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  1. Commission-based model gives way to fees

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... for these professionals had gone from being 100 per cent commission to 100 per cent fee-based in the past 10 years. 'This came about partly because tighter regulations meant everything had to be disclosed to the client,' he said. 'However, it has proved beyond doubt to be a better model and produces long-term gains. IFAs are making more money and clients are happier.' Mr Thomas hopes to educate ...

  2. Education stock rises after boss retaliates

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Shares in New York-traded New Oriental Education & Technology Group rebounded after it hit back at allegations from short seller Muddy Waters that it had made fraudulent financial statements. However, fund managers said the harm had already been done, and with the group still under a US Securities and Exchange Commission investigation over its ...

  3. Public needs more education, says regulator

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that investor education was needed. Apart from regulating the market, the Securities and Futures Commission spearheads this initiative and for the past 10 years has had a team dedicated to educating ... brokers and educators- to play a role in increasing the knowledge of retail investors,' Securities and Futures Commission chairman Martin Wheatley said at the launch of the Investor Education ...

  4. Investor education could save burned fingers

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Another small local brokerage failed last Friday, increasing pressure on the Securities and Futures Commission to regulate the industry further. Last week's failure followed ... education. In the most recent case, police arrested a 61-year-old stock broker at Man Lung Hong Securities following allegations that he had stolen HK$20 million from 28 clients. Police said ...

  5. Unique mix of global and local education

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the University of Hong Kong has been able to fill that void and provide much-needed business education of the highest quality.' The IMBA is a two-year part-time programme with 16 modules covering ... and experiences which are mainly focused on the Asia-Pacific region, while the Fudan professors are more dedicated to educating the students about what's happening in the Chinese business market, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fulfil promise to look into standard working hours, commission tells C.Y.

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JULIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Fulfil work-hours promise, commission tells C.Y. A labour group urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to fulfil his promise to look at instituting standard working hours after most respondents to a recent survey said they were working more than 54 hours a week. The Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs says its survey of retail workers ...

  7. ILAS are not 'investments', so commissions are unregulated

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Commission (SFC). The job falls to the Insurance Authority, which monitors the insurance sector in partnership with industry bodies. It's kind of a self-regulating system. The SFC requires agents to disclose all income earned from the sale of an investment, such as brokerage charges or selling commissions. In other words, if an investor asks an adviser about the commission (direct ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Reform on regulation of listing sponsors wins wide support

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and Futures Commission's controversial plan to tighten regulation on sponsors of new listings has gained community support, according to outgoing chairman Eddy Fong Ching. Fong said the regulator ... at the end of this year on how to best use its huge reserve. Lawmakers have criticised the commission for declining to scrap or cut the 0.003 per cent transaction levy on share transactions, which ...

  9. Out of commission

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch Do you know how your financial adviser is paid? Probably not, because most advisers make money selling investment products. They earn a commission from the vendor- ... commission, not necessarily those that are right for the client. It is a poor arrangement that could see advisers recommending bad investments, which is why British and Australian regulators ...

  10. Commission, fee debate continues

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis When it comes to paying financial planning advisers, there is still heated, but unresolved debate in Hong Kong on fee-based versus commission-based services. With the exception of the few independent financial planning firms who charge fees, the bulk of the industry here operates on a commission-based system. Polls by financial services organisations suggest about half ...




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