About Chris Wright

Byline pic square (1 of 1)Chris Wright is a journalist specialising in business and financial journalism across Asia, Australia and the Middle East. He is the Asia editor for Euromoney magazine and is based in Singapore, covering the Asia Pacific region.

Chris has written for other publications including the Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Forbes, Asiamoney, the Australian Financial Review, IFR, Global Capital/Euroweek, Smart Investor and BRW. He is also a consultant and researcher who has published comprehensive studies on the asset management industry for Cerulli Associates. Chris also writes travel and mainstream features for publications including Discovery Channel Magazine, Qantas: The Australian Way and Asian Geographic. These publications have all frequently featured his photography too, as has the Los Angeles Times.

Chris’s first book, No More Worlds to Conquer, was published by The Friday Project, a HarperCollins imprint, in May 2015.

Chris has previously been the editor of Asiamoney magazine in Hong Kong, from 2000 to 2003; a section editor and writer on the Australian Financial Review newspaper in Sydney from 2003 to 2006, running the Smart Investor and Smart Money personal finance sections of the newspaper; editor of Corporate Finance magazine, first in London and then New York, from 1998 to 2000; and editor of AsiaLaw magazine in Hong Kong from 1995 to 1997. He launched Chris Wright Media in 2006, in Singapore from 2006-12, London (with coverage of the Middle East) from 2012-16, and Singapore again from April 2016.

Chris has visited over 80 countries and reported from more than 50. He has conducted one-on-one interviews with seven current or former prime ministers, presidents or heads of state. He has won several awards, and has won Citi Journalism Awards for Excellence in Australia four times.

In other writing forms, in 2013 Chris was shortlisted for the 30-hour novel prize by the HarperCollins authonomy community. Chris’s entry, In Flight, was for a competition hosted by Kernel magazine to produce an entire novel from scratch over the course of a single weekend.

Chris was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, in the UK and grew up in the area. He gained a first class honours degree in English literature at the University of Sheffield, during which time he was named runner-up in the Guardian/NUS student journalist of the year award for 1992. He is a British and Australian citizen and is married with two children.

This site contains most of my published journalism since January 2008, and selected earlier articles. This site does not include large research reports for groups like Cerulli, which are sold individually – they can be accessed through www.cerulli.com. It also does not include copywriting work. Some publications, notably Discovery Channel Magazine, do not allow the full version of their articles to be printed on other sites; in those cases I have provided the first few paragraphs. Please contact me or the magazine if you wish to see more.

In most cases, the text on this site is as originally filed, which may differ from the published version. In many instances a link is provided to the published text, although for some publications you may need a password to access this text.