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Morning Coffee: Two bankers who might hire you in Asia, and how to impress them

Two bankers who might hire you in Asia, and how to impress them

Happening soon at JPM and Citic CLSA

Want an earlier indication of who might want to hire you in Asia next year? You might want to add Christophe Aba, regional head of investments Southeast Asia at J.P. Morgan, to your list.

Singapore-based Aba, who manages a team of 40 advising wealthy clients across the region, has told the Straits Times that despite turbulent market conditions there is still plenty of room for J.P. Morgan to expand in Southeast Asia. “For us, these are, in fact, great times because people will want advice, which is J.P. Morgan’s focus. We’re not a broker and that’s why our clients need us.”

Want to impress Aba at a job interview? Say you love getting to work early to catch up on the financial news – Aba is at his desk by 7.15am – but don’t say you like early-morning chats. “The first thing I do is to read as much as I can when there’s no one around to interrupt me,” he told the Straits Times.

Separately, Citic CLSA Securities has appointed Zhao Yu as head of China corporate financing and capital markets. She has been tasked with expanding the 50-strong China coverage team following a record year for mainland revenues at the joint-venture bank, reports Finance Asia. Have something clever to say about the state of the television industry if you’re interviewing with Zhao – she was a TV producer before becoming a banker.

Meanwhile:

Top Hong Kong banker starts hedge fund. (Bloomberg)

Citi, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs join new group pushing yuan trading in the US. (Wall Street Journal)

HSBC knows when you will reach your career peak. (Business Insider)

Bankers get nannies for business trips as Wall Street firms ramp up perks for parents. (Wall Street Journal)

Real incomes rise sharply in Singapore. (Channel News Asia)

How to apply for an employment pass in Singapore (SBR)

Retail banking job of the future? (TelecomAsia)


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