Exam Cheating + Pre-Revenue Biotech = Fraud Concerns

By James Tunkey, COO One of the biggest potential challenges for investors in pre-revenue biotech companies preparing to IPO in Hong Kong may be linked to the region’s problem with exam cheating. The value of pre-revenue biotech companies…

Crisis Management Authority James Tunkey Briefs Compliance Professionals

I-OnAsia’s COO James Tunkey has been asked to present to the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics on October 25th on the subject of Crisis Management Best Practices.  Tunkey will draw from his 25 years’ experience, including 4500…

The CEO’s Ruminations

I powered up my computer the other day and noticed an interesting article regarding the hackers du jour known as “Fancy Bear”.  Allegedly a sophisticated outfit owned and controlled by the GRU, a Russian military intelligence agency, Fancy…

The CEO’s Ruminations

As I put my chubby thumbs and forefingers to keys, I could not avoid ruminating about The Donald’s never-ending tweet-screaming at the discredited Russian “collusion” investigation; London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s feeble attempt to explain news that the city’s…

The CEO’s Ruminations

While celebrating or bemoaning (depending upon your perspective) the 21 years since resumption of sovereignty or handover or takeover of Hong Kong to China (depending upon your politics), I had time to contemplate the soon to be enacted…

COO James Tunkey Briefs Retired FBI Agents

Photo from left: Charlie Beaudoin, Scott Olson, James Tunkey, Tim Screen. I-OnAsia’s Chief Operating Officer provided a briefing to New York Chapter of The Society of Former FBI Agents at a recent meeting.  During the briefing, Mr. Tunkey…

The CEO’s Ruminations

I apologize profusely to those of you who tinkled regarding my failure to ruminate, at least publicly, over the last few months. Suffice it to say, life and all its odd permutations have had me hopping. Hey, let’s…

The CEO’s Ruminations

As I tucked into my first glass of champers on yet another long-haul flight to somewhere to do something hopefully important, I began to contemplate recent complaints from clients who have been the victims of “scams”. To say…

The CEO’s Ruminations

As we were unwinding from the festivities surrounding Chinese New Year and refocusing on making (rather than spending) money, I stumbled upon an article highlighting 10 of the most ridiculous lawsuits in 2017 (https://www.uschamber.com/series/above-the-fold/here-are-the-top-10-most-ridiculous-lawsuits-2017). Oooweebaby, humans are truly…

The CEO’s Ruminations

Happy Lunar New Year!  I wish you and yours all the best in in the Year of the Dog!!! Honesty, loyalty, reliable partners and true friends are characteristics often associated with those born under this sign.  Hmmm…let’s put…