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                             The China Accounting and
                             Finance Review (CAFR)
                             International Symposium 2009
The China Accounting and Finance Review          Principle-Based Accounting Standards             by 50 participants. Professor Gerald J.
(CAFR) International Symposium 2009 was          delivered by Dr Zhonghui Zhou, the               Lobo the holder of the Arthur Anderson
held in Nanjing, China on 27 June 2009.          Chief Accountant of the China Securities         Chair in Accounting and Professor of
It was jointly organised by the School of        Regulatory Commission. The third plenary         Accounting as well as the Chairman of
Accounting and Finance (AF) and the School       session had Professor Ning Mao, the Vice         the Department of Accountancy and
of Management of the Nanjing University          Dean of the School of Management at              Taxation at the University of Houston
(NJU). Those officiating at the opening          NJU, discoursing on the Measurement of           was among those invited to address the
ceremony of the Symposium included               Investor Sentiment and Its Applications in       Consortium.
Professor Yinxing Hong, Party Committee          China’s Securities Markets.
Secretary at NJU, Professor Ferdinand A.                                                          The CAFR, a bilingual journal, is published
Gul, Head of AF, Professor Shuming Zao,          The Symposium was preceded by a                  quarterly, jointly by AF and the Tsinghua
the Dean of the School of Business at the        one-day doctoral consortium attended             University in China.
NJU, and Professor Chuanming Chen, the
Dean of the School of Management at the
NJU.

The Symposium comprised three plenary
sessions and ten concurrent paper sessions.
More than 00 scholars from the Chinese
mainland, Canada, the US, Australia and
Hong Kong as well as leading practitioners
in the fields of accounting and finance in
China attended.

Professor Randall Morch, holder of the
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair
in Finance at the University of Alberta, and a
Research Associate at the National Bureau
of Economic Research (NBER), was the
speaker at the first plenary session. The
second plenary session heard an address
on the Challenges Posed to Accounting
Oversight in the China Capital Market by         Professor Yinxing Hong, Party Committee Secretary at the Nanjing University




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                                                    Some of the 50 participants at the Doctoral Consortium



Professor Randall Morch spoke on Keynesian
Fundamentalism: Co-movement in Capital
Investment. Professor Morck presented an
account that was refreshing in the breadth of
the economic theory it encompassed even as it
plumbed the mysteries of finance to make the
point that Keynesian views on irrational behavior
in the market place were back in favour again
after being eclipsed by “Rational Expectations”
and “Real Business Cycles” theories of the post-
980s era




                                                    Dr Wayne Yu, Associate Professor of AF, an          Professor Gerald J. Lobo, in a wide ranging
                                                    Executive Editor of the CAFR and a member of        lecture on empirical research, zoomed in on
                                                    the Symposium Organising Committee                  the costs and benefits of “Focusing on Single
                                                                                                        Industry/Country in Conducting Accounting
                                                                                                        Research”. Basically, research on an institution
                                                                                                        (e.g. banking) or country (e.g. China) has to be
                                                                                                        predicated on an understanding of the real world
                                                                                                        environment that enables the researcher to identify
                                                                                                        an issue that merits attention. This resolves itself
                                                                                                        into the question, “Does the environment allow
                                                                                                        the researcher to address unique questions
                                                                                                        about, for example, the regulatory framework
                                                                                                        or competition in the industry or the economic,
                                                                                                        cultural, legal, regulatory regime in a country?”
                                                                                                        If there is, that invests the research with the
                                                                                                        relevance, significance and novelty that is the
                                                                                                        raison d’ être of research




Professor Ferdinand A. Gul, Head of AF, addressing the Symposium
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Ms Jamie Yi-xing Tong Wins the
Fulbright Hong Kong Dissertation Research
Programme Award 2009/2010
Ms Jamie Yi-xing Tong, a PhD candidate,    2009/2010. She is the first AF PhD student   dissertation at the University of Texas at
has won an award from the Fulbright Hong   to receive this award which enables her      Dallas in the US in the academic year
Kong Dissertation Research Programme       to undertake work for six months on her      2009/0. The award carries a grant of
                                                                                        US$,50 per month while she is in the
                                                                                        US.

                                                                                        Ms Tong has a MA in Accounting from
                                                                                        the Xiamen University in Fujian and a
                                                                                        BA in Accounting from the Shanghai
                                                                                        Institute of Foreign Trade in Shanghai. Her
                                                                                        dissertation examines the relationship
                                                                                        between corporate boards, research and
                                                                                        development, and the cost of capital.

