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  2020

This 4-hour workshop is designed for FBE Masters Students to enhance their Business English spoken communication skills specifically for Business Presentations. The workshop equipped the students with the right approach to present different topics and communicate their ideas in a confident, consistent, logical and presentable way. It empowered the students to give effective and professional business presentations. The workshop also provided invaluable reference materials and offered plenty of drills and interactions to train learners in realistic business environments.

Agenda: 

  • Introduction to presentation
  • Signposting
  • Using your voice
  • Dealing with questions
  • Presenting with Persuasion
  • Repetition and emphasis
  • Presenting visuals / Describing trends
  • Mini-presentation

Event Details

Date

June 9 & 10, 2020 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Time

10:00am – 12:00noon / 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Should you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

This 3-hour workshop has been tailor-made for students of FBE Masters Students to master techniques to overcome nervousness & present with confidence in business environments. After the workshop, students gained techniques to confidently express opinions & needs. The workshop also provided invaluable reference materials and offered business case scenario exercises to practise during the workshop.

Agenda: 

  • Planning and Preparing a Presentation
  • Presentation Structure (Introduction, Body, Conclusion)
  • Presentation Tips for Building Confidence
  • 2 minute per pair followed by concise feedback and instructor checking that all template steps are included.
  • Students deliver their entire presentation on their own based on the template
  • Final “wrap up” and parting advice

Event Details

Date

May 26, 2020 (Tuesday)

Time

10:00am – 1:00pm

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Do Do So at 3962 1467 or sododo@hku.hk. Thank you!

This 4-hour workshop aim to refresh and enhance students’ Business English spoken communication skills specifically for socializing with English speakers. The students were equipped with the right approach to present different topics and communicate their ideas in a confident, consistent, logical and interesting way. The course provided invaluable reference materials and offered plenty of drills and interactions to train learners in realistic business environments.

Agenda: 

Day 1 - Successful Socializing with Foreigners (I)

  • Introduction / Greeting and Small talk
  • Showing interest
  • Making a personal comment
  • Thinking time and turn-taking

Day 2 - Successful Socializing with Foreigners (II)

  • Marking requests / Offering help
  • In a restaurant / Describing food
  • Dialogue building
  • Cross Cultural Areas

Event Details

Date

May 18 & 20, 2020 (Monday & Wednesday)

Time

11:00am – 1:00pm


Should you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

Dr. Zenki Kwan, our MFin Alumni delivered a professional seminar on “Sail Through COVID-19 Crisis – Emerging Trends and Key Takeaway” on May 11, 2020 (Monday) via Zoom.

The speaker shared some trends emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and the key takeaway from this unprecedented crisis from both investment and non-investment perspectives. 

    Event Details

    Date

    May 11, 2020 (Monday)

    Time

    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    About the Speaker:
    Dr. Kwan is currently the investment director of a listed company and a single-family office in Hong Kong, responsible for designing and implementing strategy, as well as overseeing its multi-billion investment portfolio across equities, fixed income, currency, funds and structured product. Besides portfolio management, Dr. Kwan is also involved in the M&A and business management functions of the listed company. Prior to his current role, Dr. Kwan was the vice-president of private equity division in Finsoft Financial Investment Holdings, and spent his earlier career in McKinsey, Samsung Securities, UBS and J.P. Morgan from being a management consultant, equity researcher to corporate finance banker.

    Dr. Kwan earned his Doctor of Business Administration (majoring in finance) degree from SBS Swiss Business School, Switzerland. He completed executive education programs in Harvard Law School and University of Oxford Saïd Business School, and holds two Master Degrees - Master of Finance (majoring in financial engineering and risk management) from HKU, and Master of Applied Business Research. He also graduated with a first-class honor degree in business administration (finance and information systems) from HKUST and received Beta Gamma Sigma honor. Dr. Kwan is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and a Certified Banker (CB).

    Dr. Kwan is passionate in education, learning, and writing. He is the columnist of Metro Daily and the co-author of investing book which is available at Harvard Business School library. In addition, he is an adjunct lecturer of University of South Australia and HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, teaching investment management and financial engineering related subjects for their MBA and other postgraduate programs.

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    In this 3-hour beginner level workshop, it focuses on step-by-step instruction leading students through the most important tools and concepts in Photoshop. Students gained knowledge to create their own marketing materials for digital marketing purpose. The topic covered:

    • Boost your quality from photo taking
    • Web Ready Picture Concern
    • Photoshop features for DM images
    • Photo Retouch

    Event Details

    Date

    May 7, 2020 (Thursday)

    Time

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Do Do So at 3962 1467 or sododo@hku.hk. Thank you!

