Postgraduate Certificate in Banking and Corporate Treasury Management (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Investment Management courses
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Postgraduate Certificate in Banking and Corporate Treasury Management

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

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Start Date
13 Nov 2020 (Fri)
Next intake(s)
Nov 2020
12 months
Course Fee
$6,240 per module
How to Apply
Deadline on 03 Oct 2020 (Sat)
2867 8322
2861 0278

The target student groups for this programme are financial services practitioners who need to understand treasury from the customer’s perspective and would like to pursue in-depth knowledge of banking and corporate treasury function in global financial markets. Practitioners such as front office dealers, specialists in treasury banking operations, corporate treasury specialists, treasury risk analysts, treasury management product analysts, treasury and pension officers, corporate treasury back office specialists, internal auditors in treasury operations, or consultants are suitable to attend the programme.
TMA will offer the TMA Level 2 (Full Member) membership to graduates who have successfully completed this programme.


The programme provides theoretical frameworks, applications and strategies of banking and corporate treasury management in global financial markets and updated body of knowledge for Treasury Markets Association (TMA) Level Two qualification. The programme covers the measurement and management of treasury risk, as well as the nature and operation of financial markets in future, options, swaps and other derivative instruments and structured products, global code of conducts in banking and corporate treasury management and global treasury compliance.

The programme is recognised by the Treasury Markets Association (TMA).

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. comprehend the international payments and banking systems, working capital management, liquidity management, alternative funding solutions and global treasury management issues.
  2. critically analyze the practices of dealing and structuring of corporate treasury products in global financial markets, the regulatory governance and treasury security, control and audit in China and HK.
  3. critically assess and apply financial principles and analytical tools of corporate financial management, foreign exchange risk management and interest rate risk management in global financial markets.
  4. apply different strategies of treasury risks management, techniques to qualify and measure risks and pricing and valuation methods for treasury products.
  5. critically evaluate the impacts of global code of conduct and financial compliance in treasury management in China and HK.
  6. critically analyze various strategies of market risk management, liquidity risk management and RMB risk management in Hong Kong and China.



Module 1:

Mr. Koom Leung

Director, UniCredit

Mr. Koom Leung has broad experience in treasury management and related teaching expertise. He has more than 20 years of experience in managing bank’s treasury department and is now the director in UniCredit Bank Treasury. He is also a HKU SPACE adjunct lecturer with more than 10 years of teaching experience in the University of London BSc international program as well as treasury training program. Mr. Leung obtained Dual Master Degree (MSc Finance and MBA) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and BBA (Finance) from Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA),  Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Certified Financial Risk Manager® (FRM) holder.


Mr. Jeff Kwan

Former Treasurer of MTR Corporation

Mr. Kwan recently retired as treasurer of MTR, having served the company for more than 23 years. Prior to joining MTR, Jeff had more than 10 years banking experience in Hong Kong and Canada working for Hong Kong, U.S. and Canadian banks.

As treasurer of MTR, he was responsible for the company’s financing and risk management activities as well as treasury operation, overseeing debt issuance, loan syndication, derivative hedging strategy and execution, documentation and compliance, treasury operations and control, as well as relationships with banks, fixed income investors and credit rating agencies.  He was also responsible for the company’s project finance and general funding for its subsidiary and associate companies in Mainland China, Australia and Europe.

Jeff was an active member of: 1) Financial Benchmark Working Group, Treasury Markets Association; 2) Working Group on HKD HIBOR Review, Treasury Markets Association; 3) Working Group on Corporate Treasury Development, Treasury Markets Association; 4) Surveillance and Governance Committee, Treasury Markets Association; and 5) Hong Kong Association of Corporate Treasurer.

Jeff obtained his B.B.A. (Administrative Studies) degree from York University with distinction, and M. Sc. degree in Finance from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He also holds a LLB degree from the University of London and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Currently he is a Board Member of OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.


