Issue no. 672 (21 December 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  

Season's greetings from
the Institute

The Institute wishes you and your family, friends and colleagues a wonderful and joyous festive season. Click here for the Christmas e-card.
Holiday break for e-circular

The e-circular will be suspended for one week over the Christmas holidays and will resume in the week of 1 Jan.

Pre-IPO planning
Enrol in the seminar on 10 Jan to learn how to prepare for an Initial Public Offering in Hong Kong.

An update on regulatory developments in the funds industry
At the FSIG seminar on 24 Jan Christina Choi, Executive Director of Investment Products, Securities and Futures Commission, will discuss the latest regulatory developments in the funds industry, including mutual recognition of funds, asset management regulation and point-of-sale transparency enhancement, review of the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds, and online distribution and advisory platforms.

Corporate risk management series
The corporate risk management series from Jan to Mar will cover the latest updates regarding corporate risk on financial crimes, General Data Protection Regulation, and the use of case studies to illustrate how mediation can assist in resolving various types of financial disputes.

Soft skills series
The soft skills series from Jan to Mar will focus on presentation skills and interview skills for management.

Compliance series
Enrol in the compliance series from Jan to Apr where legal professionals will share insights and experiences on regulatory compliance matters in Hong Kong and how they impact businesses.

Subscription to Mainland accounting and taxation yearbooks
The 2017 editions of Accounting Yearbook of China (《中國會計年鑒》2017年卷) and China Taxation Yearbook (《中國稅務年鑒》2017年卷) are available until 12 Jan. Click here for subscription details.

Becoming an insolvency specialist
The specialist designation in insolvency is open to members with considerable experience and competencies in insolvency practice, and who have gained the SQ (Insolvency). Holders of the designation are entitled to use "SD (Insolvency)" after their names. The current round of applications will close on 31 Jan.

Don't forget to sign up as mentee or mentor of the 2018-19 Mentorship Programme by 31 Dec.
Enrol in the YMC and PICIG joint seminar on 22 Jan on the reasons behind overheated Hong Kong real estate prices.

Last call to join the indoor war game event on 3 Feb to enhance your team spirit and to sharpen your communication and leadership skills.

FRSC meeting minutes

Minutes of the 239th meeting of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee held on
31 Oct is now available.

Members' handbook update
Update no. 210 relates to the issuance of amendments to HKFRS 9 Financial Instruments.
Dance and dine

Dance and dine at the monthly dance dinner on 12 Jan at 百樂會 in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Swimming classes

Improve your swimming technique with professional training by enrolling in our swimming classes every Tuesday or Thursday at Victoria Park Swimming Pool between January and February.

2017 4th mini bridge tournament

The 4th mini bridge tournament of 2017 has been postponed to
3 Feb due to venue availability. Sign up now to gain more tournament experience.

Golf day

Join the golf day at Phoenix Hill Golf Club in Dongguan on 3 Feb to play with fellow golf enthusiasts.

Don't forget to join the 4-session snooker training courses beginning on 7 Jan. Beginner and intermediate sessions are available.
The elementary and intermediate tennis training courses will begin in mid-January.
to CPD learning centre and events calendar for more activities.

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