Barron’s Asia goes live, staff named
Barron’s Asia, a new digital edition focused on the region and serving its investors, went live on Wednesday.
This marks Barron’s first overseas expansion since its founding in 1921. Barron’s Asia will publish a mix of Asia-focused content produced by its new Hong Kong-based editorial team, along with full content from the U.S. edition.
Regular Asia coverage will include a daily Asian investing column, an Asia stocks blog, Asian company and mutual fund profiles, wealth-management stories, and contributions from financial professionals.
Veteran Barron’s leaders Kopin Tan and Tracy Young will head Barron’s Asia as editor and publisher, respectively.
Other staffers are:
- Robert Guy, managing editor, who is a former companies editor and bureau chief in New York and Shanghai for the Australian Financial Review;
- Adam Routh, assistant editor, who is a former research editor at Kim Eng Securities and who will oversee the popular “Asia’s Best Minds” and “Hot Research” sections;
- Wayne Arnold, senior columnist, who is a veteran Asia journalist and former economics editor at The Wall Street Journal who will write the lead column “Up & Down Asia”; and,
- Abby Schultz, Penta wealth management editor, who will oversee a special section dedicated to private banking and wealth management, with unique advice and insights for families with assets of US$5 million or more.
Rounding off the team is Shuli Ren, Asia markets blog editor, and staff writers Thomas Streater and Isabella Zhong, who will write stories about stocks and markets that might be overvalued or undervalued, and also conduct interviews with Asia’s top fund managers.
Barron’s Asia will be available for free for a limited time. During this time, readers in Asia will have complimentary access to the U.S. edition of Barron’s as well. Beginning Jan. 15, 2015, readers will have to subscribe in order to get full access to Barron’s Asia, along with the U.S. edition.