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JPMorgan eyes new areas of expansion; private equity hiring heats up

Spying on hiring

In the latest hiring roundup, Barclays and BNY Mellon are hiring in Asia, private equity firms up hiring plans and Deloitte looks to grow its advisory business.

Private equity firms are hiring

83% of private equity firms globally intend to increase headcount next year, with Asian and US firms doing most of the heavy lifting.

Regulators need cyber security pros

US government agencies are hiring information-technology experts to help analyze whether banks are well equipped to handle cyber attacks, like the one aimed at JPMorgan earlier this year.

Barclays eyeing Asian resurgence

While mostly firing in the West, Barclays is doing plenty of hiring in the East. It has added 11 people to its Japanese equity sales and trading team since July and plans to hire at least four more by the end of the year.

JPM going long on big data

J.P. Morgan continues to grow its data and analytics business. It just hired former Nasdaq exec Lucien Foster as a director within its aptly-named Intelligent Solutions unit.

Deloitte adding in advisory

Deloitte is looking to launch a ’boutique’ equity capital markets business after regaining its status as a ‘sponsor’ that helps coordinate initial public offerings.

JPM eyes African expansion

JPMorgan is hoping to open an office in Kenya while it continues to expand its business across Africa generally. The US bank currently employs 150 staffers in South Africa and operates out of Nigeria.

CMBS market heating up

Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and other firms are ramping up activity in the commercial mortgage-backed securities market in Europe. Hiring is likely to follow or is already underway.

HSBC ramping up in Singapore

HSBC is growing its retail banking and wealth management business in Singapore. The UK bank just opened its 12th retail outlet there.

Fresh firms hiring in London

Here’s a breakdown of the hot new hedge fund and private equity fund firms that have launched in London over the past month. They may be building their teams.

BNY adding private wealth managers in Hong Kong

BNY Mellon launched a new wealth management practice in Hong Kong last month. It’s not near done staffing up.

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