January 2018




Building Investor Relations in Hong Kong since 2008

As we embark on the year 2018, the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association has approached the 10th year since  establishment. It is our pride that we have been building a strong and vibrant IR community in Hong Kong.

HKIRA was established in 2008, the year of "financial tsunami". A handful of IR professionals consociated during the turbulent times in aligned vision that it was ever more important for companies to proactively engage with their investors, and professional IR practitioners could make a huge contribution for a fair valuation of a company.

Since then, experienced like-minds and young professionals joined force, and the number of HKIRA members grew to now approaching 700.

"Figures taken as of July of each calendar year.
Here are a few significant milestones over the past decade.
2008 HKIRA established
2010 Started the first training program in collaboration with PolyU
2013 Organized the first IR Symposium with HKEX and continued annually
2015 Launched the IR Awards to recognize the excellence of listed companies and IR professionals in Hong Kong
2016 Extended footprint to the PRC with 25 Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock-Connect Southbound Stocks joined our first 2-day roadshow
2017 Published the first publication Investor Relations Best Practice Guide

HKIRA will organize various decennial celebrations, such as global IR conference and activities to network with world-wide IR practitioners, and to raise the stand of the IR profession in Hong Kong. We look forward to receiving continued support and consolidated strengths to develop a better IR community.
HKIRA 4th IR Awards Opening Soon!




HKIRA First-ever Publication

Contributed by 10 IR Professionals of Leading HK ListCo
On 11th December 2017, HKIRA proudly announced the launch of “Investor Relations Best Practice Guide,” the first book since the association’s establishment. The book offers a closer look at the work nature of the IR industry in Hong Kong with practical tips and advice based on real-life experiences from IR professionals of Hong Kong’s listed companies.

This Guide is a collaborative contribution of 10 prominent professionals from the IR Panel. The Panel was formed in early 2016, and the publication is the very first initiative that members found meaningful and accountable to.
Dr. Eva Chan joined by some of the contributors at the book launch press conference.

The Guide is available for purchase on hkira.com.




IR Symposium 2017 

Sustainability of Investor Relations
The Investor Relations Symposium on 11 December 2017, jointly organized by HKIRA & HKEX for the 5th time, successfully gathered around 160 IROs, corporate executives and industry professionals attended.

Themed "Sustainability of IR" this year, the program included three presentations and two panel discussions. Distinguished speakers shared their experience on how IT & data governance, non-financial performance disclosures in ESG report and best practices contribute to better IR, and what KPIs are considered useful for IR team evaluation. Representative of HKEX shared their latest initiatives to support IR for listed companies. The afternoon had been a wonderful exchange of eminent thoughts.

Special thanks to our sponsors Chow Tai Fook and Link. Presentation materials are available for members on the event webpage.
Mr. Paul Kennedy, Ex-Group CFO of HKEX, welcomed the audience, and shared his view and experience of IR.
Panel discussion on IR Best Practice moderated by Eric Yau of Link REIT, with Johnson Choi of HKEX, Angus Guthrie of CLP, Angus Hui of Schroders, and Stefan Morgenweck of EQS (from left to right).



Congratulations to the following  HKIRA Fellows newly recognized:
Ms. Emily Lau
(Pacific Basin, 2343.HK)
Ms. Winnie Fan
(TVB, 511.HK)
167 IDT International Limited
361 Sino Golf Holdings Limited
563 Shanghai Industrial Urban Development Group Ltd.
Arranged in sequence of stock code.



HKIRA x HKSFA Corporate Access Networking
HKIRA x HKSFA Corporate Access Networking
Meet fund managers and sell-side analysts from HKSFA
23 Jan @ HKSFA Office, Central
Free admission for HKIRA members
$100 for non-members
Details & registration
Chinese New Year Networking
Chinese New Year Networking
*** Save the date! ***
8 February



Shareholder Activism Conference
10 November 2017
Supporting Event: Inside Stock Connect ListCo - China Merchant Land
Supporting Event: 走進港股通上市公司 Inside Stock Connect ListCo - China Merchant Land
 24 November 2017
IR Networking
IR Networking
(sponsored by Euroland)
28 November 2017
Supporting Event: Inside Stock Connect ListCo - LVGEM
Supporting Event: 走進港股通上市公司 Inside Stock Connect ListCo - LVGEM
8 December 2017
"IR Best Practice Guide" Book Launch Press Conference
5th Annual IR Symposium
11 December 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 650 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, irasia.com Limited
Dr. Guy Look, CFO and Executive Director, Sa Sa International Holdings Limited
Mr. Marcus Sultzer, International Managing Director, EQS Group AG
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

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.
Hong Kong Investor Relations Association
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Tel : (852) 2117 1846
Annual Sponsors
EQS Group        irasia.com
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