Are looming troubled times driving more people to become qualified fund managers and intermediaries? Apparently not, experts say.
"So far we have not seen any major change in the enrolment figures for our licensing examinations," says SF Wong, chief executive of the Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI), an independent professional organisation appointed by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to develop and administer licensing examinations for the financial industry.
All licensed persons - representatives and responsible officers - carrying out so-called regulated activities (RA) are required to pass the relevant examinations and fulfil other requirements as stipulated by the SFC for licensing purposes.
Despite the static enrolment figures at HKSI, such qualifications are certainly an option for job-hunters, assuming that they have the appropriate skill-sets and professional interests.
"Usually, a fund manager is required