                                                                                        The Fulbright Programme is supported
                                                                                        jointly by the Research Grants Council
                                                                                        (RGC) of Hong Kong and the Fulbright
                                                                                        Programme of the US.

                                                                                          Ms Jamie Yi-xing Tong




Mr Jonathan Ho-hui Fung and
Ms Rachel Sze-ting Ho Win the
PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship 2009
                                                                                        Mr Jonathan Ho-hui Fung and
                                                                                        Ms Rachel Sze-ting Ho won the
                                                                                        PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship
                                                                                        2009. The Scholarship carries a cash
                                                                                        award of $0,000 and an internship with
                                                                                        PricewaterhouseCoopers (Hong Kong)
                                                                                        in the summer of 200. Both winners
                                                                                        are now year two Accounting students.

                                                                                        The scholarship aims to encourage and
                                                                                        promote excellence in accounting among
                                                                                        top university students wishing to pursue
                                                                                        a career in the accounting field in the
                                                                                        Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.




                                                                                        (From left) Mr Jonathan Ho-hui Fung, Ms Monica
                                                                                        Pheny (Teaching Fellow of AF) and Ms Rachel
                                                                                        Sze-ting Ho at the award presentation ceremony
                                                                                        on  June 2009
                                                                                                                                    
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Nine Students Win the
Hong Kong Securities Institute Scholarships 2008/09
A total of nine AF students won the               to    participate    in
Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI)             the various training
scholarships on the basis of their academic       courses, seminars and
performance.                                      networking functions
                                                  organised by the HKSI.
Three graduating students - Ms Linpeng            This is designed to
Li, Ms Sin-po Ma and Ms Ruili Zhu - were          prepare them for future
awarded the senior HKSI scholarships              careers in banking and
while six second year students - Ms Yujie         finance.
Dai, Ms Li Ge, Ms Hanbing Liu, Ms Min Liu,
Mr Xunzhi Sun and Mr Ke Wang - won the            The award presentation
junior HKSI scholarships.                         ceremony was held on           (From left) Ms Hanbing Liu, Ms Li Ge, Dr Samuel Chan (Associate
                                                  25 May 2009 at the             Professor of AF), Mr Roger Lee (HKSI), Mr Xunzhi Sun and Ms Min Liu
The scholarships winners are entitled             HKSI Training Centre.          at the award presentation ceremony




                                                  AF Students are Fourth in the
                                                  Global Management Challenge
                                                  International Final
                                                  Ms Yinglei Xu and Mr Zhongheng Lin of AF           local teams to become the Hong Kong
                                                  teamed up with Mr Chao Liang from the              champion.
                                                  Department of Electronic and Information
                                                  Engineering to take the fourth place in the        The Global Management Challenge is an
                                                  international Global Management Challenge          international strategy and management
                                                  at Lisbon, Portugal on 2 April 2009.              competition in which university students
                                                                                                     and company managers from throughout
(From left) Mr Chao Liang, Mr Zhongheng Lin and   To make it to the international final in           the world participate in business
Ms Yinglei Xu                                     Lisbon, the team triumphed over the other          simulations.




Ms Shu Pan is the 2nd Runner-up
in the L’Oréal Brandstorm 2009 Competition
Ms Shu Pan from AF, teamed up with Ms             strategies for a brand
Wenwen Cheng and Mr Chao Ji from the              new product line of
Department of Management and Marketing,           L’Oréal. L’Oréal also
to emerge third in the Hong Kong Finals of        uses the competition
the L’Oréal Brandstorm 2009 Competition.          to identify and recruit
                                                  high-caliber business
The L’Oréal Brandstorm is an annual               undergraduates.
branding and marketing communication
competition that provides university
students with the opportunity to work on          Ms Shu Pan (first right) and
brand building and developing marketing           her team members


A Three-Student Team Wins a HSBC
Young Entrepreneur Award 2008/09
Mr Ho-ting Ko, Mr Wai-kit Kwong and Mr                opportunity to test their
Lap-chung Lo formed a team to win the                 creativity and to acquire
Certificate of Excellence and a cash prize of         practical business skills.
HK$,000 at the HSBC Young Entrepreneur               The highly contested
Awards 2008/09. They won on the basis of              competition drew a total
their idea of turfing bus tops in Hong Kong           of 7 teams.
to benefit the environment.
                                                      (From left) Mr Wai-kit
The HSBC Young Entrepreneur Awards is                 Kwong, Dr Thomas Lau
an annual business-plan writing competition           (Assistant Professor of AF)
which aims to provide participants with the           and Mr Lap-chung Lo




