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  • The Cryptocurrency Market Update

    13 days ago

    ​​​How cold is this Crypto winter? With the growing numbers of international hedge funds and crypto native asset management firms establishing operations in Asia, the demand for quantitative specialists is on a speedy rise. Buy-side and Sell-side firms are reacting to this growth in different ways, our talent specialist report aims to answer the following questions:What is ...

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  • How to get the most out of a long and challenging interview process

    about 2 months ago

    Interviewing at a banking or financial services firm, particularly for senior-executive level positions, will often entail a rigorous process that includes a lot of prep, energy, and tough technical questions to assess if you have the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the role. In certain instances, you may even be invited to attend an all-day interview, which entail ...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    about 2 months ago

    Landing a job offer is a great achievement and it can be tempting to grab it with both hands, particularly if you’ve been focused on the interview process for some time. Yes, crafting resumés and cover letters, researching companies and positions, preparing presentations, and attending interviews are all time and energy consuming parts of the process, especially for senior-e...

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    How To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • Negotiating the salary you deserve

    about 2 months ago

    When seeking a new job, it’s imperative to know the market, understand where you fit within it, and form a realistic salary expectation to stick to. A good talent partner will help you to know your worth within the industry and organization you’re interviewing for and will assist with communicating those expectations back to the hiring manager, but no one is a better advocat...

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  • How a talent specialist can widen your opportunities

    about 2 months ago

    ​As a professional with an elite set of skills and expertise, it’s important to work with a specialist talent partner who understands both you and your sector. There can be stiff competition at the top of the ladder, and landing a new top tier position where your level of expertise have the opportunity to be both utilised to their full potential and encouraged to grow furthe...

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  • Finding a company culture that fits

    about 2 months ago

    ​For professionals seeking a new job, it’s often factors like salary, the day-to-day of the role itself, and the company brand that are central to the decision process. But each company has its own culture, customs, and values, even if they aren’t clearly defined, and they actually have more of an influence on your productivity, success, and even earnings than might be immed...

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  • 3 ways to navigate bidding wars for Quants talent

    4 months ago

    Bidding wars are becoming a regular occurrence in the Quants market. Historically, a Quants professional could have 1-2 competing offers on the table, but nowadays that number is closer to 2-4 offers. There are a variety of non-monetary factors for job candidates to consider when in a bidding war for them, and for businesses wanting to snap up the very best Quants profession...

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  • Does working from home attract talent?

    4 months ago

    ​It is hard to go day without seeing an article, a poll, or an argument about working from home. What was once a necessity during the peaks of the Covid-19 pandemic has become a hotly debated topic that is still going strong. Strong opinions and policies have formed on both sides of the debate, and at Selby Jennings we believe it is to beneficial to both professionals consid...

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  • How can finance firms ensure their offer is accepted?

    4 months ago

    ​​Post-offer care is just as important, if not more important than the steps leading up to an offer. With lengthy notice periods and visas required for so many, this leaves room for error and time for finance professionals to get cold feet. In this market especially, companies are doing anything they can in order to retain their employees. At Selby Jennings, we have seen emp...

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  • 2022 Mid Year Review and Look Ahead (North Asia)

    5 months ago

    ​In just a blink of an eye, half the year has passed. And it is a good time to take stock of how certain sectors have performed and to provide an outlook for the rest of 2022.

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  • ​New Economy Venture – The new space in financial services

    8 months ago

    At Selby Jennings, we have noticed seasoned financial professionals leaving more traditional companies and moving into an exciting and developing area in the industry, New Economy Venture capital. Multinational investment banks and financial services now have an even bigger fight on their hands for the best and brightest talent as this new sector grows, meaning many firms m...

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  • How Hong Kong is back in business

    8 months ago

    "Those who weather the storm will be the first to see the sunshine," says Jamie Thorpe, Head of Phaidon International, Hong Kong. ​With a zero-covid policy in Hong Kong, we spoke to Jamie Thorpe to understand why he thinks Hong Kong is still a place full of opportunities.​Q: From a talent point of view, based on the clients that Phaidon International works with in Hong Kon...

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  • Larson Maddox, Regulatory & Legal talent partner expands into APAC

    9 months ago

    ​Under Phaidon International group, alongside Selby Jennings, Regulatory and Legal talent partner Larson Maddox has now expanded its services across the Asia Pacific region, by setting up dedicated teams in Hong Kong and Singapore. The expansion in the Asia Pacific region will enable Larson Maddox to support the growing hiring demands in the regulatory and legal sector. “We ...

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  • Exuberance in the equities market: No better time for equity traders

    9 months ago

    It’s no shadow of a doubt that the cash equities trading space witnessed record earnings in 2021. Continuing to buck the same trend this year, the boom in equities trading at the Global investment banks has directly spilled into a high demand for equities trading specialists.Alasdair Moody, Head of Global Capital Markets at Selby Jennings (Hong Kong), reveals that some fi...

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  • How To Avoid Bias In Job Descriptions

    11 months ago

    ​There is overwhelming evidence that companies with diverse workforces perform better on every possible metric, with diversity positively impacting every level of a business, from the cleaning staff to the board of directors. Asian professionals say a workplace that respects diverse opinion is key to retaining talent. Bringing in as many perspectives, working styles and expe...

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  • Are You Banking on Your Next Career Change?

    11 months ago

    ​Embracing change, whether professionally or personally, can be a headache. However, whilst some change might be an uphill battle for individuals, it can also be an enabler of professional development and enhance a growth mindset.  In your professional life, are you longing for a change in direction? Maybe you stayed put at the same business for a decade, but now is the righ...

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  • How to Secure the Pay Raise You Deserve

    12 months ago

    ​Salary and compensation is often difficult to bring up in discussion, but are you missing out on a hard-earned raise? Time to break the taboo and secure the pay rise you deserve. Start by asking.Know your worthBe prepared. Don't let impostor syndrome get the better of you and undervalue yourself. Likewise, don't expect your line manager to have a new salary already calculat...

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  • Year of the Tiger - what's in store for you in 2022?

    about 1 year ago

    ​​As the year of the Tiger draws near, discover what 2022 has in store for your career!The Chinese zodiac, or生肖(/sheng-xiao/ ‘born resembling'), is represented by 12 zodiac animals. In Chinese culture, it is believed that your relationships, health, well-being and career fortunes are closely tied to the year of your birth. Take this opportunity to find out what you can expec...

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  • Year In Review & 2022 Outlook with Salary Guide (North Asia)

    about 1 year ago

    ​​Our latest report -Year In Review & 2022 Outlook with Salary Guide is now available. A report that covers a year in review of 2021 and 2022 outlook on the coming hiring/talent trend, combined with a comprehensive new year Salary Guide. 

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  • Learning During Lockdowns

    about 1 year ago

    As the global health crisis brings us more challenges to face, ​many are becoming more and more comfortable staying at home for more extended periods of time. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?Some have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care...

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