Insights from Tricor Executives

Jan 10, 2020

Read the latest insights from Tricor’s executives:

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(July 9, 2020) China Daily

Amid all the uncertainty posed by COVID-19, what’s clear is that business resiliency is the only way forward. Now more than ever, we must embrace collaboration, innovation and flexibility as guiding principles.

Sunshine Farzan, Tricor Group Head of Marketing & Communications, shares with China Daily her thoughts on how businesses can survive and thrive in uncharted waters post-COVID-19.

She underscores that digital transformation and remote working has become the new normal. Now more than ever, international companies need to review, restructure and adapt their operations to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving business environment.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from China Daily.

在新冠疫情带来所有的不确定性中,显而易见的是,维持业务弹性是继续前进的唯一方法。 现在,我们应比以往任何时候都必须以协作、创新及灵活性为指导原则。

卓佳集团市场及传讯部总监范阳光(Sunshine Farzan)与《中国日报》分享她对企业如何在疫情过后在未知水域中生存和蓬勃发展的看法。

她强调,数字化转型和远程工作已经成为新常态。现在,国际公司比以往任何时候应更需要审查、重组和调整其业务,以满足迅速发展的商业环境的需求。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看《中国日报》的全文。

 

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(June 22, 2020) The Edge Malaysia

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a ripple effect on the global economy. With mounting risks impacting Business Continuity Management (BCM), business leaders need to react quickly to unprecedented changes in the business environment by strengthening their Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) strategies. 

Ranjit Singh, Regional Managing Director of Tricor Axcelasia, shares his views with The Edge Malaysia and discusses the opportunities to transform operations amidst business uncertainty by utilizing technology and leveraging remote working options.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from The Edge Malaysia.

2020622日)The Edge Malaysia

COVID-19疫情的大流行对全球经济及企业产生了涟漪效应,随着业务连续性管理(BCM)的风险日益增加,商界领袖需要通过强化其企业管治、风险管理及合规(GRC)战略,以快速应对瞬息万变的业务环境。

Tricor Axcelasia区域董事总经理Ranjit Singh先生与《The Edge Malaysia》讨论了企业在面对前所未有的情况下可以转变业务操作的机遇,包括善用科技,以及利用远程工作的选项。他相信,善用科技可以成为在新常态下成熟的增长领域。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看《The Edge Malaysia》的全文。

 

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(June 18, 2020) China Daily

Shanghai is the destination of choice for the Asia launch of brands and products. Despite the global economic downturn, foreign retailers continue to flock to the metropolis.

Hailiang Zhang, CEO of Tricor China, shared his perspective with China Daily on China’s overall strengths, including supply chain, infrastructure, talent pool and opening-up initiatives – all of which strengthens the confidence that foreign businesses have to invest in China in the long-term.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from China Daily.

2020618日)中国日报
上海是全球品牌和产品在亚洲进行推广的首选目的地。尽管全球经济不景气,外国零售企业仍然在上海拓展业务。

卓佳中国内地行政总裁张海亮与《中国日报》分析了中国整体优势,包括供应链、基础设施、人才库及对外开放举措,使得外商企业有信心在中国进行长期投资。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看《中国日报》的全文。

 

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 (June 22, 2020) The Edge Malaysia

Disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced corporates to review and adjust their operating models to adapt to the new normal. A well-thought-out Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) strategy will facilitate operations and mitigate business risks during these uncertain times.

Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh, Non-Executive Chairman of Tricor Malaysia, shares his views with The Edge Malaysia stressing the importance for business leaders to stay vigilant amid the increasingly uncertain business environment. He also highlights that comprehensive Business Continuity Management (BCM) and robust management processes are essential to enable companies to thrive during the global public health crisis.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from The Edge Malaysia.

2020622日)The Edge

COVID-19大流行带来的破坏导致企业需要重新审视和调整其运营模式,以适应新常态。一套经过深思熟虑的企业管治、风险管理及合规(GRC)策略将有助于在现今不确定时期的运营,并降低业务风险。

卓佳马来西亚非执行主席Veerinderjeet Singh博士与《The Edge》分享他的看法,认为商界领袖在与日俱增的挑战和外部动荡中保持警惕至关重要。他也指出,全面的业务连续性管理(BCM),以及稳健的管理流程对于帮助企业在这次全球公共卫生危机中茁壮成长是必不可少的。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看《The Edge Malaysia》的全文。

 

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9 June, 2020 - The Star

Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh, Non-Executive Chairman of Tricor Malaysia, Yeap Kok Leong, CEO & Managing Director of Tricor Malaysia & Labuan, and Gary Tok, Group Chief Commercial Officer of Tricor Group share their thoughts with The Star on the opportunities for Tricor to leverage its emerging virtual services technology to assist its clients. They also highlight the critical needs that have emerged during these challenging times and how Tricor is helping their clients navigate changes in regulatory requirements and mitigate risk.

Yeap underscores that virtual office services are likely to be on the upward trend as more companies manage a fully or partially remote workforce going forward. Tricor Hives provides services to facilitate efficient business operations.

Companies without adequate fiscal reserves or effective business continuity plans have faced challenges during the lockdown in Malaysia. Veerinderjeet suggests the government to monitor the utilization of the existing funding schemes to ensure that assistance is directed to the right sectors and is reaching a wide, diversified segment of the business sectors.

Gary expresses that Tricor’s experience in previous acquisitions enabled Tricor to quickly implement a strong, collaborative, and unified team structure with Tricor Axcelasia.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from The Star.

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卓佳马来西亚非执行主席 Veerinderjeet Singh 博士、卓佳马来西亚与纳闽行政总裁及董事总经理叶国亮及卓佳集团商务总裁卓伟强与《The Star》分享卓佳未来利用其虚拟服务技术以协助客户的机遇。他们亦指出,卓佳的客户在这充满挑战的时刻下浮现的急切需求,并带出卓佳如何能在危机下协助客户应对法规要求的变化及减低风险。

叶先生强调,随着越来越多的公司将管理全部或部分远程的员工,虚拟办公室服务将会成为个大趋势。 Tricor Hives能够提供服务,以促进有效率的业务运营。

财务储备不足或缺乏有效的业务连续性计划的公司于马来西亚被锁定期间开始面临各种的挑战。Veerinderjeet博士建议政府监控现有资助计划的使用情况,以确保把援助定向到正确的行业,并覆盖更广泛的业务行业。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看The Star的全文。

 

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(7 June, 2020) New Straits Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused global economic disruptions and a steep fall in oil prices. With the weaknesses of the current direct and indirect tax mix, now in clear view, Malaysia’s tax system is ripe for reform

Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh, Non-Executive Chairman of Tricor Malaysia, shares with New Straits Times his view that the Malaysian government must introduce strategic plans to reassess its sources of tax revenue. He also highlights that lower tax collection following the pandemic will result in greater deficit and fewer resources for the government to spend on achieving its economic and social objectives.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from New Straits Times.

202067日)新海峡时报

COVID-19大流行导致全球经济萧条及油价急挫。鉴于目前马来西亚税收制度的弱点,马来西亚政府税制改革的时机已然成熟。

卓佳马来西亚非执行主席Veerinderjeet Singh博士与《新海峡时报》分享他的看法,认为马来西亚政府必须制定战略计划,重新评估其税收来源。 他也指出,大流行令税收减少,导致赤字增加,而政府用于实现其经济和社会目标资源也相继减少。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看新海峡时报的全文。

 

(5 June, 2020) Future CFO

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to the business market, in particular, M&A activities have been impacted.

Chloe Chan, Head of Merger & Acquisition, Director of Tricor Group shares with FutureCFO her insights and predictions on the M&A scene. She pointed out the factors that have affected the M&A landscape between 2019 and 2020; and discussed how the pandemic could permanently change the way M&A activities are conducted. She also shares her own career journey as a female professional in the M&A sector.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from FutureCFO.

(2020年6月5日)FutureCFO

COVID-19大流行为企业市场带来前所未有的变化,对并购活动的影响尤其严重。

卓佳集团并购总监陈霭妍在与FutureCFO的访谈中讲述她对并购行业前景的见解和预测。 她指出2019年和2020年并购市场环境的差异,并探討是次疫情如何彻底改变并购活动的进行方式。 她亦分享自己作为一位女性在并购行业的职业生涯。

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(22 May, 2020) CEO Magazine

Tricor Group CEO, Lennard Yong, shares his thoughts with CEO Magazine on how Tricor helps companies expand their businesses across Asia and the importance of bringing people together towards a common goal and purpose.

Tricor integrates Robotic Process Automation to better serve the needs of its clients. He highlights that Tricor’s vision is to globalize Asia and help corporations to set up, grow, and expand their operations across this high-growth and dynamic region.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from CEO Magazine.

2020522日)CEO Magazine

卓佳集团行政总裁杨斌官与《CEO Magazine》的 Ashton Kobler 分享卓佳如何协助企业拓展其业务到亚洲各地,并带出使人们团结和一起实现共同目标的重要性。

卓佳把机器人流程自动化融入到其业务中,以满足更多客户需求。他强调,卓佳的愿景是实现亚洲全球化及帮助企业在亚洲这个迅速增长和活跃的地区建立和扩大其业务。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看CEO Magazine的全文。

 

(27 May, 2020) Bloomberg Businessweek (Chinese Edition) Issue 197

Tricor Group CEO, Lennard Yong, shares his insights with Don Cheng from Bloomberg Businessweek (Chinese Edition) on the unprecedented challenges and opportunities that companies are likely to experience in the short-run.

Lennard highlights that outsourcing business functions and expanding to other markets will enhance business resilience, and he believes that companies that survive from the public health and economic crisis will become stronger than ever in the future.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Bloomberg Businessweek (Chinese Edition).

2020527日)彭博商业周刊 中文版 197

卓佳集团行政总裁杨斌官与《彭博商业周刊》中文版的郑梓冲分享了他对企业在短期内可能会遇到前所未有的挑战和机遇的看法。

杨斌官强调,外包非核心业务或及拓展业务到其他市场会提升业务弹性。他认为,从公共卫生及经济危机中幸存下来的企业会在未来变得比以前更强大。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看彭博商业周刊中文版第197期的全文。

 

(15 April, 2020) Hong Kong Business Magazine

The burgeoning middle class in APAC specifically in mainland China, Vietnam and India, have created a growing market for Trust Services. As such, Tricor has recently expanded its services to meet this significant market demand. Michael Shue, Managing Director of Tricor Trust oversees all trust deliveries, compliance and implementation, and shares his perspectives on how Tricor is adapting to a changing market as well as the key considerations when choosing a trustee.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Hong Kong Business Magazine.

(2020年4月15日)Hong Kong Business Magazine

在亚太区的国家中,特别是中国大陆、越南和印度,新兴的中产人士为信托服务业创造了一个迅速增长的市场。 藉此机会,卓佳最近扩展了其信托服务,以满足这一巨大的市场需求。 由于客户的需求千变万化,因此卓佳香港负责监督所有信托的交付、合规性和实施的信托服务董事总经理邵伟球就卓佳需要适应变化不断的市场的原因及选择受托人是的主要考虑因素发表了个人的见解。

上图:采访摘录。请点击此链接查看《Hong Kong Business Magazine》中的相关全文。

 

(22 May, 2020) Forbes China

Lennard Yong, Tricor Group CEO, underscores that to survive amidst post COVID-19, businesses have to diversify their supply chains, outsource key functions and accelerate digital transformation and innovation.

