• (Live Face to Face & Zoom) Offers on Investments

    With the changes to the professional investor regime, the regime governing selling and marketing and distribution of fund products in Hong Kong have become more and more stringent. This course will provide the latest update on the offers of funds regime in Hong Kong under the Securities and Futures Ordinance and under the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (C(WUMP)O) of Hong Kong.

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    20 Oct, 2020

  • (Live Face to Face and Zoom) Listing of Pre-revenue Biotech Companies

    As scientists race to develop a vaccine and novel therapies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, investors are looking into the investment return in biotech and pharmaceutical companies. In recognition of the high demand for equity finance in the biomedical industry, HKEx incorporated three new chapters into the Listing Rules on 30 April 2018.  The new policy aims to allow listing of pre-revenue biotech companies on the HKEx Main Board. In addition, a new secondary listing route has been introduced for innovative companies listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ and LSE.

    Our speaker will walk you through the new listing rules in Chapter 18A and the respective guidance letters issued by HKEx. The course will give you a good understanding of the regulatory framework of biotech company listings.

    30 Sep, 2020

  • (Online Via Zoom) Family Trusts and Family Harmony – Can a Family Trust Help to Preserve Family Harmony?

    Asian families are starting to wonder why the trust structures they have set up have not been sufficient to help maintain harmonious family relationships. The reason for this is actually simple. Whether there is family harmony or not is a question of the culture of the family. When a family sets up a trust structure, this might be helpful in that it does provide for the potential to have clear roles & authorities.  However, there is a saying that “culture will always eat structure for breakfast”.  Creating a trust structure is not sufficient by itself to impact on the culture of the family in a positive way.

    Therefore, what are some practices that families can put into place, with the help of their trustees and their advisers, to increase the chances of having a harmonious family culture?

    When thinking about this question two useful references which will be relied on in the webinar are: (i) Family Wealth Keeping It In The Family by James E. Hughes Junior and (ii) Family Trusts, A Guide For Beneficiaries, Trustees, Trust Protectors And Trust Creators by Hartley Goldstone, James Hughes and Keith Whitaker.

    11 Dec, 2020

    CPD/CPT Courses
  • (Online Via Zoom) Setting up Fund Management Company in Singapore and Fund-raising Considerations

    During the last few years, Singapore has developed into a renowned international financial centre. The regulatory regime for fund management companies (“FMCs”) in Singapore is well established and the Monetary Authority of Singapore adapts the regulatory regime to accommodate specific sectors from time to time, making it an attractive place to set up a fund management business.

     The objective of this course is to provide attendees with an overview of the licensing and registration process for FMCs, as well as expert insight on other requirements for FMCs getting established in Singapore. The course will also provide an overview on the key considerations for offers of separately managed account services and collective investment schemes in Singapore.

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    30 Oct, 2020