Demand for private wealth management business-critical talent is more than ever pushing to a high level in North Asia.
Hong Kong is the global leader for new net assets (NNA), with a gain of US$410bn since 2010. It is also third for competitiveness in Deloitte’s ranking of international wealth management centres. Meanwhile, China has witnessed the emergence of large third-party online wealth management platforms which combined assets under management have risen at a CAGR of 50% over the past five years. Furthermore, in the Asia Pacific, the asset and wealth management industry is forecasted to experience the fastest growth, globally. Assets under management (AUM) is expected to almost double in the region between US$15trn in 2017 to US$29.6trn in 2025, according to PwC.
The private wealth management industry continues to experience profound change. That includes the increased pressure of compliance and instability in the global economy applying pressure to profit margins. Increasing regulatory burdens and the rising costs of risk are posing challenges to wealth management firms. Meanwhile, advisers are retiring from the industry faster than firms can replace them. As a result, private banks are looking for external talent to help achieve growth. However, the shortage of private wealth management talent becomes one of the biggest challenges.
With the continued internationalisation of wealth management and Wealth Connect Scheme initiative in the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau. In such a tough talent competition market, our clients expect to acquire not only the best candidates within their jurisdiction but the best globally.
Our Set-up Makes This Achievable
At Selby Jennings, the wealth management team consists of experienced recruitment consultants who have an expert understanding of specific geography. This structure enables our specialist consultants to identify, qualify, and introduce the highest level of calibre private bankers and wealth managers in the market place. We are working as not just a local team. We are able to combine each consultant’s local knowledge globally and offer access to a global talent pool. The team have successfully helped a broad range of clients to secure private wealth management business-critical talent - who are hard to find and passive in the job market.
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