Lennard estimates that as companies overcome challenges brought by the pandemic and continuously satisfy the dynamic needs of consumers, there will be a significant uptick in long-term innovation projects. He highlights that companies must turn to nascent digital technologies, such as 5G, robotics, IoT, and blockchain to help link buyers with multiple vendors reliably across a constantly evolving network of supply chains.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Forbes China.

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卓佳集团行政总裁杨斌官强调,要在疫情后这段时期生存,企业需分散供应链、外包低效率部门并加快数字化创新。

杨斌官预计,随着企业逐步克服疫情带来的挑战并满足不断变化的消费者需求,将会显著地增大更多长期性的创新项目的投资。他指出,公司必须借助于新兴的数字技术,例如5G、机器人技术、物联网和区块链,以便在不断发展的供应链网络中可靠地将多个购买者与多个供应商联系起来。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看福布斯中国的全文。

 

(7 April, 2020) FutureCIO

To improve performance and customer experience, businesses are seeking for ways to do digital transformation.

Tim Hurman, Tricor Group Head of Digital Transformation, shares his practical advice with FutureCIO on how companies can improve their digital transformation success rate.

Tim underscores that digital transformation requires a lot of planning and commitment from business leaders. Tricor often engages with its multinational clients during their transformation journeys to effectively plan and implement a comprehensive digital transformation strategy.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from FutureCIO.

202047日)FutureCIO

为提升业务表现及客户体验,企业正在寻求实现数字化转型的方法。

卓佳集团集团转型总监Tim Hurman与FutureCIO分享如何帮助企业提高数字化转型成功率的实用建议。

Tim强调,数字化转型需要商业领导不断的计划和投入。卓佳经常在跨国客户转型的旅程中协助他们规划及实施全面的数字化转型战略。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看 FutureCIO 的全文。

 

(8 May, 2020) The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Magazine - May/June 2020 Issue

Tricor Group CEO Lennard Yong shared his practical advice on what businesses should do amid the COVID-19 pandemic to scale up ‘readiness and response’, survive and thrive in uncertainty.

He highlighted that as the epidemic infects global supply chains and disrupts economies worldwide, almost half of senior executives across APAC are concerned about the future of their businesses, according to Tricor’s Business Sentiment & Resilience Barometer Report. However, the situation is not entirely grim, with the pandemic offering critical learning experiences that can amplify business resiliency now and for years to come.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from the BritCham Magazine.

202058日)香港英商会月刊

在香港英商会的月刊中,卓佳集团行政总裁杨斌官分享了关于企业如何应对COVID-19大流行下的实用建议,让企业在不确定时期中生存并蓬勃发展。

他指出,根据卓佳的《COVID-19商业信心与弹性晴雨报告》,随着大流行影响着全球供应链及经济,近一半的亚太区高管对其业务的未来发展感到担忧。可是,情况却不是十分严峻。大流行为企业领导提供了重要的学习经验,让他们于现在和以后的几年中为企业增强业务弹性。

上图:采访摘录,请参考此链接查看香港英商会月刊中的全文。

 

(9 May, 2020) Yicai Media

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact capital markets in APAC and worldwide.

Wendy Wang, Tricor Group Chief Financial Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer, shares her insights with Lynn Diao from Yicai Media on how the current pandemic situation is affecting business sentiment in the APAC region, and businesses are facing pressure on their cash flows and liquidity.

She underscores the need for companies to adjust their supply chains, assets, and operating models to respond to changing consumer behavior and thrive post-COVID-19.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to watch the full video.

202059日)第一财经

目前COVID-19的疫情继续影响亚太区及国际资本市场。

卓佳集团财务及营运总裁王辉女士接受了第一财经刁航宇的采访。她指出,现时疫情使亚太区的商业信心受到影响。同时,疫情正在令亚洲企业调整经营决策,包括增加第三方、咨询和外包需求,积极简化业务职能,以及降低成本为关键战略。

王女士亦强调在疫情下,各企业应因应客户态度的转变而调节其供应链、资产和业务营运模式,以在疫情过后继续蓬勃发展。

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(8 May, 2020) Oriental Daily

Last year, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange once again ranked first globally in terms of IPO fund raised. Tricor’s market share in terms of the number of main board IPO executed has increased from 44% in 2019 to 55% in 2020.

Joe Wan, CEO of Tricor Hong Kong, together with Pamela Chung, Managing Director & Head of IPO of Hong Kong, shared with Oriental Daily on the expansion plan of Tricor Hong Kong in the IPO services and the non-IPO services in the long term.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Oriental Daily.

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(29 April, 2020) Hong Kong Economic Journal

As COVID-19 continues to cast a shade over global business with a possibility of impacting all of 2020, companies should prepare and brace themselves for a long fight ahead.

Tricor Group Chief Operating Officer & Group Chief Financial Officer, Wendy Wang, shared with the Hong Kong Economic Journal the critical factors companies should consider as they look to weather the challenging financial and economic conditions in the long-term.  She suggested that cash flow is often the single point of failure in any organization and concluded some practical strategies to take for long-term planning.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from HKEJ.

2020429日)香港信报

随着COVID-19继续为全球业务蒙上阴影,且其负面影响可能持续到今年年底,企业应该为长期的对抗做好准备。

卓佳集团财务及营运总裁王辉女士与信报分享了她对当前亚太地区的经济状况的分析,以及企业应考虑哪些重要因素来度过财务和经济的难关。她认为现金流通常是决定企业存亡的首要因素,并总结了一些实用策略助各公司进行长期规划。

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(April 14, 2020) Ming Pao - Money Tuesday

As a leading share registrar in Hong Kong SAR servicing over 50% of listed issuers on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Catharine Wong, Head of Share Registry & Issuer Services of Tricor Hong Kong, shared her professional insights with Ming Pao on the upcoming marketing trend, "There will be significant growth in both technical stocks and pharmaceutical stocks in the market once COVID-19 is in control."

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Ming Pao.

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(April 14, 2020) Ming Pao - Money Tuesday

Tricor's Hybrid Conference System can not only help businesses to fulfil social responsibility under the ban of public gathering in response to COVID-19 pandemic, but also help to enhance the commitment of corporate governance.

If a shareholder holds shares through a bank or a broker, the respective shares would only be registered under the name of The Central Clearing And Settlement System ("CCASS") in the register of members. As the listed company does not know the underlying beneficial owners of the shares under CCASS, these shareholders holding uncertificated shares would find it hard to attend AGMs and EGMs.

With the Hybrid Conference System, Tricor will work closely with HKEX to tackle this major challenge and provide an effective solution to shareholders.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Ming Pao.

(April 7, 2020) TVB News Channel The Brokers Hot Pick

Wendy Wang, Tricor Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, shared her views with TVB during The Brokers Hot Pick segment hosted by Miranda Cheng where she pointed out that companies in the APAC region are not confident in responding to the negative impact caused by COVID-19.

More than 70% of the respondents believed that they are not adequately prepared to encounter the pandemic. Some of them underestimated the scope of the pandemic, misjudged the economic impact, and managed their cash flows ineffectively, according to Tricor’s COVID-19 Business Sentiment Report. Under COVID-19, businesses may encounter slower sales volumes and cash receivable collection challenges in the coming two months which will impact and revenue and profit margins.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to watch the full video.

202047日)无线新闻台财经热话

卓佳集团财务及营运总裁王辉女士于无线新闻台(频道83)由郑莹主持的《财经热话》节目里指出,亚太地区的企业缺乏信心应对COVID-19带来的负面影响。

超过70%的受访者认为他们没有充分准备好应对大流行。根据卓佳的《COVID-19商业信心与弹性晴雨报告》,部分企业表示现金管理不力,并低估了大流行病的范围及其对经济发展的影响。

在COVID-19疫情下,企业在未来两个月可能会遇到销售放缓和现金流挑战,这将影响收入和利润率。

以上:采访摘录。请参阅此链接以观看完整视频。

(April 7, 2020) TVB Finance & Information Channel “The Investment Tips

Wendy Wang, Tricor Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, shared her views with TVB during The Investment Tips segment hosted by Miranda Cheng where she highlighted the key findings of Tricor’s COVID-19 Business Sentiment & Resilience Barometer Report and practical suggestions on how companies can recover from the economic downturn on Channel 85.

She mentioned that companies might conduct operational restructuring amid the COVID-19 pandemic and challenging business environment. Tricor’s survey highlighted that companies are considering expanding into different markets to mitigate risks. Tricor recommends companies should identify a trusted partner do work with to ensure business operational restructuring and diversification into additional markets is effectively handled in accordance with local regulation. 

Wendy highlighted that Tricor has provided investor and IPO services to nearly 1,400 companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The growth in the number of listed companies in Hong Kong from January to March is the same as last year. She expected that there will be improved economic growth in the Hong Kong market in the year ahead.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to watch the full video.

(2020年4月7日)无线财经·资讯台《财经焦点》

卓佳集团财务及营运总裁王辉女士于无线财经·资讯台(频道85)由郑莹主持的《财经焦点》节目里分享了卓佳的《COVID-19商业信心与弹性晴雨报告》的重点摘要及企业如何从经济衰退中复苏的一些实用建议。

王女士接受访问时表示,企业在面对困境和疫情时或会考虑业务重组。报告显示,企业有意把业务扩展至其他区域,以分散及减少风险。卓佳建议企业寻找一个值得信赖的合作伙伴,以争取在短期内有效解决业务重组、业务拓展到其他区域和当地合规等问题。

王女士指出卓佳已为近1,400家香港上市公司提供投资者和首次公开招股服務。今年一月至三月份的香港上市公司的增长与去年同期持平。她预测来年的经济增长将逐渐向好。

以上:采访摘录。请参阅此链接以观看完整视频。

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(Apr 1, 2020) Hong Kong Economic Times

With the new measures announced by the Hong Kong government in view of the COVID-19 outbreak, public gathering of more than 4 people is banned for 2 weeks starting from March 29, 2020. Listed Issuers' AGM/EGM are greatly affected, exemptions are limited to AGM only while grey area still exists for EGM.

Catharine Wong, Head of Share Registry & Issuer Services of Tricor Hong Kong said "EGM is mainly held to discuss crucial issues in a company. If it is delayed, it may affect the operation of the business and its strategic plan, leading to stock price changes."

Wendy Ho, Executive Director of Tricor Hong Kong said "United States, United Kingdom and Australia are holding virtual AGMs nowadays. Hong Kong, as an international financial centre, should move towards to the use of hybrid meeting & e-voting, this will definitely pose a positive impact on business development."

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Hong Kong Economic Times.

 

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(Mar 12, 2020) Irish Independent

Apart from providing outsourced accounting solutions to enable clients to focus on what they are best at, MBSL is now also helping them to operate more efficiently and sustainably by making their back office solutions paperless. They always keep the environment in mind, and they were nominated for an SFA National Small Business Award 2020 in the category of Sustainability. Kieran O’Brien, Executive Director of Tricor Ireland, expressed that adopting paperless solutions and setting up cloud-based systems for their clients enabled MBSL to promote their services as environmentally friendly, which became their services' unique selling point.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Irish Independent.

2020312日)爱尔兰独立报

MBSL除了提供外包会计解决方案,使客户能够专注于自己最擅长的领域外,现在还通过使他们的后台方案无纸化来帮助他们更有效、可持续地进行运营。MBSL始终心系环保,并在2020年SFA全国小型企业可持续发展奖中获得提名。卓佳爱尔兰的执行董事Kieran O'Byrne表示,通过无纸化方案以及为客户建立的基于云端的系统,环境友好型服务已逐渐成为MBSL的一项独特卖点。

 

(Mar 30, 2020) Ta Kung Pao

Tricor China CEO Hailiang Zhang shared his views on the COVID-19 impact on APAC markets and the significant findings and key insights of Tricor Group’s recent COVID-19 Business Sentiment & Resilience Barometer Report with Ta Kung Pao.

