6th Annual Hong Kong Financial Planners of the Year Award
Vigorous from the field *** Impetus the professionalism of finance

The Society of Registered Financial Planners (“HKRFP”) pleased held “6th Annual Hong Kong Financial Planners of the Year Award Presentation, Cocktail and Dinner on November 27, 2008 at The Mira Hong Kong. The Olympic of Beijing was held successfully at first time and gained great admiration from all aspects. The slogan of this competition was “The Best of the Best” to appeal outstanding financial planners to join and develop the spirit of Olympic in finance professionalism, honoring their professionalism and contribution on providing well-organized financial plan in serving the needs of their clients, as well as promote the public awareness of financial planning services.

Award2008_1Sir David Akers-Jones, Parton of Society of Registered Financial Planners (HKRFP), commented, “Financial Planning was the growth industry in both mainland and Hong Kong rapidly and the eager market demand for financial planners to solve the pubic needs of financial planning. Financial planners might equip with integrity and continuous upgrading to provide perfectible financial plan for clients under whatever environments. HKRFP stood for all that – to promote a self-regulating industry by emphasizing continuous education, organizing various seminars at regular time to develop the professional inter flow.”



Award2008_2CHAN Mo-po MH,JP, Legislative Councillor (Accountancy) commented “Quality financial planning services were in ever rising demand in Hong Kong and on the Mainland. The HKRFP was widely commended for its efforts in equipping financial planners to meet this demand through seminars, accreditation examinations and continuing education programmes. More importantly, the HKRFP emphasized professional responsibilities and expected the highest standards of ethics and integrity from all its members. The presentation of the “Financial Planners of the Award” was not only an annual celebration to recognize exemplary financial planners, but it also to spotlight and publicize the value of professional financial planning services.


Award2008_3Mr. Michael Fan, Chairman of “The 6th Annual Financial Planner of the Year Award Committee” and Vice President of HKRFP pointed out that “Corporate Governance” was onf of the core subjects in HKRFP’s professional training syllabus which was ignored by most of other professional financial planning associations. In the recent case of Lehman Brothers and other delayed disclose scandals illustrate the importance of corporate governance to an investment decision.



Award2008_4Dr.Sidney Sze, President of HKRFP said RFP candidates were requested to draft a plan according to a given scenario within the exam duration;this “best practice” section accounts for 40% of the total score, which was intended to test how well they mastered and applied their professional knowledge. The highlight on knowledge application distinguished them from other professional bodies.


The HKRFP was pleased that CITIC Ka Wah Bank Limited was the Gold sponsor of the competition for the fourth year, while American International Assurance Company (Bermuda) Limited was Silver sponsor for the third year and Convoy Financial Group joined the sponsors’list to be a Silver sponsor that year.


Award2008_5I strongly believed that the financial tsunami will lead to a greater demand in high caliber financial planners. Clearly, the spotlight would be on their professional and ethical standards when dealing with investment products. Facing with great market changes, financial planners and those looking to enter the field will need to attain a higher level of professionalism and be more knowledgeable than ever before.” This would ensure customers were always on top of the market and got top-notch wealth management service no matter what the market conditions were, which in turn raised the professional status of financial planners.” said Mr.Felix Lau, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales & Distribution of CITIC Ka Wah Bank Limited.


Award2008_6Mr. Jones Lam, Vice President and Head of Financial Planning of American International Assurance (Bermuda) Limited said, “AIA always encourages our representatives to upgrade themselves through continuous learning and education, as well as by applying their new knowledge at work. Customers could experience the professionalism and high quality service of our representatives by our tailor-made financial health check. The Society of Registered Financial Planners had been promoting the status of the financial planning profession in Hong Kong, with an aim to upgrade the skills and expertise of financial planners. As a silver sponsor of the event for the third consecutive year, we were looking forward to participating in more activities which could enhance awareness of the financial planning profession and contribute to the industry’s advancement.”


Award2008_7Mr. Quincy Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Convoy Financial Group, said, “Convoy was a sponsor of “The 6th Annual Hong Kong Financial Planner of the Year Award” and encouraged its financial consultants to participate in this meaningful event. Apart from supporting the initiative of the financial sector in organizing quality professional activities, we also hoped the event could help to raise public awareness on wealth management and the role Independent Financial Advisors could play in that process. With wealth management very much a part of life for many today and clients becoming more and more demanding on their financial consultants, the Award was an important means for raising the standard and promoting development of the financial planning sector.”


