Member News

August 2014: New Members Cocktail 

The senior representatives of HKSI Institute welcome the elites of the financial industry joining our professional community.

June 2014: Honorary Fellow Series “Breakfast with The Hon Ronald Arculli”

In his speech, The Hon Ronald Arculli reiterated the complementary, rather than competing status of Shanghai and Hong Kong. For his valuable insights on the evolution of Mainland China and Hong Kong’s financial market and the effect on the two cities’ competitiveness, please click here

April 2014: HKSI Mentoring Programme -Professional Image Building presented by Ms Mary Cheung

Ms Mary Cheung, an experienced speaker with over 20 years in professional image and international social etiquette training, shared critical key points for building soft skills. Participants enjoyed the talk as basics and specific techniques were covered. Mentees found it especially helpful in sharpening their social skills.

April 2014: Horse Racing Evening

Our Professional Events Committee member, Mr Benson Lo, generously offered us the opportunity to have this exciting event held in the Owners Private Box. A paddock viewing tour was arranged at the HKEx Challenge Cup. We had Mr CK Chow, Chairman of the HKEx, and Mr Ronald Arculli, our Honorary Fellow, dropped by and greeted our party during the course of the evening.

February 2014: Licensing Examination Achievers Reception

The Reception held for Licensing Examination (LE) candidates who did remarkably well in the LE papers in 2013. The outstanding achievers working in local and global firms and the HKSI Board Members got together to share the joy and strengthen the bonding between the HKSI and finance community.

February 2014: HKSI @ TDC Career Expo

On 17/11/2012, member Chris Lee (Former Managing Director and Head of Global Markets Investment Products of Deutsche Bank) The HKSI Institute participated in the 24th TDC Education and Careers Expo to showcase our services facilitating new entrants’ career development in the financial industry. The HKSI Institute sponsored the “Banking and Finance Day” and members from the Board and Membership presented the following talks to the potential entrants and young professionals:

-“Corporate Finance Industry – Opportunities and Challenges” presented by Mr Peter Wong, Board Member, HKSI Institute;

-“Overview of Licensing Regime for Finance Practitioners in HK” presented by Ms Judith Yuen, Associate Director, Securities and Futures Commission;

-“Why Private Wealth Management” presented by Ms Anna Wong, Senior Private Banker;

-“Trends in Finance Employment” presented by Mr Dominau Au, General Manager, CTgoodjobs;

-“Asset management: Market Outlook and Career Prospect” presented by Mr Lewis Wan, Chief Investment Officer, The Pride Group; and

-“Panel Discussion – Opportunities and Challenges for Finance Industry Young Entrants” presented by Ms Anna Wong, Mr Dominau Au, and Mr Lewis Wan.

January 2014: Mentoring Programme - Golf and Investment Seminar presented by Dr Wilson Chan

Senior banker and Adjunct Professor of City University Dr Wilson Chan, shared his wisdom and insight on golf and investment with the HKSI audience on 16 January 2014.

New Members Welcome Cocktail

HKSI Institute held a Cocktail for new members and their friends. More than 50 guests joined the cocktail, including HKSI Institute board members and committee members, new members, and their guests. They all enjoyed the evening!

 

Click here for highlight of the cocktail

Nomination for HKSI Fellowship
In recognition of the longstanding support and continuous contribution of HKSI members to the Hong Kong financial industry, the Institute introduced the HKSI Fellowship in 2003 for senior members to pursue in parallel with their status and prestige in the Institute and industry.  There are 44 Fellows since launched; they are all senior industry professionals and significantly dedicate their efforts to uphold Hong Kong as a leading international financial centre. [Read More]

New e-Seminar posted
Dr John Greenwood, Chief Economist of Invesco, explains to members and  practitioners what to expect after the financial crisis in a HKSI seminar. The seminar is now posted at our e-seminar platform. The e-seminar service is free and exclusively for HKSI individual members. [Read More]

Member Gathering - Leave the Money to Kids? 
Mr Moses Lui (Executive Director, Equity Derivatives, BOCI Securities Ltd) will come and share his advice with our members on bringing the money concept to our kids. Mr Lui is the author of two bestsellers on parenting (《再富,也不可富孩子》and《父母錢,不是孩子錢》). The talk is free to HKSI members, and will be conducted in Cantonese. [Read more]

"Changing Landscape of the Alternative Investment Industry in Asia Pacific" by Joanne Murphy
Asia hedge fund seasoned practitioner Joanne Murphy (Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CAIA Association), will come to HKSI to talk about the ever changing landscape and prospect of AI (Alternative Investment) in Asia Pacific to HKSI members in our "Young Professional Seminar" Series on 7 January, 2013 at HKSI Training Centre. Admission is free for HKSI Members. [Read more]