Businesses in the APAC region are struggling to maintain operations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 50% of business executives surveyed are worried about future and will be forced to restructure their operations to stay afloat if the situation worsens. Tricor has received an increasing number of inquiries from organizations around the globe looking to overcome challenges posed by COVID-19, and we are dedicated to assisting clients in thriving in the evolving business environment with confidence and future-proof their operations.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Ta Kung Pao.

2020330日)大公报

卓佳中国内地行政总裁张海亮与大公报分享了COVID-19为亚太区公司带来的影响和卓佳最近发布的《COVID-19商业信心与弹性晴雨报告》的主要调查结果和见解。

亚太地区的企业在COVID-19大流行的情况下挣扎求存。近一半的受访者表示他们对其业务的未来发展感到担忧,并指出如果疫情继续恶化,他们将考虑重组业务以维持运营。卓佳近日收到越来越多来自世界各地的企业咨询,寻找方法面对COVID-19带来的挑战。我们致力于帮助客户在变幻莫测的商业环境中充满信心地蓬勃发展和抵御未来不断变化的运营模式。

 

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(Mar 25, 2020) Oriental Daily News

2020 is an important milestone to Tricor as it is our 20th anniversary. Joe Wan, CEO of Tricor Hong Kong, spoke to Oriental Daily News about our development focus on providing staffing solutions, private & corporate trust solutions to clients. Tricor Hong Kong is also adopting the work from home approach to cope with the government's precaution under the spread of COVID-19.

Peak season for Annual General Meeting (AGM) is approaching, we understand that organizations are having difficulties in sourcing venues and arranging meetings in view of the outbreak of COVID-19. Tricor has developed a hybrid meeting platform and an advanced digital board portal to simplify tasks for board members & administrators alike and offers significant savings in cost and time.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Oriental Daily News.

 

(Mar 11, 2020) China Daily

Recent developments and investments made in the Greater Bay Area by the Government’s incentive policies and completion of infrastructure brought great attention to the area from investors. Recent reports by KPMG China, HSBC and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on business opinions concerning opportunities and challenges in the Bay Area pointed out the possible trend of more and more companies expanding into the GBA. Tricor’s CEO of Mainland China, Hailiang Zhang shared with China Daily why companies looking to access Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong SAR must gain a comprehensive understanding of each market's unique policies and characteristics in order to succeed. He also predicted that new-energy technology and high technology, as well as the financial service industries will have a positive growth in the Bay Area.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from China Daily.

(2020年3月11日)中国日报

最近政府的鼓励政策和基础设施的完善为大湾区带来增长及投资,并受到各地投资者的注意。毕马威中国、汇丰银行及香港总商会近期就大湾区机遇和挑战发表的报告指出商界预期会有更多企业到大湾区发展。卓佳中国内地总裁张海亮先生与《中国日报》分享为何有意进入深圳、广州及香港特别行政区的企业必须对该市场的独特政策及特性获得全面了解,才能成功进军市场。同时,他预测新能源科技、高科技及金融服务业会在大湾区获得正向增长。

 

(Mar 9, 2020) FutureCFO

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, Group Chief Financial Officer, Wendy Wang shared with FutureCFO on her perspective about the changing role of women in finance, particularly at the C-suite. She expressed that a CFO’s numerical age does not matter but, given today’s intergenerational workforce, it is important that they understand the various mindsets across the company. Their strategy should effectively be ageless. She also encourages her team to “lean in” on diversity and inclusion by looking for ways to promote gender and generational equality as a team. Companies should invest in mentoring programs, which can offer wisdom and insights to burgeoning professionals about how to invest time, stay motivated and raise their hands when opportunity arises. It will help keep more women in the field and on the leadership track.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from FutureCFO.

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为庆祝2020年国际妇女节,集团财务及营运总裁王辉女士在接受FutureCFO的采访时,分享了她对女性在金融界中,特别是在高层主管中角色变化的看法。她表示,财务总裁的年龄高低并不重要。鉴于当今的员工队伍往往由几代人组成,对于财务总裁来说,重要的是了解公司成员的各种思维模式,制定跨时代的策略。她还鼓励自己的团队寻找更多方法来促进性别和年龄平等,从而增加团队的多样性和包容性。企业应该对导师计划进行投资,有关计划可以为迅速成长的专业人员提供有关如何投资时间、保持动力、抓住时机的相关智慧及见解。这将有助于使更多的女性立足于金融领域并保持领导地位。

 

(Mar 6, 2020) China Daily

Hong Kong businesses have been affected by different challenges since last year, from the ongoing social unrest to the coronavirus outbreak. To mitigate the challenge, companies turn to digital transformation and use digital workspace tools to enable staff working remotely. Group Chief Operating Officer & Group Chief Financial Officer, Wendy Wang shared with China Daily that companies have to constantly review and update their business continuity plan and crisis management plan in order to prepare for different challenges. Apart from taking up digital transformation, Tricor suggests that companies can also adopt risk management strategies, like restructuring, outsourcing internationally and undertaking offshore operations.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from China Daily.

(2020年3月6日)中国日报

从去年开始,持续的社会动荡到冠状病毒的爆发等各种挑战一直影响着香港企业。面对这些困难,很多公司都采取了数字化转型的策略,并使用数字化工作平台供员工进行远程工作。卓佳集团财务及营运总裁王辉女士在《中国日报》的采访中表示,公司必须不断地审查并更新其业务连续性计划和危机管理计划,以做好准备应对各种挑战。 除了数字化转型外,卓佳还建议企业采取风险管理策略,例如业务重组、国际外包及开展离岸营运。

 

(Mar 4, 2020) FutureCIO

With Asia seen as the region seen as the economic centre for the 21st century and China the origin-point for the COVID-19 outbreak, it is not surprising that businesses and governments of all sizes are struggling to figure out strategies to help them ride the seemingly unending train of disasters that are rolling across the region. Tricor Group CEO Lennard Yong shared with FutureCIO that companies today face an unprecedented number of potential challenges. The Tricor Group business insights survey, COVID-19 Business Sentiment & Resilience Barometer report, done in partnership with Yougov, revealed that businesses are being negatively impact by COVID-19 to the point where businesses are struggling to adapt, are feeling inadequately prepared to deal with the crisis, and are concerned about the future growth of their business. “As business leaders, we cannot always control the situation, but we can control how we react to it, particularly when it comes to dealing with disruptions to operations.” he added.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from FutureCIO.

(2020年3月4日)FutureCIO

亚洲被视为21世纪的经济中心,而中国是COVID-19爆发的起点,因此,我们并不意外地发现,各规模的企业和政府都在努力制定战略来帮助他们控制这场肆虐的、似乎无休止的灾难。卓佳集团行政总裁杨斌官先生在FutureCIO的采访中表示,当今的企业面临着前所未有的潜在挑战。卓佳集团与舆观Yougov合作完成的商业行情调查《COVID-19商业信心与弹性晴雨报告》显示,企业正受到COVID-19的负面影响,以至于企业难以适应现状,面对危机感到准备不足,并担忧其业务的未来增长。杨斌官先生讲到:「作为商业领导者,我们不能总是控制局势,但我们可以控制我们对局势的应对,尤其是在处理运营中断时。」

 

(Feb 2, 2020) Singapore Business Review

Singapore is expected to attract more FDIs, according to Tricor Group CEO, Lennard Yong. Even though its economy is being dragged by the manufacturing sector, its attractiveness for multinationals is not expected to falter for 2020. The country is also looking to strengthen new technology sectors such as biomedical manufacturing. In an interview with Singapore Business Review, Tricor Group CEO Lennard Yong spoke about the investment hotspots driving economic growth and key strategies for luring investors.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Singapore Business Review.

(2020年2月2日)Singapore Business Review

卓佳集团行政总裁杨斌官先生表示,新加坡有望吸引更多的外国直接投资。尽管新加坡的经济受到了制造业的拖累,但预计2020年其对跨国公司的吸引力并不会减弱。新加坡也正在寻求加强生物医学制造业等新技术领域。卓佳集团行政总裁杨斌官先生在接受《Singapore Business Review》的采访时,讲述了推动经济增长的投资热点以及吸引投资者的关键策略。

 

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(Jan, 2020) Hong Kong Business Annual 2020

Various analysts and professionals have stated mixed projections on what the region's economy will be like in 2020. Despite the economic headwinds in Hong Kong as outlined by the government, Hong Kong remains an important conduit for Mainland Chinese corporations to access internal capital markets and for international business expansion.

Lennard Yong, Group CEO of Tricor, explains Tricor’s IPO track record from the mainland and what is expected in the year ahead.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. 

(2020年1月)香港商务年报2020

许多分析师和专业人士对2020年的地区经济状况做出了不同的预测。尽管如政府描述的一样香港经济正遭遇逆风,香港仍然是中国大陆企业进入内部资本市场以及国际业务拓展的重要渠道。

卓佳集团行政总裁杨斌官先生阐述了卓佳在中国大陆的IPO业绩以及对未来一年的期望。

 

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(Jan 15, 2020) Sing Tao Daily & Hong Kong Economic Times

Tricor Hong Kong participated at the “Investing in HKU Business School’s Global Talents – Empower & Match” Job Fair organised by The Hong Kong University, Faculty of Business and Economics at the JW Marriott Hotel.

Our CEO of Tricor Hong Kong, Joe Wan, was invited by Sing Tao Daily and Hong Kong Economic Times, to shared with Millennial on the job interviews tips from a CEO & HR perspective. At Tricor, employees are our greatest asset, and we believe that with the join of the new generations, Tricor will continue to be the Employer of Choice!

"Students from Hong Kong are familiar with both Chinese and Western cultures, which is their biggest competitive advantage, helping them to stand out from the crowd."

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full from Sing Tao Daily and this link to review the article in full from HKET.

 

 (9 Jan, 2019) FM Magazine

Group Chief Operating Officer & Group Chief Financial Officer, Wendy Wang and Hong Kong Transformation Director, Eric Cheung were interviewed by FM Magazine to share their views on how to verify vendor claims and manage RPA deployment. They provided advice on how companies can efficiently implement RPA. Wendy and Eric shared practical tips and detailed planning advice for the different stages of the RPA deployment, from vendor selection to implementation.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full.

(2019年1月9日)FM Magazine

在FM Magazine的采访中,集团财务及营运总裁王辉女士和香港转型总监张大为先生,就如何验证供应商的索赔和管理实施机器人流程自动化分享了他们的观点。他们提供了如何让公司有效实施机器人流程自动化的建议,以及针对不同阶段(从供应商选择到实施)的实用技巧和详细的计划指导。

 

(Jan 9, 2020) Money FM 89.3

Group CFO & COO, Wendy Wang, shared her success story and analyzed the development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA). She expressed that the GBA has huge potential with outstanding GDP growth during a recent radio interview with Metro Finance for the GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Awards 2019.  As Asia’s leading business expansion specialist, Tricor provides professional guidance and support for companies interested in expanding their businesses across the region.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to listen to the podcast.

