Sector: Private equity / Venture capital, asset management, investment banking

Daily Dispatches – Hong Kong should benefit from competition with Shanghai

Despite concerns that Hong Kong's status as a regional banking hub is under threat by China's investment in the development of new finance hubs, such as that expected…

Daily Dispatches – Banzai Shinzo

A vote of confidence for Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with his coalition government wining control of both houses of parliament for the first time in six years.…

Where you will find 400,000 new jobs in banking

Myanmar’s fledgeling financial services industry is set to take off, following approval of crucial banking laws that pave the way for 400,000 new jobs in the next two…

Six new London start-ups that may provide job opportunities

A good way to find under-the-radar job opportunities is to follow which firms are launching in the City. We’ve scoured the register of new companies receiving approval in…

From the cut-throat world of investment banking into the fusty public sector

With scant opportunities in their chosen sector available, investment bankers in the Middle East are increasingly turning to public sector roles. For many used to working for cut-throat…

Recruiters and bankers lament visa gridlock in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The Middle East financial sector has traditionally been reliant on expat expertise, but a new focus on localisation – combined with concerns over the Arab Spring – has…

Daily Dispatches – RBS to announce hefty Asia job cuts today

Stephen Hester, the outgoing CEO of RBS, may be attracting the most attention right now after being eased out of his job yesterday, but spare a thought for…

Daily Dispatches – A Bad Day to work at Booz Allen

While Edward Snowden is on the run in Asia - last seen checking out of a hotel in Hong Kong yesterday - his former employers Booz Allen (majority-owned…

CFA Institute’s six steps to fix the global financial system

How do you even begin to fix a financial crisis that cost at least US$12 trillion and wiped out 20 million jobs? This is the task that the Chartered Financial…

How to get a job in a sovereign wealth fund

To some, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are bureaucracy-heavy public-sector institutions that financiers gravitate towards in the winter of their career. To others, they’re increasingly important internat

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