Patrick Rozario | South China Morning Post
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Patrick Rozario

Hong Kong-listed firms 'not ready' for disclosure law

Partick Rozario, director and head of Risk Advisory Services of BDO Limited.

Many Hong Kong-listed companies are not ready for a new disclosure law that came into effect this month, says a corporate governance expert.

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 4:31am

Firm bosses still pulling double duty

More than a quarter of locally listed companies still have the same person functioning both as chairman and chief executive in violation of a code of corporate governance laid down by the Hong Kong stock exchange.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Vigilant approach is needed

Regulators and professionals involved in the initial public offering (IPO) process are aware that Hong Kong's role as a centre for mainland listings cannot be taken for granted. It depends on a combination of strict standards, vigilance, pragmatism and an insistence on the best principles of corporate governance.

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Steady rise in compliance, but more still needs to be done

Corporate governance and how Hong Kong companies implement it has been a topical issue for the past few years. Activists have taken up the cudgels on behalf of minority shareholders and taken the issue to corporate regulators. So what is the state of corporate governance here and how do we compare to other jurisdictions in the region?

21 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong lags behind in crucial areas

Hong Kong takes justifiable pride in its status as an international financial centre, but a recent survey of comparative standards in 32 countries and regions found significant room for improvement in several key areas.

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Firms realising a tidy house will attract investors

The concept of good corporate governance is gaining pace with mainland companies but still has some way to go before it reaches international standards.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

HK's reputation will hinge on compliance

THE SENIOR EXECUTIVES of listed companies may occasionally grumble about the high standards of corporate governance, but not for long. When they recall the shudders they felt every time another financial scandal hit the headlines, they realise that better corporate governance makes sense for the entire business community.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Executive course on managing risks of IT

THE GROWING IMPORTANCE of technology in all aspects of business was emphasised with the launch of an executive certificate course in IT governance through enterprise risk management.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am