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  1. Investors turn to advice in tougher times

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... years. Compared to other developed countries, Hong Kong is seen as an untapped market where relatively few people take independent financial advice. During the boom years Hong Kong investors were used to high returns and it mattered less which particular stocks or properties were acquired - most of them were going up. As a result people were less interested in taking financial advice ...

  2. Mo ordered to reveal extent of legal advice on New Nongkai unit sale

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir The wife of former Shanghai Land Holdings boss Chau Ching-ngai must disclose whether she obtained independent legal and financial advice before the $36.5 million sale of his financial services arm. An appeal court yesterday gave Shanghai Finance Holdings, of which Mo Yuk-ping was a director, approval to obtain key documents. Shanghai Finance, a subsidiary of Chau's ...

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    KBW to close Hong Kong office after sale

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... financial advice, investment products and transaction executions in the financial sector. ... to focus on core businesses in the US and Europe, following its acquisition by Stifel Financials. The shutdown is expected to result in about 20 job losses and cost about US$4 million, mostly ...

  4. Aviva pins sales hopes on advisers

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Kong turn away from insurers' sales agents as they are deemed to lack the financial nouse to offer sophisticated financial advice. Meanwhile, independent advisers are supposed to represent ... Enoch Yiu Aviva, Britain's largest insurance company, will rely on banks and independent financial advisers to sell its products in Hong Kong rather than directly employ agents ...

  5. Right advice sets winners apart

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... how important it is for consumers to be given the right type of advice, and for providers to be transparent in the sale of financial products. I am glad that we are able to play a part in promoting the provision of sound financial planning advice.' The competition kicked off in March, when competitors had to submit a real-life financial planning case. Entries were assessed ...

  6. Ex-Prudential chief to helm AIA ahead of HK offering

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... involved about 2 per cent of deal value, so AIA could shell out up to US$400 million for financial advice. Yet Benmosche said last October that the company, which owes US taxpayers about US$130 ...

  7. MessageLabs sets its sights on much-spammed HK and Asia

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of president-elect Barack Obama's advisers doing an interview. In the light of the global financial crisis, spammers have also increased the volume of junk mail that offers mortgages, debt consolidation, credit counselling and other financial advice. 'It's a never-ending battle,' said Mr Chamberlain. 'We offer a service that you cannot afford to switch off in good ...

  8. Rothschild's old pal may learn the true cost of friendship

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... year in the league table of mergers and acquisitions advisers, it failed to make the top 10 in Asia. In the past, Asian companies have resisted paying extra for corporate financial advice ... director in charge of Asian investment banking, the market for paid disinterested advice will grow. Jardines director Rodney Leach agrees. 'There is always room for someone- not one ...

  9. The art of persuasion

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... you'll be able to afford a whole entertainment system! Can't make your mind up? We understand. Good financial advice is extremely important. Why not pop into one of our offices and have ... Paul McGuire This week is the last in our series about writing advice. We will examine how advertisers present advice and look at what type of language they use. Often this advice ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Worst Financial Advice This was a year when even your best stock idea could cost you millions. Case in point: Henderson Land Development chairman Lee Shau-kee, who saw his stock portfolio halve ... these in mind, welcome to our special annual awards. Typhoon Award The first category is for tycoons who fared relatively well in the financial crisis. The winner is... Sino Land chairman Robert Ng Chee ...




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