If the corporate and investment banking did not exist, where would we deposit money? Where would we borrow millions and billions of dollars from? Where would we invest money?
According to Corporate Finance Institute, the largest five banks in Hong Kong have combined assets totalling more than $23.5 trillion HKD. They have more than 270,000 employees to work for the business to provide an essential service. This service is provided to small and medium enterprises and large businesses (more than 500 staff) across Hong Kong. These businesses rely on the existence of the corporate & investment banks to succeed. As a result, the search and need for outstanding corporate & investment banking talent for all banks become essential.
Corporate banking is experiencing a period of growth, 2019 Banking Industry Outlook released by Deloitte quote that global corporate lending is on an upward trajectory. The Asia Pacific region saw a corporate lending increase by 5.8 per cent in revenues. As Asian markets expand, the competitive dynamics and opportunities within APAC’s corporate banking landscape have significantly increased. Furthermore, revenue from corporate lending has increased as well. HSBC’s gross loans and advances increased by 6.08 per cent to $3.545 trillion HKD. Corporate lending and mortgages are one of the main reason for driving it. Together with the growth in loans and advances to customers in mainland China, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia.
On the investment banking front, Hong Kong is the hub of investment banking in China. Chinese investment banks dominated the Hong Kong listings market in 2017. As a result, corporate and investment banking are one of the pre-eminent areas in the financial services sector. It is an attractive area of employment for banking professionals.
Identifying Talent & Opportunities
At Selby Jennings, we worked with clients to find this hard-to-find business-critical talent in corporate & investment space. Speak to our team to get more information about the corporate & investment banking talent and vacancies.