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Gingko House Gives Hong Kongers A Reason to #ShareASmile

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10,000 “Smiley Meal Boxes” Shared with the Needy

 

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 27 September 2020 – Over the last 10 days, Gingko House and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth (HKFYG) have joined forces to drive the #ShareASmile campaign, inviting people of all generations to #ShareASmile through their face masks, by virtually drawing or placing funny or cute smiles on top their selfies. These selfies were shared on social media with the #ShareASmile hashtag, to spread happiness and kindness across Hong Kong. Together with the campaign, Gingko House and HKFYG have also been distributing “Smiley Meal Boxes” from five Gingko House restaurants located across the city over 10 consecutive days. A total of 10,000 meal boxes, courtesy of Hong Kong Community Foundation, were distributed to those in need. “We are pleased to support this meaningful initiative, by spreading kindness through sharing a smile, as well as providing supports to our community with Smiley Meal Boxes. We look forward to seeing Hong Kong smile again,” according to Hong Kong Community Foundation.

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The campaign gained support from public figures, online key opinion leaders, companies and organisations by calling for more participation from the public. Some generous individuals stepped forward and sponsored food products and supplements, fruits, and personal protection equipment (PPEs) such as face masks. The campaign ends today. However, Gingko House hopes that Hong Kongers will continue to #ShareASmile, show more care for the community, and rise above the gloom brought about by the pandemic.

 

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HKEX Welcomes First Hong Kong/Mainland ETF Cross-Listing

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  • First listings of ETFs in Hong Kong and Shenzhen under a new ETF Cross-listing Scheme
  • Signing of MOU between HKEX and SZSE to promote the Scheme
  • Hong Kong-listed ETF AUM grew to over HK$300 billion, as at 30 September 2020

HONG KONG, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to welcome today (Friday) the first listings of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in Hong Kong and Shenzhen under the Hong Kong-Mainland ETF Cross-listing Scheme, which facilitates cross-listing of ETFs between markets in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

HKEX Chief Executive Charles Li said: "The ETFs listed today, two each at HKEX and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) under the ETF Cross-listing Scheme, mark the exciting next chapter in cross-border ETFs. The Scheme facilitates access to new but established pools of liquidity and offers broader investment opportunities in both markets."

"This development is the result of our ongoing commitment to make Hong Kong Asia’s leading ETF marketplace, and represents an important step forward in our continued work with the onshore Chinese exchanges, and our regulators, to deliver a successful ETF Connect."

The two new ETFs listed today in Hong Kong – CSOP Yinhua CSI 5G Communications Theme ETF (Stock code: 3193) and Hang Seng Harvest CSI 300 Index ETF (Stock code: 3130 / 83130), have been approved by the Securities and Futures Commission. Through the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) status, each invests 90 per cent or more of its total net asset value in an ETF approved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission and currently listed on the SZSE.

HKEX and SZSE today also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote the ETF Cross-listing Scheme and celebrate the well-established financial connections of the two markets.

Mr Li said: "Capital markets in Hong Kong and the Mainland have remained robust and resilient through recent challenging times, and today we are celebrating our shared strengths. The signing of the MOU is an important step forward in building valuable financial connections within the Greater Bay Area."

Since the first ETF listed on HKEX in 1999, Hong Kong’s Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) market, which include ETFs and Leveraged and Inverse Products, has developed into one of the most diverse product markets in Asia. With over 130 ETFs listed on HKEX, Hong Kong-listed ETFs trade over HK$6.7 billion a day[1] (up from an average daily turnover of HK$4.5 billion in 2018), with assets under management standing at over HK$300 billion as at 30 September 2020.

Further information about Hong Kong-listed ETPs is available in HKEX’s website.

Note:

[1] For the first nine months in 2020.

About HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets.  HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.

HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited.  This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME), in China, in 2018.

HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.

www.hkexgroup.com

For enquiries, please contact HKEX’s Corporate Communications
Jeffrey Ng (+852-2840 2067 / [email protected])
Wong Sau Ching (+852-2840 3856 / [email protected])

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Transamerica Life Bermuda Solidifies its Capabilities with Key Senior Appointments

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HONG KONG, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Transamerica Life (Bermuda) Ltd. (TLB) announced today that after nearly five years of successful leadership, Marc Lieberman, TLB’s CEO & President, will retire at the end of the year. 

Under his stewardship, Mr. Lieberman has strengthened the company’s brand and today TLB is recognised as a leading provider of High Net Worth (HNW) life insurance solutions to customers in Asia and beyond – winning industry awards every year for the last four years.  He also spearheaded the strategic direction and diversification of TLB’s product suite, from the successful launch of TLB’s innovative Wealthassure product to the significant enhancements of its flagship product, Universal Life Alpha.  His foresight and determination has driven TLB’s digitalisation, operations, and services improvement, which has resulted in more capability building for the company.

TLB also announced that the company’s top leadership role will be separated into two jointly accountable and strategically aligned positions.  Pending regulatory approval, Chirag Rathod, TLB’s current Chief Financial Officer, will take on the role of CEO, and Hazel Etherington, TLB’s current Chief Operations Officer, will assume the role of President effective 1 January 2021. Together they will form the Executive Committee of TLB, which will be chaired by the CEO.

The CEO leadership transition represents a significant milestone for TLB as it continues to pursue its aspirations to become the leading Asia-based HNW life insurance provider. Mr. Lieberman will remain to support the CEO transition until 31 December 2020. 

Aegon, headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands and parent of TLB, commented through Damiaan Jacobovits de Szeged, Chief Operating Officer, Aegon International, "We would like to pay special thanks to Marc for his exceptional leadership and many contributions towards growing TLB’s business over the years.  We wish him all the best in his plans for retirement."

"We are delighted to appoint Chirag and Hazel to take over the top leadership positions at the company. Together we believe they are ideally positioned to steer TLB through the challenging market conditions and lead TLB into its next phase of long-term growth.  Both are seasoned, skilled executives and together they bring nearly 50 years of industry experience to the table.  They are well respected within the company and among industry peers.  We are confident they will be successful in driving and creating long-term customer and shareholder value," he added.

TLB is a leading life insurance company dedicated to serving HNW and Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) individuals. As the only pure HNW life insurance provider in Hong Kong, TLB has extensive experience in handling large sums assured and complex cases to support legacy and business planning for its customers. 

About Transamerica Life (Bermuda) Ltd.: Transamerica Life (Bermuda) Ltd. (TLB) is a leading High Net Worth life insurance provider, dedicated to offering life protection to High Net Worth individuals, families and businesses across Asia and beyond. Transamerica has been in Asia for over 80 years and has been the pioneer in managing universal life portfolios since 1981. TLB was awarded International Life Insurer of the Year Award (Hong Kong) at the Asian Banking & Finance Insurance Asia Awards 2019. TLB is part of the Aegon Group, a leading, international financial services group providing life insurance, pensions and asset management based in The Hague, Netherlands. Further information about TLB is available here: www.transamericalifebermuda.com

About Aegon: Aegon’s roots go back 175 years – to the first half of the nineteenth century. Since then, Aegon has grown into an international company, with businesses in more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Today, Aegon is one of the world’s leading financial services organisations, providing life insurance, pensions and asset management. Aegon’s purpose is to help people achieve a lifetime of financial security. Further information about Aegon is available here: www.aegon.com.

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VoIP Market Procurement Intelligence Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts, 2020-2024

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The VoIP market will register an incremental spend of about USD 80 billion, growing at a CAGR of 10.40% during the five-year forecast period. A targeted strategic approach to VoIP sourcing can unlock several opportunities for buyers. This report also offers market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download free sample pages

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Several strategic and tactical negotiation levers are explained in the report to help buyers achieve the best prices for VoIP market. The report also aids buyers with relevant VoIP pricing levels, pros and cons of prevalent pricing models such as volume-based pricing, spot pricing, and cost-plus pricing and category management strategies and best practices to fulfil their category objectives.

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  • RingCentral Inc.
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