This excerpt taken from the AMTD DEF 14A filed Jan 24, 2005.
All Other Fees. All other services include fees related to a proprietary regulatory reporting software license and maintenance contract used in our brokerage operations.
The Audit Committee considers whether the provision of these services is compatible with maintaining the auditors independence, and has determined such services for fiscal 2004 and 2003 were compatible.
We have been advised by Deloitte & Touche LLP that neither the firm, nor any member of the firm, has any financial interest, direct or indirect, in any capacity in the Company or its subsidiaries.