Post Tagged with: "Hong Kong"

Meet six Hong Kong bankers shaking up Asia’s hottest sector
by / on 16/11/2017 at 13:00 / in The Review

Meet six Hong Kong bankers shaking up Asia’s hottest sector

Senior technology media and telecoms (TMT) bankers are in high demand in Hong Kong this year (both banks and technology companies are hiring them), even as MDs and directors covering other industries have been cut back. Technology led all Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) sectors in IPO volume during the first nine months of 2017, raising $8.8bn via 136 deals, according to Dealogic. […]

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I’m still a finance student, but I’ve launched a Hong Kong blockchain start-up
by / on 15/11/2017 at 12:30 / in The Review

I’m still a finance student, but I’ve launched a Hong Kong blockchain start-up

Most fintech entrepreneurs decide to go it alone only after clocking up several years in big banks; Hung Lok Bun chose a more rapid path. He’s launched a blockchain company, learned from his initial mistakes, and refocused his firm into a new field…and he’s done all that while still a student. Hung, who’s in his final year of an undergraduate […]

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Hong Kong investment bankers quietly “hopeful” about 2017 bonuses
by / on 09/11/2017 at 00:30 / in The Review

Hong Kong investment bankers quietly “hopeful” about 2017 bonuses

Hong Kong investment bankers working for global firms are more upbeat about their bonus prospects than they have been for years, say headhunters and bankers. “The hope is that bonuses will be better than they have been for the past five years,” says Nick Green, a partner at headhunters Odgers Berndtson. “Market sentiment in Hong Kong is a lot more […]

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Here’s how to get into Bank of China in Hong Kong
by / on 02/11/2017 at 16:00 / in The Review

Here’s how to get into Bank of China in Hong Kong

Bank of China is hiring experienced staff across the board in Hong Kong right now (click here for details of where the jobs are). But where should you study if you want a graduate role at the bank? To find out, we looked at online profiles of current BoC employees to see how many of them attended leading universities in Hong Kong, China […]

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How to get a graduate risk management job in Singapore or Hong Kong
by / on 23/10/2017 at 12:05 / in The Review

How to get a graduate risk management job in Singapore or Hong Kong

The employment market for experienced risk management professionals in Singapore and Hong Kong remains comparatively buoyant. But for graduates, clinching a junior risk job is far from straightforward. “Risk has historically been challenging to get into due to its highly technical requirements, although banks in Asia are now becoming slightly more willing to take on entry-level candidates,” says Lynne Roeder, […]

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“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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