Consultants offer edge in finance sector rivalry

In the ultra-competitive financial sector, companies are always looking for ways to improve and to outperform rivals. As professionals with timely industry information and specialised knowledge, consultants obviously add value to a business.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm

Productive placements key at HKPC

With its comprehensive business scope and extensive exposure to different industries and associations, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is one of the most useful places for a fresh graduate to start their career.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Prepare early if you want to study abroad

Students who want to study abroad should start planning early and think seriously about which majors to pursue, a consultant says.

With the final batch of Form Seven students and the first HKDSE graduates fighting for places at local universities, competition is fierce. More students are looking overseas, with Australia and Britain the most popular choices for Hongkongers.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Grow through skills upgrade and networking

Rita Xiao Wenhui (left) joined the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) upon graduation, before moving to Stirling Finance to work as a consultant. Her book on investment will be published later in the year. She talks to Wong Yat-hei

What's your academic background?

I have a first class honour's BBA degree in finance from the City University of Hong Kong.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Be sincere and keep that positive energy

Even at a young age, Sharona Tai (right), consultant trainee at Convoy Financial Services, appreciates the importance of saving to prepare for the future. She hopes to develop her career in financial planning to help others nurture the habit of saving with easy to handle investments. She joined Convoy in August this year to fulfil her dream of helping others accumulate wealth.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Right people at the right time

The tight labour market has heightened the need for companies to attract, develop and retain highly-skilled workers. Michael Kunkle, principal consultant for Right Management Hong Kong, finds himself on the frontline of the battle. Rick Gangwani talks with him about the state of the industry, the 'human age' and being in the zone

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

career tracker

Paul Tchen, general manager, operations planning and support, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Selling out

Hong Kong citizens have a right to honesty from government ministers and officials, who are their employees, yet that is not what they are getting with regard to the proposal to sell the West Wing of the Central Government Offices to a developer.

23 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Happy returns

So, you've had a fung shui professional examine your office or home and have made the requisite changes that he or she has recommended. Does this mean you won't need any fung shui advice for as long as you stay in the appraised property?

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Architect (with PRC experience)

Aedas is seeking a high-calibre individual to support its expansion in Asia.

The candidate will be a registered architect in Hong Kong, Britain or equivalent, with a minimum of three years of experience in large commercial and or hotel projects.

16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Tests of faith

Traditionally, fung shui masters were considered men of wisdom and, therefore, were almost never questioned, while any recommendations they made were followed to the letter. In this day and age, individuals who dispense advice need to explain and justify their proposals to clients.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Travel firm launches talent programme

Wing On Travel Service has initiated a talent development programme aimed at enhancing the professionalism of its tour consultants.

24 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Clear path for fresh graduates

MassMutual Asia has opened its doors to fresh graduates thinking about building a career in the financial planning industry. It has been taking on board up to 40 graduates a month during peak times since 2005.

23 May 2009 - 12:00am

Air of detachment

The government ought to do the work itself. By palming off a review of Hong Kong's outdated air quality objectives to a consultant, the administration has shown its disconnectedness from a critical task. This is not its intention, of course.

26 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Useful tips, but guide won't make you rich

If you read The Global Consultant just for its rare direct references to China, the mainland would appear to be populated by pragmatic Confucians hosting the Olympic Games and beset by nightmarish airports and environmental problems. The book seems to mention Bangkok and Sri Lanka more often than the world's fourth-largest economy.

15 Dec 2008 - 12:00am