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Alex Frew McMillan

Alex Frew McMillan is our global equities expert for Real Money and Real Money Pro. As a widely respected and experienced foreign correspondent, he has covered financial news related to real estate, hedge funds, personal finance and global equities. Since moving to Hong Kong from New York City 15 years ago, he has devoted himself to coverage of Asia, writing magazine stories and analysis pieces for prominent Asian and U.S.-based publications like The New York Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and the Economic Intelligence Unit. He has also made numerous appearances on both television and radio to discuss his work.

As a long-time expat who grew up with a South African father and British mother, McMillan delivers a unique perspective on global investment, macroeconomic, and geopolitical trends. He self-identifies as a buy-and-hold investor with particular interest in ETFs for his anchor allocations. He also buys individual growth stocks, with an emphasis on Asian electric vehicle makers and chipmakers. 

McMillan graduated with a degree in Journalism and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with honors and distinction, and serves as co-chairman of the university's alumni association in Hong Kong. Besides reporting, he is also an avid tennis player, snowboarder and scuba diver. McMillan is a PADI-certified divemaster and NASM-certified personal trainer.

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Recent Articles By The Author

With Chairman Detained, Evergrande Bailout Plans Run Aground

Once China's largest property developer, China Evergrande Group is teetering on the brink of collapse, unable to issue the new debt it needs to renegotiate with creditors.

3 Stock Winners and 3 Losers Out of the Auto Strike

With wages for U.S. autoworkers likely to rise nearly 30% by 2027, car companies with extensive U.S. sales from local production lines will face margin pressure.

Here's My Top Short-Term Stock Play in Asia

With travelers and investors steering clear of China, look to Japan, and its leading airline in the months ahead.

Is Arm Holdings a Buy After a Big First Day of Trading?

ARM's successful debut may breathe life into capital markets, but will it hold onto the 24.7% gain from its debut day?

SoftBank Seeks Top Value Amid Strong Demand for Arm Listing

With the British chip designer Arm due to debut on Nasdaq Thursday, parent SoftBank is looking to price the stock at the high end of the indicated range (or higher!).

Country Garden Fends Off Default as China Property Stocks Spark to Life

China's largest developer is fighting for life but its efforts have prompted a rally in distressed debt and Hong Kong property stocks.

Adani Group Shares Descend Amid Fresh Stock Manipulation Claims

New documents allegedly show that associates of the Adani family have been directing capital into the group's companies, driving up the share price.

Arm IPO Will Provide Dry Powder for New SoftBank Spree

After retreating to play defense, Masayoshi Son now feels this is the time to return to offense.

Thai Stocks Cheer New Leader, Thaksin's Return

The successor to Thaksin Shinawatra's party has struck a deal with the military that sees the former head of the developer Sansiri installed as prime minister.

China's Shadow-Banking System Thrust Into Spotlight

One of the largest asset managers in China's informal private-equity sector appears to have run aground, ceasing payments on its products.

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