About the IEC
With the rapid pace of innovation and growing sophistication and complexity of retail financial products and services available today, the need for financial education has never been greater. This is where the IEC comes in.
Following the HKSAR Government's public consultation in February 2010 and subsequent amendment of the Securities and Futures Ordinance in May 2012, the Investor Education Centre (IEC) was established in November 2012, as a subsidiary of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), to take the lead in improving financial literacy in Hong Kong.
We are a public organisation with the mission of improving financial literacy in Hong Kong. The IEC is supported by the Education Bureau and all four financial regulators.
We believe that financial education should be inclusive, widely accessible and made simple. Our programmes are not only aimed at improving the financial skills and knowledge of the public, but also supports the development of more responsible financial habits, behaviours and decision making.
In April 2016, we launched The Chin Family platform to provide people in Hong Kong with comprehensive, credible and impartial financial information, tools and education resources.
Our work includes:
The IEC also serves as the HKSFL secretariat which aims to harness the enthusiasm and efforts of various sectors by setting common goals and enabling cross-sectoral collaboration to address financial education needs in Hong Kong.
We work in partnership with government agencies and the finance, education and community sectors to give the general public the knowledge and tools they need for managing money effectively.
The IEC is governed by an independent Executive Committee comprising a Chairman who is a Non-Executive Director of the SFC, representatives of the four financial regulators - the SFC, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and the Insurance Authority (previously known as Office of the Commissioner of Insurance) - as well as the Education Bureau and representatives of the financial industry and of and the General Manager of the IEC. It meets once every three months to provide strategic oversight and advice to the IEC and approve its policies and decisions.
IEC Executive Committee Members
|Chairman||Dr Kelvin WONG, JP||Non-Executive Director of the SFC|
|Members||CHAN Tze Ching, Ignatius||Industry Representative|
|CHENG Yan Chee||Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority|
|HO Hon Kit, Daryl||Hong Kong Monetary Authority|
|KNEEBONE, David Phillip||General Manager of the IEC|
|LAU Man Man, Lisa||Industry Representative|
|LEUNG Chi Yan, John||Insurance Authority|
|NG Ka-shing, Joe||Education Bureau|
|WAN Chi Yiu, Andrew||Securities and Futures Commission|
Advisory Committee and Groups
We have set up an Advisory Committee and a number of Advisory Groups to seek the advice and expertise of community representatives in formulating our financial education initiatives and to identify opportunities for collaboration.
IEC Advisory Committee Members
|Chairperson||KNEEBONE, David Phillip||General Manager of the IEC|
|Members||NG Ka Man, Carmen||Consumer Council|
|Ng Tsz Wai, Anthony||Financial Disputes Resolution Centre|
|YAU Kin Hung||Hong Kong Police Force|
Last update: 6 February 2018