• 2020 Bonuses

    6 days 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...

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  • Diversity: Women in Finance

    19 days 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 ...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    about 2 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 ...

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  • 5 Tips for Dealing With Back to the Office Blues

    about 2 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...

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  • Global Whitepaper: The Work-Life Rebalance

    2 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.

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  • Investment Professionals in Asia Switching to Wealth Management

    2 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...

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  • What to Do If You're Made Redundant at this Difficult Time?

    2 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 ...

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  • REOPEN Office with These Simple Six Steps

    3 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...

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

    3 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...

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  • Rethinking the Value of Loyalty

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    4 months 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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  • Compliance Hiring Has Picked Up Substantially

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

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

    4 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

    4 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

    4 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?

    5 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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