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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Investment 'detectives' offer advice on sniffing out deals

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... message boards or well-meaning friends are often unreliable. And while it can be good to talk to financial advisers, the Lehman minibond scandal highlights the risks of returning home ... a big factor determining whether local property prices and rents rise or fall is international banks and other financial institutions moving highly paid staff in and out of Hong Kong. When banks ...

  5. Financials fall after minibond buy-back offer

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Wong Ka-chun and Nick Westra Shares of financial stocks fell yesterday after Sun Hung Kai & Co agreed to buy back Lehman Brothers minibonds, sparking concern that others ... said Kenny Tang Sing-hing, the head of research at Redford Securities. 'After Sun Hung Kai, it indicates that the problem is [clients] did not have proper advice from staff selling ...

  6. Recognition for the cream of the crop

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer A night of celebration at the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards 2010 saw the crowning of this year's winners and was marked by a real sense of achievement in how far the industry as a whole has come in the course of the last decade. Over that period, financial planning has become established as a widely recognised and well-respected profession in Hong Kong, ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - TAKEOVERS

    Fubon Financial to buy majority control of First Sino Bank

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Deal valued at over US$1b largest acquisition of a mainland business by a Taiwanese investor Fubon Financial takes First Sino stake Fubon Financial Holding, the second-largest publicly traded financial group in Taiwan, will buy majority control of First Sino Bank, in what is the largest acquisition of a mainland business by a Taiwanese ...

  8. Business - Companies - BROKERAGE

    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 ...

  9. Business - Companies - BROKERAGES

    Acquisition talk sparks rally in CASH Financial and associate Net2Gather

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu Jeanny.yu@scmp.com Associate firm also gains after a potential investor is said to be interested in broker Acquisition talk sparks rally in CASH Financial Shares in CASH Financial Services Group, a Hong Kong-based brokerage firm, and its associate Net2Gather (China) Holdings surged yesterday on speculation that a potential investor is interested in acquiring ...

  10. The future looks bright to SHK's equities chief

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in October, have you had a lot of clients complain about investment losses? We are lucky that our customers have been with us for a long time and they understand our financial position and advice ... It is off 30 per cent from its peak in October. And it has been quite a contrast for Lee Seng Huang, executive chairman of Sun Hung Kai Financial, the oldest and largest brokerage in the city. ...




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