Gather the voice of fellow finance professionals in monitoring the government and promoting democracy in Hong Kong. We strive to raise the finance industry's awareness of, and participation in, public affairs, and make our voice heard through our functional constituency representatives in the Legislative Council.
To: Mr. Norman Chan, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Monetary Authority Mr. Carlson Tong, Chairman of the SFC Mr. Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer of the SFC
On Nov 17, 2016 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reached a settlement agreement with JP Morgan Chase & Co and its Hong Kong subsidiary JPMorgan APAC regarding the scandalous hiring of Chinese 'princelings'. The SEC's summary findings report, also dated Nov 17, 2016, disclosed the existence of a 'summer camp' internship program (Program) in 2009-2010 within JPMorgan APAC. Candidates for this Program were selected based on client relationships. To successfully refer a candidate to the Program, a client should generate at least USD3mil of fee income for JPMorgan APAC. JPMorgan allows the participants to list the Program on their resumes.
Recently the local media revealed that, back in 2010, Ms Chung-Yan Leung (Ms Leung), youngest daughter of the current Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Mr CY Leung (CE), who was then the Covenor of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, has participated in the Program. Ms Leung was at that time a secondary school student.
香港既沒有土地供應支撐這樣高的人口增長，現有人口的生活質素亦勢必受拖累而下降。近年不少本地市民已不涉足廣東道和銅鑼灣一帶，但試想如果只是想落樓去球場踢場波，或到公園消閒逛逛，但球場、公園和 driving range 竟被徵用以建插針樓，那麼香港市民工餘還能做甚麼？難道足不出戶只等星期一再上班？香港的窩居「一縮再縮」，由以往的幾百呎縮小至最近的百幾呎，這就是香港人夢寐以求的生活嗎？當衛道之士恥笑游蕙禎議員的「扑嘢論」之際，她道出的只是個人空間狹小所衍生的社會實況。
3. 金管局及全球監管機構近年都加強對銀行及金融機構在打擊洗黑錢及恐怖分子資金籌集("Anti-money Laundrying and Counter-Financing of Terrorism")方面的監管及要求, 令銀行對處理新户口申請及對現有顧客資料評核方面都非常小心, 亦加入了冗長的文件證明要求。「開户難」已是很多中小企業、非政府組織、慈善機構、註冊社團甚至一般市民每天遇到的難題。請問閣下有甚麼建議可以向監管機構提出, 好讓銀行在法例監管與商業及市民需求中作出平衡?