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School of Business invites financial leaders to share industry development in China and Hong Kong

01 Feb 2013

In his keynote speech, Professor K.C. Chan emphasises the importance of nurturing financial talent in Hong Kong and China
In his keynote speech, Professor K.C. Chan emphasises the importance of nurturing financial talent in Hong Kong and China

The School of Business co-organised a Forum entitled “Springboard for Future Financial Talent: the Mainland or Hong Kong?” with the Advisory Committee on Human Resources Development in the Financial Services Sector on 28 January. Professor K.C. Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, and other financial experts from the academic and business sectors were invited to share their valuable experience and insights with over 200 participants.

 

In his welcoming remarks, Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, said: “The financial services industry is one of the most important pillars of the local economy. We need a strong and ever-expanding talent base to ensure that Hong Kong is able to achieve sustainable development in the financial services sector and to continue to contribute to financial reform in China.”

 

Delivering his keynote speech, Professor K.C. Chan said that the robust market had created enormous demand and opportunities for local financial talent, especially those equipped with international vision and knowledge of the Mainland market. He said: “Cooperation between financial talent from Hong Kong and China would definitely contribute to our nation’s financial reform in the future.”

 

The forum featured a panel discussion moderated by Professor Stephen Cheung, Dean of Business. The panelists were Dr. Ma Jun, Chief Economist (Greater China), Deutsche Bank; Mr. James Tam, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Morgan Stanley; and Mr. Zhu Qi, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Wing Lung Bank. They discussed a range of topics, such as the prospects of the local financial market, the internationalisation of the renminbi, the potential growth of the wealth management sector, and the qualities required for a successful career in finance.