Company: Ambition

What the Little India riot in Singapore means for expat banking jobs

What the Little India riot in Singapore means for expat banking jobs

Singapore's reliance on foreign labour - both skilled and unskilled - has come under unwelcome scrutiny again, with concerns expressed that the recent clampdown against migrant workers after…

Daily Dispatches – Singapore AUM catching up to Switzerland

Daily Dispatches – Singapore AUM catching up to Switzerland

The Financial Times reports that Singapore’s rise as a global centre for managing money has advanced significantly with assets under management rising by nearly a quarter last year. The…

Sorry, but salary hikes in Asia won’t be as rosy as last year

Sorry, but salary hikes in Asia won’t be as rosy as last year

It’s only the start of the year but already pundits are placing their bets on how 2012 will shape up salary-wise. Here are some predictions on what pay…

“I’m an Italian entrepreneur. Here’s why I come to London to boost my business skills”

“I’m an Italian entrepreneur. Here’s why I come to London to boost my business skills”

I’m already a successful businessman, but every year I travel from Italy to London to boost my finance and leadership skills. This is why.

A Q&A with the COO at StormHarbour, the independent global markets and financial advisory firm which has plans to hire next year

A Q&A with the COO at StormHarbour, the independent global markets and financial advisory firm which has plans to hire next year

There aren't many organisations placing themselves above the parapet and admitting they might build in London next year. StormHarbour is therefore an exception. Fresh from hiring Amir Hoveyda,…

Prepare for a smaller, leaner financial sector

Prepare for a smaller, leaner financial sector

With the big three Swedish banks having now reported, it's clear that, despite the relative health of the Scandinavian economies compared with many parts of Europe, we're in…

Meagre bonuses look likely at Swedbank

Meagre bonuses look likely at Swedbank

Tough trading conditions mean bonuses within Swedbank's Large Corporates & Institutions division continue to be under pressure, the bank revealed today and, against the backdrop of a more…

Stuck in the Middle: I’ve done two similar psych tests but got very different personality results. Are these tests a waste of time?

Stuck in the Middle: I’ve done two similar psych tests but got very different personality results. Are these tests a waste of time?

Psychometric assessments: Are they worth it? Do they add value? Who knows. What I can tell you is that they seem to be hated by the majority of…

‘Foreign invasion’ increases competition in SA’s securities brokerage industry

‘Foreign invasion’ increases competition in SA’s securities brokerage industry

Foreign investment in South Africa's financial services sector is growing at a dizzying pace. Both old world and emerging market players are seeking to set up in the…

The great expansionary intentions of Troika Dialog – but is it really adding staff?

The great expansionary intentions of Troika Dialog – but is it really adding staff?

All roads to ambition may well lead through investment bank Troika Dialog. Building on its alliance with Russian state savings bank Sberbank, Troika aims to become a powerhouse…

Banks have become far too fussy to interview anyone

Banks have become far too fussy to interview anyone

If you manage to make it into an interview this year, you may not get far. In May, the chief of staff at UBS wealth management in the…

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