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2007 International Financial Awards for Excellence Presenting Ceremony
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2007 International Financial Awards for Excellence Presenting Ceremony

During the 2007 International Capital Financial Congress, 9 awards were presented to corporations and individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements I various areas of finance, including investment products, strategy formulation and wealth management.

Guests officiating at the award presentation ceremony were Mr Zhang DZ, China Banking Regulatory Commission; Mr Hu XH, Finance Dept, Ministry of Finance PRC; Dr Zhou DX, China Insurance Regulatory Commission; Dr Wu Qing, China Securities Regulatory Commission; Ms Zhang Xiao, Member of Standing Committee, The National People's Congress (NPC) of the PRC, etc.

Prize Winners of 2007 International Financial Awards for Excellence as belows:


Best Investment Strategy Corporation: Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited

Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited ("Cheung Kong Holdings") is the flagship of the Cheung Kong Group, the leading Hong Kong based multi-national conglomerate. The Cheung Kong Group's businesses encompass such diverse areas as property development and investment, real estate agency and estate management, hotels, telecommunications and e-commerce, finance and investments, retail, ports and related services, energy, infrastructure projects and materials, media, and biotechnology. Cheung Kong has business operations in 55 countries around the world and employs around 240,000 staff. In Hong Kong alone, the Group includes nine listed companies with a combined market capitalization of approximately HK$804 billion (30 April, 2007).


Best Regular Premium Investment Product Provider: Zurich International Life

Zurich International Life is part of the Zurich Financial Services Group, which is one of the largest financial services companies in the world, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and can trace its roots back more than 130 years.  We became part of the group in 1998.  We were set up to deal specifically with offshore business from all around the world with offices in Europe, Middle East and Asia. We have local knowledge, backed by a global company.Our regular premium product, Vista has been designed to be tax-efficient, simple and flexible, which can change as clients’ circumstances change.  Clients can also choose from a wide selection of funds.Our success lies with meeting the expectations of our investors.  Listening to clients’ needs and responding effectively make us a leading player in the industry.


Best Single Premium Investment Product Provider: Royal Skandia Life Assurance

Royal Skandia is a leading provider of offshore savings products and offers a range of innovative and market-leading investment solutions for investors around the world. The products are underpinned by the MultiManager approach that pioneered over 20 years ago, allowing the company to offer a broad range of funds from a wide selection of high quality fund managers.


 Best Wrap Platform Provider: ING Platform Services

ING Platform Services Limited is a wholly-owned ING Group subsidiary domiciled in Hong Kong.  I-WRAP is an integrated transaction recording, account keeping and valuation reporting service that consolidates investors’ investments in an offshore nominee account, also known as wrap account.  I-WRAP features consolidated multi-currency, multi-lingual portfolio reporting for advisors and their clients.I-WRAP also features seamlessly integrated financial planning software - the I-WRAP Workbench - that supports an advisor’s business.  The I-WRAP Workbench provides fund information, portfolio construction software, comparison tools and asset allocation calculators.  


Best Professional Wealth Management Company: AMG Wealth Management

AMG Wealth Management is the flagship company of the AMG Financial Group. AMG Wealth Management provides top-quality wealth management and comprehensive financial planning services to professionals and high-net-worth individuals and helps them achieve their various financial goals throughout life. The Company’s award winning platform provides over 800 world-class innovative risk and wealth management products from numerous World-renowned Financial Institutions. 


Best International Innovative Financial Product: Shenzhen Development Bank

Shenzhen Development Bank , the first joint-stock owned company to list on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, is a national bank headquartered in Shenzhen, with RMB 260.6 billion yuan in assets. SDB provides a broad range of services to commercial, retail, and government customers across China. SDB is the 1st and only China-based major bank controlled by overseas investors. Newbridge acquired 17.89% shareholding at end 2004 and became the single largest shareholder in the company. The bank is focused on providing the most professional supply chain finance for China’s corporations. By 2006, the bank has supported growth in more than 2,000 medium-sized companies. 


Distinguished Achievement Award: Mr Justin Chiu Kwok Hung

Mr. Chiu is an Executive Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited in Hong Kong since July 2000, in charge of property sales and marketing.  Mr. Chiu is also a Director of Al Islami Far Eastern Real Estate Fund Limited, the first Islamic Fund in Asia.  Mr. Chiu is also the Chairman of the Singapore listed Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) and Suntec REIT and the Hong Kong listed Prosperity REIT.Mr. Chiu has more than 27 years of international experience in real estate in Hong Kong as well as other countries and is one of the most respected professionals in the property business in Asia. He is also a financial columnist for two major newspapers in Hong Kong.


Distinguished Financial Research Award: Dr Chan Yan Chong

Dr Chan holding a BSc in Mathematics from Nanyang University in Singapore, MA in Operational Research from University of Lancaster and PhD in Management Sciences from University of Manchester in England.Dr Chan is the MBA Director and Associate Professor of the Department of Management Sciences of the City University of Hong Kong.  He participates to create the Centa City Index which is the first City Index in the World.