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02 Jun
HKIFA Sandwich Lunch-cum-Briefing session re Competition Ordinance

HKIFA will host a sandwich lunch-cum-briefing session re the Competition Ordinance on June 2 (Friday). Details are as follows: Date: June 2 (Friday) Time: 12:00 noon – Registration 12:15 p.m. – Presentation + Q&A 1:45 p.m. – End Speakers: Mr Stephen Ryan, Of Counsel Ms Magali de Tinguy, Legal Counsel Competition Commission Topic: Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance (“CO”) came into full effect on 14 Dec 2015. During the preparat...
08 May
Fintech Series Disruptive Emerging Technology - Blockchain and AI

Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are said to have enormous potential in the development of financial services industry. Some of it is hype whereas some of it leads to changes in the industry landscape. In the seminar, Mr Scott Likens will share his perspectives on these emerging technologies. Key content: What is this new generation of transactional applications called Blockchain that promises to establish trust, accountability and transparency? What is A...
25 Apr
In-Town Guest Series Product Development in Asset Management and the BREXIT Impact

Key content of the seminar: Global product development process, governance and regulatory responsibilities Pooled fund structures: selecting the optimal structure Challenges and opportunities in Europe and Asia Brexit: considerations for the asset management industry Speaker: Mr Luke Mackowski - Product Director, Investec Asset Management Registration please click here
11 Apr
Fintech Series: Robo Investing in Hong Kong and Japan

Robo Investing in Hong Kong and Japan In this upcoming Fintech Series talk, Mr Mathias Helleu will share about robo-advisors and the digital disruption of wealth management – how robo-advisory works, the considerations for adoption or engagement, as well as what it means to you and the wealth management industry. Speaker: Mr Mathias Helleu - Executive Chairman, 8 Securities Registration please click here.
30 Mar
IFRS9 Matters: Impact on Asset and Treasury Management

IFRS9 Matters: Impact on Asset and Treasury Management The mandatory adoption of IFRS9 (a comprehensive accounting standard on financial instruments), which has been postponed since 2013, will become effective in 2018. There are significant areas that require special attention of the asset and treasury managers. The seminar will cover: From IAS39 to IFRS9 - the journey of mark-to-market accounting for financial instruments Impact to the asset managers (insurance companies, pension fund,...
23 Mar
Regulatory Update Series: Regulatory Framework for Stored Value Facilities and Retail Payment Systems

Regulatory Framework for Stored Value Facilities and Retail Payment Systems The Monetary Authority is responsible for the licensing and supervision of stored value facilities (SVF) and the designation and oversight of retail payment systems (RPS) in Hong Kong. The Payment Systems and Stored Value Facilities Ordinance (PSSVFO) provides the legal basis for the powers of the Monetary Authority in relation to the regulation of SVF and RPS. In this Regulatory Update Series talk, Mr Billy Lai will gi...