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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    What's in a name? Some insurance policies smell too sweet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 12:19pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... banning products from being called life insurance if the life coverage is too low. New guidance issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance last week on investment-linked insurance ... insurance policies", as they are called in the industry, provide only 1 per cent of the account's value for life protection. Because ‘bonds’ sound like a safe investment, and if a bond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1571220/whats-name-some-insurance-policies-smell-too-sweet
  2. Comment - Letters

    Strengthen licence requirements for insurance agents

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:04am by LETTERS

    ... investment-linked assurance schemes (ILAS), when buying term life insurance and directly investing in index funds or unit trusts can guarantee higher returns and lower risk, at a fraction of the cost? Two ... are not competitive. It's almost never in anyone's interest to purchase an ILAS product (or whole life insurance, for that matter). The only reason these products have been distributed so widely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1556573/strengthen-licence-requirements-insurance-agents
  3. Business - Comment - WHITE

    Insurers should always act in clients' best interests

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for Life Insurance Replacement, which was issued in 2010 and has the same principle of acting in the best interests of policyholders. Since then, we have not heard of many policyholders rushing to sue their insurers or salesmen. The Life Underwriters Association has also published a Code of Ethics. Clause 1 of their Code reads: "A life underwriter shall place the interests of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549246/insurers-should-always-act-clients-best-interests
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Give new insurance regulator power to examine pay and products

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:47am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of stockbrokers and fund managers have to be licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission. This makes sense, as many insurance salespeople at agencies and banks now sell not only simple life ... Enoch Yiu New authority should also look at employer's role in mis-selling, with pressure on agents Insurance regulator needs broader reach The legislative process for setting up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1523715/give-new-insurance-regulator-power-examine-pay-and-products
  5. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    Alibaba's second life

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy Jack Ma and his managers asked for trust on life and death governance issues, but the only thing investors will trust are huge financial returns Alibaba's second life What ... and beyond its past. They resorted to that age old mainland Chinese explanation of "trust me" to address sensitive, life and death governance issues. However, what investors will only trust ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1597543/alibabas-second-life
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Class boycott for democracy offers students valuable life lessons

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:03pm by Surya Deva

    ... of the classroom Lessons in life As students from several universities and colleges prepare for a week-long boycott of classes from next Monday, to protest against the National People's Congress ... of classroom learning is the lack of adequate opportunities to apply knowledge to diverse and ever-evolving real-life situations. While teachers employ real or hypothetical case studies, those tools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1595403/class-boycott-democracy-offers-students-valuable-life-lessons
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't bet your life and education on electronic sports

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Don't bet your life on electronic sports Like most parents, I scream at my kids every day to get them to stop playing computer games and do their homework. ... life and education on that. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594180/dont-bet-your-life-and-education-electronic-sports
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is it time to leave beloved Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:58am by Joyce Man

    ... the "insurance man". An insurance consultant for more than 40 years, he goes to extraordinary lengths to minimise risks in any and every situation. As such, he's tried to ensure the family has a soft landing, should anything untoward happen. In 1989, amid uncertainty over the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, my parents took out the ultimate insurance policy: they moved me and my sister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1584333/it-time-leave-beloved-hong-kong
  9. Business - China Business - MONEY MATTERS

    Sinopec offers master class in SOE mixed ownership reform

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by Shirley Yam

    ... 70.01 per cent. Among the loyalists are six state-owned enterprises, including China Life Insurance and China Tobacco, and 11 state-controlled asset management companies or private equity houses. Would anyone seriously expect fund managers like CICC Investment Group and Changjiang Pension Insurance – owned by dozens of Shanghai-based SOEs – to defy any state plan? Let’s be honest. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1596467/sinopec-offers-master-class-soe-mixed-ownership-reform
  10. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Let SFC regulate investment-linked insurance policies

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:41am by Enoch Yiu

    ... popular in recent years, are a combination of a life insurance policy and an investment fund. Policyholders choose how to invest the premium among various funds. This is different from traditional ... Enoch Yiu New insurance regulator may lack expertise when it comes to investment-linked policies ILAS regulation best handled by SFC The Hong Kong government will finally push ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/investment-products/article/1493440/let-sfc-regulate-investment-linked-insurance

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