March 2017    



Final week of IR Awards nomination

The 3rd IR Awards nomination period is closing at 23:00 HKT time on 10 March 2017.

Finance reporters were keen to ask a lot about the investor relations industry.

Prof. Louis Cheng of PolyU continued to serve as the Chairman of the Judging Panel this year.
The 3rd Investor Relations Awards was officially launched on 7 Feb 2017 with a press conference that attracted almost 20 media representatives.

This year, we've newly introduced three award categories - Best IR in Corporate Transaction, Best Investor Meeting, and Most Progress in IR. We aim to fairly recognize the well performance of IR in various aspect more precisely. Many IRO has been dedicated to make themselves and encourage senior management available and responsive to investors during time of corporate transactions or in investor meetings. Such best practices worth to be encouraged and awarded.

Though this is a busy period of results preparation, it is also the best time to conclude the good work everyone has done last year. Don't forget following right after the nomination period, it will be time to canvass the eligible investors to vote!

Awards Key Dates

Date Event
10 Mar Nomination closes
20 Mar Online voting opens
21 Apr Voting closes
Late Apr Judging Panel meeting
31 May Awards Conference and
Presentation Luncheon

(Conrad Hong Kong)



Connection for Relations

ListCo representatives earnestly answered questions from the Chinese analysts and researchers.

The networking luncheon casually gathered the senior management of ListCo and Mainland investment institutions.

1 Hang Seng survey: Mainland and Hong Kong investors becoming more proactive in asset allocation optmisation, 23 February 2017.
HKIRA kick-started 2017 by proudly organized the "Hong Kong Stock Onshore Corporate Access Day" on 19 January, and attracted representatives from 85 Hong Kong listed companies to participate and interact with 33 mainland investment institutions. The full-day event was a big success, thanks to the collaboration of co-organizers CHKLC and LCC, and support from HKEX along with 5 sponsors.

Besides the event in January, we also had a two-day roadshow last April in Shanghai, and supported two similar events in last October. Positive feedback shown the ascendant of demand in the market. As mainland investors plan their global asset allocation, Hong Kong is the most popular market, according to a recent survey by Hang Seng Bank1. In view of the trend of interconnection in this era of Stock Connect, HKIRA sees its role in creating platforms for connection - the first step to build relations. More events are in plan this year to strengthen the interaction of two places.


Congratulations to the CIR examination passing candidates in December 2016!
Chen Jiaying
Ma Ziling
Ilkay Sarpdag

The upcoming Certificate of Investor Relations examination will be held in April and June 2017.
Visit for more details.


Members Luncheon
Exclusively for ListCo members only!
12:30pm | 13 April 2017
The Exchange Auditorium
Sponsored by Women's Exchange
The coming luncheon for HKIRA members will be light lunch and panel discussion on the professional development of female IR practitioners through experience sharing. Stay tuned as we will send out invitation soon.


Stock Connect Onshore
Corporate Access Day

19 January 2017
Members Luncheon
27 February 2017
Best Practices for Your Annual Results Communication with Digital Technology
15 February 2017

Welcome new members!

Newly joined ListCo
Arranged in sequence of stock code.
204 China Investment Development Ltd.
680 Nan Hai Corporation Ltd.
735 China Power New Energy Dev. Co., Ltd.
1357 Meitu, Inc.
1458 Zhou Hei Ya Int' Holdings Co. Ltd.
8207 Credit China Fintech Holdings Ltd.
Job Corner
Sard Verbinnen & Co is hiring Managing Director - Executive Search: Hong Kong Office.
For more details, visit our website.
Posted since 20 Feb 2017.

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Eva Chan (Chairman)
  • Mr. Randy Hung (Vice-Chairman)
  • Ms. Tiffany Cheung (Treasurer)
  • Ms. Winnie Fan
  • Ms. Nina Zhan
  • Mr. Eric Yau


Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is a professional association comprising IR practitioners and corporate executives responsible for communications between corporate management and the investment community. Established in 2008, HKIRA advocates the setting of international standards in IR education, promotes best IR practices and strives to meet the professional development needs of those interested in pursuing the investor relations profession. HKIRA is dedicated to advancing the practice of IR as well as the professional competency and status of our members. To date, HKIRA has over 500 members and most of them are working for companies primarily listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. HKIRA's membership profile covers a wide spectrum of professions from IR, finance, accounting, company secretarial to corporate investment roles. It consists of executives at various stages of their career, including the top executives from the IR professional and also the C-level management of listed companies.

Advisory Board

Prof. Louis Cheng, Professor of Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mr. Osbert Kho, CEO, Limited
Dr. Guy Look, CFO and Executive Director, Sa Sa International Holdings Limited
Prof. Raymond So, Dean, School of Continuing Education,  Hong Kong Baptist University
Mr. Marcus Sultzer, CEO Asia-Pacific, EQS Group AG / EQS Asia Ltd.
Mr. Andrew Weir, Regional Senior Partner, Hong Kong,  KPMG
Dr. Kelvin Wong, Executive Director & Deputy Managing Director COSCO SHIPPING Ports Ltd.

Chairman of Sub-Committee

Education Dr. Eva Chan
Marketing & Promotion Mr. Randy Hung
Events Ms. Tiffany Cheung
Membership Ms. Nina Zhan
Partnership Mr. Stephan Yao

2017 IR Panel Members List

Ms. Lisa Lai China Telecom Corporation Ltd.
Ms. Danita On Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd.
Mr. Angus Guthrie CLP Holdings Limited
Mr. Johnson Choi Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.
Mr. Hugh Pye HSBC Holdings plc
Mr. Gary Ng Lenovo Group Limited
Ms. Alison Law Li & Fung Limited
Mr. Eric Yau Link Asset Management Ltd.
Mr. Aldous Chiu New World Development
Ms. Tiffany Cheung Sa Sa Int'l Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Edwin Hui Standard Chartered Bank (HK) Ltd.
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