Post Tagged with: "Hong Kong"

“Chinese banks dominate Hong Kong hiring. There’s no debate now”
by / on 11/09/2017 at 15:00 / in The Review

“Chinese banks dominate Hong Kong hiring. There’s no debate now”

I’ve been headhunting in Hong Kong banking for about 15 years having moved here from the UK. Aside from the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, I haven’t come across a time where the big global banks were adding new headcount more slowly than they are today.   Yes, there is some hiring of Chinese coverage bankers, but much of it is to replace people who have left for the corporate […]

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We’ve launched fintech firms in SG and HK. Here are 10 ways to get a job with us
by / on 29/08/2017 at 10:30 / in The Review

We’ve launched fintech firms in SG and HK. Here are 10 ways to get a job with us

Fintech CEOs are hiring in both Hong Kong and Singapore. But they are particular about the people they take on – new recruits can help make or break their fledgling businesses. Moreover, they need employees who will stick with their start-ups through tough times and are willing to take a pay cut, at least in the short term, to come […]

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10 Hong Kong finance jobs that pay $50k a month after just three years
by / on 17/02/2017 at 13:30 / in The Review

10 Hong Kong finance jobs that pay $50k a month after just three years

You’re a student in Hong Kong wondering which finance job will land you a salary large enough to start saving up for an apartment by the time you’re an associate. You want to earn at least HK$50k (US$6.4k) a month – preferably a lot more – within about three or four years of graduating (i.e associate level at most banks). […]

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Seven ways to avoid career catastrophe when you start a banking job in Asia
by / on 15/02/2017 at 17:15 / in The Review

Seven ways to avoid career catastrophe when you start a banking job in Asia

If you’re a banker moving to Hong Kong or Singapore, you have already overcome a huge hurdle: cost-conscious banks in Asia are increasingly reluctant to hire expensive expats like you in the first place. But beware the pitfalls ahead: new foreign hires are coming under intense and immediate scrutiny as banks attempt to justify why they haven’t taken on someone […]

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Deluded Asian bankers still asking for big pay rises
by / on 07/02/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

Deluded Asian bankers still asking for big pay rises

I recruit in-house for a big US bank in Singapore. You may think that recent job cuts and bonus cuts would have made candidates applying to firms like mine a little less aggressive when trying to negotiate new pay packages. But in fact, there are still too many people in Asia who are pushing us too hard on pay after receiving their […]

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Whither Hong Kong?
by / on 29/12/2016 at 14:00 / in Think Tanks

Whither Hong Kong?

This Perspective considers the future trajectory of the Special Administrative Region in light of the 2014 prodemocracy street protests and their aftermath. First, it examines economic and political trends in Hong Kong–China relations; second, it considers the issues triggering these recent protests; third, it considers the effect of the protests; fourth, it explores possible future scenarios; and lastly, it offers […]

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Comment expliquer la ruée des banquiers français vers Hong Kong ?
by / on 07/12/2016 at 12:00 / in Management

Comment expliquer la ruée des banquiers français vers Hong Kong ?

Il y a eu beaucoup de suppressions d’emplois cette année à Hong Kong et les coûteux banquiers expatriés ont acheté des billets d’avion en aller simple pour retourner chez eux. Mais visiblement personne n’a expliqué cela aux professionnels français de la finance qui continuent de débarquer en masse à Hong Kong. Selon les estimations du consulat français, ils seraient environ […]

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What you need to know about 2016 Hong Kong banking bonuses
by / on 30/11/2016 at 13:00 / in The Review

What you need to know about 2016 Hong Kong banking bonuses

Bonuses for 2016 will be worse than last year at global banks in Hong Kong, but money is still being ringfenced to reward top rainmakers. “Bonus pools will be down 10% overall,” says Christian Brun, managing partner of search firm Wellesley Partners in Hong Kong. US and European investment banks in Hong Kong are cutting senior jobs and reigning in costs […]

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How tiger moms are stopping young Hongkongers from quitting banking for fintech
by / on 28/09/2016 at 11:00 / in The Review

How tiger moms are stopping young Hongkongers from quitting banking for fintech

Back in 2014, former financial lawyer and UBS director Henri Arslanian realised that Hong Kong’s nascent fintech sector was facing a major challenge: not enough people were willing to join the city’s start-up scene. “Instead of just complaining about it, I resolved to do something about it,” says Arslanian, who was also teaching financial entrepreneurship part-time in the University of […]

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Bankers rebel against new hot-desking surge in Hong Kong
by / on 20/09/2016 at 12:40 / in The Review

Bankers rebel against new hot-desking surge in Hong Kong

Global financial institutions in Hong Kong are expected to force more staff to share desks as office rents surge while banks look to cut costs. But many bankers in the territory aren’t taking too kindly to this new wave of hot-desking. Hong Kong is the most expensive city globally to rent office space in a tower building and will remain […]

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