    In this 6-hour intermediate workshop, it focuses specifically on data processing and web scraping. The topics covered:

    • Introduction to Pandas
    • Grouping data, Combining data
    • Data input and output
    • Introduction to web scraping
    • Traversing the HTML nodes
    • Parsing tree
    • Regular expression
    • Handling AJAX & JavaScript Driven Web
    • Data Extraction with API

    Event Details

    Date

    April 28 & 29, 2020 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

    Time

    10:00am – 1:00pm

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Do Do So at 3962 1467 or sododo@hku.hk. Thank you!

    Dr. Francis Lau, our MFin Alumni and Mr Alex Cheung, Chief Executive Officer, Kami Intelligence Limited delivered a professional seminar on “Latest Development and Applications of AI and FinTech in Banking and Finance Industry” on April 25, 2020 (Saturday) via Zoom.

    The speakers shared the latest development and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and FinTech in the banking and finance industry. They provided guidance on domain expertise and technical skills required to begin and accelerate career development in AI and FinTech arena.  

    Event Details

    Date

    April 25, 2020 (Saturday)

    Time

    11:00am-1:00pm

    Agenda:

    • Overview of AI and FinTech Evolution
    • Latest applications of AI and FinTech
    • Talent Gap for AI and FinTech
    • Job Requirements for AI and FinTech
    • Career prospect for AI and FinTech talents (Sharing by CEO, KAMI)
    • Q&A

    About the Speaker:
    Dr Francis Lau, PhD, CFA, FRM
    Dr Lau is a seasoned finance practitioner with over 20 years’ analytics, compliance, operations, research and risk management experiences from multinational banks and vendors. His subject matter expertise includes building enterprise-wide risk management framework, enhancing effectiveness of business decision making with analytics, strengthening corporate governance structure of organizations and streamlining management reporting processes. In addition to industry experiences, Dr Lau is also passionate in education. He develops and delivers academic and executive education programs for corporations, professional associations and universities. He has practical experiences in teaching financial modelling, programming, quantitative analysis and risk management. In recent years, Dr Lau actively engage in the development and delivery of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and FinTech related programs.

    Mr Alex Cheung (Chief Executive Officer, Kami Intelligence Limited)
    Alex starts to learn programming with BASIC when he was 8 years old and computer has been an important part of his life for over 30 years. He is the founder and CEO of Kami, an award-winning deep tech company specialized in machine learning and natural language processing. Before founding Kami, Alex held international leadership positions related to applying innovative and emerging technologies to commercial applications. He was IT Director with Travelzen (真旅網), one of the largest B2B online travel agent in China. Before Travelzen, he was leading the development of Riskpro©, flagship risk management system for Fortune 500 companies, at Synaptic Technology, a Houston-based consulting firm. He had also led the product department of various mission critical / innovative products successfully launched in Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region at Cherrypicks, a regional mobile technology and m-Commerce leader. He was consultant at Octopus Card Hong Kong Limited, one of the world’s largest transportation card system, supporting their central clearing system which processes over 13 million transactions per day in Hong Kong. Before Octopus, Alex was also actively involved in system development of trading platforms for prestigious financial institutions including: Bank of Communication, Charles Schwab, Nomura Hong Kong, etc.
     

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    In this 3-hour intermediate level workshop, students learnt enhanced knowledge of VBA programming. The topics covered:

    • Range’s properties and methods
    • Other useful object methods
    • Message and variables
    • Loops and conditions
    • Working with Workbooks and worksheets

    Event Details

    Date

    April 16, 2020 (Thursday)

    Time

    10:00am – 1:00pm

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Do Do So at 3962 1467 or sododo@hku.hk. Thank you!

    This 3-hour intermediate level workshop focuses on more in-depth knowledge of using SQL queries. The topics covered:

    • Getting Results From Multiple Tables
    • Grouping and Summarizing Results
    • Getting Results From Multiple Tables
    • Creating, Deleting Tables
    • Inserting, Updating and Deleting Data
    • Subqueries

    Event Details

    Date

    April 14, 2020 (Tuesday)

    Time

    10:00am – 1:00pm

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Do Do So at 3962 1467 or sododo@hku.hk. Thank you!