Mr Francis Chi-to Tse and Mr Hoi-man Yuen are
Champions at the GSC: PolyU Pre-Challenge 2008/09
                                                                            Mr    Francis     Chi-to   on the basis of a software programme
                                                                            Tse and Mr Hoi-man         that they created to assist lay persons to
                                                                            Yuen, double-degree        compose melodies and lyrics.
                                                                            students in AF and
                                                                            the Department of          Ms Olivia Hiu-ka Fung, another AF student,
                                                                            Industrial and Systems     teamed up with three other students
                                                                            Engineering, won the       from the Faculty of Business to take the
                                                                            Diamond award in           Platinum Award for a fingerprint alcohol
                                                                            the Global Student         sensor which would disable a car if the
                                                                            Challenge        (GSC):    alcohol level in the driver’s bloodstream
                                                                            PolyU     Pre-Challenge    exceeded the legal limit.
                                                                            2008/09, a business
Mr Francis Chi-to Tse (first left), Mr Hoi-man Yuen (second left) and Ms    plan competition. They     The competition was held on the PolyU
Olivia Hiu-ka Fung (first right) from AF                                    became the champions       campus on 6 April 2009.




Ms Chole Man-ting Tang
Wins the Best Intern Award
BBA (Hons) in Financial Services student Ms           Hong Kong United Youth Association, the
Chole Man-ting Tang was among 50 local               New World Development Company Limited,
university students selected from among               the China Young Leaders Foundation and
800 applicants to participate in the “New             more than 0 other organisations. It is a
Youth, New World” 2009 Summer Internship              six-week internship programme for Hong
Programme. Ms Tang won the Best Intern                Kong students to gain working experience
Award for her outstanding performance.                in such Chinese cities as Beijing, Dalian
She was also interviewed by Hong Kong                 and Shanghai. Besides working in state-
aTV News as a representative intern.                  owned or Hong Kong-based corporations,
                                                      the interns also visited government
The “New Youth New World” 2009 Summer                 departments, business corporations and           Ms Chole Man-ting Tang was stationed at Chow Tai
Internship Programme is jointly organised by          scenic spots in the three cities.                Fook’s Beijing office

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Work-Integrated Education – Spring and
Summer Internship Programmes 2009/10
Work-Integrated Education (WIE) is a                To provide this knowledge to students              Saturdays from 0 October 2009.
core and compulsory component of our                who will be performing their internships in
undergraduate programmes to promote                 the coming months, the WIE team                    If you and your firm are interested in
work-based learning. Before the students            organised an induction seminar on 7                supporting our internship programmes,
embark on their internships, they need to           October 2009 and a training course on              please contact Ms Lisa Cheung at 2766
be furnished with some basic information.           China tax and auditing on four consecutive         7086 or email to aflisa@inet.polyu.edu.hk.




The WIE induction seminar on 7 October 2009                                   The pre-internship training course held on four consecutive Saturdays from
                                                                              0 October 2009




Professional Mentoring Programme 2009/11
Since it was launched in 200, over 200             the mentors help our undergraduates to              with a tea reception. AF is now inviting
professionals and senior executives in              define their career goals and enhance their         alumni, experienced practitioners and
accounting, banking and finance industries          personal development.                               executives in the field of accounting
have served as mentors in the Professional                                                              and finance to be the mentors of our
Mentoring Programme. Most of the                    In November 2009, AF launched the                   second year students. Please contact
mentors are alumni and friends of AF.               Professional  Mentoring Programme                   Ms Connie Lo by email at afclo@inet.
Through regular meetings and gatherings,            for 2009/ for second year student                 polyu.edu.hk.




Tea reception to kick off the launch of the Professional Mentoring Programme 2009/                    Each mentor will take on no more than three
                                                                                                        students at one time
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Professor Ferdinand A. Gul and
Dr Simon Fung are in the
Journal of Accounting and Economics
Professor Ferdinand A. Gul and Dr Simon       of the Rutgers University have had their       Evidence on the Role of Auditor Tenure and
Fung, both of AF and Professor Bikki Jaggi    paper entitled “Earnings Quality: Some         Auditors’ Industry Expertise” accepted for
                                                                                             publication by the Journal of Accounting
                                                                                             and Economics.

