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  1. Hard work and training have brought respect to industry

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

    ... John Cremer This year's SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards provided an opportune moment to look back on a decade of achievement and think ahead to developments likely to shape the industry in the next few years. For Paul Pong, who recently began a two-year term as president of the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK), one thing stands heads and shoulders ...

  2. Finance industry ranks a record

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Investment banks, brokerages and fund houses have been on such a hiring spree this year that there are now more registered financial services employees in the city than before the financial crisis. The total number of licences issued by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) stood at a record 37,694 as at the end of last month, surpassing the previous record of 37,373 ...

  3. Insurance industry divided over reforms

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... insurance body. The compensation scheme failed to gain industry support in 2003 but the financial troubles of United States giant AIG in September 2008 led to a rare 'insurance run' ... is highly likely to miss the deadline this month and the industry now expects this will come in the fourth quarter of this year. Like the compensation fund proposal, the insurance companies are most ...

  4. Financial services chief would do better lobbying closer to home

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Professor Chan, please don't get on the wrong plane. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung last week said he was heading for London in November to promote Hong Kong as an international financial centre. But fund managers say Chan seems to have bought the wrong tickets as Beijing is where he should go to promote the local fund industry ...

  5. Deputy financial reporting manager

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and be well versed in SQL applications. At least six years' financial reporting experience in the banking industry and a comprehensive knowledge of, and solid experience in, regulatory reporting ... Bank of Communications is looking for a deputy financial reporting manager. The successful candidate will prepare and review financial reports in relation to the Hong Kong Monetary ...

  6. Financial services link Duchy to HK

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan The bonds between Hong Kong and Luxembourg are steadily increasing thanks to both jurisdictions being centres for the financial services industry. Luxembourgers may be thin ... banks in the country, which is the world's second-largest centre for investment funds after the United States. Much of the money comes from Hong Kong and the mainland and finance industry ...

  7. Protection must extend to financial investments

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to property developers. We must not squander the opportunity presented by the financial crisis to make our financial industry more responsible for the products and services it provides to customers. ... US President Barack Obama signed into law last week the most sweeping overhaul of America's financial system since the Depression. The financial regulations bill came on the heels ...

  8. Students benefit from industry input

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

    ... tend to change quite slowly,' Cheng said. 'But there is a need in the industry [for more graduates with financial planning knowledge], so it makes sense to bring in more aspects ... University's school of accounting and finance. 'Responding to changes, I believe nearly all the local universities now have some personal financial management courses and, in general, are looking ...

  9. Asia leads financial recovery

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis While the degree of recovery in the European and American banking and financial markets remains in some doubt, the mood across the Asian banking sector appears buoyant, ... functions and their wealth management business models. Nita Law, Standard Chartered's head of human resources for northeast Asia, says competition among banks and financial institutions ...

  10. Beware the little old lady- she's a spy for financial watchdogs

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu That little old lady queuing at the local bank and asking for investment advice may not be who she seems. And that has some in the financial industry worried. Under a planned ... in the financial services industry and should be used for hunting down drug or arms dealers.' Turner said the 'follow-up action' mentioned by the SFC could be a long list and involve ...




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