AML / CTF compliance – Why it pays to pay attention

AML / CTF compliance – Why it pays to pay attention

The payment by HSBC of a US$1.9 billion fine in December 2012 to settle a money-laundering and terrorist-financing charge by US authorities has been a high-profile reminder of the need to keep anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/ CTF) compliance...
Does more disclosure mean better governance?

Does more disclosure mean better governance?

The Institute’s Corporate Governance Paper Competition is held annually to raise awareness of corporate governance issues among local undergraduates. This year’s competition was held on the theme ‘Corporate governance means more reports and...
Competition Ordinance: guidance for company secretaries

Competition Ordinance: guidance for company secretaries

The Competition Ordinance, which is likely to be fully implemented in 2015, will have significant compliance implications for company secretaries in Hong Kong. A new HKICS guidance note on the ordinance seeks to familiarise HKICS members with the main provisions of...
Valuing intangibles and ESG performance

Valuing intangibles and ESG performance

Few would dispute the importance of intangible factors such as a company’s brand, its networks, its people and its capacity for innovation, but intangibles are, by definition, not easy to quantify. Josh Dowse, Principal, DowseCSP, introduces a new approach to...
Women and the world economy 女性和世界经济

Women and the world economy 女性和世界经济

A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) report finds that progress toward levelling the playing field for women in the workforce has stalled. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, outlines some of the many benefits of allowing women to develop their full...
CSj December 2013 (pdf version)

CSj December 2013 (pdf version)

Anti-money laundering – Why it pays to pay attention. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...