Issue no. 690 (11 May 2018)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Comparative study of corporate governance regimes  
The Institute held a media briefing and published a substantial report reflecting the findings of a comparative study of corporate governance in Hong Kong and four relevant markets – the United States, the United Kingdom, Mainland China and Singapore. Conducted by Mr. Syren Johnstone and Prof. Say H. Goo of HKU's Asian Institute International Financial Law, the study makes recommendations for future developments of Hong Kong's corporate governance regime to enhance the long-term competitiveness and the attractiveness of its capital market. The report makes wide-ranging recommendations under the broad headings of "The Board", "Enforcement" and "Architecture and Policy". The Institute has sent copies of the report to, among others, the Government, the Securities and Futures Commission, and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.
A Plus – Going global
The April issue of A Plus features interviews with the new Executive Director of the IRFS Foundation Lee White, and with Mastercard's Head of Prepaid Products; and articles on the adoption and implementation of IFRS standards, and the changing habits of consumers in Mainland China.

Resolve management disputes in accounting industry and workplace
Enrol in the seminar on 18 May to learn how to apply effective management skills, with mediation analysis and reasoning, to resolve various kinds of workplace disputes.

How do short sellers conduct due diligence?
At the lunch seminar on 28 May, Soren Aandahl, the director of research at Glaucus Research Group, a world-renowned securities research and analysis company, will provide an overview on how the company conducts due diligence, and to share his experience with case studies.

Practical guide to M&A

Take this e-learning course and follow-up face-to-face seminar on 7 Jun to gain in-depth knowledge on the latest development of M&A deals and their implications.

Convenience with eTAX

Consider filing your tax return online and subscribe to e-notices through the Inland Revenue Department's eTAX services.

Enrol in the "From CPA to CPA Plus" programme on
27 May and 10 Jun to equip yourself with the skills needed to build a systematic business mindset, from financial investment theory to practical application.
Don't miss the Property, Infrastructure and Construction Interest Group annual cocktail reception on 28 May to know more about the nomenclature of some of the earlier streets in Hong Kong and their naming patterns.

Recruitment of CPA table tennis team

Put forward your name if you are interested in representing the Institute at the Five-Point Invitational Competition on 3 Jun and Integrity Cup Table Tennis Competition ("誠信杯" 乒乓球賽) this July in Guangzhou. The selection criteria are based on player's skills, past results and sportsmanship.

to CPD learning centre and events calendar for more activities.
Pocket summary for HKFRS 17

The Institute has published this pocket summary of the new standard to provide insurers with a simple framework and general references when planning the implementation of HKFRS 17 Insurance Contracts.

IASB update

The April IASB update is now available.

RSCP Basketball Competition

Congratulations to the Institute's team for winning its 6th consecutive championship at the RSCP Basketball Competition on 22 Apr. Foreky Wong was awarded both Scoring Leader and Steal Leader while Chiu Ka Hung was awarded Assist Leader, and Kurkye Wong was awarded Most Valuable Player. Click to view photos.

CPA Badminton Championship winners

Congratulations to the top winners at the CPA Badminton Championship on 6 May: Yap Thiam Weng (men's singles), Fiona Ching (women's singles), Lawrence Li and Wyatt Yeung (men's doubles), Fiona Ching and Joyce Kwong (women's doubles) and Joyce Kwong and Wyatt Yeung (mixed doubles). Click to see results and photos.


Don't miss the tennis training courses starting in late May. Elementary and intermediate sessions are available.


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