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學hea真不容易,但hea的感覺是蠻好的。全無壓力地生活,相對以往每分每秒都拉得崩崩緊的工作節奏,真是天淵之別。

在不出門的日子,雖然每天仍然是大清早便起床,立即開著電視機,看財經新聞,但心情已很不同了。以往工作的時候,要隨時準備一旦有事件發生,本著自己鼓吹和堅信的「宏觀審慎管理制度」,於早上七時半在傳媒朋友暱稱為「志剛講場」的國金二期大堂前,和媒体公開見面提供分析。現在遇上突發事件則只是私下評估,思考下一步的發展,純粹滿足自己的專業興趣。之後便是和太太一起吃早餐,然後便開車到球會打高球、做運動和閱讀報章。完成這「例行公事」後回到家裏已經是早上11時,才開電腦看電郵開始「工作」。

看來我已經找到退休生活中,hea和工作之間的平衡。各佔一半應該是最理想的。我曾有言在先,不打算到私人机構當全職工作,這個決定是對的。退休當然想hea,但hea太多,腦袋會生銹。幸好,在「報國」及「講學」的工作以外,再找事情去填滿我用於工作的一半生活時間,並沒有任何困難。事實上,困難的反而是選擇和邀請太多,難以取捨。但我已決定,作出選擇的重要考慮,是工作性質能夠給予我机會,保持對金融和相關範圍的專業興趣,為國家、為香港在金融領域中作出貢獻。

事實上,自去年12月接受的中國金融學會執行副會長的崗位,再加上快開始在中大的全球經濟及金融研究所做一些金融學術研究和授課,預計已佔我計劃用於工作的時間七七八八了。所以,我非常抱歉,要婉拒很多盛情和吸引的邀請。在三月底冷河期過後,我只能在餘下不多的時間做一些非執行或顧問的工作,在宏觀或微觀層面都好,也發揮一下在風險管理和管治上的專長,相信這樣也是對社會的一種貢獻,但希望不會影響我將餘下一半生活時間放於hea的計劃吧!

任志剛

 

It is not easy to learn how to “hea”, but the “hea” feeling is certainly a good one. No pressure, no schedule to observe, no responsibility, it is just fantastic. Instead of constantly stretching your life to the limit like a rubber band about to break, you stretch your muscles that have been aching because you have been inactive for too long. What a contrast!

I still get up early in the morning, turn on the TV and watch the news on financial developments overnight, but with an entirely different state of mind. Before retirement I would make an assessment of whether there was a need, in accordance with the macro prudential approach to managing monetary and financial stability that I preached, for me to provide my views and analyses at 7.30 am to the likely congregation of financial reporters at 2 IFC after significant developments have taken place overnight. Now, I do the same mental analysis and, for my own professional satisfaction, quietly predict what is likely to happen next. I then have breakfast with my wife at home, and head off to the Club, either to play a round of golf or to do exercise, or both, and read the newspapers. By the time I finish with this nice routine and return home, it would be around 11 am. It is then that I would turn on the computer, read e-mails and start working.

I think I have got my balance (half-half) and priority right between “hea” and work. The earlier decision not to accept any full time work in the private sector is also right. But I am acutely aware of the possibility that if you “hea” too much your brain could well stop functioning properly. Fortunately, filling up the half time to be devoted to work does not appear to be difficult. The difficulty, instead, has been to handle all the kind offers. I have decided to give priority to work arrangements that enable me to sustain my professional interest in financial and related matters so that I can continue to contribute to the financial developments in China.

Between being the Executive Vice President of the China Society for Finance and Banking and the forthcoming academic work at the Institute of Global Economy and Finance, the majority of the time I intend to spend working after retirement will have been taken up. Regrettably, therefore, I have to turn down many kind and attractive offers. Whatever working time that I have left, I would probably, after the expiry of the sanitization period (end of March), take on some non-executive or consultancy work relating to governance and risk management at both the macro or the micro levels so that I can also apply my skills in these areas productively and for the benefit of society. Hopefully this would not eat into my “hea” time.

Joseph Yam

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金融研究工作

 

剛在內地就金融研究工作發言。如果您對金融研究有興趣,可參考附上的發言稿。對不起,只有中文,因沒有時間翻譯。

 

任志剛

 

https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AT-mnGtEeRqlZGZ2aHRxNndfMTJjNTQ4empnNg&hl=en

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