Calvin Choi Chi Kin v SFCHiding behind the cornerstones
SFAT, 29-Apr-2022
The Chairman & CEO of AMTD applies for anonymity in his appeal and is refused. The SFC has ordered him banned for 2 years for breaches of the Code of Conduct. The substantive appeal will be heard later. The subject matter appears to relate to our article "Hiding behind the cornerstones" of 3-Oct-2016.
SFC takes Tianhe Chemicals and CEO Wei Xuan to Market Misconduct Tribunal and to court to seek compensation orders for investorsMMT Notice
SFC, 7-Sep-2020
The stock last traded in 2015 and was delisted on 11-Jun-2020. The MMT notice is dated 19-Jun-2020 but was not announced until now.
SFC lifts sponsorship suspension of UBS
SFC, 14-Jan-2020
UBS gets a 2-month reduction in its 1-year suspension for good behaviour. The firm that brought you China Forestry, China Metal Recycling and Tianhe Chemicals (all now delisted) is back in business.
SFC fines China Merchants Securities HK$27m for sponsor failures
SFC, 27-May-2019
As we predicted in March when UBS was fined but one of its clients was not named, this relates to the IPO of China Metal Recycling, listed in 2009 and ordered in 2015 to be wound up. The IPO was jointly sponsored by UBS and China Merchants Securities.
SFC fines UBS HK$375m and suspends its sponsor licence for 1 year
SFC, 14-Mar-2019
Over the IPOs of China Forestry in 2009 (now delisted), Tianhe Chemicals (1619) in 2014 and a third as-yet unnamed listing application, which is almost certainly China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Ltd, listed in 2009 and ordered in 2015 to be wound up.
Chairman Yu Pan moves 51% of Skyfame Realty (0059) from UBS to Haitong on 8-Dec-2017
Hiding behind the cornerstones
Webb-site reveals that investors who took 31% of a bank IPO had secretly laid off their risk by issuing derivatives to a mainland property developer from the same city, via two HK-listed companies which incidentally are bubble stocks. When we complained, HKEX did not require disclosure of the bank’s identity, thereby preserving the secrecy behind the cornerstone investors which facilitate HKEX’s IPO business. Once again, the regulatory conflict of interest is exposed. (3-Oct-2016)
AP investigation on Tianhe Chemicals (1619)
Associated Press, 14-Nov-2014
Note: the IPO actually had 3 sponsors: Morgan Stanley, UBS and BofA Merrill Lynch.
UBS probe to focus on banker's dealings with state firm
South China Morning Post, 19-Apr-2014
Webb-site notes that Helen Yang Lijuan was a licensed representative of Credit Suisse (HK) Ltd from 11-Aug-2009 to 22-Mar-2012. Credit Suisse was the joint sponsor of the re-flotation of China Resources Cement (1313) in a prospectus dated 21-Sep-2009.
China Resources chairman Song Lin investigated for graft after journalist's accusations
South China Morning Post, 17-Apr-2014
UBS orders internal probe as banker is named in affair, graft allegations against state firm chairman
South China Morning Post, 16-Apr-2014
SFC fines UBS HK$1.6m for regulatory breaches
SFC, 21-May-2013
SFC fines UBS Securities Hong Kong Ltd HK$100k for FRR breaches
SFC, 19-Aug-2004

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