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  1. Show of skills points to better industry expertise

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will change the emphasis of financial planning and the type of investment products offered by the industry,' he said. 'Too many companies just talk about simple asset allocation and putting ... John Cremer As a final-round judge this year and a former task force chairman responsible for overseeing the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards, Professor Louis Cheng has enjoyed ...

  2. Fonts of excellent financial planners

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer The spotlight naturally falls on the individual finalists during the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards, but within the industry another category is watched almost as closely. ... went to Convoy Financial Services in the independent financial advisory (IFA) sector, Manulife (International) for insurance, and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) among the banking industry ...

  3. Financial gain, not science or politicking, key to trawling bans

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and professor at the University of Hong Kong, admitted that some nations might find the financial demands difficult to justify. 'Certainly in some countries it's harder to have a ban than ... HK$1 billion would return HK$2.5 billion in fishing and leisure industries over 25 years. 'It's not just some kind of sunk investment where you sink a few hundred million dollars ...

  4. HK's fund industry sinks to a three-year trough

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong's fund industry in September and October recorded its worst sales and redemption record in three years as investors sat on the sidelines amid ... the city's fund industry recorded net outflows, which means there were higher amounts of redemptions than sales. It was the first net outflow in a year, and the largest outflow since December 2008 ...

  5. 'China factor' boosts funds industry by 18.6pc

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong's fund management industry grew to HK$10.09 trillion last year, up 18.6 per cent from a year earlier, as investors returned to the market after the 2008 financial crisis, Securities and Futures Commission figures released yesterday show. Sally Wong, chief executive of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, said the growth was a result ...

  6. Financial plan on target

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and high technology have become the largest industry. With the development of Yujiapu Finance District, Tianjin is shifting some of its focus to the financial industry. He Shushan, a member ... Keith Chan Tianjn is set to evolve from the largest financial centre in northern China to one of the largest in the world, with an investment of 200 billion yuan (HK$240 billion) to build ...

  7. Hedge funds get rich on the back of the world's financial blunders

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... who today works for the US Council on Foreign Relations, the book combines blood-and-guts story-telling with careful analysis of the hedge fund industry. The narrative is so thrilling ... tragic policy mistakes, but is it morally right to take home billions by accelerating the process of 'creative destruction'? The central insight of the hedge fund industry is brilliant- ...

  8. Financial planners are going for gold

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the financial planning industry. To keep up with market shifts, the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK) has decided to review its Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification, which is considered the gold standard in the industry. The institute is the sole licensing body authorised by the Financial Planning Standards Board to grant the CFP qualification in Hong Kong and Macau, ...

  9. Course boosts pillar industry

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as an international financial centre. 'The financial services industry will continue to be one of the most important pillars of the Hong Kong economy,' Wei says. 'With the remarkable economic ... technology, regulation, and consolidation among financial intermediaries are presenting major challenges for the industry. Our programme will prepare talent in the financial industry to thrive under ...

  10. Financial IT experts wanted

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Rising costs and greater demand for efficiency are prompting many Hong Kong banks and financial organisations to invest in growth-enabling technologies as a way to retain ... relationships with them. In the banking and financial environments, EDMS technology can help integrate numerous disparate information systems that would otherwise work independently of each other. Banks ...




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