    The workshop helped students to master the most important Excel formulas and came out with intermediate VBA knowledge. The topic covered:

    • The Automating Excel PivotTables using VBA
    • Working with Arrays
    • Enhancing user experience with userforms
    • Error Handling Techniques

    Event Details

    Date

    March 30, 2020 (Monday)

    Time

    2:00pm – 5:00pm

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Do Do So at 3962 1467 or sododo@hku.hk. Thank you!

    This 3-hour introductory workshop enabled students to write, compile and run a simple JavaScript program. They experienced an engaging step-by-step approach to understanding JavaScript code. The topics covered:

    • Write and run a simple JavaScript Program
    • JavaScript Basics (Program Structure)
    • Visual Studio Code Installation
    • Using VS Code to Write a Simple JavaScript Program

    Event Details

    Date

    March 27, 2020 (Friday)

    Time

    2:00pm – 5:00pm

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Do Do So at 3962 1467 or sododo@hku.hk. Thank you!

    In this 3-hour beginner level workshop, students learnt the core concepts of databases as well as how to write effective SQL queries. The topics covered:

    • Introducing SQL
    • Retrieving Data with SQL
    • Using WHERE to Filter Results
    • Using Standard SQL Functions

    Event Details

    Date

    March 25, 2020 (Wednesday)

    Time

    10:00am – 1:00pm

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Do Do So at 3962 1467 or sododo@hku.hk. Thank you!

    This 6-hour workshop focuses specifically on introducing Python for financial analysis. Students learnt the fundamentals of Python data structures such as lists and arrays, also powerful ways to store and manipulate financial data to identify trends. The topics covered:

    • Brief Introduction of Python Development
    • NumPy Package
    • Processing Financial Data
    • Analyzing Financial Data & Sustainable Learning

    Event Details

    Date

    March 20, 2020 (Friday)

    Time

    10:00am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Do Do So at 3962 1467 or sododo@hku.hk. Thank you!

    The New Year Gathering for Alumni of FBE Masters Programmes in Shenzhen was successfully held on January 17, 2020 at Wyndham Grand Shenzhen. Dr Rujing Meng, MFin Programme Director gave a welcome remarks and new year greetings to all our alumni.

    Event Details

    Date

    January 17, 2020 (Friday)

    Time

    Start at 7pm

    Venue

    Wyndham Grand Shenzhen (Address: No.2009 Caitian Road, Futian, Futian District, Shenzhen, 518033)

     

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at (852) 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you.

    New Year Hiking

    Students and alumni participated in the New Year Hiking on Lamma Island on January 4, 2020. They enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Lamma Island in this 2-hour walk (about 7 km) from Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan.

    Event Details

    Date

    January 4, 2020 (Saturday)

    Time

    9:00am – 12:30pm

    Venue

    Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island

     

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

      2019

    Students of Masters Programmes participated in the education and delightful day trip in Macau on December 18, 2019 (Wednesday).

    In this tour, besides enjoying the sightseeing in Macau, students gained knowledge on Gaming and Hospitality Industry about pricing strategy, property management systems and revenue optimization.

    Highlights:
    • Guided Visit at The Venetian Macao
    • Executive Talk by Executive Director of Strategic Analysis at Sands China
    • Enjoy Portuguese Style Lunch
    • Campus Tour at the University of Macau
    • Visit City's Landmarks e.g. UNESCO-listed Ruins of St. Paul's and Famous Chapel of St Francis Xavier

    Event Details

    Date

    December 18, 2019 (Wednesday)

    Time

    10:00am – 5:00pm

     

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    Visit The Venetian Macao

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    Executive Talk by Executive Director of Sands China

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    Souvenir Presentation to Executive Director of Sands China

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    Lunch with Candy Sun (MEcon Alumni)

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    Enjoy Portuguese Style Lunch

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    Sightseeing at Macau

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    Campus Tour at University of Macau

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    Campus Tour at University of Macau

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    Campus Tour at University of Macau

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Do Do So at 3962 1467 or sododo@hku.hk. Thank you!

    The Christmas Lunch Celebration 2019 was successfully held at Island Pacific Hotel on December 9, 2019. A total of 110 alumni and students participated.

    Prof. Yuk-fai Fong, Associate Dean (Taught Postgraduate) welcomed everyone who joined this party and celebrated Christmas with fellow classmates, alumni and Faculty members. Prof. Kai Wai Hui, Dr. Jingqi Wang and Dr Huiyan Qiu presented Christmas presents to winners of Christmas cracker game and lucky draw.

