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IFPHK boosts presence at Education and Careers Expo 2009 with “Financial
Planning Industry Zone”

(9 February 2009, Hong Kong) The Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong
(IFPHK) will join hands with six of its corporate members to form a “Financial
Planning Industry Zone” again at the Education and Careers Expo 2009 in an effort to
recruit potential candidates while bolstering consumer awareness.

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Labour
Department and held from19 - 22 February 2009 at Hall 5 of the Hong Kong
Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), the Expo is an annual event that attracts
students, parents and job-seekers from the region. There were over 190,000 visitors
and 505 exhibitors last year.

The Financial Planning Industry Zone aims to provide a one-stop platform for visitors
to learn more about financial planning and various career opportunities offered by the
IFPHK corporate members. It also promotes the numerous advantages that the
professional qualifications, including the coveted CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM
Certification and Financial Advisers’ International Qualification (FAIQ) offered by

The Financial Planning Industry Zone will be led by IFPHK, and will feature six IFPHK
corporate members, including AMTD Financial Planning Limited, American
International Assurance Co (Bermuda) Limited, Convoy Financial Services Limited,
Massmutual Asia Limited, The Bank of East Asia, Limited and The Prudential
Assurance Company Ltd.

“Financial Planning Industry Zone” includes:

 Company                                         Booth No.
 Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong    5D04, E03
 AMTD Financial Planning Limited                 5E23
 American International Assurance Co
 (Bermuda) Limited
 Convoy Financial Services Limited               5E05
 Massmutual Asia Limited                         5D10, 12, 14, E09, 11, 13
 The Bank of East Asia, Limited                  5D24
 The Prudential Assurance Company Limited        5D16, 18, 20, 22, E15, 17, 19, 21

 “The Education and Careers Expo forms an important platform for IFPHK and its
members to meet our respective goals. It does not only draw a wide range of
audience from students, parents to job seekers and industry practitioners but also
provides us an effective way to recruit new practitioners and members.” said Ms.
Angeline Chin, CEO of IFPHK.

Financial Planning Day - 21 February 2009 (Sat)
With a view to providing participants the latest development in the financial planning
industry and the key success factors of a financial planner, IFPHK has organized a
seminar on 21 February, the third day of the Expo.
Details of Financial Planning Seminar:
Date:               21 February 2009
Time:               4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue:              Meeting Room 406 - 407
                    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

For further enquiries,           please     contact     Elaine    Wong      at    2982     7863     or


IFPHK was established in June 2000 as a non-profit organization for the fast–growing
financial industry. It works towards the goal of being recognized in the region as the
premier professional body representing financial planners that uphold the highest
standards to benefit the public.

IFPHK is the sole licensing body in Hong Kong authorized by Financial Planning
Standards Board Limited to grant the much-coveted and internationally-recognized
CFPCM certification to qualified financial planning professionals in Hong Kong and

It represents the financial planning practitioners in Hong Kong with more than 10,000
members from such diverse professional backgrounds as banking, insurance,
independent financial advisory, accounting, and legal services.

Currently there are over 110,500 CFP professionals in 23 countries/regions; the
majority of these professionals are in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan.

CFPCM, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM and             are certification marks owned outside the U.S. by
Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB). The Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong is the
marks licensing authority for the CFP marks in Hong Kong and Macau, through agreement with FPSB.

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