SFC bolsters committees with new appointments

The Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong announces a raft of changes, with new members joining its products advisory and investor education advisory committees, among others.
SFC bolsters committees with new appointments

Chief executive of Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong), Lieven DeBruyne, has been appointed to the products advisory committee of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).

He joins the 30-strong committee along with professor of finance at Hong Kong Baptist University business school, Stephen Cheung; managing director and Asia-Pacific head of SAC Capital Advisors, Jiabin Luo; and managing director of Hing Wong Securities, Wilfred Wong.

These are among a raft of changes publicised by the SFC late last week and effective from April 1 this year, including new appointments, re-appointments and departures. To view the commission’s list in full, please click here.

To focus on new members only, joining the academic and accreditation advisory committee are Chow Yuen Yee, executive director of China International Capital Corp; Nicholas Kee, executive director of Morgan Stanley Asia; and Sam Tung and Judith Yuen, both senior licensing managers at the SFC.

New additions to the investor education advisory committee are Brian Fung, director and general manager of Kaiser Financial Services; Betsy Lau, managing director and CEO of Banking Consortium Trust; Timothy Pogson, managing partner for Asia-Pacific financial services at Ernst & Young; Po Lam Pong, managing director of Pegasus Fund Managers; Pak Cheung Wong, vice-president in the derivatives market and trading division of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing; and Jason Yeung, deputy chief executive of Bank of China.

Joining the SFC dual filing advisory group are Matthew Hanning, Asia-Pacific head of investment banking at UBS; Nicholas Johnson, head of real estate investment banking Asia at JP Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific); Hak Kau Lung, director at the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts; Elizabeth Wang, head of HK investment banking at Morgan Stanley Asia; and Joshua Wechsler, a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson.

Additions to the SFC (HKEC listing) committee specifically with one-year appointments are Carmelo Lee, a partner at Woo, Kwan, Lee & Lo; and Benita Yu, a partner at Slaughter and May.

And finally new members joining the takeovers and mergers panel and the takeovers appeals committee were Yuk Tong Cheung, co-head of mergers and acquisitions for Hong Kong and China at Baker & McKenzie; David Norman, sole practitioner of David Norman & Co; and Mark Schwille, managing director of Morgan Stanley Asia.

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