• Asian Fund Firms Hiring Focus in 2021 | Part 1 of 2

    8 days ago by Katrina Chui

    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...

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  • North Asia Financial Services Market Update

    about 1 month ago by Jay Chow

    ​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...

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  • Western firms looking to expand and recruit in China

    about 1 month ago by Katrina Chui

    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...

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  • 2020 Bonuses

    about 2 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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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  • Global Whitepaper: The Work-Life Rebalance

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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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  • Compliance Hiring Has Picked Up Substantially

    6 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    6 months ago by Jay Chow

    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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  • Global Report: Selby Jennings Job Confidence Index 2020

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Interviewed with over 900 financial services professionals across the globe, donwload our global report to discover global and regional data.

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  • Banking Technology Hiring Freeze is Thawing | Interview with Bloomberg

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Banking technology hiring is back on! The banking sector slows down its hiring due to Covid-19. However, the hiring freezes thawing and with this, a large number of roles emerging in technology. Read the full article featuring at Bloomberg.

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  • Hong Kong Financial Services Market update: Returning to the "New" Normal from Covid-19

    8 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Now we are back to office - How will the financial services market look like for the rest of 2020?​

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  • Job Confidence Index 2020 Report

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Request a copy of our survey result from Financial Services professionals during Covid-19.

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  • ​Building Resilience: Covid-19 and Financial Services Recruitment

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. As markets rattle, no financial sector will be left untouched.At Selby Jennings, we wanted to share how is recruitment being affected? How can employers move forwards with their hiring processes in this climate? We do see ...

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  • Interview with Ignite Asia: How to recession-proof your career in the coronavirus downturn

    10 months ago by Katrina Chui

    The coronavirus has already led to rising unemployment rates in some markets and job security is a growing concern in the investment industry. But there are steps fund executives can take to shore up their future career prospects, experts say.The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting asset management businesses in Asia and across the world like no other crisis before, impacting...

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  • Market Report: Private Banking & Wealth Management (March 2020)

    10 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​Last year was a relatively busy year for the private banking & wealth management market, we saw regional key movements from various banks that have led to team moves, restructuring and firms changing their strategy for 2020. What will the market be this year?Private Banking & Wealth Management Market ForecastWe believe private banks and external asset managers (EAMs...

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  • Market Update - March 2020

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    At Selby Jennings, we work closely with hiring managers and high calibre professionals every day. As a result, we receive perspectives from companies and individuals. We would like to share these market updates to those who are interested. If you wish to have a conversation regarding the market, contact us.Market Update for March 2020:MIDDLE OFFICE​Middle OfficeIT & Oper...

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  • Gender Diversity: The Commercial Imperative

    11 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. The data from 50 of the world’s biggest banks, insurers, asset managers and professional services firms showed that despite being the majority of junior staff, only a quarter (26%) of senior roles were occupied by women. I...

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  • Hong Kong Top Talent Trends

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    As it did after 1997 and 2008, Hong Kong’s resilient economy is expected to make a comeback following the de-escalation of the US-China trade war. Despite political and environmental uncertainty caused by the protests and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), employment prospects are expected to follow the pace of economic recovery. Here are the top talent trends for Hong Kong:H...

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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    about 1 year ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​September 2018 saw the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers - often portrayed in popular culture as the high profile starting pistol for the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). During the aftermath, banking and financial services were put under intense scrutiny and continue to be subject to incredible levels of political intervention, commentary, enhanced re...

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  • 9 in 2019: The Financial Stories that Shaped the Year

    about 1 year ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​This year saw the 21st century in its final throws of adolescence. A government shutdown, low unemployment, record stock market highs, and continuing trade wars all played a role in shaping 2019’s financial markets and economy. In a world of 24 hour news, recounting what happened yesterday, let alone at the beginning of the year, can be a challenge. The final year of the de...

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