Ray Dalio: Risks Are Rising

Ray Dalio, the founder and chairman of Bridgewater Associates, has published a short blog post on LinkedIn. You can find the full note here. He writes that “prospective risks are now rising and do not appear appropriately priced in,” in part because people are assuming the circumstances they have recently encountered will persist. In his view, […]

Update: David Webb’s “Enigma Network”

On May 15th, David Webb published a report called “The Enigma Network: 50 stocks not to own,” in which he brought to the public’s attention a complex network of cross-shareholdings and related transactions between a number of companies listed on Hong Kong’s main board and its Growth Enterprise Market. We had previously re-posted the report as […]

Indonesia: Harnessing Its Potential (KKR)

KKR’s global macro team have published a new report on their outlook and investment case for Indonesia. They say the country “has emerged as somewhat of a pure-play on [their] thesis that large, domestic economies will prosper in a world that now favours domestic agendas over global ones.” Back in 2013, KKR noted Indonesia’s favourable demographic trends but felt […]

Jim Chanos at Bloomberg Invest Summit

Jim Chanos, the founder and president of Kynikos Associates, spoke with Joe Weisenthal and Scarlet Fu on the opening night of the 2017 Bloomberg Invest Summit. The video of the 30 minute session is included below. He discussed a wide range of topics including US-China relations, his outlook for the Chinese economy, short opportunities in the US healthcare sector […]

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker recently published her annual global internet trends report. You can find a link to the presentation here but it is also embedded at the bottom of this post for ease of reference. Well worth a read as it contains lots of interesting data and insights. For folks interested in regional trends, […]

Andrew Foster On Money Life

Andrew Foster, the founder and CIO of Seafarer Capital Partners (Seafarer), was a recent guest on the Money Life podcast. Seafarer is an investment adviser focused on emerging markets. The firm was founded in 2011 and currently offers two funds: Overseas Growth and Income and Overseas Value. Foster was previously at Matthews International Capital Management. […]

Tim Orchard’s Outlook For Asian Markets

Tim Orchard, Fidelity International’s chief investment officer for the Asia Pacific ex-Japan region, spoke briefly with finews.asia last week at a London forum organised by his firm. It wasn’t a particularly detailed conversation, but you can find the highlights here. You can also find the firm’s note on its outlook for Asia Pacific ex-Japan in 2017 here (published in December 2016). Some excerpts […]

Corporate Governance Trends In South Korea

Petra Capital Management (Petra) have published an interesting presentation on opportunities for international investors in Korea and recent corporate governance trends in the country. The document also includes three detailed investment case studies on Samho Development, KyungDong City Gas and GS Home Shopping. You can access and download the presentation directly from their website (link here). Petra is an […]

Symphony’s 1Q17 Shareholder Update

Symphony International Holdings Limited (Symphony) is a closed-end fund that trades on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. According to their website, the fund invests in companies in particular high growth sectors – healthcare, hospitality, lifestyle and branded real estate – that stand to benefit from the rising disposable incomes of Asia’s increasing, and […]