Gary Coull

Gary Coull (April 14, 1954–October 26, 2006) was a co-founder and chairman of CLSA, a brokerage house specializing in Asia-Pacific stock markets.

Born in Canada, Coull graduated in 1976 from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of arts. From 1977 to 1983, he working as a business journalist for the South China Morning Post and the Far Eastern Economic Review.

In 1983, Coull left journalism and started a small China investment and trading company. Several years later, he joined a Hong Kong brokerage firm, Winfull Laing et Cruickshank. The French bank, Credit Lyonnais subsequently took over Laing, bought out Winfull, and created the platform for what became CLSA. In 2003, Credit Lyonnais merged with Crédit Agricole.

Coull and a fellow journalist, Jim Walker (d. 2004), co-founded CLSA in 1986. Coull was influential in attracting international investors to Asia via, for example, CLSA's annual investors' forum in Hong Kong. The annual forums in May included mid-week parties that featured well-known, but aging pop stars (such as Elton John or AC/DC) and former heads of state.

In September 2006, the magazine, FinanceAsia named Coull as one of the top 50 most influential people in shaping Asia's financial landscape over the previous decade.

Coull mentored the careers of several prominent Asian analysts including Jing Ulrich and Jim Walker (who is not the same person as the now deceased, other co-founder of CLSA).

Coull also chaired CLSA's small asset-management group, whose investors include General Electric Pension Trust, Sony Life, Verizon, the German insurance group Allianz and Crédit Agricole. He was also one of the governors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and director of the Asian Corporate Governance Association.

Obituaries

On October 30, 2006, the online edition of "The Times" of London published a detailed biography of Coull four days after his death. [cite news |url=http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article617186.ece |title=Gary Coull -Times Online |publisher="The Times" |date=2006-10-30] The 1,200-word obituary concludes with the following:

"From Wall Street to Hong Kong, there is no dearth of brokers and economists claiming to have foreseen the economic explosion of China decades ago. Coull was among a tiny handful of those with a document to prove it: a detailed prediction of Chinese economic success long before the mainstream political or financial community had envisioned it."

In an obituary of its online edition, "FinanceAsia" magazine described Coull as "the charismatic 52-year-old head of Asia’s only remaining true international brokerage firm". [cite news |url=http://www.financeasia.com/print.aspx?CIID=67275 |title=Gary Coull 1954-2006 |publisher="FinanceAsia" |date=2006-10-27] The "Financial Times" called Coull "a fixture of Hong Kong's financial and journalism communities for 30 years". [cite news |url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/b794499a-6547-11db-90fd-0000779e2340.html |title=CLSA co-founder dies after cancer battle |author=Tom Mitchell |publisher="Financial Times" |date=2006-10-27]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kowloon Station (KCR) — Kowloon Station (九龍車站), located in Tsim Sha Tsui on the present site of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, was the former southern terminus of the Kowloon Canton Railway (KCR).The first Kowloon station was a temporary structure built near the Post… …   Wikipedia

  • Deaths in October 2006 — Deaths in 2006 : ← January February March April May June July August September October November December → The following is a list of notable deaths in October 2006. See Deaths in 2006 for other months …   Wikipedia

  • CLSA — is an award winning brokerage house covering the Asia Pacific Markets from a headquarters in Hong Kong. [cite news |url=https://www.clsa.com/public/about clsa/index.cfm?id=9|title=About CLSA |publisher= CLSA website listing of awards |date=2005]… …   Wikipedia

  • Moray council election, 2007 — Elections to The Moray Council were held on 3 May 2007, the same day as the Scottish Parliament election. The election was the first using the eight new wards created under the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004. 26 councillors were elected.… …   Wikipedia

  • Nekrolog 4. Quartal 2006 — Nekrolog ◄◄ | ◄ | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | ► Nekrolog 2006: 1. Quartal | 2. Quartal | 3. Quartal | 4. Quartal Weitere Ereignisse |… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Far Eastern Economic Review — La Far Eastern Economic Review (遠東經濟評論, Pinyin : Yuǎndōng Jīngjì Pínglùn ; aussi appelée FEER ou The Review) est un ancien magazine asiatique d actualité en langue anglaise. Créé en 1946 et basé à Hong Kong, il a disparu en décembre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Are You Afraid of the Dark? — Título España El club de medianoche Género Terror País de origen …   Wikipedia Español

  • Liste der kanadischen Meister im Eiskunstlauf — Die Liste der kanadischen Meister im Eiskunstlauf listet die kanadischen Eiskunstlaufmeister seit 1905 sowie die Zweit und Drittplatzierten. Die kanadischen Meisterschaften im Eiskunstlauf sind ein von Skate Canada, dem kanadischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Night Is Day — Directed by Fraser Coull Written by Fraser Coull Starring Chris Summers Kirsty Anderson Studio GoldRay Productions …   Wikipedia

  • Are You Afraid of the Dark? — Format Horror/fantasy Created by D. J. MacHale Directed by …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.