(2020年1月9日)[Money FM 89.3]

集团财务及营运总裁王辉女士分享了她的成功故事,并分析了大湾区的未来发展。 在最近新城财经台关于2019年大湾区杰出女企业家奖的采访中,她表示大湾区的GDP增长迅速,蕴藏着巨大的发展潜力。作为亚洲领先的业务拓展专家,卓佳为有志于在大湾区扩展业务的公司提供专业指导及支持。

 

(Dec 31, 2019) FutureCIO

During a recent interview with FutureCIO, Tricor Group Transformation Director, Tim Hurman shared his practical tips for deploying Robotic Processing Automation (RPA). Tim Hurman stressed the importance of inviting vendors to respond to an RFP. He also recommended having an RPA process to aggregate all critical information from vendors.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full.

(2019年12月31日)[FutureCIO]

在最近FutureCIO的采访中,卓佳集团转型总监Tim Hurman分享了他部署机器人流程自动化的实用技巧。Tim Hurman强调邀请供应商回应招标书的重要性。 他还建议使用机器人流程自动化来汇集供应商的所有关键信息。

 

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(Dec 30, 2019) MingPao Money Monday

Hong Kong’s capital market has a world leading position and is expected to be maintained. With the continual improvement of regulations in the stock market, we are optimistic about the Hong Kong IPO market in the next decade.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full. 

(2019年12月30日)[明報Money Monday]

本港資本市場具世界領先地位,可望維持,隨著監管及法規改善,未來10年本港新股質素可望提升。

 

(Dec 30, 2019) FutureCFO

The finance function needs to evolve to a strategic, analytical, data-driven powerhouse that embraces digitisation and drives performance, thereby adding value throughout the business. FutureCFO spoke to our Wendy Wang about her dual CFO-COO role at Tricor Group, how the work of all departments are becoming interrelated, and how copmpanies must encourage lifelong learning and reskilling to keep up. Wendy Wang also comments on the fact that there still appears to be a considerable gender divide in the digital economy, despite more women taking on more senior roles. She shares her advice to women aspiring for greater roles and responsibilities in the executive suite.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full.

20191230日)FutureCFO

财务职能需要发展成为一个具有战略性、分析性、以数据驱动的强大部门,它应拥抱数字化并提高自身绩效,从而在整体业务中创造价值。王辉女士在FutureCFO的采访中讲述了她在卓佳集团中担任的财务及营运总裁的双重角色,各部门的工作如何相互连系以及公司如何鼓励终身学习和新技能获取以跟上时代的步伐。王辉女士还分析了一个事实,即尽管有越来越多的女性担任高级职务,但在数字经济中似乎仍然存在巨大的性别差距。她向有志于在行政阶层中扮演更大角色和承担更大责任的女性分享了她的建议。

 

 

(Dec 27, 2019) Hong Kong Economic Journal

Managing Director of Trust Services for Tricor in Hong Kong, Michael Shue and Group Director of Business Development for Trust & Corporate Services, Karen Cheung shared with Hong Kong Economic Journal their analysis on the market situation of the Asia Pacific and Hong Kong markets. They shared their perspectives on the financial and business benefits of setting up trusts across the region.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full, and this link to view the ESG side story. 

(2019年12月27日)[信报]

卓佳香港信托服务董事总经理邵伟球先生和集团信托及企业服务业务发展总监张启颖女士在《信报》的采访中分析了香港和亚太地区的市场情形,以及在整个区域建立起信托所能带来的金融及商业利益。

 

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(Dec 27, 2019) Mingpao

Tricor has expanded its Trust Services to service the heightened demand in trusts across the GBA region. Managing Director of Trust Services Michael Shue, and Group Director of Business Development for Trust & Corporate Services, Karen Cheung, shared with Mingpao the unique advantages and differentiated value of Tricor’s trust services, the trend and interest of sustainable trusts, and Tricor’s extensive expertise with servicing the needs of Chinese clients.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full, and this link to view the ESG side story. 

(2019年12月27日)[明報]

卓佳积极扩展其信托服务以满足大湾区对信托日益增长的需求。卓佳香港信托服务董事总经理邵伟球先生和集团信托及企业服务业务发展总监张启颖女士向《明报》阐述了卓佳信托服务的独特优势和价值,分析了可持续性信托的发展趋势和潜在利益,以及卓佳如何运用其丰富的专业知识来满足中国客户的需求。

 

(Dec 27, 2019) Money FM 89.3

Tricor Group CEO, Lennard Yong was interviewed by the Money FM 89.3 in Singapore alongside Tay Hwee Ling, Deloitte Partner in Southeast Asia. They shared their perspectives on how the 2019 IPO activities compared with previous years, the top trends of IPO activity, and what Singapore needs to do to attract more listings.

Lennard explained the changes in investors’ valuations and expectations on listing with respect to the economic development of the world in 2019 and shared his optimistic outlook on IPO market trends in 2020.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to listen to the podcast.

(2019年12月27日)[Money FM 89.3]

卓佳集团行政总裁杨斌官先生与德勤东南亚合伙人Tay Hwee Ling在新加坡接受了Money FM 89.3的采访。 他们对比了往年与2019年的IPO活动,对IPO活动的主要趋势以及新加坡该如何吸引更多上市公司发表了见解。

杨斌官先生从2019年全球经济发展的方面解释了投资者在上市评价及期望上的变化。他还分享了自己对2020年IPO市场趋势的乐观分析及看法。

 

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(Dec 5, 2019) Sing Tao Daily

In light of the US-China trade war, the PRC government is deepening its domestic market’s opening-up progress and increasing market freedom to improve the competitive edge of its economic areas like the Greater Bay Area and Yangtze River Delta area. Lennard Yong, Group CEO of Tricor Group, shared with Sing Tao Daily that under the sluggish global economy, it’s true that some countries and areas are experiencing a downward trend in FDI inflow. However, the FDI inflow into China is still tracking net growth with a growing trend.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full. 

(2019年12月5日)[星岛日报]

鉴于中美贸易战,中国政府正在深化国内市场开放进程,增加市场自由度,以提高大湾区和长三角地区等经济区域的竞争优势。卓佳集团行政总裁 杨斌官先生在接受《星岛日报》采访时表示,在全球经济低迷的情况下,确实有些国家和地区的FDI流入呈下降趋势。然而,流入中国的FDI仍然保持着净增长的趋势。

 

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(Nov 5, 2019) Recruit IT

Tim Hurman, Group Transformation Director of Tricor Group, shares with Recruit IT digital transformation tips and insights for the finance industry.  Digital transformation is changing the face of the finance industry. Online payments, virtual banking, and virtual insurance are disrupting this once-traditional sector, enabled by mobile, artificial intelligence and data analytics. This diversity of technologies can make it challenging for senior management to decide where to invest.

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full. 

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(Aug 29, 2019) Beyond balance sheets: Top three trends transforming the CFO role in 2020

Wendy Wang, Group Chief Financial Officer & Group Chief Operating Officer of Tricor, shares on FutureCFO her predictions for CFO’s evolving role in 2020 as a trusted consultant who leverages technology, data and a global viewpoint to deliver key business insights beyond financial figures:

“Once upon a time, the CFO was charged with focusing purely on the bottom line. In a world increasingly guided by disruption and technology, CFOs are now in both the hot seat and the driver’s seat for redefining the role they play in a company. My prediction for 2020 is that CFOs will embrace an evolving, technology-centric role, facilitated by data-driven insights for future-proofing of the business and a better understanding of global trade and regulatory dynamics.”

(2019年8月29日) [FutureCFO:2020年將改變財務總監角色的三大趨勢 – 卓佳集團財務及營運總監Wendy Wang]

卓佳集團財務及營運總監Wendy Wang在《FutureCFO》發表文章,分享對財務總監的未來角色轉變的看法:

「以往財務總監只需專注公司盈虧狀況,但在一個越趨以革新和科技為先的時代中,財務總監的地位更顯重要,在公司中扮演的角色亦更為不同。我對2020年的預測是,財務總監將接以一個不斷轉變、科技為本的角色,善加利用數據分析以確保業務向前發展,以及加深了解全球貿易和監管趨勢。」

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full.

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(Aug 27, 2019) [FutureCIO: Qualities becoming of a standout CIO – Peter Lam, Group Chief Information Officer]

In an interview titled "Qualities becoming of a standout CIO", Tricor's Group CIO Peter Lam talked to FutureCIO's Allan Tan on his experience working for Tricor and tips as a successful CIO:

"It is important that as CIO, I understand the requirements and pain points of our customers because we exist to serve our customers – internal and external. We are here to support the business. Our customers’ environments are changing, and IT must do the same. This could mean being in the markets where they are, deploying technologies, complying with local regulations and best practices critical to growing in those markets."

(2019年8月27日)[FutureCIO: 成為傑出的資訊科技總監 – 卓佳集團資訊科技總監林豪]

卓佳的資訊科技總監林豪在一篇名為「成為傑出的資訊科技總監 」的採訪中,與FutureCIO編輯Allan Tan分享他在卓佳的工作經歷,以及成為一位優秀資訊科技總監的秘訣:

「作為資訊科技總監,了解客戶的要求和難處非常重要。資訊科技部門的作用正是要服務內外的客戶,以全面支援業務發展。我們客戶的環境不斷轉變,因此資訊科技亦要相應變動,包括選擇合適的市場、部署相關科技、遵守當地法規與最佳操作指引,這對發展當地市場而言至關重要。」

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full.

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(Aug 24, 2019) [China Business Journal: Market Optimism Grows with Favourable Government Policies – Lennard Yong, Group CEO]

At Tricor’s media roundtable in Shanghai in August, Group CEO Lennard Yong, explained the key factors driving China’s growth to China Business Journal, a leading business newspaper in China:

"It is no longer China’s affordable labour cost which attracts foreign investments the most, but rather its rising education level and consumption power.

According to the World Investment Report 2019 published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the FDI inflow and outflow in China have been steadily growing despite a global decline, denoting a vibrant business and trade environment in China."

(2019年8月24日)[中國經營報: 樂觀來自於利好政策– 卓佳集團行政總裁楊斌官]

卓佳集團行政總裁楊斌官指出,和改革開放初期完全不同的是,現在中國市場吸引外資的已經不是廉價勞動力,而是知識層面及其消費能力的提升。

「根據聯合國的2019年世界投資報告,無論是流入中國的外資還是中國的海外直接投資都非常強健。這可以表明現在中國的業務環境非常健康,因為資本流動就意味著企業在開展業務,在進行海外投資。」

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full.

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(Aug 2019) [Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management: Foster Intrapreneurship to Sustain Growth – Yeap Kok Leong, CEO & Managing Director, Tricor Malaysia, and Sharon Cheng, Group Chief People Officer]

Tricor has been recently featured on Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management’s HR Service Providers Directory 2019. Yeap Kok Leong, CEO & Managing Director, Tricor Malaysia, and Sharon Cheng, Group Chief People Officer, shared five tips to help companies of any size by unleashing the “intrapreneurs” on their staff to stimulate growth in the long term:

“Companies of all sizes can protect themselves against growth stagnation by fostering a culture of “intrapreneurship”, empowering employees to act like entrepreneurs for the benefit of the company. Creating this environment can be challenging, but the benefit is clear: intrapreneurship helps even the most successful organization to remain competitive long after it has achieved profitability.”

