Should HSBC's chairman Douglas Flint resign? Will HSBC Holdings' chairman Douglas Flint hold on to his job amid the turmoil swirling around the banking giant and the revelations about its Swiss business? An article in the Financial Times quotes from a speech Flint made in April 2013 in which he said: "[Banking] supervisors should care more about tone from the top, how ethics and values are taught and reinforced, how values are enforced and rewarded, and how an organisation looks for and adapts to changing expectations within the communities it serves." It then suggests that "for the good of his own reputation as well as that of his institution and British banking, Mr Flint should go". The writer is Robert Jenkins, a former member of the Bank of England's financial policy committee and a senior fellow at Better Markets that describes itself as a nonprofit organisation that promotes the public interest in financial reform in the domestic and global capital and commodity markets. Flint and chief executive Stuart Gulliver received a pasting when they appeared before a parliamentary committee and were asked why they had not resigned. Much of this, it has to be said, was political grandstanding by legislators with an eye on an impending general election. The Swiss scandal goes back to 2007, which is some time before 2012, when Flint and Gulliver were appointed to their current roles. They will probably survive their British inquisition, but their big worry must be the US where regulators are more ferocious. But even if they do survive, the question is should they in any case resign for the sake of their own and the bank's reputation? The answer must surely be no given that these events didn't happen on their watch and they say they have new control structures in place. But they must know that they are now on thin ice and if another scandal emerges, they are unlikely to survive. Business improvement? We see that HSBC has named a successor to Sumeet Chabria, who is stepping down as chief information officer with the global banking and markets unit and is leaving after working 21 years with the bank. Chabria will be replaced by his deputy, Richard Herbert, who was previously head of the bank's global foreign exchange and regulatory information technology. Herbet joined HSBC in 2011. Prior to that he was the head of something called "business improvement" at the troubled Royal Bank of Scotland. Some people might find it difficult to reconcile RBS and "business improvement" given the bank's unfortunate record in recent years. Lan Kwai Fong 'craic' Should you be in Lan Kwai Fong on Saturday and see hordes of people prancing around dressed in green, fear not, for you are not hallucinating. The bar Rula Bula is organising an early St Patrick's Day extravaganza called Operation Leprechaun from 3pm. For HK$200, you can get a green leprechaun suit and a drink from either Rula Bula, Kinsale or Solas. Proceeds from the sale will be split between the LauraLynn House in Dublin (Ireland's only children's hospice) and the Foodlink foundation in Hong Kong. Entertainment comes in the form of music from Mr Happy and Ciaran Murphy and a performance by the O'Connor Barton Irish Dance School. Lai See regrets In Wednesday's piece on the axing of CLSA's famous gala party, the firm's head of communications Simone Wheeler was incorrectly quoted as saying that clients were telling the firm: "We can come for the party but not for the canapes." The quote should have read: "We can come for the content but not for the canapes."