Winner List
Winners of Hong Kong Group

Winners of China Group

Hong Kong Group

Gold Award
Miss Lee Sum Wah, Angel
Convoy Financial Services Ltd

Silver Award
Ms. Choy Miu Yung, Winsome
CITIC Ka Wah Bank Ltd

Silver Award
Mr. Lai Sze Yan Vincent
CITIC Ka Wah Bank Ltd

Bronze Award
Ms.Chan Mei Ling
CITIC Ka Wan Bank Ltd

Winner list of “Certificate of Merits” in alphabetical of their name as follows:
Mr.Chan Ho Kai, Marco
CITIC Ka Wah Bank Limited

Ms.Chu Po Ling, Bobo
China Construction Bank (Asia)

Ms. Lam Wai Fong, Gloria
The Prudential Assurance Company Ltd

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Ms. Leung Eva Tsz Ki
Convoy Financial Services Ltd
Mr.Tong Shui Yau
CITIC Ka Wah Bank Ltd

China Group

Gold Award
Mr.Wu Xinfang
Jin Ming Hui PFP Advisors Ltd

Silver Award
Mr.Li Jian
Manulife sinochem Life Insurance Co Ltd Guangdong Branch

Bronze Award
Ms.Li Wenjing
Union – Silva Financial Planning

Winner list of “Certificate of Merits” in alphabetical of their name as follows:
Mr.Chen Chengxiang
American International Assurance Company Ltd
Guangdong Branch Provincial Branch /
Discovery Fortune International Holdings Ltd

Ms.Peng Qihui
CT Tech Co

Ms. Zhao Na

Ms. Zhu Ying
HaoWei (Shenzhen) Enterprise Consulting CO. Ltd



(August 7, 2008) To kick-off the “6th Annual Hong Kong Financial Planner of the Year Award” (the “Award”), Mr. Michael Fan, Chairman of the Award Committee and Vice President of Society of Registered Financial Planners (HKRFP), Dr. Sidney Sze, President of HKRFP, together with the senior management, gave a brief presentation of HKRFP and details of the upcoming Award. CITIC KA WAH BANK Limited was the Gold Sponsor fourth year, American International Assurance Company (Bermuda) Limited third year and Convoy Financial Group firstly joined as Silver Sponsors of the Award. To gain increasing recognition within the community, 9 esteemed individuals to act as panel of judges and 23 professional bodies to be supporting organizations.


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors


Online Media Partner

Panel List (In alphabetical order)
Name Title
Mr.Gary W.K. CHEUNG Chief Executive, Hong Kong Securities Institutes
Mr. Andrew Y.M. CHOW Past President, The Insurance Institute of Hong Kong
Mr. Michael W.K.FAN Chairman, 6th Annual Hong Kong Financial Planner of the Year Award Committee
and Vice President of Society of Registered Financial Planners
Professor Simon S.M. HO Dean, School of Business, Director, Centre for Corporate Governance & Financial Policy
Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr. Andy S.W. LAM, JP Chairman, Hong Kong Accounting Professionals Associations
Dr. Joe W.C. LEUNG Principal Adviser, Organisational Learning Consultancy Limited
Dr. Anthony C.W. TAM President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Community College
Dr. Clement Y.P. WONG Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong
Mr. Joseph Y.K. YAU Past President, CMABC, Canada – HK Branch

Supporting Organizations / Associations (In alphabetical order)
The Actuarial Society of Hong Kong
Association of Women Accountants (Hong Kong) Limited
Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University
The Chartered Institutes of Managemetn Accountants
The Certified Management Accountants of Canada, Hong Kong Branch
Hong Kong Accounting Professionals Association
Hong Kong Management Association
Hong Kong Community College
Hong Kong Institute of Investors
Hong Kong Productivity Council
Hong Kong Securities Institute
The Insitiute of Crisis and Risk Management
Institute of Financial Accountants in Hong Kong
The Institute of Securities Dealers Limited
The Insurance Institute of Hong Kong
ITAccountants Association
The Law Society of Hong Kong
Lions Clubs International District 303 – Hong Kong & Macau, China
LOMA Society of Hong Kong
The Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors
The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre
Victoria Junior Chamber