(2019年8月)[香港人力資源管理學會: 促進內部創業以維持增長 – 卓佳集團馬來西亞區行政總裁及董事總經理葉國亮和卓佳集團人力資源總監鄭趣趣]

卓佳灼見「促進內部創業以維持增長」獲香港人力資源管理學會的《2019年人力資源服務機構目錄》刊載,由卓佳集團馬來西亞區行政總裁及董事總經理葉國亮和卓佳集團人力資源總監鄭趣趣分享有關推動「內部創業」的五大要點,以刺激企業的長遠增長: 「不同規模的企業可透過促進『內部創業』文化,以免增長停滯,鼓勵員工充當企業家一樣,根據企業的最大利益出發。創造『內部創業』文化可能具有一定難度,但好處顯而易見:讓企業成功在實現高盈利後仍繼續維持優秀的競爭力。」

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full.

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(Aug 13, 2019) [HR&DigitalTrends: Professional Services Still Need Talent to Drive Intelligence, Automation – Peter Lam, Group Chief Information Officer, and Tim Hurman, Group Transformation Director]

Peter Lam, Group Chief Information Officer, and Tim Hurman, Group Transformation Director, shared their insights on HR&DigitalTrends on the effect of technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), intelligent optical character recognition (iOCR) and data analytics on the future of professional services industry – and how nurturing talent remains central in the age of digital transformation and for Tricor in particular:

“Technology, while important for streamlining and improving business processes, is only a tool for putting a company’s innovative mindset into action. Therefore, a professional service company’s digital strategy should prioritize building talent, enhancing processes and fostering innovative culture. With the right talent and culture in place, companies can then use the technology to offer clients an enhanced, digitalized customer experience with meaningful results.”

(2019年8月13日)[HR&DigitalTrends: 以人才推動科技應用 – 卓佳集團資訊科技總監林豪和集團創新總監Tim Hurman]

卓佳集團資訊科技總監林豪和集團創新總監Tim Hurman於HR&DigitalTrends分享了他們對機器人實現自動化運作(RPA)、人工智能(AI)、智能光學字元辨識(iOCR)和數據分析等科技如何讓專業服務行業受惠,以及指出在數碼轉型下,培育人才如何始終是對卓佳這類專業服務企業的重要關鍵: 「科技雖能簡化和改善業務過程,但只是將公司的創新意念付諸實踐的工具。然而,一所專業服務企業的數碼策略應先著重發展人才、強化業務過程和鼓勵創新。透過結合人才和企業文化的優勢,企業可透過一系列科技元素為客戶提供更高質素的數碼體驗。」

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the article in full.

 

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(Aug 7, 2019) [Interview with Shanghai Daily – Hailiang Zhang]

In the Shanghai Daily article “Full Steam Ahead for China” published following our recent media roundtable in Shanghai, Hailiang Zhang, Deputy CEO of the Tricor Group in Mainland China, explains the key factors accelerating Tricor’s growing success in Mainland China:

“As the world’s second-largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), China continues to be one of the world’s leading FDI markets for the financial services, information technology and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. Meanwhile, the Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area initiatives are paving the way for companies to enjoy long-term, structural growth in Asia, and our unique roots as an Asian company give us a competitive advantage in this dynamic and complex market.”

(2019年8月7日) [上海日報 – 卓佳集團中國區副行政總裁張海亮]

繼卓佳在上海舉辦傳媒圓桌會議後,《上海日報》發表的專題「中國全速前進」中訪問卓佳集團中國大陸區副行政總裁張海亮,就加速卓佳在中國大陸發展的成功關鍵:

「中國作為全球第二大外國直接投資(FDI)的接收國,繼續成為世界領先的金融服務、資訊科技和快速消費品等行業的外國直接投資市場之一。 與此同時,『一帶一路』和『大灣區』計劃為企業在亞洲實現長期結構性增長鋪路,而卓佳集團植根且深耕亞洲,亦使我們在這個充滿動力和複雜的市場中先拔頭籌。」

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

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(Aug 6, 2019) [Interview with International Financial News / People's Daily – Group CEO, Lennard Yong]

At our recent media roundtable in Shanghai, Lennard Yong, Group CEO, shared with International Financial News, a publication founded by People’s Daily, on accelerating our growth which has been fuelled by Government initiatives and Tricor’s synergistic plans across our operations in Greater China:

“With development initiatives such as Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area, many Chinese enterprises are expanding overseas and foreign companies are deepening their reach in China. Our mission is to help these companies achieve cross-border synergy when going global, and minimize the impact of legal and regulatory complexities. Through strategic acquisitions and forward-thinking partnerships, we are building a network that infuses Tricor’s global expansion expertise with local capabilities for our clients looking to expand and scale from incorporation to IPO across Greater China and beyond.”

(2019年8月6日) [國際金融報– 卓佳集團行政總裁楊斌官]

卓佳集團行政總裁楊斌官最近卓佳在上海舉辨的媒體圓桌會議上,與《人民日報》旗下的《國際金融報》分享卓佳如可受惠於政府方案和卓佳在大中華地區營運的協同效應,從而讓業務更上一層樓:

隨著「一帶一路」和「大灣區」等發展計劃的推進,更多外資企業在中國能享有強大機遇,也有更多中國內地的公司在中國和海外擴張。但企業要走進國際舞台,難免會面臨法律制度與國內不同的難題。透過戰略收購和具前瞻性的合作夥伴關係,我們正在構建強大的網絡,致力將卓佳的全球拓展專業人才與本土能力相結合,以支持客戶在大中華地區乃至全球範圍內發展業務,協助他們從公司成立直至首次公開募股。

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

 

(Aug 2, 2019) [Interviews with Hong Kong Economic Journal, Hong Kong Economic Times, Ming Pao, Sing Tao Daily, Headline Daily, AAStocks – CEO of Tricor Hong Kong Joe Wan]

Tricor announces collaboration with BOCI to expand Employee Share Ownership Plan in China’s Greater Bay Area and Yangtze River Delta Economic Region 

Joe Wan, CEO of Tricor Hong Kong, shares his insights on the collaboration with BOCI in expanding ESOP with various media outlets:

“The region is buzzing as companies launch plans to expand in the GBA. Our collaboration with BOCI will certainly help our clients expand their operations in this fast-growing market by allowing them to better manage their ESOP solutions. It’s always a win-win when two market leaders join forces for the greater good of their clients. I look forward to working with BOCI as we explore new ways to enhance our combined service offering in the strategic Greater Bay Area and elsewhere in China.”

 (2019年8月2日) [信報財經新聞、 香港經濟日報、明報、星島日報、頭條日報、阿思達克財經網等多家傳媒訪問 – 卓佳香港行政總裁溫佩麟]

卓佳集團與中銀國際攜手在粵港澳大灣區和長三角地區擴大員工持股計劃的合作藍圖

卓佳香港行政總裁溫佩麟與多家傳媒分享他對卓佳集團擴大員工持股計劃的合作藍圖的見解:

「隨著更多企業推出在大灣區拓展業務的計劃,大灣區展現出蓬勃的新氣象。我們與中銀國際的合作無疑將協助雙方的客戶在這個快速增長的市場中擴展業務,以更有效管理其ESOP方案。透過我們作為市場上的兩大領導企業,聯手為客戶爭取更大的利益,便能進一步達至共贏。我期待與中銀國際合作,針對具有戰略效益的大灣區和中國其他地區,共同探索和提升我們的一站式服務。」

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to these links on Hong Kong Economic Journal, Hong Kong Economic Times, Ming Pao, Sing Tao Daily, Headline Daily, AAStocks to view the interviews in full.

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(Jul 24, 2019) [Marketing Magazine – Group Head of Marketing and Communications Sunshine Farzan] Seven ways to align your strategies with the millennial mindset 

Sunshine Farzan, Group Head of Marketing & Communications, shares with Marketing Magazine Group how to align B2B marketing strategies with the millennial mindset. These digital natives are redefining the business landscape and are set to dominate the global workforce by 2020. As millennials climb the ranks to fill senior decision-making roles, brands can’t afford to miss out on the opportunity to connect and collaborate with the largest generation of buyers in history.  

(2019年7月24日) [Marketing Magazine – 卓佳集團市場及傳訊部總監范陽光] 七種方法讓千禧一代的新思維融入市場策略

卓佳集團市場及傳訊部總監范陽光與《Marketing Magazine》分享如何將B2B營銷策略與千禧一代的新思維互相結合。Digital Native(數位原生)的新一代正在改變現時商業格局,並將在2020年開始主導全球勞動力。隨著這一代新力軍步步晉升並充當決策角色並成為舉足興重的消費者,而且數量是歷來最多,品牌絕不能錯失彼此合作的好時機。 

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

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(Jul 19, 2019) [China Business Law Journal – Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Judy Wong]

Following our recent acquisition of Richful Deyong in May 2019 to expand our presence in Mainland China, Tricor’s Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Judy Wong was invited by Asia Business Law Journal published by Vantage Asia to share her insights on the prerequisites for success as an experienced in-house legal and compliance counsel:

"The group legal function at Tricor is comparatively new. As an in-house counsel, I believe in understanding the entire business of the company and its needs, to tailor specifically for the company and help it grow further. Legal and compliance should work hand-in-hand together, so that we can have better oversight and ensure that we comply with regulatory and legal requirements. For the legal industry at large, if we stop seeing people as men or women then we can stop these layers of discrimination - everyone strives to work hard, to improve, to move up and to exceed themselves."

(2019年7月19日) [商法月刊 – 卓佳集團法律總顧問兼合規事務總監黃德君]

繼我們最近於2019年5月收購瑞豐德永以拓展卓佳在中國大陸的業務後,卓佳集團法律總顧問兼合規事務總監黃德君接受《商法月刊》邀請,分享她作為成功的內部法律及合規顧問的先決條件: 

「卓佳的集團法律團隊相對較新。作為一名集團總法律顧問,我相信了解公司的整體業務及為公司度身訂做最適合的方案最為重要,以助公司進一步發展。法律和合規部也應該攜手合作,以便我們更有效監督相關業務,確保一切行為合乎法律和合規要求。對於整個法律行業而言,倘若我們不再拘泥於法律專業人員本身的性別,便可以協助消除職場歧視:我們業界每位成員不斷努力改善自身、積極向上、超越自己。」

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

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(Jul 15, 2019) [Financier Worldwide Magazine – Tricor Group CFO & COO Wendy Wang] Evolving Role of the CFO

Many would agree that CFOs thrive on numbers, prudence and rationality. I would add in ‘grit’ and ‘mastery of technology’. The latter helps CFOs to understand the underlying issues, trends and opportunities behind the numbers as well as their impact on the company’s business, in terms of business growth, new product development, operations, and investment needs. Meanwhile, there is no shortcut as a CFO. CFOs need to keep up the effort and make great things happen – which takes grit.

(2019年7月15日) [Financier Worldwide雜誌 – 卓佳集團財務及營運總監 Wendy Wang] 財務總監的角色轉變
不少人會同意財務總監應對數字敏感、處事謹慎和具理性分析能力,但我會補上「毅力」和「掌握新科技」兩項重要條件:後者能協助財務總監在業務增長、新產品開發、營運及投資需要等方面,全方位了解不同數字背後的潛在問題、發展趨勢、業務發展機會和企業影響。同時,要成為稱職的財務總監,我相信除努力外並無其他捷徑,而且需要有堅持的勇氣和毅力,讓理想成真。

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

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(Jun 21, 2019) [China Daily Hong Kong – Tricor Group CEO Lennard Yong] Bay Area Accelerates Technology Advancement

The trade dispute will have the inadvertent effect of ensuring China and the Bay Area to be more independent and self-reliant, which will further connect the cities and regions within the Bay Area and decouple and reduce the reliance on traditional partners,

(2019年6月21日)【中國日報香港版 – 卓佳集團行政總裁楊斌官】 大灣區發展加速科技增長

貿易爭端將間接促使中國和大灣區更能自力更生,透過進一步連接大灣區內城市,減少區內對傳統貿易夥伴的依賴。

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

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(Jun 12, 2019) [Classified Post – Joe Wan, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong & Glenda Liu, Head of Human Resources, Hong Kong] Aligning talent management with a transparent, diversified and innovative mindset

People’s views and values are shifting. Companies need to relinquish their old modes of employee engagement, and to channel and benefit from what makes millennials great: an incredible ability to innovate and use technology to make the world a better place.

