|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||20.26 - 20.38|
|52 Week Range||14.27 - 21.43|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.81|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.71 (3.40%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||May 07, 2021|
|1y Target Est||17.15|
Hang Seng Bank's vice-chairman and chief executive officer Louisa Cheang Wai-wan will take a three-month leave of absence as she recovers from a medical condition first disclosed last year, according to a statement by the lender. Margaret Kwan Wing Han, executive director and the head of Hang Seng's wealth and personal banking business, will serve as acting CEO during her absence, the bank said in a stock exchange filing. Shares of Hang Seng Bank declined by as much as 1 per cent amid an advancing market in Hong Kong. The bank, which is 62.14 per cent owned by HSBC, the biggest of Hong Kong's currency-issuing lenders, announced Cheang was undergoing treatment for a "recently diagnosed medical condition" last July, without elaborating. Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge, our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. (L-R): Executive Director and Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Margaret Kwan Wing-han; Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive, Louisa Cheang Wai-wan; Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Leung Wing-lok; Head of Commercial Banking, Donald Lam Yin-shing; Treasurer and Head of Global Markets, Liz Chow Tan-ling; and Head of Global Banking, Daphne Wat Wing-kam, during the announcement of Hang Seng Bank's results on February 19, 2019. Photo: Nora Tam alt=(L-R): Executive Director and Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Margaret Kwan Wing-han; Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive, Louisa Cheang Wai-wan; Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Leung Wing-lok; Head of Commercial Banking, Donald Lam Yin-shing; Treasurer and Head of Global Markets, Liz Chow Tan-ling; and Head of Global Banking, Daphne Wat Wing-kam, during the announcement of Hang Seng Bank's results on February 19, 2019. Photo: Nora Tam Hang Seng did not disclose further details of her condition at the time, but said Cheang was able to continue her duties. The bank said at the time that her condition would not affect its strategic or development plans. People familiar with the situation previously said that her illness was not Covid-19 and she was not expected to take a lengthy sick leave. Cheang, a former HSBC executive, has served as Hang Seng's vice-chairman and CEO since July 2017. She took the top job after the retirement of Rose Lee Wai-mun. Before joining Hang Seng she was group general manager and group head of retail banking at HSBC from 2014. She first joined HSBC in 1999 in its credit card department. Cheang's leave of absence comes just weeks before independent director Irene Lee Yun Lien is expected to become the bank's first woman to serve as chairman, replacing Raymond Ch'ien Kuo Fung, who is retiring after 13 years to devote time to his other commitments and interests. Lee's appointment is expected to happen at the bank's annual meeting on May 26. It also comes just months after Hang Seng reported a 33 per cent drop in profit to HK$16.7 billion in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic weighed on investments and spending activity in Hong Kong, cutting into transaction volumes by its commercial and retail customers. The city's economy rebounded sharply in the first quarter, growing by 7.8 per cent after reporting its worst contraction on record in 2020. Hong Kong's lenders are also dealing with a period of historically low interest rates, which has weighed on revenue from traditional lending products tied to interest rates. Kwan, the acting CEO, has been with Hang Seng since 1995, joining from Standard Chartered Bank. She previously served as head of consumer assets, head of unsecured loans and senior marketing, as well as a stint as business development manager for unsecured lending. This article originally appeared in the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the most authoritative voice reporting on China and Asia for more than a century. For more SCMP stories, please explore the SCMP app or visit the SCMP's Facebook and Twitter pages. Copyright © 2021 South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 2021. South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.
Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Hang Seng Bank (China) LimitedGlobal Credit Research - 09 Apr 2021Hong Kong, April 09, 2021 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Hang Seng Bank (China) Limited and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review discussion held on 1 April 2021 in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. Since 1 January 2019, Moody's practice has been to issue a press release following each periodic review to announce its completion.This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
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