Franklin Lam Fan-keung

Franklin Lam Fan-keung is an Executive Council member. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Manchester and is a founder of HKGolden50, an independent non-profit policy research organisation. During the Asian financial crisis in 1997, Lam served as a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit. He then became a managing director at UBS from 2000 to 2011.


Beleaguered Franklin Lam backs off remarks about deal with agent

Executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung faces investigation by the ICAC. Photo: Nora Tam

The saga involving executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung and his property sales took another turn on Thursday morning, when he changed what he previously said about allowing his agent to pocket the difference between his asking price and sale price for one of his tw

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Lam case calls for investigation of conflict

Whether Franklin Lam should be allowed to stay or not, a proper investigation is the first step to take. Photo: Nora Tam

Calls for a formal investigation are growing after Executive Councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung was found to have made HK$10 million by selling two luxury flats just weeks before the government unveiled surprise measures to cool property prices.

1 Nov 2012 - 2:58am 1 comment

ICAC probe urged into sale of flats by Exco member Franklin Lam

Franklin Lam Fan-keung. Photo: Nora Tam

New executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung has promised not to buy or sell any more properties within his five-year term in the top policymaking body - after he sells two flats that are already on the market.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:45am 2 comments

Exco member Franklin Lam faces fresh claims over timing of flat sales

Franklin Lam yesterday at a press conference where he denied knowing of plans to curb home sales before he sold two flats. Photo: Nora Tam

A property agent claims to have approached Franklin Lam Fan-keung, now an executive council member, to help sell one of his Mid-Levels flats in the months before new curbs on home sales, but was turned down.

31 Oct 2012 - 6:25pm 7 comments

Franklin Lam has no place in Exco

Franklin Lam Fan-keung has no place in Exco.

Franklin Lam Fan-keung may well believe he is in the public sector to serve the people and fulfil his civic duty. But here is a man who spent much of his highly lucrative career as a senior executive at the UBS investment bank analysing the property market, and advising and hobnobbing with high-net-worth clients and powerful bosses in the property sector.

31 Oct 2012 - 7:34am 4 comments

Lam made huge profit on property weeks before cooling tax

Franklin Lam Fan-keung

Property market analyst turned executive councillor Franklin Lam Fan-keung sold two Mid-Levels properties a few weeks before the government introduced measures to curb property prices last Friday.

And he made the declaration of one of the two properties only four days before changes were announced.

30 Oct 2012 - 2:51am 16 comments