(2019年6月12日)【Classified Post – 卓佳集團香港行政總裁溫佩麟及人力資源主管廖詠梅】 讓人才管理更為透明、多元和創新

隨著不同世代的觀點和價值觀一直變化,企業需衡量摒棄激勵員工的舊有模式,讓千禧世代的非凡潛能得以全力發揮,開拓渠道讓企業受益,以他們的創新力量和科技睿智讓世界變得更美好。

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

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(Jun 11, 2019) [China Business Law Journal – Judy Wong, Group General Counsel] Tricor enhances China outbound services with Richful Deyong acquisition

Traversing the cross-border nature of the deal, with inherent conceptual differences between the PRC and common law legal systems affecting contractual interpretation and construction, presented its own unique challenge. Having completed the biggest and most legally complex acquisition of Richful Deyong in the almost 20 years of Tricor’s history, we have successfully expanded our Mainland China presence from five cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu) to an additional eight (Tianjin, Xiamen, Dalian, Qingdao, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Fuzhou and Ningbo).

(2019年6月11日) [商法月刊 – 卓佳集團法律總顧問兼合規事務總監黃德君] 卓佳收購瑞豐德永加速發展中國對外業務

要靈巧處理規模如此宏大的跨境併購項目,能先駕馭中國內地與普通法的體系差異,包括法律概念和詮釋異同,本身就是一項挑戰。完成卓佳近20年公司歷史以來、規模最大而合規要求最為複雜的瑞豐德永收購後,我們成功將卓佳在中國大陸的業務從五個城市(北京、上海、廣州、深圳和成都)擴展至另外八個城市(天津、廈門、大連、青島、南京、杭州、福州和寧波)。

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

chloe coverage

(Jun 3, 2019) [Consultancy Asia – Head of Merger and Acquisition Chloe Chan] Head of Merger and Acquisition Chloe Chan discusses Tricor's largest acquisition to date

Chloe Chan, Tricor’s Head of Merger and Acquisition, was featured on Consultancy Asia, Asia’s leading English-language trade magazine to share her experience working on Tricor’s largest acquisition deal in company history of Richful Deyong, her insights on getting deals done, plus her secret to achieve early success in her career:

“Getting the best of both worlds – and for both worlds – is very important in staying one step ahead of not just your M&A counterpart, but also ahead of market conditions. Understanding the growth drivers of the company – and how these drivers may change and interact with each other in the future and with the external market and regulatory environment can allow us to identify and develop plans to mitigate any hidden risks in the business.”

(2019年6月3日)【Consultancy Asia –卓佳集團併購總監陳靄妍】 卓佳集團併購總監陳靄妍介紹卓佳集團成立以來規模最大的收購計劃

卓佳集團集團併購總監陳靄妍就卓佳收購瑞豐德永、加速發展中國對外業務分享項目經歷,以及介紹在併購交易以至事業取得成功的要訣:

要在併購交易領先對手、以至領先於市場,必須以雙方立場為重、整合彼此優勢。充份了解雙方企業的增長原動力, 以至未來變數及與外部市場和監管環境的相互影響,有助識別趨勢和製訂周詳計劃,從而減輕任何業務中隱藏風險的影響

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

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(May 20, 2019) [HRM Asia – Tricor Group People Officer Sharon Cheng] Asian employers can’t ignore the importance of an agile culture

In this byline article, Sharon Cheng, Group Chief People Officer of Tricor Group, commented:

"Agility has to come first for a thriving workplace culture which emphasizes integrity, care and collaboration. With an open mind for diversity and health appetite for technology, an agile workplace culture will not only benefit the employees, but also business sustainability and talent retention in the long run."

(2019年5月30日)【HRM Asia –卓佳集團人力資源總監鄭趣趣】 靈活的工作文化 亞洲僱主不能忽視

卓佳集團人力資源總監鄭趣趣指出:

「要營造以誠信、關懷和互相合作為基石的工作文化,提升靈活度必須為首要條件。能對多元化和科技保持開放態度,靈活的工作文化不僅有利員工,長遠來說亦對業務的持續發展、招攬和挽留人才至關重要。」

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

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(May 20, 2019) [The Standard – Lennard Yong] Unlikely winner in trade war

Lennard Yong, Tricor’s Group CEO, was interviewed by The Standard, a leading English-language newspaper in Hong Kong, stressing how Tricor has seized the many opportunities generated by recent trade tensions to help companies relocate factories and headquarters elsewhere. He also shared his strategies to further enhance Tricor’s one-stop-shop services to include a wide range of solutions from corporate services, IPO to insurance and wealth solutions:

“Instead of a trade war, I would describe it as a trade issue. Some corporations may need to relocate factories and headquarters, and there will be business for us whenever there is an incorporation of a company. We want to be a bridge, helping global companies set up in China and helping mainland Chinese companies expand internationally. When entrepreneurs and firms think about expanding their business into Asia, I hope that they will think of Tricor immediately."

He also shared his diverse professional experience as a thought leader in the business and financial services industry:

“Hong Kong is my home. I've been enjoying what I’ve been doing and I constantly look for change and development. Many people are afraid of change and choose to stay in their comfort zone, but life is short - you should enjoy what you do and dare to take risks.”

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link and this link  to view the interview in full.

(2019年5月20日)【英文虎報–卓佳集團行政總裁楊斌官】 貿易戰中的逆勢黑馬

卓佳集團首席執行官楊斌官接受英文虎報的採訪時,指出貿易戰可導致供應鏈遷移,由此創造了新的機遇。他還分享了他對卓佳在投資者服務範疇的期望,以及公司的新業務計劃:

卓佳集團(卓佳)首席執行官楊斌官表示,中美貿易戰可以帶來更多業務,幫助公司在異地重新部署、整合產業鏈。他還補充道,當下的情形會為公司帶來更多的機遇。此外,卓佳作為商業解決方案供應商,還關註各種規模的IPO,並在其中尋覓機會。

卓佳總部位於香港,為21個國家和地區的30000多家公司提供商業和企業服務,其中包括在香港上市的1300多家公司。卓佳的服務範疇包括公司設立和公司秘書服務。這部分業務收入占公司收入的80%左右。其余20%左右的收入來源於投資者服務,包括在香港、馬拉西亞和新加坡進行證券註冊和IPO。

卓佳成立於2000年。當年東亞銀行(0023)收購了三大會計事務所的企業服務以成立卓佳。自成立以來,卓佳每年以兩位數的速度增長。兩年前,它被出售給私募股權基金Permira(璞米資本)自此以後,卓佳進行了數輪大型招聘和變革。

楊斌官於2018年初加入卓佳。他將此次貿易戰定性為「貿易糾紛」。他強調,「我將其視作貿易的一次重新設定。貿易是普遍關聯的。比方說,你不從某個國家購買大豆,你就會從其他國家那裏購買。我一直認為香港可以從這次全球變革中獲益。」

他也將關稅上漲和其他市場動蕩因素視作機遇。「每當貿易協議需要重新簽訂時,都可能對跨國公司產生影響,如采購地選擇、價值鏈重建及公司建立等。一些大型公司可能需要重遷工廠和總部。只要存在公司並購,我們就有業務。」

盡管會有企業遷出中國,但他認為這對世界第二大經濟體來說,並不一定是壞事。楊斌官表示,「即便沒有貿易糾紛,這個世界也總是在不斷變化的。比方說,廣東的服務業體量比之前更大,而制造工廠則已遷到東南亞地區。香港也是從制造業轉型到服務業的,並且,現在的香港要比之前更加興盛。」

他引用聯合國的《世界投資報告》稱,2017年,中國大陸連同中國香港,吸引了亞洲最大的外國直接投資。其中,中國大陸吸引了1360億美元的投資額(約1.07萬億港元),而中國香港則吸引了1040億美元的投資額。新加坡吸引的投資額位列第三,合計超過600億美元。他說,「你要知道,香港的人口僅僅只有700萬。」

在收購麥迪森太平洋後,卓佳進軍到企業債務服務領域。他稱,集團一直在尋求通過兩項並購案以加強企業服務。2018年,卓佳參與了119家公司的IPO,其中大多數是中等規模企業。較之對手中央證券登記有限公司,卓佳與客戶達成了更多的交易,為大客戶籌集到了更多的資金。

鐘絳虹被稱為「新股女王」。她從中央證券登記有限公司跳槽到卓佳,擔任卓佳香港商務服務董事總經理一職。據介紹,除了中等資金規模的企業,公司還接到了大公司的簽約合同。

他說,卓佳不會放棄中小型資金規模企業。「卓佳本身不是投資公司,而是幫助企業對接市場。我們服務對象年紀稍長,這也是為什麽我們打算翻新這兒的辦公室,讓他們感到更舒適。」卓佳將於下月將其總部從灣仔搬至觀塘。現下的合和中心辦公室將進行翻新,用於提供客戶服務。

作為證券過戶登記服務商,卓佳接手的認購越多,獲利就會越多。一些小規模的IPO可以吸引大量投資者,可實現成百甚至上千倍的超額認購。因為在投資者看來,除了名氣和商業性質因素外,這些公司的股價往往比市值高的公司更容易上漲。

中國大陸即將推出新科創板,他並不因此感到擔心。「內地公司如果要吸引國內投資,會在內地上市。但他們要想投資者多元化的話,就會選擇香港。」他強調了香港作為特區的優勢,包括資金流通自由和法治。

IPO市場在一季度下滑,但他相信,該市場在下半年將出現反彈。

卓佳及其他股票登記機構一直與香港交易所(0388)就無紙化證券制度進行合作。該制度將於2022年實施。
去年,卓佳開始提供保險和理財服務,並就此與合作夥伴合作。他解釋道,卓佳不僅為企業服務,同時也為有產業的富裕客戶服務。它已著手為家族信托服務。

他說,卓佳不是銀行,不能直接向客戶銷售產品。他表示,「我們有合格的資歷豐富的工作人員了解客戶的需求,並通過合作夥伴推薦適合的產品。」「我們希望架起橋梁,幫助全球公司進入中國,並幫助大陸的公司經由香港走出國門。」

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楊斌官是來自馬來西亞的華裔高管,已經買下了他在香港的第一個房子。但他相信,未來還會更好。
「香港就是我的家。這是我最想居住的地方。」檳城出生的他說,自2011年以來,他就一直住在香港。他的兒子在香港讀書,女兒則在布裏斯托,但女兒希望畢業後能留在香港工作。

儘管房價飆升,他仍在今年年初時,在大埔買了房。「就如李嘉誠所言,我買房為居住,而不是為了投機。」他的祖父是從廣東的潮州遷至吉隆坡,正因如此,他可以說多種方言。在悉尼獲得註冊會計師資格後,他投身於金融業。他在荷蘭國際集團工作了15年,在悉尼、香港和阿姆斯特丹擔任了多種職務。

在荷蘭國際集團的最後一個職務是擔任該保險公司在香港和澳門的首席執行官。2013年,該公司被出售給李澤楷的太平洋世紀集團。他隨後加入大都會人壽保險,擔任大都會人壽保險香港公司的首席執行官。其後,他加入了富通保險,並最終在卓佳掌舵

