E-NEWSLETTER

May 2023


 

FEATURED

 

 
"Trends in Investor Engagement" survey conducted by HKIRA found widespread acceptance of face-to-face (F2F) investor meetings following eased COVID-19 restrictions, but also recognition that virtual meetings will remain an important option going forward. While F2F meetings are generally preferred for building rapport and handling complex discussions, virtual meetings extend reach and accommodate different time zones. A mix of meeting formats, including hybrid options, is likely to become the norm.

Investors and IR professionals alike expressed a preference for F2F meetings, seeing them as superior for engagement and challenging conversations. However, most saw value in virtual meetings for broader audiences and acknowledged they depend on objectives. While over 40-50% ultimately preferred F2F, no one preferred virtual meetings exclusively. The majority would consider hybrid meetings, and many want virtual conferences to continue with improvements.

Travel is increasing, but not fully resuming. Around half of respondents anticipate more travel for investor meetings, but a substantial portion do not. Different segments showed varied travel outlooks. Implications for IR planning include maximizing impact across formats, learning investor preferences, considering hybrids, and re-budgeting carefully for travel.

Overall, the survey results provide useful insights for IR planning and suggests that flexibility and adaptability are key to engaging with investors in a post-COVID world. In summary, the landscape is shifting to incorporate the benefits of virtual and hybrid options alongside resuming in-person engagement. Savvy IR teams will develop strategies integrating multiple meeting formats to strengthen relationships with the full range of stakeholders. 

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SAVE THE DATE!!
Hong Kong Investor Relations Association

9th Investor Relations Awards

Conference & Presentation Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, 28 June, 2023
Time: 09:30 - 14:30
Venue: Conrad Hong Kong
The Investor Relations Awards (IR Awards) celebrates outstanding achievement in local IR industry through the annual presentation of awards to the many diverse professionals that make up the dynamic IR and finance industries in Hong Kong.

This year, the IR Awards is celebrated on Wednesday, 28 June 2023 at Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong. This annual highlight organized by HKIRA is a premier gathering hundreds of IR professionals.
 
Event Details
 
Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2023
Time: 09:30 - 14:30
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong (map)
Dress code: Business attire
Medium: English

Selected by Judging Panel 

⦿ Overall Best IR Company

- to honour listed companies with outstanding and all-around excellence

⦿ Grand ESG Award 
- to honour listed companies that demonstrate excellence in all 3 areas of ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and Governance efforts)

⦿ Most Progress in IR
- to honour listed companies with the most significant progress in IR over year 2022


 
Our Sponsors & Supporting Organizations



 

HKIRA PARTNERS

 

Special Membership Privileges
Offered by HKIRA Partners

Not only are HKIRA members able to join HKIRA professional seminars and social networking events at a discounted members rate and exclusively access event presentation materials and industry information, but also privileged to enjoy special deals offered by HKIRA Partners.
 
        
 
HKIRA Members can enjoy up to 10% special discount plus free design services for compliance works, as well as to receive our selective financial reports on regular and free basis – Just reach out to HKIRA for details.


   


 
HKIRA listed company members can enjoy a complimentary offer, to participate in the Biannual "Scaling New Heights Asia Investment Forum 2022" hosted by Financial PR.

      
 
Futu I&E to set up an Enterprise Account for HKIRA listed corporate members as a complimentary offer, providing a platform to do live streaming to 1500+ users HKIRA members can enjoy a special discount on Futu I&E IR services, assisting listed company to increase its retail investors base HKIRA members can enjoy a special discount on Futu I&E ESOP solutions
HKIRA members can enjoy a free online roadshow service from Gelonghui.
             
Through ICA Investor Relations’ innovative and experience-driven solutions – we partner with our clients to unlock and enhance IR programs. HKIRA Members can enjoy up to 10% special discount for ICA Investor Relations’ IR Strategy, Investor Access, and Results Announcement services and free access to ICA’s flagship investor conferences (limited availability).
   





HKIRA members can enjoy a 5% Newcomer Discount on irasia.com’s IR subscription services.

       
 
Morrow Sodali provides corporate boards and executives with strategic advice and services relating to corporate governance, shareholder and bondholder communication and engagement, capital markets intelligence, proxy solicitation, board evaluation, ESG advisory, shareholder activism and mergers and acquisitions. HKIRA members can enjoy an exclusive discount for capital markets intelligence, proxy solicitation and corporate governance related services in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

          
Benefits to HKIRA Members will be updated soon.


 
 
HKIRA members can enjoy special discount on IR services, PR services, and roadshow services. Navigator offers complimentary setting-up of Enterprise Account, one-time broadcast of the results conference, and free consultation on ESOP service for HKIRA listed corporate members.
 
Virtual meeting and event solutions from OpenExchange are designed to maintain the critical flow of information between shareholders, investors, analysts and buy side firms without delay or disruption. Extend the reach of your meetings and events with live multimedia streams that provide a rich, interactive viewing experience. HKIRA members can enjoy up to 10% special discount for investors communications services, including interactive meetings, webinars, Investor Days, as well as earnings presentations.  
   
