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Business Planning in the Age of COVID-19

May 5, 2020

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by Todd R. Vollmers, MLG Law Are You Standing on Quicksand? Companies that do business internationally or rely on a global supply chain (either directly or indirectly), should continue to expect and be prepared for far-reaching and unique challenges arising out of the global pandemic caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which […]

Mid-Year Perspective on the Status of China’s Currency

July 2, 2017

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Written by Todd R. Vollmers, Managing Director, Global Access CSG There has been increasing interest in trends pertaining to China, particularly given its relatively new role as the world’s second largest economy and growing importance to international trade and the global economy. Since 1978 (when China began instituting political reform making it more open) according […]

2016 Internet Trends Report Available

June 6, 2016

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Mary Meeker’s much anticipated 2o16 Internet Trends report sporting 213 slides and delivered by her in under 30 minutes is now available on the Kleiner Perkins website. Click here to read.  

Law & Life Magazine Interview with Michael Macaluso

February 4, 2016

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Michael Macaluso: Global finance and legal expert Law & Life Vol. 2, July 16, 2015, cover story Michael J. Macaluso, whose Chinese name is: 马鲁索. Interview translated from the original Chinese.  He is the chairman and General Counsel of Global Access and a former Partner in finance, capital markets, and investment funds at DLA Piper. He has successfully […]

Humans vs Machines

April 10, 2015

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A recent article posted to a Wall Street Journal blog got me thinking about a question that has long been on my mind: are we really facing a humans vs machine dilemma when it comes to U.S. jobs and competitiveness? The following three important and persistent trends are leading business to replace labor with technology: Availability of […]

Open Course: Business in a Political Age

March 31, 2015

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The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management is offering an open course (a so-called MOOC) entitled Business in a Political Age taught by its leader, The Hon. Mark Kennedy. I have known Mark Kennedy for many years. He has been a successful business man, a politician who served his country and he now leads George Washington University’s […]

Overview of Private Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific

November 8, 2014

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Overview of Private Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific Recently, we explored the private equity investment climate in Southeast Asia in Next Stop, Southeast Asia and took a look at the potential implications of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in Shanghai Free Trade Zone – A New China Paradigm for Western Investors? This time around we are […]

Making the Most of the Mekong (Bangkok Post)

July 16, 2014

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In thinking about Frontier markets recently, I came across this interesting article relative to the countries that share the Mekong from the Bangkok Post this morning. I’m posting below as I think it would be of some interest to investors.   Bangkok Post article by Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, 16 July 2014, unabridged. Making the most of the Mekong Emerging markets that share the […]

Perspective: First Half 2013 Private Equity Investment in Vietnam Sets a Record

July 13, 2013

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What we have been seeing in terms of activity in the private equity sector in Vietnam seems to be confirmed in the just released report by Private Equity international (July 12, 2013). PEI reports that “Private equity investment in Vietnam hit $535 million in the first half of 2013, a record first half amount that already exceeds the […]

Social Impact Investing

July 12, 2013

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We have been working with one of our clients on the design and implementation of a “social impact fund” to make investments in companies and entrepreneurs in developing countries. This week Private Equity International in its Friday Letter talked about the development of  social investing.  Below is an excerpt from their commentary: “This week, the Impact […]