當時,富通保險被北京的九鼎投資收購。去年年末,九鼎投資已將其出售給新創建集團有限公司(0659)。
他說,儘管他需要一周工作七天,他仍學到了很多關於中國市場的知識。「在中國經商,你的眼界會不斷地開闊。而開闊的眼界會不斷地敦促你走出舒適區。加入富通保險可能是我職業生涯中做出的最明智的決策之一。如果我沒加入過富通保險,我可能也就不會成為卓佳的首席執行官。」

「我非常享受當下的工作,並不斷尋求變革與發展。」「生命轉瞬即逝。你要享受當下,勇於冒險,尋求變革。許多人畏懼變革,選擇待在舒適區內。」 他借此機會分享了事業上的一些建議。

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 (May 16, 2019) [Yicai TV: Market Morning Express – Group Chief Commercial Officer Charles Ferguson] Market Compass: Mainland Chinese Companies Overseas Expansion and HK IPO Market 

Tricor’s Group Chief Commercial Officer Charles Ferguson was featured on the flagship morning news program Market Morning Express of Yicai TV, a leading business channel across Greater China. Charles was invited to comment on Mainland Chinese companies’ overseas expansion trends and Hong Kong IPO market predictions based on Tricor’s extensive network of clients in Asia and beyond:

"Roughly half of Hong Kong's IPO volume comes from Mainland Chinese companies, with ever more of them choosing Hong Kong for their regional offices and headquarters – these Mainland Chinese companies made up the largest proportion in 2018 by country of origin. I don't have a crystal ball for an exact prediction, but am confident that the Hong Kong IPO market will thrive further in the second half of 2019. 

Given the rising trend of Mainland Chinese companies establishing regional headquarters in Hong Kong and the confidence of Tricor clients, we observe that the Belt and Road initiatives and Greater Bay Area plan have encouraged more companies to expand through Hong Kong. With our recent acquisition of Richful Deyong, an integrated corporate and business services provider focused on supporting Mainland Chinese companies in their international corporate activities, together we will elevate Tricor’s offerings to facilitate Chinese enterprises’ business expansion with our one-stop-shop services across 21 countries and 13 cities across Mainland China, in addition to Hong Kong and Macau."

(2019年5月16日)【第一財經: 市場早班車 – 卓佳集團商務總裁方臣漢】 市場指南針: 中國內地企業的海外拓展和香港IPO市場趨勢

卓佳集團商務總裁方臣漢獲邀接受知名財經電視台第一財經的旗艦新聞節目《市場早班車》中「市場指南針」時段的訪問。 

方臣漢表示:「香港市場有一半的集資來自內地企業,內地企業來港設立區域總部的數量逐年攀升,2018年來自內地的企業更在國際企業當中排名第一。內地企業選擇來香港的數目和佔港交所集資量正不斷增加,雖然沒有水晶球預測一個確切數字,但對下半年IPO市場充滿信心。

隨著更多內地企業在香港成立分公司我們觀察到卓佳客戶在投資方面的持續信心,以及在一帶一路和大灣區計劃下推動更多公司透過香港拓展業務卓佳最近收購了瑞豐德永,一家專注於支援內地企業走向國際的綜合企業和商業服務提供商。我們將聯手進一步提升卓佳的優質服務,以協助內地企業在香港和澳門以外的21個國家及國内13個城市拓展環球業務。

Above: Excerpt from the interview. Please refer to this link to view the interview in full.

 

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(May 14, 2019) [South China Morning Post – Lennard Yong] London Metal Exchange to reboot its cross-border trading channel with Hong Kong, extend trading to Asian market hours

London Metal Exchange, the world's largest financial market place for base metal futures, plans to reboot its cross-border trading channel with Hong Kong in a three-stage approach to increase transactions during Asian market hours.

The first stage, scheduled for the end of 2019, will involve the LME’s parent Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) rolling out six US dollar-denominated contracts for aluminium, zinc, copper, lead, nickel and tin, said the London bourse’s chief executive Matthew Chamberlain. These “mini” contracts, comprising 5 tonnes of metals per contract compared with 25 tonnes in London, will use London’s pricing as reference, while they are settled in Hong Kong.

“The stock market has always been a strong and robust aspect in Hong Kong,” said Lennard Yong, group chief executive and managing director of financial consultancy firm Tricor. “With the HKEX’s plan to boost the commodities sector, the diversification of investment options in Hong Kong will lead to a strengthening of its position as the international finance centre.”

(2019年5月14日)【南華早報 – 卓佳集團行政總裁楊斌官】倫敦金屬交易所推動「倫港通」跨境交易 交易時間延至亞洲時區

卓佳集團行政總裁楊斌官表示:「香港的股票市場一直維持強勁。隨著香港交易所計劃推動商品市場,香港投資選擇更趨多元化將加強其作為國際金融中心的地位。」

Above: Excerpt from the article. Please refer to this link to view the article in full.

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(May 2, 2019) [Ming Pao – Natalia Seng] Natalia Seng: Spearheading the Development of Company Secretarial Practice

As one of the Outstanding HK Polytechnic University Alumni 2019, Vice Chairman of Tricor Hong Kong and Offshore Natalia Seng expressed her gratitude for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and elaborated on the significance of corporate governance in this interview on Ming Pao:

“I am honoured to be one of the Outstanding HK Polytechnic University Alumni 2019. As a proud graduate of PolyU, I have been taught the significance of corporate governance and its impact on companies early on. With ever more Mainland Chinese and multi-national companies arriving in Hong Kong to get listed and having over 1.3 million active companies on the register of Companies Registry, Tricor’s one-stop-shop support from incorporation to IPO has played a significant role for almost two decades in raising the bar of corporate governance and standard of excellence to accelerate clients’ success.”

(2019年5月2日) 明報 – 沈施加美 推動公司秘書業務發展 育才貢獻社會 
公司秘書在企業中扮演舉足輕重的角色,關繫到公司的管治水平。卓佳集團香港及離岸地區副主席沈施加美從事公司秘書工作超過三十年,曾任香港特許秘書公會會長,並獲頒「香港特許秘書公會傑出貢獻獎」。她一直致力推動公司秘書業務發展,同時積極培育專業人才為社會服務。

自2000年初起,越來越多國企來港上市,法例規定所有上市公司的公司秘書必須擁有認可的專國企及業資格如特許秘書、律師及會計師,然而内地缺乏這方面的人才。聯交所於2005年制定條例,容許來港上市的國企及海外企業於首三年在港聘請外部聯席公司秘書。沈太看準這個機遇,帶領卓佳積極爭取與國企及海外企業合作,提供外部公司秘書及股份過戶處服務,協助企業來港上市。現時集團的全球客戶群中有超過1,300 間在香港上市的企業。卓佳協助它們收取資料,按時申報及回覆與聯交所,公司註冊處及稅務局,提供股份過戶處服務。除了協助他們上市,也提升整個企業的管治文化。

沈太於2007至2009年連續三年出任香港特許秘書公會會長,至今仍是公會的理事會成員。她有感近年中國内地對特許秘書專業資格的需求,協助公會在内地作推廣,讓內地人士參與公會的專業培訓,課程及考試,獲取專業資格。

沈太非常重視人才培訓,卓佳內部制定出一套實務性人才培訓計劃,多年來為商業機構培養了不少專業特許秘書 / 公司秘書。此外,沈太也參與公職,包括為非牟利團體如聯合國兒童基金會等提供服務、出席講座宣傳反洗黑錢、出版指引等,她認為這些都是應盡的企業社會責任。

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(April 29, 2019) [Sing Tao Daily – Joe Wan] Tricor Accelerates Growth with Employee Stock Ownership Plan and Insurance & Wealth Solutions capabilities

Tricor’s updates: ESOP, Insurance & Wealth Solutions

Together with a worldwide network of 40 offices, Tricor’s Hong Kong headquarters is ready to accelerate clients’ growth with the well-known company secretarial, investment, and accounting & payroll capabilities.

Apart from building out the new Insurance and Wealth Solutions business, we are keen to tailor-make sophisticated employee stock options plans (ESOP) for clients, such as the Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) plan, which helps attract talent especially for startup companies to grow together with their younger employees.

Share registry’s industry developments: building out paperless platforms 

The appointment of Catharine Wong in Hong Kong as Tricor’s Executive Director and Head of Investor Services will help facilitate discussions with Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) and Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on regulatory issues and going paperless.

The development process together with HKEX for the electronic platforms to exchange information will take a few years. The alignment of interfaces will involve maintenance cost and further discussions with the Federation of Share Registrars.

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(April 29, 2019) 星島日報 – 溫佩麟 卓佳推員工股獎勵計劃 引企業保險業務

有關卓佳最新動向:卓佳拓企業員工股權獎勵

卓佳除了股份過戶業務,還有公司秘書業務以及企業會計薪酬業務等,各佔營業額三分一。股份過戶業務的一大來源是新股發行的股份登記,而卓佳與中央證券登記,已幾乎雄霸了本港的新股市場。卓佳集團香港行政總裁溫佩麟指出,未來會主力拓展「員工股權獎勵計畫」、又會引入企業保險業務,以加強推廣薪酬服務。

近年不少來自內地的新經濟企業來港上市,均設有「員工股權獎勵計畫」,作為吸引人才的招數。因此卓佳看中市場,將會聯同一家本地大型銀行合作,推出管理員工股權獎勵計畫的業務。溫佩麟說,對一家中央型企業來說,設立一個員工股份獎勵計畫,大約需費每年30至40萬元。但他透露,並非只有內地新經濟企業才用此招,本港一家上市數十載專做「叉電器」的企業,亦正在考慮加入此列,因員工老化,望通過股權獎勵計畫挽留人才。

另外,上市公司的獨立非執董均需購買「董事責任保險」,為了提供一條龍服務,卓佳已與一家人壽保險經紀公司Internationa Planning Group,以及另一產險公司簽署合作協議。至於薪酬服務,卓佳亦涉足甚深,目前客戶大至1500顧員規模,小至只有兩位。溫佩麟指,未來期望吸納更多大型客戶,尤其零售企業。

有關證券登記發展:為引入證券無紙化鋪路 互換資料平台正籌建

卓佳集團香港行政總裁溫佩麟接受本報專訪時期望,在與港交所(388)設立電子平台互換資料一事上,由證券登記公司總會出面接洽,惟大部份細節仍在磋商初期,料「將是一個幾年的過程」。

此外,股份過戶處將需要與港交所設立一個相同的界面,以方便互換股份的法定擁有權資料。溫佩麟說,證券登記公司總會正與有關當局商討此事,問題如誰來承擔成本及誰負責注資保養營運等,均需討論。溫直言,希望由總會和港交所負責,但亦有可能由卓佳聯同其他股份登記公司跟港交所談,討論相當初步,故尚需一段時日。

溫佩麟期望,王妙心加入卓佳後,會主力負責與港交所及證監會在無紙化改革上的溝通,包括與當局洽談如何監管的事宜。溫佩麟指出,證監會有提出不同監管模式和想法,並向業界收集意見,但未提出完整的監管架構。

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(April 18, 2019) [Campaign Asia – Sunshine Farzan] Marketing’s new innovation lab: China’s Greater Bay Area

Move over San Francisco, a new Bay Area is rising. In February, the Chinese government unveiled the blueprint for its Greater Bay Area (GBA), an economic hub connecting nine mainland cities across the Pearl River Delta with Hong Kong and Macau. What does this represent for marketing? The future. The GBA promises to become an innovation and business hub, rivaling New York City and Tokyo, with the potential of eclipsing these markets in terms of GDP and innovation. Digital marketing can fuel and help shape its success, but only if practitioners integrate and innovate campaigns across all markets in the region. Now is the time to fearlessly embrace new trends, strategies and activations. What we learn and achieve in the GBA will shape our profession globally.