                                                                                             Prior studies suggest that auditors with
                                                                                             short tenure are associated with lower
                                                                                             earnings quality because of the lack of
                                                                                             client-specific knowledge and/or low balling.
                                                                                             In this study, the authors examine whether
                                                                                             industry specialisation of auditors and low
                                                                                             balling affect the association between
                                                                                             auditor tenure and earnings quality. They
                                                                                             find that the association between shorter
                                                                                             auditor tenure and lower earnings quality
                                                                                             is weaker for firms audited by industry
                                                                                             specialists compared to non-specialists. In
                                                                                             addition, they do not find results consistent
                                                                                             with the low balling explanation.



                                                                                             Dr Simon Fung (left) and
                                                                                             Professor Ferdinand A. Gul




Professor Ferdinand A. Gul Appears in the
Journal of Financial Economics
Professor Ferdinand A. Gul has had his        stock price synchronicity has a non-linear         their study provides evidence that
co-authored paper entitled “Ownership         relation with ownership concentration: it          their   measure     of   stock    price
Concentration, Foreign Shareholding,          initially increases at a decreasing rate up        synchronicity is associated with the
Audit Quality and Firm-Specific Return        to a certain level, and then begins to             amount     of   earnings    information
Variation: Evidence from China” accepted      decrease, as the shareholding by the               reflected in stock returns.
for publication by the Journal of Financial   largest         shareholder
Economics. His co-authors are Professor       increases. They also
Jeong-Bon Kim of the Department of            find that stock price
Accountancy at the City University of Hong    synchronicity is higher
Kong and Ms Aini Qui who is at the Citic      w h e n t he largest
Securities, Beijing.                          s h a re h o l der         is
                                              g o v e r n m e n t -related
Their paper investigates the effects of       than otherwise. They
ownership       concentration,      foreign   further find that the
ownership and audit quality on the amount     presence of shares
of firm-specific information incorporated     issued to foreign
into share prices (as measured by stock       investors and the
price synchronicity). The authors use a       appointment               of
large sample of firms listed on the           high-quality auditors
emerging Chinese market over the 996-        lead to a decrease in
200 period. Their analysis shows that        synchronicity. Finally,       Professor Ferdinand A. Gul

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Dr Sunny Sun and Dr Donghui Wu
Publish in The Accounting Review
Dr Sunny Sun and Dr Donghui Wu, both                This study examines how the legal and              (200 to 200), which is characterised
of AF and Professor Shimin Chen of the              regulatory changes in China affect the             by an improved legal and regulatory
China Europe International Business                 relationship between client economic               environment. However, no such evidence
School have their paper entitled “Client            importance and audit quality. Using                is found for clients that are important to
Importance, Institutional Improvements,             modified audit opinion (MAO) as a                  audit offices or firms. Finally, the main
and Audit Quality in China: An Office and           proxy for audit quality, several findings          findings are corroborated by an analysis of
Individual Auditor Level Analysis” accepted         are documented. First, the economic                regulatory sanctions. Results show that the
for publication by The Accounting Review.           importance of an audit client measured             frequency of audit failures sanctioned by
The article is tentatively scheduled for            at the individual auditor level impairs            the Chinese regulator is significantly higher
publication in the January 200 issue.              audit quality in China in terms of a lower         for clients that were more important to
                                                                            frequency of MAO           individual auditors in the pre-200 period,
                                                                            issuance during            which implies impaired audit quality with
                                                                            the        pre-200        large clients. This frequency is, however,
                                                                            period         (995-      significantly lowered for the post-2001
                                                                            2000), when legal          period. Again, they find no such evidence
                                                                            and       regulatory       when measuring client importance at the
                                                                            institutions were          office or firm level.
                                                                            weak.       Second,
                                                                            such impairment            Their results suggest that () institutional
                                                                            disappears        and      improvements prompt auditors to prioritise
                                                                            individual auditors        the costs of compromising quality over the
                                                                            become           more      economic benefits gained from important
                                                                            conservative               clients; and (2) the impact of client
                                                                            with      important        importance on audit decisions appears to
                                                                            clients     in     the     be different at the individual auditor and
(From left) Professor Shimin Chen, Dr Sunny Sun and Dr Donghui Wu           post-200 period           office levels.