Mr. Peter Wong

Executive Director, Treasury Solutions, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Mr. Peter Wong is an Executive Board Member (since 2006) and Fellow Member of TMA, a CFA charter-holder and a CPA with 20+ years of experience as corporate treasurer/CFO of financial institution and MNCs including 13 years as the Treasurer of AIA/AIG Asia Pacific responsible for managing US$5 billion cash portfolio and corporate treasury management for over 100 companies with asset size in excess of US$150 billion. He has delivered finance and banking training courses for global US, UK and Japanese banks, investment bank, HKUST and two of the Big Four Mainland Chinese banks as well as a PRC bond regulatory agency. He has been appointed since 2012 as a member of the TMA Working Group on Corporate Treasury Development which prepared the proposals to the Hong Kong Government on the new Corporate Treasury Centre policy. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with MBA degree and Bachelor of Social Sciences degree (major in Economics).

Module 2:

Mr. Raymond So

Mr. So has been working in the financial industry for over 16 years. His previous working experience were related to managing trading, sales and research in Convertible Bond product from various reputable Investment Banks such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Nomura, ING Bank and Deutsche Bank. Raymond has been involved in part time teaching at HKU SPACE since 2012 in areas of Treasury Product & Corporate Financial Management, Mathematics for Finance, and numerous derivative related courses.  Mr. So holds a Master of Education from the University of Hong Kong, a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University, New York.

Dr. Jimmy Jim

Head of Global Markets of ICBC (Asia) Limited 

Joining in 2014, Mr Jimmy JIM, CFA, is currently Head of Global Markets Department of ICBC (Asia). His professional teams provide clients with diversified financial market services including foreign exchange, derivatives, money markets and bonds. Jimmy has extensive experience in banking and financial industry and was appointed senior positions with many leading international banks. He has worked across Hong Kong, Tokyo and Australia with broad experience in trading and sales of precious metals, financial and debt capital market products, ALM and portfolio management. 

Mr. Jimmy JIM is a CFA Charter holder and a CPA (Aust). He holds a Doctor Degree of Business Administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a Master Degree of Applied Finance Degree from Macquarie University and a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong  Kong. He was the President of The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts (a member society of CFA Institute) from 2010 to 2013 and is a member of Advisory Board in the current term.  

Module 3:

Mr. Amos Lau

Vice President, ICG Asia Business Treasury, Citibank N.A. 

Amos is the Vice President in Business Treasury of the Institutional Clients Group, at the Citibank N.A regional office in HK.  He obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and Queen’s University in Canada; as well as an MBA from York University in Canada.  Amos has worked for Citibank in various capacities in the past 20 years, including financial analysis for the Retail Bank, funds transfer pricing for the Consumer Group, stress test preparation for local regulator, and system implementation of a NIM simulation engine for US regulator’s CCAR.

Mr. Eric Fung

Vice President, Treasury Internal Audit, Citibank Singapore

Eric is the Vice President in Treasury Internal Audit covering the Asia Pacific region based in Singapore.  He graduated from Massey University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) degree in International Business and a BBS (Hons) degree in Finance.  He also obtained a Master of Commerce degree in Advanced Finance from the University of New South Wales in Australia.  Eric has worked in different international banks and a financial regulator in various locations in the past 20 years.  His areas of expertise include funds transfer pricing, liquidity risk management and market risk management.

Mr. Chris Lau

Vice President, Citibank N.A.

Mr. Lau is currently the Balance Sheet Management Lead Analyst with Citibank Hong Kong since 2009. His knowledge specializes in the banking liquidity management, balance sheet management and related treasury operations. Before taking up the current role, Chris has been working in the treasury department performing trading and funding duties for various banks operating in Hong Kong of local and foreign backgrounds.

Application Code 1855-FN043A -


The programme consists of 3 modules as follows:

Module 1

Banking and Corporate Treasury Management

Module 2

Treasury Products and Financial Risk Management

Module 3

Treasury Risk Management and Compliance


Module 1: Banking and Corporate Treasury Management

The module aims to provide an overview of theoretical frameworks and operations of banking and corporate treasury management. It examines principles of treasury organizational structure, banking and corporate treasury operations, treasury management systems and global banking and corporate treasury management issues.


Module 2: Treasury Products and Financial Risk Management

This module is designed to provide students with an applied corporate financial management framework and an overview of treasury products used by banks and corporate treasuries in effective treasury management. It examines the applications of different treasury products to manage risk, capitalise cashflow and minimise debt financing in global financial markets.


