• Selby Jennings Job Confidence Index 2021

    9 days 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?

    21 days 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)

    about 1 month 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

    5 months 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

    6 months 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

    7 months 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

    8 months 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

    8 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

    10 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

    10 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

    12 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

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    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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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)

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    ​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

    over 1 year 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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