You will not find any investment advice, hot tips or product recommendations here. Instead, we provide independent and comprehensive product and market information to help investors make informed decisions and to protect themselves against risks, frauds and scams.
Pros and cons of using a robo-adviser
Understanding the pros and cons of robo-advisers can help you assess whether a robo-adviser is right for you......
ETF with an unlisted unit/share class
As its name suggests, you might assume that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are listed and traded solely on a stock exchange. However.....
Disciplined investment strategy in the 2019 bearish market
As markets had expected, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point on 19 December 2018 but the Fed officials now forecast two hikes next year.....
How should investors protect themselves when using discretionary account services?
Discretionary account holders can enjoy the benefits of tailored professional investment management services. But as the account holder, you are responsible for the consequences of the transactions.....
Potential conflicts of interest and commission disclosures of discretionay account managers
The way in which discretionary account service fees are charged could lead to potential conflicts of interest, e.g. some unscrupulous discretionary account managers could churn the managed accounts to generate more income.....
"Professional” is a term used to describe someone who is competent, knowledgeable or skilled in a particular profession or discipline. The Securities and Futures Ordinance has provided the definition for “Professional Investors”.....
Don’t fall victim to fake alternative investment schemes
Conmen may conjure up all sorts of "get rich quick" and "can’t lose" investment schemes to entice people to part with their money. Over the years, they have conned people under the cover of alternative investments.....
Beware of unlicensed persons selling investment advice
Customers who buy from unlicensed food vendors who have not gone through the required hygiene assessments are exposing themselves to health and safety risks. Paying for investment advice from unlicensed persons is no different.....
"Know Investor Protection" – Investor Education Seminar
Date: 12 October 2018 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Venue: HJ303, PolyU Campus, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
"New landscape, new economy and new risks" - Investor Education Seminar
Date: 6 October 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: HKEX Connect Hall
(in Chinese Only)
"From weighted voting right to corporate governance - impacts to investors" - Investor Education Seminar
Date: 4 October 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Room 204, 2/F, Admiralty Centre, Hong Kong
Enquiry: 2867 8312
Why you should care about fund fees
Just like other types of investments, there are associated costs with buying funds. Typically, there are two main types of fees.....
Enhanced disclosure of investment advisers when selling investment products
In Hong Kong, most investment advisers do not directly charge the clients any fees for the advisory and product distribution services, but.....
Is your investment adviser truly "independent"?
An average investor may think that independent investment advisers / distributors are independent from product issuers and will provide......
Tips for using online investment platforms
Online platforms are convenient and fast, but that does not reduce the importance of doing your homework when making investment decisions.....
Investing in the New Economy Investor Education Seminar
24 March 2018 (Saturday)
2:15 pm to 4:45 pm
Theatre 2, Level 1, HKCEC
Registration has been closed.
Enquiries: 2521 2543
Managing the ups and downs of the stock market
Stock investing is never an easy way of wealth enhancement – there is no shortcut and no guarantee of gains. The fluctuation of the market and individual share prices are affected by a wide range of factors......
Watch out for asset bubbles in 2018
The investment market has seen a bull run in 2017. Hong Kong property prices continued to soar, and the long-awaited correction has yet to come. Investors have mixed views on the market outlook in 2018......
The power of retail shareholders
It is natural for retail shareholders to question the significance of voting as they hold less shares than substantial and majority shareholders. Since "every vote counts", retail shareholders can protect their interests when everyone makes it a point to vote.......
Warehousing of shares or stock parking is a practice where a group of people lend their accounts to someone to buy and hold shares, and this can be a tactic used by market manipulators to cloak their illegal and manipulative acts......
Five things to know about bitcoin
There have been much interest and news around bitcoin, which saw prices rallying to new highs throughout 2017. The price surge and fluctuation is indeed very drastic......
Rights issues for retail shareholders
A rights issue is an invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional shares in the company. Retail shareholders will then need to consider whether to......
Dubious fundraising activities
When a company is short of capital, it can raise funds through rights issues or placings. However, fundraising can be detrimental to the shareholders......
What can your futures broker do with funds in your accounts?
Futures contracts follow a practice known as mark-to-market. This means that at the end of each day, each futures trading account is credited or debited based on......