[Sponsored Article] To say AARON KWOK is multi-talented is a vast understatement. A dancer, singer and multiple award-winning actor all in one, the recent father’s passion for cars is well-known. He appreciates the similarities between motor car racing and investing. Here he talks about his recent campaign with HSBC Jade and his experience as a genuine long-time customer. Time has been kind to Aaron Kwok. Having just turned 55, and looking immaculate as always, Kwok could nearly pass for a man almost half his years. Despite his recognised abilities on the dance floor and as a singer, Kwok feels his biggest career breakthrough was when he moved from singing to acting. What has not changed, however, is the fact that Kwok never settles for second best, whether it’s top-tier artistic production, or his personal choice of financial services. Over the years, he’s also served as an ambassador for several luxury brands, from men’s fashion to watches. His most recent tie-up, however, is through a widely screened commercial in Hong Kong, in which he appears as a spokesperson for HSBC Jade’s financial services for high-net-worth customers. Because Kwok himself has been a long-standing client of the bank for more than 30 years, he feels confident that this enables him to speak truthfully about why he trusts HSBC Jade. The commercial also highlights Kwok’s enthusiasm for motor car racing, which he thinks has more similarities with investing than might be imagined. Says Kwok: “Racing and investing both rely on accurate data analysis to support decisions and reduce risks. Pre-race analysis allows drivers to make the most of their machines, while helping them minimise potential risks, and boost their overall performance on the track. Likewise, the Wealth Portfolio Intelligence Service of HSBC Jade helps clients manage risks while capturing potential growth in a diversified portfolio. “There’s also the matter of trust,” he explains. “Whether it’s with the crew in your racing team or your relationship manager at the bank. You trust your team to make the best preparations before a race, so all you have to do when you’re driving is to focus and do your best.” Outside of his racing car, Kwok sees the same level of dedication from the HSBC Jade team, and has built a strong relationship with his relationship manager at HSBC Jade. “She’s worked with me for nine years. And we often share stories with each other, just as friends would. Whenever I need support, no matter wherever I am, she’s always keen to offer the best service, and I’m confident she’s taking the best possible care of my account and my investments.” Among personal banking customers, HSBC Jade clients can enjoy access to the most qualified financial experts, highly-rated wealth management solutions, and excellent pricing. For instance, while the recently launched HSBC Top Trader Club rewards both high and low volume traders, HSBC Jade clients can benefit from the best one-month time deposit rates of up to 5% p.a. by making just one trade a month via the HSBC Easy Invest App. Apart from a wide range of investment products available on shelf, there are two wealth financing solutions curated for HSBC Jade clients. Wealth Portfolio Lending—also known as Lombard Lending and usually only available in private banking, offers clients additional liquidity based on their assets with HSBC. Investors can also apply for Unit Trusts Investment Financing to gain potentially greater returns by leveraging their existing holdings. Kwok took his role in the commercial seriously. "I was heavily involved in the planning stages," he says. “We were in a meeting, and the director and production team had a lot of ideas relating to cars. So, I said to them, since there are so many connections between motor car racing and investment, why don’t we use a real race car in the commercial? Not just any car, but a functioning race car. There’s this limited-edition model and there are only ten of them in the world—and I’m lucky to be one of the owners of these cars myself. So I said, let’s use this type of car. The director, production team and HSBC all loved the idea—and I think my recommendation wasn’t a bad one! To add to the authenticity we also featured my helmet, which has been specially designed to match the car.” Of course, being an actual client also builds up authenticity. Recalls Kwok: “I have been using HSBC since I opened my first bank account after graduation.” Through his 30-year relationship with the bank, Kwok is in a position to say what he has come to know about the people and the professional service, truthfully. “They are very nice and friendly, offer a thoughtful service, and show up to help you just when you need it.” With strong collaboration between Kwok and the team, four videos featuring different aspects of HSBC Jade and himself have been launched successfully. Investment involves risks. Terms & Conditions apply to the abovementioned services/promotions. Rates may be subject to change and are not guaranteed. The information provided does not constitute in any form of solicitation/recommendation of any investment products or lending products. To borrow or not to borrow? Borrow only if you can repay!