Andrew Sheng, President of the Fung Global Institute and Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission, is one of Asia's most respected commentators on global finance and corporate governance. As guest speaker at the HKICS’ latest Members’ Luncheon event, he delivered a passionate defence of better corporate culture and…

The Securities and Futures (Amendment) Ordinance, enacted earlier this year, requires listed companies to disclose price-sensitive information 'as soon as reasonably practicable' to the public. One rather significant 'practical’ impediment to speedy disclosure, however, is listing rule 2.07C(4) which prohibits the publication of company announcements, with limited exceptions, during share…

Consistent with the objectives of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, this communication is a reminder of some of the salient responsibilities and attributes of a company secretary of a private company incorporated in Hong Kong Residency qualification If you wish to serve as a Company Secretary of a…

Q: What are Hong Kong Depositary Receipts and how are they different to normal listed securities? A: Hong Kong Depositary Receipts (HDRs) are securities that are listed and traded on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. HDRs offer an alternative mechanism for foreign companies not able to list directly in…

While the annual general meeting (AGM) season in Hong Kong coincides with springtime, did we see any evidence this year of the 'shareholder spring’ – the backlash by shareholders on executive compensation and other corporate governance matters that has had a major impact on AGMs globally? Lucy Newcombe, Director of…

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