• Performance Over Presence

    26 days ago

    ​Change may well be on the horizon and is accelerating exponentially. At the beginning of 2020, many financial services companies were firmly thrust into a remote working trajectory - HSBC staff in Hong Kong can now reportedly work 4 days a week from home- a watershed year for digital transformation within the workplace. For the past year, the high-speed mass adoption of fle...

    Read more
    Blog Selby
  • Locked Down and Upskilled

    about 2 months ago

    ​The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 has resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending endless time at home. 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, rediscover a particular passion, or i...

    Read more
    Blog Selby
  • Advancing Women of Color in Financial Services

    2 months ago

    ​In the past few months, we are seeing more and more women stepping up and crowning for senior positions in the financial services industry. At the end of last year, Hang Seng Bank has appointed the first woman as its chairman. According to research, more than 90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, the dial towards progress has moved forward. With dive...

    Read more
    Women In Color Sj Blog
  • International Women's Day 2021: An interview with Bethan Howell

    3 months ago

    ​A challenging world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. At Selby Jennings, we choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.From challenge comes change, we have an interview...

    Read more
    Apac Sj Hk Bethan Howell
  • Talent Movement: The Greater Bay Area

    3 months ago

    According to the Wealth Report 2020 by Knight Frank, China is listed the second of the global Ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) distribution chart, over 61,000 individuals worth over USD 30m. With this rising income in mainland China unleashed the potential for future growth in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).The Talent DemandWhile China has prioritized the GBA for investm...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 1801088035 Edit
  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    4 months ago

    2020 was a challenging year. It can be tempting for everyone to enter 2021 with blind optimism. However, we suggest learning as much as possible from reflections from 2020. Download our latest report to understand more.

    Read more
    Selby Jennings Blog
  • Asian Fund Firms Hiring Focus in 2021 | Part 1 of 2

    4 months ago

    We all would think after the interesting year 2020, many hiring plans should be reduced or on hold. However, we see bright side on fund houses in Asia throughout Q4 in 2020, including Pictet Asset Management opens unit in Shanghai, billionaire Ray Dalio set up a family office in Singapore, US-based asset manager Barings expands Asia Pacific operations to Singapore. Asian fun...

    Read more
    Part 1   Jz
  • North Asia Financial Services Market Update

    5 months ago

    ​2020 was a challenging year, fraught with pandemic, trade wars, and geopolitical upheaval. Not since the financial crisis of 2008 did we experience such turmoil in the financial sector. However, in Hong Kong and, more broadly, North Asia, our clients see extraordinary opportunities on the horizon. As 2020 ends, it is a time for every industry, including financial serv...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 1011334393 Edit
  • Western firms looking to expand and recruit in China

    5 months ago

    Goldman Sachs will buy out its China joint venture partner. This will make it the most advanced foreign bank to take full ownership of a mainland securities business. Having a lack of total control on mainland securities entities has long been a bugbear for Western firms. And not just Goldman Sachs, others are also aiming for 100% control - including Citi, UBS and Credit Sui...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 530557180 Edit
  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    5 months ago

    ​As the holidays approach, often full of end-of-year reviews, promotions and job hunting, it’s more important than ever to demonstrate your abilities. We have put together the 12 most fundamental tips that will help you excel in your career. 

    Read more
    Selby Jennings1
  • Chinese Banks are Leading the APAC Revenue Ranking Chart

    5 months ago

    While we are stepping closer to the end of the year 2020, it is a time to review and give a summary on the performance. According to Dealogic latest figures, Chinese banks are not just dominant players in domestic league tables, but also well-positioned in most rankings that cover the whole Asia Pacific region.Chinese Banks are Powerful in Capital MarketsThroughout the year,...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 442057429 Edit
  • 2020 Bonuses

    6 months ago

    Now we are coming close to the bonuses season. 2020 has been a journey. Because of the Covid-19, travel restrictions, quarantine requirements and similar issues posed serious hurdles. It has interrupted the basic activities to develop transactions. As a result, it forced the Asia Pacific M&A to put on hold. In the first half of 2020, there has been a 17% decrease in deal...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 1431125078 Edit
  • Diversity: Women in Finance

    6 months ago

    According to McKinsey 2018 report, less than a fifth of all C-suite executives working in finance were women. Most banks are painfully aware of this discrepancy in diversity. Do we know why?Historically, banking has been a very male-dominated sector, particularly across certain verticals such as Market Risk, Technology and Investment Banking. Data from crowdsourced pay data ...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 531419680 Edit
  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    7 months ago

    Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:Deep ...

    Read more
    7554b267
  • 5 Tips for Dealing With Back to the Office Blues

    7 months ago

    Back to the office blues affects people in different ways and it is often just a temporary blip.  Following an unprecedented and anxiety-ridden period of working from home, it seems fair to expect the transition back to the office to be a little more intense than usual though.Having to share space, commute and fit back into a rigid routine may feel tiring and restrictive; an...

    Read more
    Blog Image Edit
  • Global Whitepaper: The Work-Life Rebalance

    7 months ago

    ​Covid-19 brings in the biggest workforce to experience the longest period in history for working from home. Pre-COVID, the majority of financial services companies already have flexible work policy in place. However, this largest working from home experience inspires everyone to rethink the meaning of work-life balance.

    Read more
    Sj Full Mockup
  • Investment Professionals in Asia Switching to Wealth Management

    8 months ago

    This year, there are multiple moves from the buy-side to the wealth management space. Julius Baer and Citi Private Bank, for example, have all appointed ex asset management professionals to join the wealth team. There is an increase in movement from asset managers to wealth management firms. What are the reasons and what are the opportunities?Wealth Management Has a Continua...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 1444554557 Blog
  • What to Do If You're Made Redundant at this Difficult Time?

    8 months ago

    Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and the job market, leaving some employers little choice but to downsize their headcount to survive. Being made redundant can affect everyone mentally, financially, and emotionally. However, the key to surviving this is to overcome the challenges and make the most out of it. Why? It's a temporary state of being. This article aims to ...

    Read more
    Blog
  • REOPEN Office with These Simple Six Steps

    8 months ago

    It feels normal to work from home now. After a long period of being part of the biggest remote workforce in history, it can feel a bit uncertain and daunting to reopen the office.No doubt, the biggest challenge employers face a few months ago was moving the workforce out of the office. Luckily, the financial services sector has been an easier group to transition. Most of the...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 1790717576 Resize
  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    8 months ago

    ​Financial services professionals, how have you all been for the longest period of working from home? Are you already tired with all the video calls and online meetings? Are you impatient to return to the office to see your colleagues in person again?Good news is, Covid-19 cases been dropping in Hong Kong, and the government has been easing up the restrictions. Companies are...

    Read more
    Sj   Ready To Return