HONG KONG -- He has advised rebels in the Burmese jungle and been a regular at cabinet meetings in teh Philippines. He counseled Presidents Nixon and Carter on Asia and has collaborated with Zbigneiw Brzezinski.

Often controversial, never at a loss for words, William Overholt is certainly one of American banking's most colorful and influential figures. But, perhaps because he has his fingersin so many pies, bankers in the United States know little about him.

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