HONG KONG, Sept. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones today announced the coming launch of Barron's Asia, a new digital edition focused on the region and serving its investors. Launching October 15th, Barron's Asia will deliver Barron's signature sophisticated advice about US, China, Hong Kong, Asia and international investments to high-net-worth Asian readers. 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 Barron's new Hong Kong-based editorial team along with content from the U.S. Asia coverage will include:
- A daily Asian investing column
- An Asia stocks blog
- Asian company and mutual fund profiles
- Wealth-management stories
- Contributions from financial professionals
The Website also includes the full content of the U.S. edition. Veteran Barron's leaders Kopin Tan and Tracy Young will serve as Editor and Publisher respectively, both of whom will be based in Hong Kong.
"As America's premier financial magazine, Barron's is known for moving the market in any stock it writes about, with well-written, well-researched and well-reasoned stories. We help readers see what others don't in financial markets, delivering an accurate understanding of what has happened in the market and what is likely to happen next," said Ed Finn, Editor & President of Barron's.
"Given the rapidly growing number of high net worth individuals in Asia, we believe now is the ideal time to deliver an Asian online edition, providing incisive coverage of both US and Asian investments to discerning local investors."
"Barron's Asia will provide trustworthy, definitive analysis, insights and ideas of US and Asia markets, helping readers become better investors and grow their portfolios. We look forward to delivering our insightful coverage of money and markets, helping self-reliant, sophisticated readers in Asia to anticipate market events and increase their professional and financial success," said Kopin Tan, Editor of Barron's Asia.
"We're excited for investors in Asia to experience Barron's and become familiar with the brand," said Tracy Young, Publisher of Barron's Asia. "Also, we're delighted to announce that our launch sponsors include: Charles Schwab, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Interactive Brokers, J.P. Morgan, and Nikko Asset Management."
Barron's Asia will be free for users in Asia-Pacific from Oct 15th – Jan 15th 2015 and will be available on iOS and Android. The site will be in English. Following the free trial period, the rates will be $26USD for 26 weeks. Current Barron's digital subscribers will have access to all Barron's Asia content.
To learn more about Barron's Asia, go to asia.barrons.com.
Barron's (www.barrons.com) is the investing magazine that is famous for its market-moving stories. Published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921, it reaches an influential audience of wealthy people who are corporate executives, bankers, fund managers, financial advisors, and professionals. Barron's provides readers with a smart recap of recent market action coupled with insights on what's likely to happen in the market next. Barron's is the trusted financial-publishing brand that people active in the market turn to for information, ideas and insights they can use to increase their professional success and enhance their personal, financial well-being.
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