 
HKIRA members will enjoy a special discount for both Investor Relations and Share Registry services in Hong Kong.   
 
    

HKIRA Members can enjoy a free press release distribution to one of the three markets - US, Mainland China and Hong Kong for their financial disclosure, product launch, corporate announcement, key partnership, ESG report, etc.
 
HKIRA members can enjoy a special discount and one-month free trial on S&P’s flagship IR digital platform, BD Corporate – digital tool built for IR for ownership monitoring, investor profiles,  IR CRM and Event Management.         
 
 
    
Benefits to HKIRA Members will be updated soon.
              
       
HKIRA members can enjoy a 50% discount for the Boardfolio service.




HKRA member can enjoy a free trial from Visible Alpha

 

CORPORATE ACCESS CALENDAR

 
We are welcome to view the latest corporate events. Stay tuned for the updates.

Click here to view the upcoming IR Conference Schedule.
 

 

IR LIBRARY

 
Are you interested in the most-updated knowledge and trend in the industry?
Visit the IR Library now for the valuable sharings.
 

 

FELLOWS & MEMBERS

 
12
1243
2425
3300
3378
6110
6623
6929
Henderson Land Development Company Limited
Wang On Properties Limited
AustAsia Group Ltd
China Glass Holdings Limited
China Hanking Holdings Limited
Topsports International Holdings Ltd
Lufax Holding Ltd 
OrbusNeich Medical Group Holdings Limited
*Arranged in sequence of stock code.

 

EDUCATION

 

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

    

Revision Class
Date: 10 Jun 2023 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Examination
Date: 19 Jun 2023 (Monday)

Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Venue:
11/F, China United Plaza,
1008 Tai Nan West Street,
Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

Price (HKD) HKIRA member HKIRA non-member
Standard Price $13,000 $16,000
Early-bird Discount Price $11,000 $13,500
* Early bird discount will expire on 8 May 2023.
Register Now 

NIRI IRC Program On Demand Now!

NIRI's Certification Program - Investor Relations Charter (IRC®) – USA
 
Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is pleased to continue our collaboration with NIRI â€“ National Investor Relations Institute to bring the Investor Relations Charter (IRC®) Certification Program to IR practitioners in Hong Kong and Mainland China. 

NIRI has announced that from March 1, 2022, they will go live with the IRC exam on demand and online with live remote proctoring. Approved candidates can sit for the exam at the time of their choosing and in their preferred location as long they meet the security and system requirements.

NIRI has also added some tools for the convenience of the test takers including an on-screen notepad, an on-screen calculator, and an optional 10-minute break.
 
Attendees who pass the examination and meet all the necessary requirements by NIRI, will receive a certification welcome package from NIRI to confirm their success. IRC designation can be used to denote certificate on the corporate collaterals of the successfully completed attendees.
 
The course is now open for registration, for details please visit here !


 

UPCOMING  EVENTS

 

 

PAST  EVENTS

 
     

Executive Committee

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

About HKIRA

Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is a professional non-profit 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 about 1200 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), Dr S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance, Director of Research Institute for Business, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Mr. Osbert Kho, CEO, irasia .com Limited
Dr. George Lam, BBS Chairman, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN)
Mr. Edward Lau, Chief Financial Officer, New World Development Company Limited
Dr. Guy Look, Director, XXL Limited (ex-CFO and Executive Director of Sasa International Holdings Limited)
Mr. KS Ng Executive Director & CFO, Link Real Estate Investment Trust
Mr. Andrew Weir, Regional Senior Partner, Hong Kong,  KPMG
Dr. Kelvin Wong, SBS JP Executive Director & Deputy Managing Director, COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd
 

Chairman of Sub-Committee

Education Dr. Eva Chan
Event Ms. Venus Zhao
Marketing & Communications Ms. Winnie Fan
Membership Ms. Lisa Lai
Professional Development Mr. Randy Hung


Program Leaders

HKIRA Partner Program    Mr. Aldous Chiu
IR Pledge Program    Mr. Eric Yau

IR Panel Member List
Mr. Ricky Choi   Hong Kong Exchanges and
  Clearing Limited
Ms. Luna Fong   Shui On Land Limited
Ms. Silvia Fun   Link Asset Management
  Limited
Ms. Sophie Huang   BOC Hong Kong (Holdings
  Limited
Ms. Lisa Lai   China Telecom Corporation
  Limited
Ms. Christy Lam   New World Development
  Company Limited
Ms. Feon Lee   AIA Group Limited
Mr. Kevin Leung   China Resources Beer
  (Holdings) Company
  Limited
Ms. Selina Li   UMP Healthcare Holdings
  Limited
Ms. Amy Luk   Champion REIT
Ms. Anna Luk   Emperor Group
Ms. Danita On    Chow Tai Fook Jeweller
   Group Limited
Mr. Mark Phin    HSBC Holdings plc
Ms. Marissa Wong    CLP Holdings Limited
Mr. Ben Wong    NWS Holdings Limited
Mr. Benny Yeung    Hysan Development
   Company Limited
Ms. Jane Yip             Tencent HoHoldings
    Limited
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