Ye, who is 47 this year, was dubbed “China’s George Soros”
after making a large fortune trading the futures markets since the early 1990s.
Ye became active in the futures markets in the early 1990s while working for a copper company and sought to put into effect what he knew as a result about supply and demand within China, according to a report in the WSJ back in 2009
Those early days were “messy”, he told the WSJ, with prices scrawled on blackboards and subject to arbitrary changes. At one stage...