Company News - 02 January 2018

【Brainstorming with elites at AMTD】 Talent Cultivation and Continued Learning under the new economy in the new century

As a leading comprehensive financial institution in Hong Kong, AMTD bears in mind the strategy of “root in Hong Kong, with services coverage across China and rest of the world”. AMTD has always been committed to serving and integrating capital and resources in Hong Kong, China and around the globe to combine the global wisdom and global talents and to promote financial power from a global perspective. On 24th November, the second Global Advisory Committee meeting of AMTD Group was held in Hong Kong. The meeting gathered senior management of financial institutions, institutional investors and scholars around the world to discuss the investment opportunities and developments of global financial markets.

AMTD Group attaches great importance to talent cultivation and is committed to collaborating with different universities and educational institutions in the hope of incubating more specialized professionals for the society. In this meeting, special guests invited by AMTD include Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President of The University of Waterloo, Prof Annie Koh, Vice President, Office of Business Development of The Singapore Management University, Prof Wilson Tong, Professor of Finance of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Mike Moradi, CEO of Sensulin, a Young Global Leader. The guests had profound discussions with Angie Lin, Head of Asset Management of AMTD Group over the topic “Talent Cultivation and Continued Learning under the new economy in the new century”. Allen Cheng, Chief Editor of Institutional Investor Asia Pacific, acts as the moderator.

Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President of The University of Waterloo (third from right), Prof Wilson Tong, Professor of Finance of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (first from left), Prof Annie Koh, Vice President, Office of Business Development of The Singapore Management University (second from left), Mike Moradi, CEO of Sensulin, a Young Global Leader (first from right) and Angie Lin, Head of Asset Management of AMTD Group (second from right), had profound discussions over the topic “Talent Cultivation and Continued Learning under the new economy in the new century”

Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President of The University of Waterloo

Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President of The University of Waterloo, highly recognized the importance of education. He remarks that universities are not only for imparting knowledge but also for cultivating and developing students’ leadership skills. He hopes that universities can help students to broaden their horizons, go beyond the boundary of one single discipline and stand out in a wider world.

Prof Wilson Tong, Professor of Finance of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professor Wilson Tong, Professor of Finance of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University points out that Britain, the U.S., Germany, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore are all committed to becoming a FinTech center to seize the development opportunities. Talents are one of the most important factors in such development. PolyU is very pleased to collaborate with AMTD to jointly establish the AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business in the hope of cultivating more innovative talents and promoting technological development and innovation.

Prof Annie Koh, Vice President, Office of Business Development of The Singapore Management University

Prof Annie Koh, Vice President, Office of Business Development of The Singapore Management University comments that talent cultivation should not be constrained within the university. She thinks, apart from professional studies, students need guidance and training from industry leaders. She hopes that universities can put forward some extracurricular non-traditional courses to allow students to improve their abilities by working in enterprises. She looks forward to furthering the partnership with AMTD Group in the educational field.

Mike Moradi, CEO of Sensulin, Young Global leader

Mike Moradi, CEO of Sensulin, class of 2017 of Young Global leader of the World Economic Forum speaks highly of the importance of innovation for enterprises from a perspective of an entrepreneur. He says that the future development of an enterprise must be supported by continuous innovation. He thinks, the collaboration, no matter between university and industry or between industries and industries, is beneficial for talent cultivation, innovative developments, lower costs and higher efficiency and enhances bilateral development.

Angie Lin, Head of Asset Management of AMTD Group

Angie Lin, Head of Asset Management of AMTD Group, thinks that with intensified competition in the industry, asset managers should focus capital in those superior leading enterprises to create more value. She says that AMTD Group attaches great emphasis and respect to talents with full effort in talent introduction and talent cultivation. She expresses her pleasure that AMTD has the chance to collaborate closely with all the parties present, to develop with mutual benefits, to cultivate leaders under a new economy in a new century and to incubate industry leaders for the new era.

Allen Cheng, Chief Editor of Institutional Investor Asia Pacific

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