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2006 International Financial Awards for Excellence: Prize Presentation Ceremony
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2006 International Financial Awards for Excellence: Prize Presentation Ceremony        

The focus of the Congress was undoubtedly the prize presentation ceremony of the 2006 International Financial Awards for Excellence. Jointly organized by the Society of International Registered Financial Practitioner (SIRFP) and the China Enterprise Evaluation Association (CEEA), these eight awards recognize the outstanding achievements of companies and individuals in the many areas of finance - including investment products, strategy formulation and wealth management.

This year, the awards go to:


Corporation Award

Best Financial Strategy Corporation: Porsche AG

At the end of the 2004/05 fiscal year, renowned sports car manufacturer Porsche Group had cash and assets of more than Euro 3.6 billion. Together with the two bonds to be issued through its subsidiary Porsche International Financing plc, the company has optimized its liquidity structure to maintain a consistent, comfortable liquidity cushion.

Best Investment Strategy Enterprise: Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited

Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited is the flagship of the huge multi-national conglomerate Cheung Kong Group. A property development and strategic investment company, Cheung Kong Holdings Limited is one of the largest developers in Hong Kong; about one in twelve private residences was developed by the company. In 2000, it extended its business into biotech operations. Its diverse business portfolio also includes IT and the Internet.

Financial Services Institution Award

Best Single Premium Investment Product Provider: Royal Skandia

Launched in 1984, Royal Skandia is part of the Skandia UK group of companies and is based on the Isle of Man. With USD$12 billion funds under management, Royal Skandia offers a range of tax efficient investment plans that provide a combination of capital growth opportunities, value for money, flexibility and first class service. Its leading products include the Exclusive Investment Bond and the Managed Capital Account.

Best Regular Premium Investment Product Provider: Zurich International Life

Zurich International Life is part of the Zurich Financial Services Group, one of the largest financial services companies in the world. Zurich International Life specializes in offshore businesses worldwide, with offices in Europe, Middle East and Asia. The company’s key regular premium product Vista is a tax-efficient, simple and flexible savings plan with a choice of investment strategies for the clients to choose from.

Best Professional Wealth Management Company: AMG Wealth Management

One of the top professional advisory firms in Hong Kong, AWG Wealth Management provides personalized wealth management and financial planning services to professional and high net worth individuals. In 2006, the company was awarded a Caring Company Award by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service in recognition of its good corporate citizenship and constant contribution to the Hong Kong society.

Personal Award

Distinguished Achievement Award: Mr Chiu Kwok Hung, Justin, Executive Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited

With over 26 years’ experience in real estate business in Hong Kong and abroad, Mr Justin Chiu is one of the most respected specialists in the property sector. Under his leadership, Cheung Kong became the #1 property seller in Hong Kong for three consecutive years. This remarkable achievement has earned him the title “The God of Property”. As a pioneer in real estate investment trust business in Asia, he is also known as “King of Asian Reits”.

Best ICP Strategist (Greater China): Mr Tyler Chan, Senior Vice President, GE Corporation – Trading & Licensing

Mr Tyler Chan has been working for GE for over 15 years. He has assisted many countries and companies to expand and go international through GE’s Industrial and Commercial Corporation Program (ICP), involving amounts totaling more than US$60 billion. When GE expanded into China in 2005, he successfully formed strategic alliances with five major Chinese enterprises involving no less than US$100 per annum.