Aldcroft on Asia Pac 

Stewart Aldcroft

2023 has been an amazing year, looking back at it from Hong Kong. At the start of the year our borders were still closed to non-resident visitors, yet by March we were almost fully reopened to tourists and business visitors from all over the world, especially China. For the year as a whole, visitor numbers may still be below around 70% of the pre-covid level, but the rate of increase each month suggests 2024 could be a record year.

Letter from Luxembourg

Sheenagh Gordon-Hart, Independent Director at The Director’s Office 

Approaching the end of the year is always a busy time – and it’s not just the need to catch up with all those colleagues you meant to see during the year before the festive break begins.

Profile interview: Gail Thomson – December 2023

In a career spanning over three-and-a half decades, Phil Wagstaff’s iNED ‘portfolio’ career is getting off to a solid start, but make no mistake, Phil knows his way around a fund manager’s boardroom better than most.

Aldcroft on Asia Pac 

Stewart Aldcroft

Well, that was a different summer!

Baking hot in Southern Europe, the US, Canada and most of Asia, pouring with rain in the UK. Forest fires in Canada and Greece.

Aldcroft on Asia Pac 

Stewart Aldcroft

In my previous Letter from Hong Kong, I had noted that the business market had begun to reopen following the removal of all border restrictions and also after removal of any need to wear facemasks.

Letter from Luxembourg – June 2023

Sheenagh Gordon-Hart, Independent Director at The Director’s Office 

One thing that sends my antennae into overdrive is when hints are dropped that investors should be mandated to invest in a particular way, or in preferred projects.