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.
Recent Articles By The Author
Deal Struck to Keep Chinese Companies on Wall Street: What Does It Mean?
Securities regulators on both sides agreed to a framework for U.S. inspectors to scrutinize Chinese-company books. Will what reads well on paper function properly in practice?
Export-Oriented Asian Markets Bear Brunt of Selloff
Asian stocks are near two-year lows, faring worse this year than their U.S. and European counterparts, with further ground to give.
Hong Kong Stocks Rise on Plan to Keep U.S. Chinese Listings
Hong Kong would become the fulcrum in a system to keep Chinese companies listed on U.S. markets.
Look to These 6 Plays as Japan Resumes Nuclear Power
Japan's PM says his country should get back in the nuclear power generation game - a necessary step for greener energy and power self-sufficiency.
China's Worst Heatwave Hits Production, Even for 'Green' Stocks
The demand for A/C in places like Chengdu and Chongqing is causing the authorities to curb electricity supply to green-energy firms, solar-panel makers and more.
Heatwaves Leave Little Doubt We Must Seek Climate Investment Plays
The factors driving climate change are not easily quantified, or reflected in short-term market moves, though their long-term effects are pretty clear.
Japan Rises Above Pre-Covid Levels, Set for 3 Years of Growth
The tortoise of Japan may be far behind the hare in the West, but Tokyo is pacing itself for steady multiyear growth.
End to China's Recovery Shows Policymakers 'Care About Growth, Just Not Much'
Poor July numbers erase hopes of a strong second half to the year, where lockdowns and the 'zero-Covid' policy have undermined confidence and activity.
Hong Kong's Population Shrinks Due to Emigration Wave
Since the introduction of a detested National Security Law, more than 200,000 Hong Kongers have left, taking their wealth and skills with them.
Life Goes on With Covid in the U.K., While in Hong Kong It Withers
I'm in Britain for the first time in years, where it's pretty much business as usual now. The contrast with repressive, quarantine-addicted Hong Kong couldn't be starker.