Alex Frew McMillan
As a free-lancer, he has written regularly for The New York Times, and is a contributor to TheStreet.com and Forbes. He has also written the occasional piece for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Australian, the Economist Intelligence Unit and CNBC.
He covered the September 11, 2001 attacks for CNN, writing the first reaction to the disaster from governments around the world, and wrote a series of well-regarded stories about greater China’s property slowdown for Reuters. His real-estate coverage has explained the importance of property trends for institutional investors as well as for individual property owners. He also covered the hedge-fund industry for six years and has focused on alternative as well as personal finance.
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 Asian Investor, the South China Morning Post and the Straits Times, as well as many magazines. He has also made numerous appearances on both television and radio to discuss his work.
With a South African father and British mother, he took up a Morehead Scholarship to study in the United States, one of the best-known merit scholarships in the country, offered to candidates considered to have leadership potential.
He 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, and is a PADI-certified divemaster.
Recent Articles By The Author
The U.S. government has sold a property in one of Hong Kong's most prestigious neighborhoods at 38% less than a neighboring site.
A record IPO in Hong Kong makes Nongfu Spring founder Zhong Shanshan China's third-richest man.
Masayoshi Son, the man behind the Softbank Group, has orchestrated a trading strategy that has helped push call-option trading on U.S. tech companies to US$335 billion per day.
The fast-food purveyor is part of a trend of Hong Kong stock offerings, with potentially the largest stock sale in history waiting in the wings.
We'll miss you, Shinzo Abe, who had big dreams but has only partially brought them into reality in Japan.
The operator of Alipay could raise as much as US$30 billion when it skips U.S. markets with same-time listings in Hong Kong, Shanghai.
Mom and pop investors have gone wild in Malaysia, driving volume to record highs and shares of rubber-glove makers through the roof.