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  1. Islands a paradise for the financial services industry

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the sweeping changes in global money flows that have transformed the tiny British Overseas Territory, with a population of 43,000, into a hub for offshore financial services. The son of a master seaman, he spent his childhood barefoot and without electricity on the trio of islands 240km south of Cuba. The main industries then were turtle fishing, sharking and weaving of thatched rope. ...

  2. Financial planning covers many areas

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... at this year's Education and Careers Expo will be a zone focusing on the fast-growing financial planning industry. With the sector forecasting significant expansion in the next few years, the Institute ... added that those without a background in finance or significant experience in the industry might start by taking the entry-level Financial Advisers International Qualification (FAIQ). This exam ...

  3. Market growth spurs fund industry's rise

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... developing financial market and the establishment of the Mandatory Provident Fund in 2000 for the fast growth in the fund management industry. Last night at the South China Morning Post Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2004, Mr Lee said the rapid pace of development in the industry brought with it a 'heightened need for integrity and professionalism'. 'The Hong Kong stock exchange ...

  4. New look at asset preservation industry

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... in the financial services industry to focus greater attention on the wealth management sector, which basically concentrates on clients whose priorities have moved beyond wealth creation to methods ... opinion, as the industry moves forward, Hong Kong will be well-positioned to act as a regional centre for financial planning and wealth management. ...

  5. Industry image often at odds with reality

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Rachel Autherson

    ... graduates- Michael Hui, Julianne Lee Young-suk and Lei Fu- who recently joined Goldman Sachs as full-time analysts. We asked them about the industry, their concerns and whether their early ... a deal and I liked the idea of an industry that allowed that sort of creativity. Michael: I grew up in Hong Kong and from an early age was fascinated by the attention that people gave ...

  6. Where in the World Financial Expo are all the planners?

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... professionals or wealth managers. Ample discussion time was devoted to the roles other professions, such as law and accounting, could play in the development of the financial planning industry ... Kelvin Wong If you have any doubts about Hong Kong's wealth management industry being in rapid expansion mode, take a look at the publicity generated just this week. In the space ...

  7. Competition to set industry benchmark

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... China Morning Post, the first IFPHK/SCMP Financial Planner of the Year competition aims to set the benchmark for those who work in the industry. IFPHK chief executive Angeline Chin said that, ... industry and help promote a culture of comprehensive and ethical financial planning,' Ms Chin said. The aim of the competition is to recognise individuals who deliver excellent financial ...

  8. Industry regulator to let brokers into interbank market

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... financial market brokerage firms. The first joint venture is expected between the brokerage arm of the central bank, China Foreign Exchange Trading System (CFETS) and world No1 ICAP, which has ... and Hong Kong broker Tradition Asia. Wholesale brokerages are middlemen who facilitate trading among financial institutions in the foreign exchange, capital and money markets. Although China's ...

  9. Several big challenges lie aheadIndustry sets a benchmark of excellence

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... financial advisory industry trophy. To grab the top award, Mr Lo had to beat off challenges from two other finalists- Albert Mak, divisional sales manager at Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp, who ... was to set a benchmark of excellence for the financial planning industry and to create a culture of comprehensive and ethical financial planning,' said Juliana Lam, president of the Institute ...

  10. Money laundering probes extend to securities, insurance industries

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai China will extend investigations into money laundering to the securities and insurance industries, according to officials, who say the country has a long way ... of 23 ministers and government departments. The central government wants to pass a law against money laundering in the next four months so that next year it can become a member of the Financial ...




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