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Veteran regulator unlocks fintech & ESG potentials in Greater Bay Area

27 May, 2021
img The Department of Accountancy and Law of the HKBU School of Business co-hosted the “Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area Financial Regulatory Conference” on 26 May 2021, gathering senior practitioners to exchange best practices with students and practitioners into regulatory developments of financial services and fintech in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area. The conference featured interactions with online and offline audiences.

Prof. Ed Snape, Dean of the School of Business, welcomed the speaker and guests, “the Greater Bay Area (GBA) is one of the most dynamic business hub in the world presenting numerous opportunities for development. By partnering with industry bodies hosting conferences like this, we hope to bring key insights and knowledge to our students and graduates about what is required in the market, and how they can further equip themselves to thrive in the business world.”

The honourable speaker, Ms. Alice Law, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Schemes Authority, shared her insights on the current regulatory regime in Hong Kong, interactions with GBA, and future development of the MPF related industries. She particularly shed light on the importance of developing ESG, namely environmental, social and governance, investments as a global trend to catch up with the worldwide standard to slowdown global warming. Ms. Law emphasised on the world-class financial infrastructure, the certainty of regulations and transparency, and the important strategic position of Hong Kong in China, which are promising assets for Hong Kong students to develop their career locally and beyond. She advised students to grab the immense opportunities the GBA presents by being innovative and staying agile. 

Themed “Through the lens of a veteran regulator”, the conference is co-organised with the Accounting Development Foundation (ADF) and the Accountancy Caring Alliance (ACA). More seminars on opportunities in Hong Kong and the GBA will follow under this series.
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