    Alumni, students and faculty members enjoyed exciting games and delicious buffet lunch.  

    Event Details

    Date

    December 9, 2019 (Monday)

    Time

    12:30pm – 2:30pm

    Venue

    Island Pacific Hotel (Address: 152 Connaught Road West, Hong Kong)

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    Please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at (852) 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk if there is any question. Thank you.

    The Guided Tour to Tai Kwun (Centre for Heritage and Arts) was organized on November 27, 2019 (Wednesday). Students can discover the historical significance of this unique heritage site. The tour serves as an introduction to your exploration around Tai Kwun’s Heritage Storytelling Spaces and other heritage offerings.

    Event Details

    Date

    November 27, 2019

    Time

    3:00pm – 4:00pm

    Venue

    Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

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    Take the opportunity and make the most of your time at FBE! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    You are cordially invited to join the Horse Riding & Stable Visit at the Tuen Mun Public Riding School on November 8, 2019 (Friday). Details are as follows:

    The Tuen Mun Public Riding School is the largest public riding facility in Hong Kong managed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. You can enjoy a pleasant short horse ride there and a stable visit. You can discover more about horse’s daily life and the stable operations. 

    The one-hour programme comprises:

    • Tour of school facilities and environment
    • Introduction to horse fodder
    • Briefing of horse habits and customs
    • Demonstration of horse shoeing
    • Touch and feel of miniature ponies
    • Short horse ride

    Event Details

    Date

    November 8, 2019 (Friday)

    Time

    10:30am – 11:30am

    Venue

    Tuen Mun Public Riding School

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    Take the opportunity and make the most of your time at FBE! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    The BBQ & Golf Fun Day 2019 was successfully held at Whitehead, Ma On Shan on October 26, 2019 (Saturday). They had a very relaxing fun day at Whitehead. They experienced 2 hours golfing at the driving range with 1 hour golf training by professional coaches. After the golf basic training, they enjoyed the BBQ and mingled with fellow classmates, alumni and friends at the seaside villa.

    Event Details

    Date

    October 26, 2019 (Saturday)

    Time

    2:00pm -7:00pm

    Venue

    No.1950, Whitehead, Ma On Shan, NT

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    Agenda:

    1. Library services overview
    2. How to find books and articles
    3. Business databases
      • Country Analysis (e.g. The Economist Intelligence Unit on the Internet)
      • Industry/ Market Information on a product or service (e.g. SPEEDA (M&A data))
      • Company Information (e.g. Capital IQ)
      • News Articles (e.g. WSJ, The Economists, New York Times, WiseNews, China InfoBank)
      • Financial Information (e.g. SDC Platinum, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Wharton Research Data Services)
    4. Hands-on
    5. Google scholar settings
    6. ExamBase
    7. Citing sources

    Event Details

    Date

    October 23, 2019 (Wednesday)

    Time

    12:00noon – 1:30pm

    Venue

    e-Learning Lab, G/F, Main Library, HKU

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    ACCA Industry Talk: How to be a Strategic Business Leader was held on October 21, 2019 (Thursday) at HKU Main Campus.

    Topic: How to be a Strategic Business Leader
    Speaker: Andrew Ling (Group Finance Director, Jardine Restaurant Group) 

    Event Details

    Date

    October 21, 2019 (Thursday)

    Time

    3:30 – 5:00pm

    Venue

    HKU Main Campus

    About the Speaker
    Andrew is currently the Group Finance Director of Jardine Restaurant Group (JRG), one of the leading restaurant groups in Asia operating over 830 outlets in the region. JRG is one of Yum!’s largest international franchisees, with operations under Pizza Hut in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Vietnam and Myanmar together with KFC in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Vietnam. Andrew first joined The Jardine Matheson Group in 2014 as a Corporate Finance Manager at Jardine Pacific. He then assumed the role of Head of Corporate Finance of Jardine Restaurant Group - Hong Kong & New Markets in 2016 and became the Finance Director of Pizza Hut Hong Kong & Macau from 2017 to June 2019.