Dr Wayne Yu and Dr Jacqueline Wang are in the
Journal of Banking and Finance
Dr Wayne Yu and Dr Jacqueline Wang of              investors are retail. Their
AF and Dr Evans Lui of the Department of           research suggests that
Finance at The Chinese University of Hong          the OTC market is indeed
Kong have had their co-authored paper              more efficient than the
accepted for publication by the Journal of         exchanges in Japan, but
Banking and Finance. The paper is entitled         that the opposite is true
“The Predictive Power of the Implied Volatility    in Hong Kong. Further,
of Options Traded OTC and on Exchanges”.           their study presents
                                                   supporting          evidence
The study investigates the predictive              for the hypothesis that
power of the implied volatility of stock           the stock index options
index options traded over-the-counter              markets in both Hong
(OTC) and on the exchanges in Hong Kong            Kong and Japan are
and Japan. Their paper is one of the first         efficient in that implied
to compare the pricing efficiency of index         volatility can forecast
options traded OTC to that of exchange-            future     volatility,   and
traded index options. Theoretically, the           that     historically-based
OTC market is more efficient because the           volatility        measures
OTC market participants are professional           provide no incremental
investors, whereas in the exchanges most           information.                     Dr Jacqueline Wang (left) and Dr Wayne Yu


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Two Research Projects Secure Funding
from the RGC General Research Fund
Four AF members won a total of                      funding for research projects on an                Corporate Monitoring Mechanism in
$985,97 for the two research projects              annual basis.                                      China’s Stock Market”.
for which they had applied for funding
from the General Research Fund (GRF)                Professor Ferdinand A. Gul and his                 Another project entitled “IPO marketing
exercise for 2009/200. The GRF,                    co-investigator Dr Stephen Gong                    activity: Issuer Cashing Out, Flipping,
administrated by the Research Grants                obtained a grant of $577,77 for their             or Signaling? Some Evidence from
Council of Hong Kong (RGC), allocates               research on “Media Coverage as a                   Hong Kong Market” secured $08,70.
                                                                                                       Professor Judy Tsui is the principal
                                                                                                       investigator for this project while
                                                                                                       Professor Ferdinand A. Gul and Dr Simon
                                                                                                       Fung are her local co-investigators.
                                                                                                       Professor Radhakrishnan Suresh of the
                                                                                                       Institute for Excellence in Corporate
                                                                                                       Governance, School of Management,
                                                                                                       the University of Texas at Dallas in the
                                                                                                       US is their foreign co-investigator.

                                                                                                       This year, the RGC received a record
                                                                                                       breaking 2,0 GRF applications from
                                                                                                       academics of the eight Hong Kong
                                                                                                       institutions of higher education funded
                                                                                                       by the University Grants Committee
Professor Judy Tsui (left) and Professor Ferdinand A. Gul are the principal investigators of the two   (UGC). The RGC decided to fund 776
funded research projects                                                                               projects to the tune of $57.6 million.




Newly Published Issues of AF Journals




    Asia-Pacific Journal of Taxation      China Accounting and Finance       China Accounting and Finance Journal of Contemporary Accounting
    (APJT) Spring/Summer 2009             Review (CAFR) June 2009            Review (CAFR) September 2009 & Economics (JCAE) June 2009
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New Academic Staff
Welcome aboard!

                                       Dr Kevin Zhu
                                       Assistant Professor

                                       Dr Zhu has studied and worked in the Chinese mainland, Canada and the US. After earning his
                                       bachelor’s and first master’s degrees in the Chinese mainland, Dr Zhu obtained his master’s
                                       degree in Economics and doctoral degree in Finance at the York University in Canada. He
                                       has more than 0 years experience in research and in industry.

                                       Dr Zhu teaches Finance.


        Mr Johan de Rooy
        Teaching Fellow

        Mr de Rooy obtained his first degree from the University of British Columbia and his Master in
        Business Administration degree at the Queen’s University in Canada. Mr de Rooy comes to us
        after having taught at the University of British Columbia and the China European International
        Business School in China among others.

        Mr de Rooy teaches Accounting.


                                       Mr Bruce Li
                                       Teaching Fellow

                                       Mr Li graduated with a BSc in Quantity Surveying and a Master of Professional Accounting from
                                       PolyU. He has worked in Hong Kong listed companies and private companies for more than a
                                       decade with experience in accounting, management and administration. In addition, he has taught
                                       in other colleges and universities.

                                       Mr Li teaches Accounting.


        Mr Raymond Li
        Teaching Fellow

        Mr Li obtained his first degree from the Macquarie University in Australia in 2005. He is
        scheduled to complete his PhD in Economics from the same university in 2009. From 2005,
        he was a part-time teacher at the Macquarie University.



