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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. Insurers' premium income slows amid tighter industry regulations

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Growth in premium income of mainland insurance companies continues to slow, as the industry regulator tightens sales of investment-linked products and demands an overhaul ... cent to 2.2 trillion yuan in the first four months. Analysts said premium growth was likely to slow further amid tighter industry regulations and the domestic economic slowdown. 'The ...

  3. Industry gets clearance to invest in unlisted firms

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said his agency would not restrict insurers from investing overseas despite the global financial crisis, but it would aim to make sure they did so prudently. 'Overseas investment ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Demand grows for financial specialists

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau A closer relationship with the mainland, and a free flow of capital and information, has pushed Hong Kong to the forefront of financial activities in the Asia-Pacific region. The move into a regional financial hub requires more professionals with specialist knowledge and skills. To meet those needs, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's (HKUST) ...

  9. Asia Financial mulls launch of HK hospital

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Asia Financial Holdings, which returned to profit in the first half, is interested in setting up a hospital in Hong Kong, its president, Bernard Charnwut Chan, said. 'There ... policy of encouraging private-sector investment in the city's medical industry to cater for an ageing population that would have an increased demand for medical services. 'But it all ...

  10. Always consider 'what if' scenario

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... specialising in different regions and industries. 'Of course, all these products should be sold according to needs and we would counsel that people talk closely with a financial adviser ... on two main pillars of sound financial planning- protection in case of setbacks and a diversified platform to accumulate assets. 'We find it is common in Hong Kong for the mix of investments ...




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