HKSI Golf Day 2012 & 15th Anniversary Cup
It’s time to polish your golf clubs, practice your short game and meet with friends at the coming HKSI Golf Day 2012 on Friday 23 November 2012 at Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Golf Course (East Course). Members and invited guests only. [Read more]

Senior Banker Chris Lee on "Sales and Trading Business of Global Investment Bank"
On 17/11/2012, member Chris Lee (Former Managing Director and Head of Global Markets Investment Products of Deutsche Bank) will come and talk to HKSI members in our "Young Professional Seminar" Series at HKSI Training Centre. In this talk, Mr Lee will talk about clients of S&T business, recruiting process and new opportunities. Seats limited. Admission is free for HKSI Members. [Read more]

"Private Wealth Management and Challenges for Young Wealth Managers" by Anna Wong 
HKSI Board Member Ms Anna Wong, Managing Director, Market Area Head, Greater China, Private Banking Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse will share her experience in Private Wealth Management for young members and practitioners in our "Young Professional Seminar" Series on 11 September (6:30-8:30pm) at HKSI Training Centre. Admission is free for HKSI Members. [Read more]

Member Gathering - Health and Mental Well Being 
The Institute is pleased to have Dr Derek Li, a specialist in psychiatry, coming to HKSI and share his expertise in maintaining the balance of health and mental being to HKSI members on 21 August at HKSI Training Centre. Admission free. Seats are limited. [Read more]

Member Gathering - The Health of Spine and Related Illness
Chiropractic Doctor Paul Fong will come and introduce the health of spine to HKSI members on 11 July at HKSI Training Centre. Admission free. Seats are limited. [Read more]

Member Only Seminar - Alternative Investment Industry: Career Show (5 July 2012)
HKSI & CAIA Hong Kong cordially invite you to join our education event “Alterative Investment Industry: Career Show” focusing on the current alternative investment industry career landscape. Leading industry thought leaders will be invited to share their views on the challenges the current economic environment is presenting and how this is affecting employment opportunities within our industry. Seats are limited. [Read more]

Member Gathering - Tai Chi and Wellness 
A workshop on Tai Chi and Wellness will be held for members on 29 June at HKSI Training Centre. During the workshop, Tai Chi Master Ms MT Chau will introduce the culture of Tai Chi and its concept of wellness with demonstration and practice. Seats are limited. [Read more]

"Six Valuable Lessons from a 25-Year Career at an Investment Bank" by Paul Day
Member Mr Paul Day (Morgan Stanley, Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific) will come and share his experience for young members and practitioners in our "Young Professional Seminar" Series on 5 June (6:00-8:00pm) at HKSI Training Centre. Admission is free for HKSI Members and Corporate Members. Cocktail reception starts at 6:00pm. [Read more]

Member Gathering - Wine Tasting
Collaborated with Pieroth, HKSI invites members to join our Wine Tasting on 22 May. Admission is free for Members. [Read more]

Nomination for HKSI Fellowship 2012
(24.4.2012) In recognition of the longstanding support and continuous contribution of HKSI members to the Hong Kong financial industry, the Institute introduced the HKSI Fellowship in 2003 for senior members to pursue in parallel with their status and prestige in the Institute and industry. There are 41 Fellows since launched; they are all senior industry professionals and significantly dedicate their efforts to uphold Hong Kong as a leading international financial centre. The application for progression to fellows is an annual exercise for Ordinary Members who have made a significant contribution to the Institute and industry. Click here for detailed requirements.

Completed nomination form, with a non-refundable administrative fee of HK$500 should be submitted to the Institute no later than 31 July 2012. Each application needs to be endorsed by two Ordinary Members acting as nominators. The applications will be assessed by the Nomination Committee which makes recommendation to the Board for approval.

"To Excel - through Tough Jobs in China" by Eddie Wang
Former President of the China Minsheng Banking Corporation and Former CEO of HSBC (China) Mr Eddie Wang will share his China experience for young members and practitioners in our "Young Professional Seminar" Series on 19 April (6:00-8:00pm) at The Exchange Auditorium of The Exchange Exhibition Hall at Exchange Square. Admission is free for HKSI Members.
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Lexus New GS Models Test Drive and The Iconic Supercar LFA
As a prestige professional looking for unique experience, you're invited to join the test drive of Lexus new GS models on 31 March & 1 April from 9 am to 9 pm at Lexus Wanchai Showroom. A series of GS luxury sport sedans with price $559,900 up will be featured and reserved for HKSI members and their friend or family for a test drive in the weekend. [Read more]

Member Gathering with Hon Fellow Gordon Jones
The Institute cordially invites members to join our Member Gathering with Gordon Jones on Thursday 8 March (6:30 - 8:00pm) at HKSI training centre. In this gathering, former Registrar of Companies and HKSI Hon Fellow Mr Gordon Jones will share his thoughts on writing about corporate governance in Hong Kong. Admission is free for Fellow (FHKSI), Member (MHKSI) & Corporate Member. [Read more]

