Category Archives: Montieth SPRG Insights

What Does the Cross-Boundary Wealth Management Connect Mean to Public Relations Professionals?

After over a year of anticipation, the long-awaited Wealth Management Connect Scheme was launched in September 2021, marking the first mutual market access mechanism for individual investors in Hong Kong. The growth and gradual opening-up of one of the wealthiest regions in China offers a multi-billion-dollar opportunity. The scheme enables residents in mainland China, Hong […]

5 Things You Need To Know About WeChat In 2022

WeChat is the largest social media platform in China with over 1.25 billion monthly active users from a wide range of age groups, offering everything from messaging to digital payments services. With such a large audience creating a WeChat page is a must-do for businesses operating in China. Unlike high-profile competitor social media networks WeChat […]

Is Asia the Hottest SPAC Hunting Ground?

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), also known as “blank check companies,” have been around since the 1980s. Despite their decades-long existence, 2021 saw exponential year-on-year growth in the number of these entities. The number of SPAC IPO transactions in 2021 was 40 times higher, compared to a decade ago. So, what is a SPAC? A […]

Making Multi-Market Public Relations Work for Your Business

Around the world, trade remains a focus for governments and businesses. Perhaps counterintuitively the ongoing pandemic has only served to heighten public awareness of how inter-connected markets are. The past two years have also strengthened those links between economies and people as vast supply chains have geared up and down to meet the needs of […]

What does de-listing in the U.S. and relisting in China mean for investors and businesses?

As greater numbers of U.S.-listed Chinese firms opt to move their listings to Hong Kong and other Chinese exchanges what does this mean for those firms and their investors? In this column for the South China Morning Post our co-founder, Montieth Illingworth, analyses what both sides need to bear in mind in 2022; and how […]

Going truly global?

How Chinese listings and exchanges are thriving and what this means for investor relations professionals By Leslie Fung The stories told of China’s exchanges and listings to date have focused on Chinese firms’ appetite both for domestic listings in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong but also on what some see as a race to list […]