    Prior to joining The Jardine Matheson Group, Andrew had about 10 years of experience in handling corporate restructuring and insolvency cases. He started his career with EY in Malaysia and moved to EY Hong Kong in 2008 where he was an Associate Director in the Corporate Recovery and Restructuring division.
    Andrew is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    Agenda

    Getting Started
    * Understanding how information is organized on Bloomberg
    * Basic Navigation
    * The HELP Functions

    Equity Analysis
    * Obtaining news and a broad market overview
    * Perform Critical Peer Group Analysis
    * Individual stock Analysis
    * Use of Charts & Technical

    FX & Fixed Income
    * Access Breaking News, Quotes, Forecasts & Analytics
    * Obtaining forward rates, interest rates
    * Obtaining Bond quotes, credit ratings, CDS prices
    * Access Bloomberg Fixed Income Pricing Tools 

    Event Details

    Date

    October 21, 2019 (Wednesday)

    Time

    2:00pm – 3:00pm

    Venue

    Bloomberg office in Central

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    An experience-sharing event on October 17, 2019 (Thursday) was successfully held at HKU Main Campus. Speakers are MSc(BA) alumni shared job knowledge in the field of data analytic and job searching tips to students. 

    Event Details

    Date

    October 17, 2019 (Thursday)

    Time

    7:00pm-9:00pm

    Venue

    KK315, 3/F, K.K. Leung Building, HKU Pokfulam Campus

    Speakers:

    1. Rakshit Bhargave, Associate, Sprint Milestone Partners Limited
    2. Jeffrey Chan, Data Analyst, Global Data, Bloomberg L.P.
    3. John Fu, Assistant Manager (HCM-Reward Analytics), Global Reward & Mobility, DFS Group Limited
    4. Jeff Heung, Analyst (Data Analytics and Applied Intelligence), Digital, Accenture
    5. Oscar Tong, Business Analytics Associate Manager, HSBC
    6. Sylvia Zhu, Data Analyst, Human Resources, Esquel Enterprises Limited
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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    Agenda
    Getting Started
    * Understanding how information is organized on Bloomberg
    * Basic Navigation
    * The HELP Functions

    Equity Analysis
    * Obtaining news and a broad market overview
    * Perform Critical Peer Group Analysis
    * Individual stock Analysis
    * Use of Charts & Technical

    FX & Fixed Income
    * Access Breaking News, Quotes, Forecasts & Analytics
    * Obtaining forward rates, interest rates
    * Obtaining Bond quotes, credit ratings, CDS prices
    * Access Bloomberg Fixed Income Pricing Tools 

    Event Details

    Date

    September 30, 2019 (Monday)

    Time

    10:30pm – 11:30pm

    Venue

    Bloomberg office

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    About WIND
    As the market leader in China's financial information services industry, Wind is dedicated to providing accurate and real-time information, as well as sophisticated communication platforms for financial professionals. In China, we serve more than 90% of financial institutions including hedge funds, asset management firms, securities companies, insurance companies, banks, research institutions, and government regulatory bodies. Overseas, Wind serves 70% of Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII). Hailed at home and abroad as the premier provider of Chinese financial information, our data are frequently quoted by Chinese and international media, in research reports, and in academic papers. The Wind financial database is the most comprehensive and powerful tool for financial professionals who need the most complete information on Chinese stocks, bonds, funds, futures, RMB rates, and the economy.

    About WIND main products
    Wind Financial Terminal (WFT) is a One-Stop Platform for Chinese Financial Data and Information. The Wind Financial Terminal provides investment professionals with the data and insights they need to understand China's complex capital markets and economy. The terminal integrates the most comprehensive and accurate market data, fundamental data, research, news, and analytics tools across all asset classes in China.

    Wind Economic Database (EDB) pairs over 1.3 million macroeconomic and industry time series with powerful graphics and data analysis tools to give financial professionals the most comprehensive insights into China's economy.

    If you are interested in this workshop, please register ONE of the following sessions. Contents of each sessions are identical. 

    Event Details

    Date

    September 24, 2019 (Tuesday)

    Time

    Session 1 - 1:00pm -2:00pm
    Session 2 - 2:00pm -3:00pm 

    Venue

    HKU Pokfulam Campus

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    A guided HKU Campus Tour has been organized on September 20, 2019 (Friday), to help students explore the fascinating and historical HKU Pokfulam Campus. We walked through the University's most famous buildings and landmarks, shared its history and traditions, and offered a unique perspective on the University experience during the one-hour tour.

