks about IPOs in Asia, which is fast becoming the premier market for new equity issues. Second, it looks at the entire process, from the de cision to go public, to the appointment of banks, documentation, valuation and marketing issues - right down to stabilization and aftermarket management. The book is written by an ex- ECM banker and it certainly shows. A great read for my team.", on 19 April 2011

- Amazon.com: "Five Star" review - "Best guide to the IPO process on the market. In this comprehensive and thorough book, Mr Espinasse has distilled the IPO process into a practical guide that will help newcomers and experienced market practitioners alike. Other books dealing with this subject are either too academic or too ge neral - "IPO: A Global Guide" hits the right balance between these two extremes and is a valuable resource - I would recommend it.", on 18 April 2011

- Hong Kong Economic Journal: Interview with, and article by, reporter May Chan, on 18 April 2011 

- Kelly & Walsh: Book launch and signing at Exchange Square in Hong Kong, on 15 April 2011

- Bloomberg Television: Live interview with anchor Susan Li in her "First Up" show, on 5 April 2011