Kopin Tan is Editor of Barron’s Asia, a financial news website launched in 2014 that provides sophisticated advice in English about Asia and international investments. Barron’s Asia is the first overseas expansion for Barron’s, which was founded in 1921 and published by Dow Jones, which also publishes the Wall Street Journal.
Before this, Kopin was Senior Editor and an established columnist based in New York. He wrote the front-of-the-book “Streetwise” column, offering a forward-looking take on the financial markets, illuminating market trends and identifying investment themes and ideas. He also writes many cover stories and feature articles for the magazine. He has also written other widely-read columns including “The Trader,” about the U.S. stock market, and “Striking Price,” about the options markets.
Prior to joining Barron’s, Kopin was a special writer at Dow Jones Newswires. His column, “Options Report,” ran daily in the Wall Street Journal. He has also covered mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. Kopin was previously a litigation attorney.
In 2011, Kopin was awarded the prestigious East-West Center Fellowship to China and Hong Kong. In 2006, he was part of a team that won an award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) in the breaking news category. In 2002, he won the Harrison Roth Memorial Award for best options coverage.
Kopin received a Master’s of Art (journalism) from New York University. He also has a law degree from the National University of Singapore, and was called to the Singapore bar as an advocate and solicitor of the Singapore Supreme Court.