    Event Details

    Date

    September 20, 2019 (Friday)

    Time

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Venue

    HKU Main Campus

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    About WIND
    As the market leader in China's financial information services industry, Wind is dedicated to providing accurate and real-time information, as well as sophisticated communication platforms for financial professionals. In China, we serve more than 90% of financial institutions including hedge funds, asset management firms, securities companies, insurance companies, banks, research institutions, and government regulatory bodies. Overseas, Wind serves 70% of Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII). Hailed at home and abroad as the premier provider of Chinese financial information, our data are frequently quoted by Chinese and international media, in research reports, and in academic papers. The Wind financial database is the most comprehensive and powerful tool for financial professionals who need the most complete information on Chinese stocks, bonds, funds, futures, RMB rates, and the economy.

    About WIND main products
    Wind Financial Terminal (WFT) is a One-Stop Platform for Chinese Financial Data and Information. The Wind Financial Terminal provides investment professionals with the data and insights they need to understand China's complex capital markets and economy. The terminal integrates the most comprehensive and accurate market data, fundamental data, research, news, and analytics tools across all asset classes in China.

    Wind Economic Database (EDB) pairs over 1.3 million macroeconomic and industry time series with powerful graphics and data analysis tools to give financial professionals the most comprehensive insights into China's economy.

    If you are interested in this workshop, please register ONE of the following sessions. Contents of each sessions are identical. 

    Event Details

    Date

    September 16, 2019 (Monday)

    Time

    Session 1 - 1:00pm -2:00pm
    Session 2 - 2:00pm -3:00pm 

    Venue

    HKU Pokfulam Campus

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    You are cordially invited to the CIMA Industry Talk: AI and Machine Learning in the context of a Cognitive Enterprise on September 11, 2019 at HKU Town Centre in Admiralty. CIMA representative will also deliver an information session after the talk.

    Event Details

    Date

    September 11, 2019 (Wednesday)

    Time

    11:30am – 12:30pm

    Venue

    HKU Town Centre, Admiralty

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business intelligence providers and most trusted news organisations for over 125 years. The FT provides authoritative news coverage on global business, finance and politics, helping students understand the international business environment and connect classroom theory with business practice. The FT gathers and distill information from hundreds of sources to deliver accurate news and market analysis on global business, finance and politics. They put this news into context by combining it with expert market analysis, which helps readers to fully appreciate its implications and get a fuller picture on market trends and issues.

    To maximize your benefit in subscription of FT, we invited FT representative to give an in-depth session of FT key content and tools available on FT.com.

    Contents of the workshop are as follows:
    • Accessing FT (account creating and accessing via app)
    • How to use FT in your assignments, for interview preparation and to become corporate ready
    • How to personalise your experience of FT 

    Event Details

    Date

    September 10, 2019 (Tuesday)

    Time

    Session 1- 12:30pm-1:00pm
    Session 2- 1:15pm-1:45pm 

    Venue

    HKU Town Centre, Admiralty

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    The new academic year will commence soon. Are you ready to meet some new friends? HKU Economics and Finance Postgraduates Association (HKUEFPA) would like to invite you to our one-day networking event, the Joint Orientation 2019.

    It has been our tradition for a long time to embrace new comers into the big family of HKU FBE postgraduates. Do not miss this unique opportunity which comes with the following exclusive features:
    * The only orientation involving multiple programmes, with fun-filled games designed to help you network with your future classmates from different programmes;
    * Alumni to share first-hand insider experiences of how to get the best out of your studies at HKU and prepare for your career/further studies afterwards;
    * HKUEFPA committee members to share what the association can offer to enhance your experience at HKU 

    Event Details

    Date

    August 25, 2019 (Sunday)

    Time

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Venue

    HKU Campus

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    You are cordially invited to a grand Welcome Ceremony for students of FBE Masters Programmes on August 24, 2019 (Saturday) at HKU Grand Hall. Professor Hongbin Cai (Dean of FBE), Professor Yuk-fai Fong (Associate Dean for Taught Postgraduate Programmes), Directors of MAcct, MEcon, MFin, MSc(BA) and MSc(Mktg) programmes, teachers and alumni will jointly welcome you to the HKU FBE family at the Ceremony. Details of the Ceremony are as follows:

    Event Details

    Date

    August 24, 2019 (Saturday)

    Time

    9:30am – 12:30pm

    Venue

    The Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, The University of Hong Kong

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    The MFin Orientation Day for Cohort 2019 will be held on August 16, 2019 (Friday) at Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel. As a new comer, you are cordially invited to this first networking event of the MFin family.

