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  1. Tourism industry rubs it hands, but fears voiced over park's financial prospects

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to be built near Pudong Airport in the southeastern outskirts of the city, is expected to provide a major boost to the city's tourism appeal. Industry figures yesterday played down fears ... into an important development zone.' But concerns have been raised about the project's financial prospects, particularly in light of Hong Kong Disneyland's failure to meet attendance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697371/tourism-industry-rubs-it-hands-fears-voiced-over-parks-financial-prospects
  2. Contest goes from strength to strength

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... to showcase their knowledge and skills, and provides a much-needed benchmark for measuring the growth and development of Hong Kong's financial planning industry.' She said participants ... Written by John Cremer As a prime mover behind the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards, and a regular on the judging panel, Louis Cheng Tsz-wan has seen the annual competition go from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679598/contest-goes-strength-strength
  3. Insurance regulator with more clout on the cards

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to look at reform, especially after the financial crisis last year and the near-collapse of American International Group,' the source said. 'In Hong Kong, the recent collapse of general insurance company Anglo Starlite Insurance also highlighted the need to strengthen regulation of the insurance market.' An expanding insurance industry also has reason to want the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687333/insurance-regulator-more-clout-cards
  4. Mainland insurers poised to emerge as 'champion' players

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry is in a position of strength to expand regionally,' said Joseph Luc Ngai, a leader of McKinsey's financial institutions practice in Asia. 'It is supported by a strong ... the overseas expansion of the country's insurers after Ping An Insurance (Group) suffered a heavy loss investing in troubled Dutch-Belgian financial group Fortis. 'Some may question whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670490/mainland-insurers-poised-emerge-champion-players
  5. Contestants move on to oral challenge

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... This was a sign of how seriously they took the competition and, by extension, was confirmation of the prestige the awards now enjoyed throughout the financial planning industry. As part of the IFPHK's consumer education initiatives, the top three second-round finishers from each industry sector could compete for the My Favourite Financial Planner award. For this, they would be asked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688481/contestants-move-oral-challenge
  6. Shifty insurance outfits exploit job seekers and damage HK's reputation

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for 'financial planners' offered by a number of firms including some insurance companies. When I have looked up discussion boards online where people have described their experiences ... This clearly can cause financial hardship. Sometimes job seekers are given their salary in advance and after they leave the firm they are chased by debt collectors. Others who have taken these jobs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687981/shifty-insurance-outfits-exploit-job-seekers-and-damage-hks-reputation
  7. Outstanding work gets recognition

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Senior corporate executives know a good thing when they see it, which explains why so many have lent their support so enthusiastically to the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner ... to recognise that financial planning is a real profession, although a relatively young one. [And for contestants], it is like a super-advanced form of training because they are up against the best from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688482/outstanding-work-gets-recognition
  8. Convoy keeps its competitive edge

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... environment for evaluating performance and professionalism. They were also helping to build the profile of the industry and keeping financial advisers on the right track by promoting the importance ... John Cremer There is no special trophy for the company with the most participants in the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards 2009. If there was, it is a fair bet that Convoy would win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691528/convoy-keeps-its-competitive-edge
  9. Events

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, April 6: British Chamber of Commerce luncheon with First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond. Island Shangri-La. Tuesday, April 14: Hong Kong Securities Institute luncheon: 'Outlook for financial service industry in Greater China: Is it a bad time or good time?' Hong Kong Securities Institute. Thursday, April 16: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675731/events
  10. Events

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce luncheon with First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond. Island Shangri-La. Tuesday, April 14: Hong Kong Securities Institute luncheon: 'Outlook for financial service industry in Greater China: Is it a bad time or good time?' Hong Kong Securities Institute. Thursday, April 16: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Technology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675995/events

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