Module 3: Treasury Risk Management and Compliance

The module covers a comprehensive overview of treasury risk techniques and compliance in treasury management in Hong Kong. Operational risk management, compliance risk, updated HK regulatory framework, BIS foreign exchange global code and TMA Code of Conduct will be examined.


There is a total of 39 face-to-face teaching hours for each module.  


Assessment Method

Students will be assessed by continuous coursework (30%) and examinations (70%). All modules will be assessed and examined in English. 

Class Schedule

Nov 2020 intake
Module 1: Banking and Corporate Treasury Management




Lecture 1

13 Nov 2020 (Fri)




 7:00pm – 10:00pm




Lecture 2

20 Nov 2020 (Fri)

Lecture 3

27 Nov 2020 (Fri)

Lecture 4

04 Dec 2020 (Fri)

Lecture 5

11 Dec 2020 (Fri)

Lecture 6

18 Dec 2020 (Fri)

Lecture 7

 08 Jan 2021 (Fri)

Lecture 8

 15 Jan 2021 (Fri)

Lecture 9

 22 Jan 2021 (Fri)

Lecture 10

 29 Jan 2021 (Fri)

Lecture 11

05 Feb 2021 (Fri)

Lecture 12

 19 Jan 2021 (Fri)

Lecture 13

 26 Jan 2021 (Fri)


Nov 2019 intake

Module 2:  Treasury Products and Financial Risk Management




Lecture 1

13 Aug 2020 (Thur)




 7:00pm – 10:00pm




Lecture 2

20 Aug 2020  (Thur)

Lecture 3

27 Aug 2020 (Thur)

Lecture 4

03 Sep 2020 (Thur)

Lecture 5

10 Sep 2020 (Thur)

Lecture 6

17 Sep 2020(Thur)

Lecture 7

24 Sep 2020 (Thur)

Lecture 8

08 Oct 2020 (Thur)

Lecture 9

15 Oct 2020 (Thur)

Lecture 10

22 Oct 2020(Thur)

Lecture 11

29 Oct 2020 (Thur)

Lecture 12

05 Nov 2020 (Thur)

Lecture 13

12 Nov 2020  (Thur)

** The above tentative timetable may be subject to change without prior notice until confirmation of timetable issued to student. 


7:00pm - 10:00pm



Admiralty Learning Centre /  United Learning Centre

Applicants shall hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution.

If the degree is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency such as:

  1. an overall band of 6.0 with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS;
  2. a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 in the internet-based TOEFL;
  3. HKALE Use of English at Grade E;
  4. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or
  5. equivalent qualifications.

            Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee


Course Fee
  • $6,240 per module
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Banking and Corporate Treasury Management (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Banking and Corporate Treasury Management)
COURSE CODE 23Z10051-9 FEES $6,240 ENQUIRY 2867-8322
Treasury Products and Financial Risk Management (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Banking and Corporate Treasury Management)
COURSE CODE 23Z10052-7 FEES $6,240 ENQUIRY 2867-8322
Treasury Risk Management and Compliance (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Banking and Corporate Treasury Management)
COURSE CODE 23Z10053-5 FEES $6,240 ENQUIRY 2867-8322
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Postgraduate Certificate in Banking and Corporate Treasury Management

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method
  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Submit the application form with the following documents:

(a) CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES of all relevant academic and/or professional qualifications (please also bring along the originals of these documents for certification at HKU SPACE enrollment center);

(b) CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES of HKID card / passport and visa (if applicable); 

(c) a non-refundable application fee of HK$150 by crossed cheque made payable to “HKUSPACE”; and

(d) a separate crossed cheque / bank draft payable to “HKU SPACE” for HK$6,240 in respect of the course fee.  

The complete set of application forms with all relevant supporting documents may be submitted in person to any HKU SPACE enrollment centers.  

**Double-sided printing is much appreciated.**

Payment Method

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.


Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE MasterCard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.


Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or MasterCard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or      MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please aubmit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
  7. Classes are expected to be held at HKU SPACE learning centers. The health and safety of our students is  our top priority. If the situation in Hong Kong requires, HKU SPACE reserves the right to move some classes to other locations, including online teaching platforms.
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