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Weighted Voting Rights at HKEX - an exciting era for new economy companies? [Complete] Event Code: 180711S
Date 11-Jul-2018
Time 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Venue HKSFA Office, 14/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 136 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Speaker(s) Mr. Jamie Allen
Secretary General
Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)

Mr. Ray Chan
CEO & Co-Founder
Fee HKSFA Member(s) at HK$300.0/person
CFA Candidate(s) at HK$300.0/person
Guest(s) and Non-member(s) at HK$600.0/person
This seminar is qualified for 2 CPT hour(s), 2 CE hour(s), 2 RBV CPD hour(s)
Remarks CFA Societies Global Passport Program Eligible 
# CFA Candidate(s) for Year 2018 only.
- Snacks and drinks will be provided.
- Only Visa and Master Card are accepted for online payment.
- Language: English

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With a view to encouraging new-economy companies to list in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) proposed new rules to broaden the listing regime on 30 April. Under the new rules, HKEX allows the listing of three types of companies, namely pre-revenue biotech companies, innovative companies with a WVR structure and US or UK-listed companies looking for a secondary listing.
HKEX has accepted listing applications and some new-economy companies may float as early as June this year.
In particular, WVR structure, which gives some shareholders greater voting rights than others, has been adopted by many technology companies in the US. While senior management in these companies views the extra voting power given as protection against short-term interests, other investors have concerns on their corporate governance.
We therefore gather speakers from corporate governance association and digital media etc to explore WVR from a corporate governance perspective.
HKSFA is excited and honored to welcome Mr. Jamie Allen, Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), to kick off the seminar and explore with the audience “WVR from a Corporate Governance Perspective: The Case Against”.  Following that, Mr. Ray Chan, CEO and co-founder of 9GAG, will walk us through “WVR from an entrepreneur/startup's perspective”.
About the Speakers

Mr. Jamie Allen
Secretary General
Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)
Mr. Jamie Allen is the Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), a not-for-profit membership organisation he founded in Hong Kong in 1999. A published author, he has more than 30 years of experience writing about Asian business, finance, and economics. Prior to founding ACGA, he was a consultant providing customised research to multinational companies. Allen began his career as a reporter for the South China Morning Post in the late 1980s, and later joined the Economist Intelligence Unit as editor of Business Asia and was also a contributor to The Economist. His past public service roles include the Public Shareholders’ Group, formed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), and the Listing Committee. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Operations Oversight Committee of the Financial Reporting Council.
Mr. Ray Chan
CEO & Co-Founder

Mr. Ray Chan is the CEO and Co-Founder of 9GAG, a global digital media company. Founded in 2008, 9GAG’s mission is to make the world happier. 9GAG has a total of 150 million monthly audience with 45 million followers on Instagram, 39 million on Facebook, and 15 million on Twitter. Ray graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Law.

Rating -  General
Material presented will be basic and of interest to a general audience having no background in the area.  

CFA Societies Global Passport Program

HKSFA has participated in the CFA Societies Global Passport Program which allows CFA society members to enjoy local society member rate at selected events like this luncheon.  Members of non-HKSFA CFA Institute societies qualify to attend this event at HKSFA member rates.  Please contact HKSFA at to register.