SPONSORS & SUPPORTS

Public Body
Financial Reporting Council

The FRC is a statutory body established in December 2006 under the Financial Reporting Council Ordinance. The FRC is entrusted with the statutory responsibilities to conduct independent investigations into possible auditing or reporting irregularities by auditors of listed entities and to enquire into possible non-compliance with accounting requirements by listed entities. The FRC has 11 members with a variety of professional backgrounds the majority of whom, including the Chairman, are lay persons.

Website: www.frc.org.hk

Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) is a statutory body responsible for regulating and supervising the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) System. It also oversees the operation of occupational retirement schemes.

The mission of the MPFA is to regulate and supervise privately managed provident fund schemes; to educate the working population about saving for retirement and the role of the MPF System as one of the pillars supporting retirement living; and to lead improvements to provident fund schemes to make them more efficient and user-friendly, and better meet the needs of the working population.

The vision of the MPFA is to build a retirement savings system that is valued by Hong Kong people.

Website: www.mpfa.org.hk

Non-public Body
The Asian Corporate Governance Association

The Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) is a not-for-profit membership association chartered under the laws of Hong Kong and founded in 1999. The Association is dedicated to working in a constructive manner with listed companies, investors, auditors and regulators across Asia to improve corporate governance standards and practices, which we believe are a foundation for long-term economic development. We are guided by a practical, long-term approach that is relevant to each individual market. Our operations are supported by a membership base of institutional investors, Asian listed companies, insurance and accounting firms, and universities. ACGA has more than 115 corporate members, two thirds of which are institutional investors with more than US$30 trillion in assets under management globally. They are also significant investors in the Hong Kong market.

Website: www.acga-asia.org

The Actuarial Society of Hong Kong

The Actuarial Society of Hong Kong (ASHK) is a membership organization for actuaries in the industries of insurance, consultancy, finance, education institutes and government. Since 1999, the ASHK has become a full member of the International Actuarial Association. The ASHK is governed by an elected Council with a President, an Immediate Past President, a Vice President and 10 Council Members. Our mission is to represent, develop and inspire the actuarial profession in Hong Kong to serve the public interest.

Website: www.actuaries.org.hk

CAIA Association

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association was founded in 2002 and is the world leader in alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a network of more than 9,000 alternative investment leaders located in over 90 countries. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program®, an online course that provides an introduction to alternative investing. CAIA is considered a leading authority on industry trends and developments worldwide.

Website: www.caia.org

The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association

The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association is a non-profit-making organization that represents the asset management industry in Hong Kong. We have two major roles, namely consultation and education. On consultation, we work closely with the authorities to relay the views of our members on issues that have implications for the asset management industry. On education, we spearhead initiatives to enable Hong Kong people to understand more about the risk/return characteristics of mutual funds; and to use them effectively for retirement investment and other financial planning purposes.

Website: www.hkifa.org.hk

Hong Kong Investor Relations Association

Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is a professional association comprising investor relations practitioners and corporate officers responsible for communications between corporate management and the investment community. Since established in 2008, HKIRA advocates the setting of international standards in IR education, advances the best IR practices and meets the professional development needs of those interested in pursuing the investor relations profession.

HKIRA is dedicated to advancing the practice of IR as well as the professional competency and status of our members. To date, HKIRA has over 700 members and most of them are working for companies primarily listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. HKIRA's membership profile covers a wide spectrum of professions from IR, finance, accounting, company secretarial to corporate investment roles. It consists of executives at various stages of their career, including the top executives from the IR professional and also the C-level management of listed companies.

Website: www.hkira.com

Hong Kong Securities Association

Hong Kong Securities Association (HKSA) is a non-profit making industry association founded in 1978. As at 2018, we have over 1,100 members representing more than 70% of the stock broking business community.

The Association was formed to represent the interests of the industry, and to this end we have worked closely with governmental and related authorities for the betterment of the industry as a whole. We have strived to protect the reasonable interests of our members in a balanced and equitable manner.

To ensure our members are properly prepared to cope with new products, rules or regulatory requirements, we conduct regular seminars and CPT courses accredited by Securities and Futures Commission.

To promote Hong Kong as an international financial centre, we always participate in delegations organized by the government official, hold delegations to visit different financial organizations in various countries, receive delegations all around the world, and organize international functions.

Website: www.hksa.com.hk

The Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute

The Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute is a professional membership organisation established in 1997 by leaders in the securities and investment industry with the support of the Securities and Futures Commission. The HKSI Institute champions professional standards of excellence in Hong Kong's financial services industry and contributes to Hong Kong's role as a leading international financial centre. We offer a comprehensive programme of high quality professional training, events and internationally recognised examinations, and a vibrant membership community to empower individuals to achieve their professional goals.

Website: www.hksi.org