New Stage for FSDC – Explorer, Promoter and Inspirer

28 Jun 2019

Since the establishment in January 2013, the FSDC has published nearly 40 research reports, which have been well received by the Government, industry, media and the public. For these, we must thank the FSDC’s founding chairman Mrs Laura M Cha, Board and Committee members for their years of contribution.

Following the FSDC’s incorporation as a company limited by guarantee with effect from September 2018, we have been pondering on how to better utilise the positioning of the FSDC – to enhance its role as a cross-sectoral advisory body; and to promote the sustained development of the industry. Drawing from the previous successful experience, we will strengthen our endeavor in the following aspects:

  1. Explorer – As a path-finder for the further development of the industry, the FSDC will conduct a range of strategic researches, on topics such as the business opportunities along the Greater Bay Area; development of the asset management and insurance sectors; environmental, social and governance (ESG), as well as tax arrangement within financial services.
  2. Promoter – As a promoter of Hong Kong toward Mainland and international markets, the FSDC will strive to maintain its competitiveness as a preferred international financial centre – through attracting businesses to utilise Hong Kong as a fundraising platform, as a regional headquarter for asset management companies and insurance companies, and as a place of business operation for FinTech startups and traders.
  3. Inspirer – The FSDC will work toward escalating the core competence and professional knowledge of practitioners in the financial services industry through various means, including organising Practitioner Speakers Series and mentorship programmes for the purposes of providing tertiary students and fresh graduates with the career information of the industry, thus facilitating the development of a sustained pool of talents.

Going forward, we will be updating this FSDC Leaders’ Blog and our social media platforms regularly. Do stay tuned and you will hear from us more about our work of the above three aspects.

Laurence Li

Christopher Hui
Executive Director

Financial Services Development Council

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