Embracing the Future - HKSI Enhances Its Membership to Recruit Younger Members from a Wider Pool
Nurturing young talent is essential to the industry’s future. Effective from 30 January 2012, HKSI has re-positioned the Associate Membership (AHKSI) and Affiliate Membership (HKSI Aff) to provide a progressive membership structure for new & young entrants and university students who do not have sufficient industry experience. [Read more]

Career Advice from Hon Fellow Laura Cha and Board Member Philip Tye Posted
In this video, HKSI Hon Fellow Mrs Laura Cha and Board Member Mr Philip Tye share their career advice for young people who want to join the finance industry. During the interviews, Mrs Cha explains the importance of being open-minded and focused at the same time. Mr Philip Tye tells us what kind of talent he is looking for his hedge fund firm. Click here for the video.

HKSI Golf Day 2011
It’s time to polish your golf clubs, practice your short game and sign up for some serious business at the coming HKSI Golf Day 2011 on Thursday 1st December 2011 at Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Golf Course (South Course). This is a private event exclusively for HKSI members and their invited guests only. It is an ideal opportunity for members to support the Institute and encourage new membership by inviting along your own guests and sharing with them what we are all about. Friendly competition and fun will be the focus of our day, and a bit of relaxation for those in need.

HKSI Career Day 2011 (21 October 2011, 11:00-6:00pm)
This year the annual career talk is expanded to a one-day programme in which members and practitioners from various segments are invited to share their industry experience and career advice to new and potential entrants to the finance industry.  Corporate members are also invited to host information sessions and booths to introduce their business background and job requirements.  Interested persons please click here for more information.

HKSI Annual Member Cocktail 2011
The Institute cordially invites members to join our Annual Member Cocktail on 19 October at HKSI training centre to catch up with members and meet guests from Asia Pacific.  The cocktail is free and exclusive for HKSI individual and corporate members, ASIF delegates and invited guests. More...

Members only Event China Highrail Property Investment by Stephen Sum (28 September)
What can local investors do with a growing RMB?  China has spent 4 trillion RMB building the highrail with a prospect suddenly affected by a recent serious accident. How do these incidences impact our investment portfolio? China property expert Mr Stephen Sum will talk about the strategies of investing China highrail and commercial premises in this members only event in Cantonese. More....

Smart Drivers - A Tea Gathering 
Collaborated with Lexus, the Institute invites members to join a tea gathering entitled "Smart Drivers" on 24 August at HKSI training centre where members can meet and share their pleasure of driving with friends. Lexus experts will also present their latest hybrid models and the secrets of hybrid technologies. Tea buffet, lucky draw and souvenir sponsored by Lexus will be provided. Fans of driving click here for more.

Member only Seminar - "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" by Edgar Perez (28 June 2011)
The US and European capital markets have been through a number of developments, from the implementation of sophisticated trading technology to the evolution of their regulatory frameworks, which have fostered the emergence of High-Frequency Trading (HFT) strategies. Despite the controversy surrounding HFT, speed traders will continue finding alpha-generating opportunities by trading new asset classes in new geographies employing more sophisticated tools than ever.  Pre-eminent networker in HFT Edgar Perez will talk about the future of HFT in this members only event.  Seats are limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Register click here.

Member only Seminar - "What Makes A Successful IPO?" by Philippe Espinasse (10 June 2011)
In this members only event, Mr Philippe Espinasse will talk about the various issues of making an IPO successful including (1) How investment banks are organised, and how they pitch for new equity capital markets business; (2) Documentation, valuation and marketing aspects of IPOs; and (3) What happens after listing, including stabilization, aftermarket management and investor relations.

Former HKSI Chairman Mr Edward Kwan appointed FinMan Committee Chairman
(2.6.2011) HKSI founding member and former Board Chairman Mr Edward Kwan has been appointed as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Human Resources Development in the Financial Services Sector (FinMan Committee) for a term of two years from 1 June 2011.

New article published - "Central Banking in an Era of Quantitative Easing" by Mr Andrew Sheng
(27.5.2011) Member Andrew Sheng (CBRC Chief Advisor & former SFC Chairman) publishes his paper "Central Banking in an Era of Quantitative Easing" at HKSI Research Repository. The paper argues there are three mistakes in central banking during the 2007/2009 global financial crisis".  Click here to visit the Repository and read the article.

Free WIFI access at HKSI Training Centre (Individual Members only)
(17.5.2011) To facilitate the needs of members using mobile device outside their office, a WIFI access point is installed in our office. Individual members now are able to access the internet via WIFI at HKSI training centre or reception area.  The free WIFI access service requires a login password which will be reset periodically, individual members please check the latest access password at "Member Login".