• Investment Professionals in Asia Switching to Wealth Management

    about 8 hours 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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  • The Opportunities for Financial Services Professionals from Biggest 2020 IPO

    16 days ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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  • Hiring in Chinese Investment Banks

    about 1 month ago by Katrina Chui

    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 by Katrina Chui

    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

    about 2 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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  • You can Still Get a Banking Job during HK’s Covid Surge

    about 2 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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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  • The Need for Mandarin in Hong Kong Financial Services

    2 months ago by Katrina Chui

    “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 by Jay Chow

    ​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

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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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  • Hong Kong Financial Services Senior Management Transfers To China

    3 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​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 by Katrina Chui

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

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

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

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  • Hong Kong Hedge Funds Professionals Have Become More Open-Minded | Interview with eFinancial Careers

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Hong Kong Hedge Funds are expanding to Singapore. Read our latest interview with eFinancial Careers.

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  • Tapping into the candidate-rich talent pool | Featured Article on Human Resources Online

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    It is a candidate-rich talent pool. As a result, hiring the right talent can be even more challenging.

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  • Banking Technology Hiring Freeze is Thawing | Interview with Bloomberg

    3 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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  • Interview with eFinancial Careers: Hong Kong bankers might not move to Shanghai

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    China scraps foreign ownership limits in financial industry joint ventures, as Beijing moves to further open up the market to foreign investors. Main cities in China, such as Shanghai, Beijing become high potential financial services hub for banks.JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Nomura have won regulatory approval to take majority ownership of thei...

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  • Interview with eFinancial Careers: FinTech Candidates Stop Job-hopping

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    There is a decent amount of news about the positivity of Fintech market despite Covid-19. As the FinTech hub for Asia, the Singapore government has been leading the way when it comes to FinTech innovation, including announcing two major support packages to help the sector to stay afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The market looks positive and receiving full of supports.In o...

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  • Media Interview with Citywire: Covid-19 impact

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​"There are still many strategic hires going on," said Abimanu Jeyakumar, Head of Selby Jennings North Asia at an interview with Citywire.​​While Asia is slowly getting back to normal, many companies have already returned to the office.At this interview with Citywire, Abimanu has shared insights on:What type of portfolio managers and investment bankers are in demand right no...

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  • Tips for navigating the job market during the coronavirus pandemic

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    An interview with Ignite Asia​We are back to the "real" normal.Hong Kong is one of the first city in the world that gets back to normal. The workforce is almost all back to the office. Citigroup has also recently announced to bring 600 staff back to Hong Kong office. "Although we are living through an unprecedented situation and no one can really tell what exactly is going t...

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  • Pressure to take pay cuts likely to rise for Asia's fund execs

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    An Interview with Ignite AsiaThe Covid-19 pandemic caught everyone unprepared. Hong Kong unemployment rate increased to 4.2% in the three months to March 2020 from 3.7% in the previous period. Executives from banking giants have also announced that they will donate the equivalent of millions of pounds due to the ongoing virus situation.However, are pay cuts really helping co...

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