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  1. Industry players call for more fee choice

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... it comes to planning, he said customers weren't used to being charged a fee for financial advice. He believed the financial advice industry in Hong Kong needed to change. For the time being, ... They say investors should be able to decide how those looking after their assets are remunerated, writes Alex Frew McMillan An increasing number of financial planners in Hong Kong ...

  2. HKSI launches reform of industry entry exams

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Hong Kong Securities Institute, the industry entry requirements of which have been criticised by brokers and fund managers as being too academic, is taking steps to reform ... reviewing papers for brokers, financial advisers and corporate finance advisers. The process would be completed by the end of the year, he said. The changes follow moves by the Securities ...

  3. ICBC eyes Huarong to diversify financial services portfolio

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the mainland's biggest lender, is in talks to buy Huarong Asset Management as the bank seeks to diversify its financial ... the required licences and expertise to diversify into the financial leasing, securities, asset management and insurance businesses, according to an unnamed source cited by the report. Neither ICBC nor ...

  4. Foreign industry players face a new wave of competition from yuan-denominated funds in mainland

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Howe

    ... we're seeing the beginning of a new wave.' At the front of the domestic wave is the Bohai Industrial Investment Fund, sponsored in part by the Tianjin municipal government. Bohai, scheduled to reach 20 billion yuan and other domestic funds like it have a key competitive advantage over foreign funds in getting deals. They are primarily industry funds that focus on particular sectors ...

  5. ICBC cleared to move into financial leasing

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has received approval from the banking regulator to set up a financial leasing unit, a new growth engine as the cash-rich lender seeks to diversify ... in Tianjin Binhai, becoming the largest financial institution based in the nation's testing ground for business reforms. ICBC said setting up the leasing subsidiary was an important ...

  6. Tianjin investment fund to boost Bohai industry

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Gu and Guo Aibing in Tianjin Tianjin's Bohai Industry Investment Fund, the first of its type in the country, will invest 6.08 billion yuan to buy stakes in non-listed companies ... Tianjin is building the Binhai New Area, a pilot project for a new financial area, into a centre for small-scale private equity and venture capital under the central government's guidelines ...

  7. Wiping clean carbon footprints will mean financial gain to companies

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Sabine Borgia

    ... trading schemes giving companies a financial incentive to cut the carbon footprints of these activities. All the major logistics software houses will add carbon calculators and decarbonisation ... 'green' as non-economic, and environmental protection as strong reactive action.' The institute is participating in an eco-industrial park planning programme for Dalian. The project aims ...

  8. Enriching financial knowledge

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with special attention to risk and return assessment. Mr Ng said this combination served to enrich his financial knowledge, in addition to preparing him for a pending promotion at work. 'I am ... for succeeding in this industry.' ...

  9. Registrar for US certified financial advisers

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... organisation that represents more than 5,500 financial services practitioners, including 2,400 CFPs, from the financial planning and wealth management industry in Hong Kong. Chief executive officer ... Raymond Ma The Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK) plans to open a new local registrar of financial advisers who have gained the certified financial planner (CFP) ...

  10. Industrial Bank plans 19b yuan bond issue

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... Nevin Nie Industrial Bank, a commercial lender based in Fuzhou, said it would offer up to 19 billion yuan in financial bonds to improve its lending capability. The bank, in which Hang Seng ... in the prospectus. The sale, arranged by Citic Securities and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, is the biggest financial bond sale by the bank so far. Financial bonds, which must be held until ...




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