    Event Details

    Date

    August 16, 2019 (Friday)

    Venue

    Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    Time flies and many of you will be finishing the last semester of your MEcon & MFin studies in June. In celebration of the completion of your studies, you are cordially invited to the MEcon & MFin Graduation Dinner 2019 cum HKUEFPA High Table Dinner, which is jointly organized by HKU MEcon & MFin Programmes and HKU Economics and Finance Postgraduates Association ("HKUEFPA").

    High Table Dinner is a tradition of HKU. The MEcon & MFin Graduation Dinner 2019 cum HKUEFPA High Table Dinner will be held on 23 June (Sunday), 6:00 PM, at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong.

    Let’s join this fun-filled night with faculty members, students and alumni, as well as guests from the financial industries. 

    Event Details

    Date

    June 23, 2019 (Sunday)

    Time

    7:00pm-9:30pm

    Venue

    8/F, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    You are cordially invited to an alumni event for HKU FBE Masters Programmes community in Shanghai on June 1, 2019. Details of which are as follows:

    Event Details

    Date

    June 1, 2019 (Saturday)

    Time

    4:00pm – 8:00pm

    Venue

    The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi

    Speakers:
    宋婷婷,聯博資產中國區銷售總監、董事總經理
    田本俊,平安人壽投資管理中心投資經理
    周華,光大保德信基金固定收益部投資副總監、基金經理
    程飛,鼎暉投資夾層基金團隊,副總裁
    馮力,中信證券投資銀行部,副總裁
    黃宇希,海通證券並購部,分析員 

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    BASF are invited to give an Industry Seminar on “Advanced Business Analytics at BASF” on May 29, 2019 (Wednesday) at HKU Town Centre in Admiralty.

    Dr. Inga-Lena Darkow (Senior Manager Advanced Business Analytics – Programs, BASF) and Mr. Michael Chan (Data Scientist, BASF) will deliver a talk about advanced business analytics, forecasting framework and further examples on advanced analytics. 

    Event Details

    Date

    May 29, 2019 (Wednesday)

    Time

    12:30pm – 2:00pm

    Venue

    HKU Town Centre in Admiralty (3/F, Tower II, Admiralty Centre, Admiralty)

    Speakers:
    Dr. Inga-Lena Darkow, Senior Manager Advanced Business Analytics – Programs, BASF
    Mr. Michael Chan, Data Scientist, BASF

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    We are delighted to have Dr. Francis Lau, Director of Financial Services Research and Consulting (Asia Pacific) in TransUnion Asia Limited in Hong Kong, to give us a professional seminar on “Big Data in Economics and Finance”. Details of which are as follows:

    Event Details

    Date

    May 25, 2019 (Saturday)

    Time

    11:00am-12:30pm

    Venue

    HKU Town Centre, 3/F, Tower II, Admiralty Centre, Admiralty, HK

    Speakers:
    Dr. Francis Lau, Director of Financial Services Research and Consulting (Asia Pacific), TransUnion Asia Limited

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    We are delighted to have Dr. Song Li, founder and executive chairman of the recently launched SmartPoints Network, to give us a talk on “How to Build a Successful Startup”. The talk is followed by a networking and refreshment reception where you can mingle with the speaker. Details of which are as follows:

    Event Details

    Date

    May 22, 2019 (Wednesday)

    Time

    5:30pm-7:00pm

    Venue

    HKU Town Centre, 3/F, Tower II, Admiralty Centre, Admiralty, HK

    About the Speaker:
    Dr. Song Li
    • Founder and Executive Chairman of SmartPoints Network
    • the Founder and former CEO of Zhenai.com
    • Ph.D. in financial economics from Columbia University
    • Member of the Shenzhen Municipal Government Decision-Making Consultative Advisory Council  

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!

    You are invited to an experience-sharing event for MAcct students on May 4, 2019 (Saturday) on Cyberport Campus. Speakers will share their job knowledge in the field and job searching tips in HK and China.

    Event Details

    Date

    May 4, 2019 (Saturday)

    Time

    12:30pm-1:30pm

    Venue

    Classroom C, 3/F, Block B, Cyberport 4, 100 Cyberport Road, HK

    Speakers:
    Sky Sun, Associate, PwC HK
    Eric Guo, Senior Associate, Deloitte SZ 

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    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pauline Hui at 3962 1489 or huicw@hku.hk. Thank you!


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