Wealth management bid bound to fail

To establish a new qualification which appears to run the very real risk of giving credibility to those who do not deserve it, simply exposes the consumer to greater, not reduced, risk. Photo: AP

Last month the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Treasury Markets Association and Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute published a consultation paper. It seeks to help Hong Kong gain a larger share of the private wealth management (PWM) business in Asia-Pacific, by establishing a new qualification and a PWM association, to improve standards of training, qualification and the integrity of PWM practitioners.

Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 4:56am

Psychologists say quacks are posing as counsellors

People without proper qualifications may call themselves a counsellor or a psychologist in Hong Kong. DCP has been lobbying for statutory regulation for the industry for a decade. Photo: NYT

Impostors are passing themselves off as psychologists and the government is doing nothing to stop them, advocates for the profession warn.

3 Feb 2013 - 7:01am 3 comments

Unregistered counsellor ruined my life, says businessman

Former Hong Kong businessman Thanh Nguyen, 45, complained to the Sunday Morning Post about his encounters with a counsellor who provided no proof of his qualifications, overstepped his boundaries and charged enormous fees - leading to what he said was long-lasting emotional and financial damage.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

Private institutions face deluge of applications

Privately funded institutions are dealing with a flood of applications as pupils who face missing out on one of the limited number of subsidised degree places seek a convenient, if expensive, alternative.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Competition also fierce for those with low scores

While the high achievers celebrated, students who did less well in Hong Kong's final public A-level examinations took to the streets yesterday to secure a future for themselves.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fast track to CFA or master's

Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management HKUSPACE

There are various courses on the market to help you obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification. HKUSPACE offers added value via its postgraduate diploma in investment management which helps students gain CFA qualifications and offers a chance of a master's degree.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A matter of three degrees

Bachelor of science programmes The Chinese University of Hong Kong

With more associate degree and higher diploma holders demanding a full degree, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is launching three two-year full-time UGC-funded undergraduate programmes designed for associate degree or higher diploma holders in the 2012-2013 academic year.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

One size doesn't fit all

English Schools Foundation pupils scored higher than the global average last year in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and their marks improved slightly from those of the foundation's first IB students, in 2009.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Weighing options

For someone who enjoys trying out new food and flavours, Wallace Cheng, a quality assurance technician at Japanese instant-noodle manufacturer Nissin Foods, couldn't have landed a job better suited to his interests.

30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Pass rates for teachers drop in English, Putonghua exams

Pass rates for teachers taking the language proficiency assessment in English or Putonghua have dropped in all but two papers this year, figures released yesterday show.

26 May 2010 - 12:00am

Do academic qualifications ensure success in life?

Matthew Murchie, 15, St Joseph's College

In a society where education is free, easily accessible and well-rounded, being uneducated can pose an enormous hurdle to success later in life. A couple of decades ago, getting into university was considered a great accomplishment.

7 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Flexible programmes

The flexibility of MGSM's postgraduate programmes allows students to enter directly into any course or progress through the postgraduate certificate. Those who choose to articulate through the chain of programmes will end up graduating with multiple qualifications.


Direct entry (16 course units)

21 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Courses at a glance

MGSM programmes have been specifically designed to form an integrated pathway. The suite of programmes offers the opportunity to progress from one level to another. Students may enter directly into the master of management or articulate through the postgraduate diploma (six units) or postgraduate certificate (three units).

9 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

What to do if you don't get the points

There are a range of options available to students who thrive in non-traditional educational environments, or who want to begin a career soon after their studies. These options come in the form of institutions offering vocational training courses.

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Money matters

Deakin University caters for students who want to specialise in insurance or financial planning

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am