HKSI Institute To Champion Business Ethics Awareness in the Financial Industry

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The Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI Institute) hosted its 8th Business Ethics Forum (BEF) during the International Financial Week at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22 January 2015.  The BEF, first launched in 2006, advocates ethical behaviour and best practices specifically for the financial industry.

The Hon John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR gave the opening remarks at the Forum, and addressed to over 150 industry leaders and senior executives from local and international markets, reaffirming the importance of ethics in business. 

The signature event examined and promoted business ethics and integrity in a holistic approach, covering regulatory and enforcement standpoint, regional practices and conventions, as well as from the corporate and professional perspectives. The BEF provided a valuable platform to get connected with fellow practitioners and gained access to achieved members of the professional community. More than 20 distinguished speakers and panelists shared their personal experiences and distinctive views on the topic.

ACIIA Executive Board Members Dr Lin Yixiang and Dr Yasuhiro Maehara, and ASIF Exco Member Mr Russell Thomas, exchanged views on a panel chaired by Dr Bill Kwok on the topic “Sharing Regional Perspectives on Developing Ethical Culture in Financial Services Business”. The discussion was very fruitful with panellists providing invaluable insights on the practices in different jurisdictions. Mrs Edith Chan, Chief Executive of HKSI Institute as well as the ACIIA Board Member expressed her heartfelt appreciation to the distinguished guests, speakers, moderators, panellists, sponsors and advertisers, and all the delegates, for their passionate support to the success of the BEF 2015.

For highlights of BEF 2015, please visit: http://www.hksi.org

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