A trader points to a monitor showing stock transactions at a securities trading firm. Photo: Robert Ng A trader points to a monitor showing stock transactions at a securities trading firm. Photo: Robert Ng
A trader points to a monitor showing stock transactions at a securities trading firm. Photo: Robert Ng
Stephen Vines
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Stephen Vines

The meaningless and blindingly stupid world of investment product ‘risk assessment’ annual questionnaires

Our columnist (only just) manages to keep his cool under a barrage of questions over the phone which in the end, admits the caller, are effectively meaningless

A trader points to a monitor showing stock transactions at a securities trading firm. Photo: Robert Ng A trader points to a monitor showing stock transactions at a securities trading firm. Photo: Robert Ng
A trader points to a monitor showing stock transactions at a securities trading firm. Photo: Robert Ng
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Stephen Vines

Stephen Vines

Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong based writer and journalist. He has worked in Asia for The Guardian‚ The Daily Telegraph‚ and The Independent‚ and was a consultant editor for The Asia Times.