HK investment bodies plan fund course for advisers

A new course could be launched next year to train fund sellers in HK''s growing investment fund market.

Hong Kong may soon have a new breed of financial advisers specifically trained to give advice on investment funds.

Hong Kong Investment Funds Association HKIFA is in talks with the Hong Kong Securities Institute on providing a training course for financial products providers as soon as early next year, Sally Wong, executive director of HKIFA, has told FinanceAsia.com.

Details of the course are yet to be drawn up, but the fund houses representative body is hoping to obtain recognition for the course in the long run from the financial regulatory authority in Hong Kong, the Securities and Futures Commission. We would be doing some informal research to ascertain the demand for this...

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