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(April 15, 2019) [CFO Innovation Interview – Wendy Wang]  Are you CFO Material?

Wendy Wang, Group Chief Financial Officer & Group Chief Operating Officer of Tricor, shared her insights with CFO Innovation on her career success story, the development of Robotics Process Automation at Tricor, and tips for working together with other C-Level execs to align Tricor’s business strategy and objectives as the leading business expansion specialist in Asia:

During my first two years at Tricor, I spent a substantial amount of time bringing up to speed Tricor’s transformation calendar. This required me to work closely with other senior executives on group strategy. We worked as a team to set up the business transformation blueprint and to drive higher financial performance through technology, work enhancement and talent empowerment.

To be a successful CFO, I believe one needs to stay hungry and keeps learning. Given that the world is changing at a much faster pace than ever before, we can’t rest on our own laurels.

CFOs have to have the ability to understand what technology means to their businesses—in terms of growth, new product development, operations, investment needs and other areas, and then work with senior executives to lay out the company strategy, blueprint for execution, and create visibility on progress.

There’s no shortcut, but we’ll see positive financial outcomes after putting in the required effort to make it happen.

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(April 14, 2019) [HKIBC Interview – Joe Wan] Joe Wan interviewed on All About Money by Isabel Wong

Joe Wan, Chief Executive Officer of Tricor in Hong Kong, shared his insights on the latest developments of the Hong Kong IPO market and Greater Bay Area with the leading TV channel Hong Kong International Business Channel’s Isabel Wong, as well as Tricor’s expertise as the leading business expansion specialist in Asia:

On Greater Bay Area:
The Greater Bay Area (GBA) presents a wealth of opportunities for Hong Kong as the world’s prominent IPO market and financial service center whose core values including the rule of law and efficiency of capital markets remain attractive for investments. While interest grows for companies from Hong Kong, Japan and worldwide to expand in the GBA, Tricor is ready to accelerate their business growth with unparalleled talent, one-stop-shop services and the latest technologies with Tricor as the leading business expansion specialist in Asia.

On Hong Kong’s IPO market and HKEX’s updates:
HKEX’s Charles Li is right about relaxing the regulations in the past year and laying down the three key areas in their Strategic Plan 2019-2021: “China Anchored, Globally Connected and Technologically Enabled” – Hong Kong’s regulatory framework has to be flexible enough to be successful and competitive. For Tricor, we do see more globally companies coming into Hong Kong. This helps building up the IPO pipeline, in particular from the biotechnology industry. They are more willing to come to Hong Kong, and that’s where opportunities lie.

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(April 10, 2019) [Hubbis Interview – Lennard Yong] Tricor Rides Asia’s Big Wave of Economic and Corporate Expansion as Asia’s Leading Business Expansion Specialist

Lennard Yong, Group Chief Executive Officer of Tricor Group, headquartered in Hong Kong, met with Hubbis to explain how UK private equity group Permira’s acquisition of Tricor in 2017 has helped refine the firm’s focus in the region as Asia’s Leading Business Expansion Specialist. He reports that Permira and Tricor are working energetically and effectively to boost the range and volume of activity as Asia’s corporations continue their rapid regional and global expansion paths.

“What is unique about Tricor,” Yong observes, “is the opportunity to build Asia’s number one corporate solutions partner. We are closely involved in the global expansion of the Asian corporation, helping them grow around the globe. China is pivotal, as it is expanding into global services far more aggressively than they were before when they were manufacturing economy, where most of their expansion was within South China. Accordingly, today as they move into technology, biotech, financial services, and other areas we are ideally positioned to help China offshore, first into Hong Kong and then across the world.”

To reduce expansion risks and secure on-the-ground knowledge, relationships, and experience through a trusted partner is essential, Yong explains, “Opting to expand your business in Asia may seem low-cost, but rarely is due to the complexity of the region with local regulations and regulatory frameworks that can change with alarming frequency, as well as the obvious language and culture barriers.” A service provider such as Tricor can address these problems for companies, enabling them to focus on their core business growth.

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(April 1, 2019) [HKEJ Interview – Lennard Yong]  Tricor: Plans for a Paperless Securities Regime Drive Growth: Welcomes Regulatory Oversight and Healthy Competition

Lennard Yong, Group CEO of Tricor, believes that the paperless securities regime planned in Hong Kong will drive market transactions and benefit Tricor’s business growth. Given that close to 70% of Hong Kong companies are registered overseas, the challenges to launch a paperless securities regime are unprecedented, as the scope is even more internationalized than the global stock exchanges in London and New York.

Tricor welcomes regulatory oversight and healthy competition, as the role of a share registry to process stock certificates for Tricor requires no less attention and care than banks to safeguard savings. KYC services are expected to introduce later this year to streamline efficiency, but the priority for Tricor’s team right now is to better coordinate with respective parties to bring the paperless securities regime to completion.

As the leading business expansion specialist in Asia, Tricor is expected to have ~15% business growth this year through organic growth and strategic M&As. Having now served over 30,000 clients, including ~1,300 companies publicly listed in Hong Kong, Tricor will further deepen its reach across the ASEAN, including Indonesia and the Philippines, to deliver critical functions and help ambitious companies accelerate their growth in Asia and beyond.

201941)【信報專訪 – 卓佳集團行政總裁楊斌官】卓佳:股票無紙化刺激交投 須與註冊地法律接軌 歡迎監管毋懼競爭

證券無紙化討論多年,市場諮詢將在4月27日完結。卓佳集團行政總裁楊斌官認為,香港上市公司大多數來自海外註冊地,推無紙化須與多國商討法規接軌,因此耗時極長,而無紙化實行後料可增加市場交投,有利其生意。面對金融科技挑戰,楊斌官毋懼競爭,指挑戰者必須準備受嚴格監管,「照顧股票證明書相當於照顧銀行存款,不能輕率」,未來亦不排除收購此類金融科技公司。

卓佳為香港大型公司秘書服務商及股份過戶處,單在香港已有1,300多家上市公司客戶,與另一家龍頭過戶處中央證券,瓜分香港大部分市場。

過戶處角色吃重 將受證監規管

香港市場仍然未全面實行無紙化,最近市場諮詢建議先從新股做起,並不再發行紙本股票,冀逐步推展至全個市場;實行無紙化後,股份過戶處的角色會加重,亦會受證監會規管。

現時股民絕大部分是透過證券行及中央結算系統(CCASS)持有股票,股民只是股份的經濟實益擁有人,中央結算才是股份的法定擁有人;即使股民欲親身出席股東大會投票,亦必須先通知證券行,再以代名人身份出席,手續繁多。楊斌官接受本報專訪時指出,無紙化改革的重點是令股民的經濟及法律所有權匹配,此後申購IPO及持有股份都可純以電子形式進行,手續簡便後相信可帶動成交,「最大的贏家將會是消費者(股民),香港市場會更有效率。」

上市公司近七成海外註冊

楊斌官又為改革過程冗長辯護,「將經濟及法律所有權看齊,這過程並非人們想像般容易」,全因香港上市公司多數在海外註冊,推行無紙化改革,必須與上述的註冊地溝通和確保與當地法律接軌,「香港股市國際化的程度,可能較倫敦或紐約更大,而要實行無紙化的挑戰非凡,其他交易所相信未曾處理過。」根據資料,全港的上市公司中,在香港註冊的只佔30.62%,其餘多數在開曼群島(36.18%)、中國(19.87%)或百慕達(7.4%)註冊。

金融科技崛起之快,令傳統金融機構不得不變陣回應,有股份過戶處推出電子投票等新猷,冀增加股東參與公司事務的興趣。楊斌官豪言毋懼競爭,事關過戶處即將受證監會規管,「我歡迎更嚴格監管,因為照顧股票證明書相當於照顧銀行存款,不能輕率」。他透露,卓佳有與金融科企接觸,最快今年底會把其「認識你的客戶」(KYC)服務納入卓佳系統中,提升效率。不過他強調,現階段的科技工作清單中,最重要仍然是與監管機構合作構思其無紙化服務平台。

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(March 16, 2019) [SCMP Classified Post Byline Article – Natalia Seng]

Natalia Seng, Vice Chairman of Tricor Hong Kong and Offshore, was featured on Classified Post. She shared her perspective on simultaneously manage her role as a team leader and a working mother.

“Balancing one’s personal and professional responsibilities may not be easy, but with the help of supportive colleagues and family, it’s never impossible. Motherhood has made me who I am today.”

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(March 5, 2019) [Recruit Magazine – Charles Ferguson] Automation sparks an entrepreneur spirit in companies and employees

Charles Ferguson, Tricor’s Group Chief Commercial Officer, was quoted on Recruit. He shared his perspective on how automation unleashes an entrepreneurial spirit across an organization:

“Automation is changing corporate roles and responsibilities, creating new opportunities for professionals to work with greater skill and flexibility. Companies that proactively embrace this change can expect to benefit from more agility and productivity. Accountants who currently spend their time processing payments will instead be able to analyze financial data. HR professionals can design and deliver more training sessions rather than coordinate staffing rotas. By 2022, over 1 in 2 employees around the world will require significant reskilling and upskilling. Analytical thinking, creativity and innovation will become even more valued, reflecting the high potential of most roles. Automation also empowers staff to work in project-specific teams across a variety of functions. With the right tools and outlook, automation can unleash an entrepreneurial spirit across an organization, helping it to provide meaningful careers that deliver great work.”

(March 5, 2019) [Recruit Magazine – Charles Ferguson] 自動化科技激發企業與員工潛能

自動化科技正改變企業角色和責任,為專業團隊製造新機會,以更高技術彈性處理工作。能順應革新的企業,將大大提升生產力和靈活度而得以受惠。根據世界經濟論壇的數據顯示,超過1 / 3受訪企業期待自動化科技能創造更多提升生產力的新職能。例如以自動化處理付款後,會計師將有更多空檔分析財務數據;人力資源亦可騰出編制員工當值日程表的時間,策劃更多員工培訓活動。但隨著角色轉變,人力資源也需要改變。數據顯示到2022年,全球每兩名員工就有一位需要重新學習新技能,分析思維、創意和創新能力將更受重視,這也體現出企業中大部分職位其實極具潛力。自動化科技亦可讓員工變為跨職能的項目團隊成員,靈活組合團隊架構。如工具和策略運用得宜,自動化科技還可激發企業的創業精神,成就更具意義的事業及提升工作水準。

(卓佳集團業務拓展總監Charles Ferguson)

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(March 5, 2019) [AmCham HK Cover Story – Lennard Yong] Battle of the Business Hubs

Lennard Yong, Tricor’s Group CEO, was featured on the cover of AmChamHK, Magazine of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The cover story recounted Lennard’s insights on the panel, The Battle of the Business Hubs in Asia, at the AmCham APCAC Business Summit 2019.

“I look at five attributes when assessing the suitability of any place for business: transportation and infrastructure, environmental regulations, rule of law, government support and talent supply. There are many factors out of a CEO’s control, but human talent is one you can control. Whoever wins the battle for talent in the services sector will determine the eventual winners and losers of hubs.”

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