In September 2007, almost a year after New Zealand–born billionaire Richard Chandler founded investment firm Orient Global in Singapore, he made a rare appearance at a forum on social responsibility. Abandoning his penchant for privacy, Chandler outlined the link between giving and investing.
Billionaire Richard Chandler, who became one of New Zealand’s richest men by pushing for reforms at South Korea’s SK Group, disclosed he’s one of the biggest shareholders in Sino-Forest Corp., the Chinese company targeted by short-seller Carson Block.
Sino-Forest Corp., the Chinese tree- farm operator targeted by short seller Carson Block, climbed to the highest in almost eight weeks on speculation billionaire investor Richard Chandler will push through positive changes at the company.
Billionaire investor Richard Chandler, the biggest shareholder in Sino-Forest Corp., said the Chinese timber company that’s fending off fraud allegations needs to change its chief executive officer and appoint new directors.
Graeme Hart, owner of the world’s second-largest drink-carton maker, retained his position as New Zealand’s richest person, with an estimated NZ$6.5 billion ($5.7 billion), according to National Business Review’s 2011 Rich List.
Hedge fund Oasis Management LLC sued Morgan Stanley for C$9.5 million ($9.3 million) over options in Sino-Forest Corp. bought before the Toronto-listed timber company’s stock plunged 71 percent in two days in June.
Carson Block, the short seller who recommended betting against Sino-Forest Corp. before it plunged as much as 89 percent, said it’s regrettable some investors were lured into buying the company’s shares following the retreat.