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
China Prepares for Presidential Election, and Much More, With National Congress
The meeting will recast China's top leadership, and no doubt throw up new Communist catchphrases indicating the party's intentions for the next five years.
Double Whammy as Chinese Chip and Consumer Plays Descend
The U.S. Commerce Department's tough new rules on semiconductor supply promise to set back China's ambitions to develop its own chip industry.
Shein's Price Drop Could Prompt IPO Recalculation
Shein, the leading fashion-app download in the US, was valued at US$100B at its latest financing round, but faces a cut-price discount sale on its own shares.
Can Naver Bring K-Pop and K-Fashion Stateside with Poshmark Deal?
The top-ranked site in South Korea, Naver, is expanding internationally through its purchase of fashion "resale" specialist Poshmark, adding to an international presence that already includes online manga and fan fiction.
Chinese Property Props Up Plunging Hong Kong Stocks
The Hang Seng Index closed at an 11-year low, with losses in financials and tech, although piecemeal property measures out of Beijing temporarily boosted developers.
Asian Stocks Wrap Up Their Worst Month Since the Pandemic's Onset
September has been a ragged time for mega-caps in particular, with Hong Kong and South Korea especially hard hit.
Growth in Rest of Asia Expected to Outpace China for First Time in 22 Years
The World Bank says other Asian nations that face risks to growth for now are buoyed by exports and higher commodity prices.
Macau Casino Stocks Are Big Gainers With Promise of Mainland Tours
The leader of the Macau government says the city will welcome tour groups from mainland China for the first time in almost three years. It's part of the pattern of easing travel in East Asia.
Asia Opens Back Up to Travel - Finally
Hong Kong and Taiwan declare an end to the mandatory hotel quarantine, while Japan reopens to all travelers.
Australia's Central Bank Says It Is Bust
After the Australian fiscal year ended in June, the Reserve Bank of Australia marked its bond holdings to market - wiping out all its reserves.