        Mr Li teaches Economics.


                                       Dr Wing-sun Li
                                       Teaching Fellow

                                       Dr Li has a Doctor of Business Administration degree from PolyU. He has worked in senior
                                       management positions in a number of companies.




                                       Dr Li teaches Accounting and Finance.


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                                     Dr Jim Wang
                                     Teaching Fellow

                                     Dr Wang has just completed his PhD programme at PolyU. Dr Wang obtained his Bachelor of
                                     Economics degree from the Shandong University in China.




                                     Dr Wang teaches Accounting.


    Dr Anson Wong
    Teaching Fellow

    Dr Wong received her PhD in Finance from the City University of Hong Kong and her MPhil in
    Finance from the Lingnan University. Dr Wong was a practitioner for years. In addition, she has
    taught at the Lingnan University and the University of Macau.


    Dr Wong teaches Finance.




Promotion                                                                     Departures
Congratulations on your promotion!                                            AF bids farewell to the following colleagues and

                                                                              thanks them for their contributions to the School.



                            Dr     Donghui      Wu     has    been            Dr Harry Wu                    Associate Professor
                            promoted         from        Assistant
                            Professor to Associate Professor
                                                                              Ms Margaret Liddle             Assistant Professor
                            with effect from September 2009.


                                                                              Dr Jie Zhang                   Assistant Professor



                                                                              Mr Stephen Cardew              Lecturer
Dr Lei Yang, Visiting Lecturer,
has been promoted to Assistant
Professor with effect from April                                              Dr Antonio Wong                Lecturer

2009.
                                                                              Ms Mabel Ho                    Visiting Lecturer



                                                                              Ms Alice Cheng                 Instructor

                            Dr Jack Li has been promoted
                            from     Lecturer    to      Assistant            Ms Sharon Chu                  Instructor
                            Professor     with       effect   from
                            September 2009.
                                                                              AF wishes them all the best.



                                                                                                                                   
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     The 2009 Annual General Meeting of the
     Accounting and Finance Graduates Association
     At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the         Honourary Secretary:                         The new Executive Committee will continue
     Accounting and Finance Graduates                   Mr Eddie Ip                                  to organise activities that will enhance
     Association (AFGA) held on 0 May 2009,            (Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu)          professional development and the work-life
     the Executive Committee was re-elected.                                                         balance of its members, and also foster
     The office bearers for 2009-10 are:                                                             links with its members, the students and
                                                                                                     young graduates of AF. The Executive
     President:                                                                                      Committee plans at least four seminars in
     Ms Shirley Wong                                                                                 the coming year. The seminars will target
     (Partner, KPMG)                                                                                 both alumni and fresh graduates who will
                                                                                                     be appearing for the Qualification
     Vice President:                                                                                 Programme (QP) Examinations of the Hong
     Mr Dennis Ho                                                                                    Kong Institute of Certified Public
     (Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers)                                                               Accountants (HKICPA) in the coming year.

     Honourary Treasurer:                                                                            Details of the AFGA’s activities as well as
     Mr Louis Chow                                                                                   membership application forms are available
     (Executive Director, KBC Financial Products                                                     at the AFGA’s website at http://www.polyu.
     HK Ltd)                                                                                         edu.hk/afga.




     PolyU Alumni Reunion Dinner                                                                     WHAT’S NEW
     The PolyU Alumni Reunion Dinner
     was held at the PolyU Student Halls of
                                                        A total of 00 alumni and guests attended
                                                        the function.
                                                                                                     WITH YOU?
     Residence on 20 June 2009. AF alumni,
     especially those celebrating the 0 th, 5th       The dinner was jointly organised by the
                                                                                                     AF and other alumni want to know if you
     or 20 th anniversary of their graduation           PolyU Alumni Affairs and Development
     participated in the event with special             Office and the Federation of PolyU Alumni    have changed jobs, been promoted, started
     gusto.                                             Associations.                                a new business, got married, had a new
                                                                                                     baby or moved, etc. Please drop us a line
                                                                                                     to share the latest developments in your life.
                                                                                                     You may send an email together with photos,
                                                                                                     if any, to carmen.tam@polyu.edu.hk.


                                                                                                     Please also include your full name, year of
                                                                                                     graduation, award title and phone number
                                                                                                     in your email.


                                                                                                     Thank you for staying in touch with AF!



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                                                                                                     7/F., LI KA SHING TOWER
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