Mar 2019




Annual Celebration of Excellence in IR

HKIRA 5th IR Awards  2019
Thanks to all your enthusiastic support, the HKIRA 5th Investor Relations Awards has successfully completed the public nomination process and the next online voting phrase is going to start on 8 March and last for a month.  Buy-side, sell-side analysts and fund managers of the domestic and international investment community are eligible to vote for their desired listed companies.

Amazing entries have been received this year, especially for the newly added award category - "Best IR Team" - which is to publicly recognise the concerted team   effort   in   achieving  IR  goals  and
overcoming challenges as a team. On top of the 13 award categories open forpublic voting and selected by the Judging Panel, the companies awarded previously in our annual IR Awards for any 3 years will be received the "3 Years IR Awards Winning Company" in honouring their continuous practice of high standard in IR.

HKIRA will proudly announce all the award winners at the Awards Conference and Presentation Luncheon at Conrad Hotel on May 30 to recognise the continuous hard work and contribution of the listed companies. 

Online Voting Period
8 March 2019 (Fri) - 8 April 2019 (Mon)

Award Presentation Luncnheon
30 May 2019 (Thu)
Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong




The Importance of IR

HKIRA Shared the Significance with MingPao Finance

HKIRA was pleased to be interviewed by MingPao Finance in January, together with Award Panel Judges, Professor Louis Cheng, Professor of Finance of PolyU, and Ms. Victoria Mio, Co-Head Asia Pacific Equities & CIO China of Robeco HK Ltd, on the investor relations profession in Hong Kong.

Our founder Dr. Eva Chan shared with the reporters that with effective communication of investment proposition on the strategy, business and revenue models, plans and risks to investors, the IR department is able to assist investors to make well-informed investment decisions, rendering the company's stock price attaining its fair
value. Ms Mio also highlighted that the IR department of a listed company is in fact one of the main factors to consider when buyers plan to invest in a certain stock. Professor Cheng added that when the company is exposed to commercial or financial risks, or simply during times of political and economic fluctuations, IR plays a crucial role to reduce the risk associate with uncertainty, which is one of the factors that affects the company's stock price.

If you are interested in reading the news article in details, you can click on the news section of HKIRA.




Certificate in Investor Relations (CIR) with IR Society of UK

The upcoming CIR examination will be held on 1 April 2019 and the optional revision class will be held on 23 March 2019.

Find out more here.
Seats are limited & will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.



HKIRA members can enjoy the below discounts on resources and tools to excel in their career and personal life:
MorriSofa 20% discount upon any purchase
Roadshow China 50% discount off using additional roadshow service for any annual service subscription
Sa Sa 5% discount off products at any Sa Sa stores
Free trial and discount on monthly subscription
HKUST Business School Central 15% discount on rental of facilities
Join the Fellows Recognition Program and be one of the HKIRA Fellows who make contributions to the betterment of the IR profession and HKIRA. Apply now!
1475 Nissin Foods Company Limited
1810 Xiaomi Corporation
8279 AGTech Holdings Limited
Arranged in sequence of stock code.



Members Luncheon
6 March | Hong Kong Bankers Club, Central
Members of Listed Companies Only 
See more details



CESEF Seminar ā€œUnderstanding Green Finance and ESG: Theory and Practiceā€
1 April | Deloitte China, Admiralty
Free Entry & Exclusive Priority for HKIRA accounting members
See more details




Executive Committee

  • Dr. Eva Chan (Chairman)
  • Mr. Randy Hung (Vice-Chairman)
  • Ms. Winnie Fan (Treasurer)
  • Mr. Eric Yau
  • Ms. Nina Zhan
  • Ms. Lisa Lai
  • Ms. Venus Zhao


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 (Chairman), Professor of Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mr. Osbert Kho, CEO, irasia.com Limited
Dr. George Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Dr. Guy Look, CFO and Executive Director, Sa Sa International Holdings Limited
Mr. Marcus Sultzer, Member of the Management Board, CRO, 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
Events Ms. Venus Zhao
Marketing & Promotion Ms.Winnie Fan
Membership Ms. Nina Zhan

IR Panel Members List
Mr. Peter Caveny Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.
Ms. Catherine Chan Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Aldous Chiu New World Development
Mr. Johnson Choi Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.
Mr. Angus Guthrie CLP Holdings Ltd.
Ms. Lisa Lai China Telecom Corporation Ltd.
Ms. Feon Lee AIA Group Ltd.
Ms. Anna Luk Emperor Group
Mr. Gary Ng Lenovo Group Ltd.
Ms. Danita On Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd.
Mr. Hugh Pye HSBC Holdings plc
Mr. Eric Yau Link Asset Management Ltd.
Annual Sponsors
EQS Group        irasia.com
Hong Kong Investor Relations Association
11/F, China United Plaza,1008 Tai Nan West Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong 
Tel : (852) 2117 1846
Copyright Ā© 2019 HKIRA, All rights reserved.