Commodities boom fuels new Asian hires

Commodities boom fuels new Asian hires

With commodity-linked structured products gaining traction among Asian investors, investment houses are looking to increase commodities teams in the first quarter of next year. The Asian market for…

The boomerang application

The boomerang application

Would you go back and work somewhere you've worked before? Recruiters say buoyant hiring and a restricted number of candidates mean it's increasingly common for Asian bankers to…

Private banks hiring despite debt crisis

Private banks hiring despite debt crisis

Singapore's private banks have been hiring frantically for as long as we can remember. Does the credit crisis mean they'll stop? Ahem, no. If anything, it seems demand…

CAIA qualification growing in stature in Asia

CAIA qualification growing in stature in Asia

Want to get into hedge funds? Now may be the time to study the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst programme. For those unfamiliar with the qualification, the Chartered Alternative…

Would you work for Bear Stearns?

Would you work for Bear Stearns?

Bear Stearns has been battered by US sub-prime woes but is growing its business in Asia. Time to send in your CV? Last month John Moore, former co-head…

Don’t panic – yet

Don’t panic – yet

Banks are adopting a wait and see approach to staffing amidst shaky markets. Could it be they've finally learned from past experience? In the aftermath of the bursting…

You’ll go where Algos

You’ll go where Algos

Booming demand for algorithmic trading specialists means pay in the area has risen 20% in the past year. Recruiters say the growth of algorithmic trading and front as…

Big bonuses at GS, small ones everywhere else?

Big bonuses at GS, small ones everywhere else?

Our analysis suggests bankers at Goldman are on track for bonuses twice as high as those at rival firms. Following this week's third quarter results and assuming the…

Analysts: unfulfilled, unappreciated, unrecognised and unpaid?

Analysts: unfulfilled, unappreciated, unrecognised and unpaid?

An analyst at UBS in New York appears to have resigned in style. The analyst, apparently part of UBS' US global healthcare group, sent an email to his…

Chinese dragon breathing fire on Asia recruitment

Chinese dragon breathing fire on Asia recruitment

Recruiters are confident that China's growth will keep Asian finance hiring hot. Eva Ho, managing consultant at Hudson Recruitment in Shanghai, says medium to long-term prospects for China…

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