• REOPEN Office with These Simple Six Steps

    5 days 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...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    6 days 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...

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  • Rethinking the Value of Loyalty

    11 days ago

    ​Recently, we had the pleasure of presenting to a group of MBA students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. Our Group Marketing Director, Luis Rolim, advised on how professionals can navigate a difficult job market, as well as improve their personal branding. Interestingly, in both sessions, the same question was asked by a member of the...

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  • The Opportunities for Financial Services Professionals from Biggest 2020 IPO

    13 days ago

    ​Ant Financial filed to list its shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai, this could be among the biggest in history. The dual IPO will provide, no doubt, a lot of work to bankers who are working on the deal. What other opportunities will this deal bring to financial services professionals?BonusesAnt Financial said it will offer at least 10 per cent of its shares in a dual offering...

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  • Why You Should Not Hesitate to Find A New Job

    17 days ago

    In times of uncertainty, we are supposed to lay low and wait for better days, right? With the global pandemic looming over our heads, this argument is strengthened by lower economic activity and reduced expectations. However, staying where you are in terms of your career may be just the thing you should not be doing. Finding a new job could be more beneficial.Someone says th...

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  • Hiring in Chinese Investment Banks

    30 days ago

    Chinese i-banks are dominating the world’s top-10 investment banks. According to Bloomberg, Chinese i-bank Citic Securities is the third most valuable brokerage globally. Furthermore, five other mainland firms also listed in the top-10. They are CSC Financial (China Securities), Huatai Securities, China Merchants Securities, Haitong Securities, and Guotai Junan Securities. ...

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  • ​Equity Capital Market  (ECM) Teams are Busy in Hong Kong

    about 1 month ago

    No doubt, if you look at the pipeline in Hong Kong, there are plenty of IPOs lining up. According to KPMG, The Hong Kong Stock Exchange raised a total of HK$87.3bn in the first half of 2020. It has been a 22% increase compared with the same period last year. It looks like it is going to be a big busy time for equity capital market (ECM) teams.More work for ECM teamsRecently,...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job In a Difficult Job Market

    about 1 month ago

    Using a specialist recruiter is like having a sector insider working on your behalf to help you find a better job—and at zero cost. At Selby Jennings, we hold long and rich relationships with some of the biggest or most successful companies within banking and financial services—and represent up-and-coming businesses who are seeking the hottest talent to help support their gr...

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  • Compliance Hiring Has Picked Up Substantially

    about 1 month ago

    In the first half of 2020, Hong Kong was facing a year-long political situation followed by the global pandemic COVID-19. Compliance vacancy numbers were down about 30% year-on-year as banks froze hiring, says Ian Yeung, middle-office team lead at Selby Jennings, in an interview with eFinancial Careers.However, as banks grapple with the new American sanctions regime and the ...

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  • You can Still Get a Banking Job during HK’s Covid Surge

    about 2 months ago

    It has been half a year already since Covid-19 has started. In the past 6 months, we hear banks shut down desks and companies exiting the market. Hong Kong unemployment rate has hit 15 years high. They say the labour market in banking remains in a similar state. But the progress of landing a banking job is now becoming even more protracted.Banks are Still Committed to Asia“T...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    about 2 months ago

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • The Need for Mandarin in Hong Kong Financial Services

    about 2 months ago

    “Banks in Hong Kong are still fairly dependent on mainland talent because the typical requirement for native mandarin speaking professionals hasn’t changed,” says Chris Wong, head of Selby Jennings China to eFinancial Careers. “IBD functions need Chinese talent, especially given the recent competition between the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges over the increasing number of...

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  • Beijing's Global Income Tax Plan Pushes Chinese Bankers to Leave Hong Kong?

    2 months ago

    ​Chris Wong, Head of China, Selby Jennings has shared his view with eFinancial Careers about the latest China global income tax. Will this new global income tax plan pushes Chinese Bankers to leave Hong Kong? Read to discover.

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  • ​Hong Kong and Singapore Remain Potentially Attractive Workplace for Bankers

    2 months ago

    eFinancial Careers has put a closer look to HSBC to under the talent shift in the banking industry. With different reasons and new announcements from the bank, Hong Kong and Singapore remain potentially attractive workplace for bankers to transfer over the next 12 months.Bank's Strategies Make Asia an Attractive WorkplaceNot long ago, HSBC has announced on the plan of 35,000...

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  • Diversity & Inclusion: Working From Home is the Key to Diversity

    2 months ago

    ​No doubt, pandemic forced the global workforce to try on working from home arrangement. Certainly, this could be a very new experience for many companies and individuals. With such experience, 74% of the banking and financial services workforce reports wanting to embrace the working from home model according to a recent poll by our parent company, Phaidon International. Whi...

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  • Hong Kong Financial Services Senior Management Transfers To China

    2 months ago

    ​According to a recent article by eFinancial Careers, more banks in Hong Kong are transferring their senior management across the border—to China. Credit Suisse - Transfer to Their Mainland Joint VentureOne of the examples is Credit Suisse. The Swiss bank wants to let go of about half of its investment banking staff at its mainland joint venture, Credit Suisse Founder Secur...

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  • A Covid-19 Market Update for C-Suite

    3 months ago

    ​Selby Jennings' Managing Director, APAC Mr Andrew McNeilis has recently interviewed with FutureCIO. In this interview, McNeilis has shared our latest Global Research Report result and provided insights to the C-suite professionals regarding the current market amidst COVID-19.

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Partner

    3 months ago

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every job seeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals who are trying to advance their careers. However, for members of the LGBTQ+ community, recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career partner.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need a career par...

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  • How to Make Video Calls Less Tiring

    3 months ago

    ​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For financial services professionals, that might mean more time in front of the camera and video calls than you signed up for.Why video calls make you tired?Evolving from social animals, most human communication is non-verbal. In face-to-face conversations, we gain additional meaning from the way people act. We read eac...

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  • Hong Kong Financial Services Professionals Are Not Relocating To London - For Now | Interview with eFinancial Careers

    3 months ago

    Are Hong Kong financial services professionals planning to relocate to the UK? Read our interview with eFinancial Careers.

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