The Story Of First Pacific Company

Interesting (albeit somewhat promotional) recent article in the Philippine Star about the history and evolution of First Pacific as well as the decades-long friendship between Ed Tortorici and Manny Pangilinan. First Pacific was set up in 1981 in Hong Kong with an initial focus on investment banking and financial services. It was backed by the Salim family of […]

Randy Kwei’s “East to West to East”

Randy Kwei’s memoir “East to West To East” tells of a fascinating life story that spans multiple careers, continents and historic world events. The author grew up in the 1940s in a Shanghai under Japanese occupation, completed his studies and early training in the US and then eventually returned to Asia to help play a part in the economic development […]