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[TO BE RESCHEDULED] Listco 101: how to tackle queries from short sellers, auditors and regulators Event Code: 200227LU-CEX
Date 27-Feb-2020
Time 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue 14/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 136 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Speaker(s) Mr. Barry Tong, CFE, CPA, MBA, SD (Insolvency)
Partner of Advisory Services
Grant Thornton Hong Kong Limited
This seminar is qualified for 1 CPT hour(s), 1 CE hour(s), 1 RBV CPD hour(s)
Remarks CFA Societies Global Passport Program Eligible 
# CFA Candidate(s) for Year 2019/2020 only.
- Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided.
- Only Visa and Master Card are accepted for online payment.
- Language: Cantonese (Chinese)
- An additional administrative charge of HK$50 will be charged for participant who registers on the event day, please send email to for registration, then a payment link will be sent to you. 
HK$50 walk-in surcharge is imposed on all fees listed.
- To cope with the growing trend of going cashless, 
cash payment is not accepted.  Please ensure the online payment is successfully completed, otherwise the registration may not be processed.

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Hong Kong listed companies may be required to suspend trading for various reasons. While there are legitimate reasons such as dealing with sensitive information, there are also cases of involuntary suspension triggered by queries from the regulators and auditors, and at times, even allegations from the short-sellers. 
The seminar will cover:
  • Summary of Grant Thornton’s sixth fraud survey
  • Case studies and analysis of suspended listed companies, as well as insights into resumption of trading
  • Recent trends in regulatory enforcement actions
  • Suggestions on how to effectively tackle queries from various stakeholders 
  •  Q & A
About the Speaker
Mr. Barry Tong, CFE, CPA, MBA, SD (Insolvency)
Partner of advisory services
Grant Thornton Hong Kong Limited
Mr. Barry Tong is a partner of advisory services at Grant Thornton Hong Kong Limited, a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. He is also the National Head of M&A Transaction Advisory Services (TAS), the Joint Asia Pacific Head of TAS, the Leading Partner of the Agricultural and Food Industry in China, and a member of Global TAS Steering Committee and APAC Forensic Steering Committee.
Barry is in charge of both Transaction and Forensic Practices at Grant Thornton Hong Kong. As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for two decades and the president of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Association of the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), the largest global forensic organization, Barry has testified as an expert witness in Hong Kong Courts and has been involved in Dispute Resolution, Restructuring and Forensic Investigation since 1998.
Barry helps his clients at all stages of the deal cycle, from pre-deal due diligence and SPA support, to purchase price negotiations and post-deal dispute resolution.
Barry’s specialist team has extensive experience of advising either party to a transaction and of acting as independent expert to determine matters in dispute.
Barry is a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). He is also one of the few insolvency practitioners accredited by HKICPA with the Special Designation in Insolvency.
He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is also a member of the Forensic Interest Group of HKICPA.

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.

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