Timothy Beardson founded and ran Crosby Financial Holdings, at the time the largest independent investment bank in the Far East. Since the late 1990s he has been a frequent speaker on political, economic, environmental and strategic issues at such events as the World Economic Forum at Davos and at prominent universities. He is a permanent resident of Hong Kong.
'Timothy Beardson is a brilliant entrepreneur and investment strategist and his observations about China are sobering - and a must-read for the well-informed.' (Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media) 'A thoughtful reconsideration of China's actual place in the new world order, based on reality rather than fanciful speculation.' (Kirkus Reviews)