Times are changing.
US banker proud to become Chinese national: “I am very proud to say I have become Chinese,” says Marshall Nicholson, a veteran American investment banker in Hong Kong
The rise of China has not only transformed the global landscape of the financial industry, but it has also changed an American banker’s nationality.
Some in Hong Kong’s financial community were surprised by an e-mail from one of the most veteran investment bankers in the city on Tuesday night. Marshall Nicholson, a managing director in charge of investment banking in Hong Kong for China International Capital Corporation (CICC) told his colleagues and friends that he had officially renounced his United States citizenship and would soon receive a HKSAR passport.
“I am very proud to say I have become Chinese,” said Nicholson in the e-mail, which was seen by the South China Morning Post and spread quickly in the local banking world on Tuesday night.