Category Archives: New York

Risks and challenges of the Alibaba IPO – Ben Cavender

After Alibaba filed this week its paperwork for its upcoming IPO. Business analyst Ben Cavender looks at its great profitability, but also risk from competition in e-commerce and fear for pressure fro the big Chinese banks.

Alibaba sets VIE golden standard – Paul Gillis

VIE structures are highly scrutinized and Beida professor Paul Gillis is fighting those structures via the Cayman Islands and other tax havens, although they need economic reforms to be iradicated. On his accounting website he looks at the IPO document Alibaba had to file and awards them the golden VIE standard.

Why a freely convertible Yuan is needed fast – Paul Gillis

Relaxing capital controls is needed fast, argues Beida professor Paul Gillis at his accounting weblog, as he analyses the position of Chukong Holdings Limited. They filed last week for a US IPO, but also use a so-called variable interest entity (VIE) structure, a source of many problems, argues Gillis.

Why Chen Guangbiao´s business card is out of tune – Wei Gu

Nanjing-based tycoon Chen Guangbiao latest tour to the US, including a bid for the New York Times, gave him quite some attention, and certainly caused laughter too. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu explains in the Wall Street Journal why his preposterous business card might deserve a revamp.

The pricing at Alibaba’s IPO – Benjamin Joffe

Alibaba’s IPO is going to be one of the biggest events of 2014, a listing that will dwarf Twitter’s value. The value of Alibaba’s shares is a key issue, and angel-investor Benjamin Joffe has a theory on how it will perform, he tells CNBC.

Chen Guangcheng: NYU still a turning point – Zhang Lijia

Despite the nasty twist the blind activist Chen Guangcheng’s stay at NYU got, his flight from China to the US was still a turning point, writes author and his long-term friend Zhang Lijia from Beijing in medium.com.

Edgar Best Fact Crime award for Paul French

Celebrity author Paul French flew out in person from Shanghai to receive in New York the prestigious Edgar Best Fact Crime award for his book “Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China. Report from CSmonitor.

Rutledge, Ann

Ann Rutledge is a founding principal and CEO of R&R Consulting, which is a pioneer in dynamic structured credit modeling tools. An adjunct assistant finance professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong, Ms. Rutledge has consulted to high-level representatives of China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology), CCDC (China Bond), CFOs of large SOEs, SOE banks and security companies, municipal and commercial leaders of Hangzhou, Tianjin, Shanghai and Beijing cities, and national accounting and statistics bureaus under the Ministry of Finance

Towson, Jeffrey

Private equity investor / advisor, Peking University professor, best-selling author and speaker. His writing and speaking are on how rising Chinese consumers (and companies) are disrupting global markets. (#consumerchina). According to LinkedIn, he is the most widely followed business professor in China (+1.4M followers online).”

Doctoroff, Tom

Tom Doctoroff is the leading authority on marketing in China. His successful book Billions: Selling to the New Chinese Consumer has founds its way to the shelves of almost every company working in China. Mr. Doctoroff switches in his speeches easily from a hand-on approach to a higher level, and prevents any confusion by telling again many real life stories from the dynamic marketing scene in China. He travels from Shanghai.