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

    15 days 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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  • How Hong Kong is back in business

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

    9 months 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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  • Quants Global Market Report 2021

    about 1 year ago

    ​With an extremely active hiring market and an increase in demand for specialist talent, our Quants Recruitment team has produced a Global Market Report 2021 to share key insights and trends from across the industry.This market report discusses insights on:Execution strat’s and High-Frequency TradingThe continued growth of Systematic Fixed Income TradingHow Quant firms are d...

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  • Selby Jennings Job Confidence Index 2021

    about 1 year ago

    We are in the precipice of the greatest workplace transformation. Financial Services leaders and talent acquisition professionals are currently facing a market that is deeply driven and navigated by candidates.In a post-pandemic landscape that is ripe with economic opportunity and dynamic operational recovery, understanding the unique sentiments embedded in the minds, hopes,...

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  • Employee Job Confidence: A New Dawn?

    about 1 year ago

    ​As the global economy is projected to recover and relaunch, the world health crisis continues to cast a shadow on many countries and impact economic activity. Although the path to financial stability may be uncertain, having unique access to what employees are thinking may be the best strategic advantage for talent management in competitive markets.In 2020, we launched the ...

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  • 2021 Mid Year Review and Look Ahead (North Asia)

    over 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    Download our latest report to understand the changes in talent demand, what nuances affect financial services, and how firms can solve the number one business challenge: talent.

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  • Advancing Women of Color in Financial Services

    over 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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...

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

    over 1 year 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

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​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

    almost 2 years 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

    almost 2 years 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

    almost 2 years 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

    almost 2 years 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

    about 2 years 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

    about 2 years ago by

    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

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years ago by Katrina Chui

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

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