China Career Update: it’s musical chairs time for mainland i-bankers

China Career Update: it’s musical chairs time for mainland i-bankers

Welcome to the first of our weekly updates on the financial services job market in China. It's again that time of year when the most frantic job switching…

Daily Dispatches: M&A boom continues in Q1

Daily Dispatches: M&A boom continues in Q1

Mergers and acquisitions boomed in Asia in the first quarter in sharp contrast to a slump in deal volume in Europe and the US, underlining a global shift…

Is BoA the new black for Asian bankers?

Is BoA the new black for Asian bankers?

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is planning more Asian expansion as the merged firm looks to make the most of its combined strength. And it appears that candidates…

Daily Dispatches: new leader for ANZ’s Asian expansion

Daily Dispatches: new leader for ANZ’s Asian expansion

ANZ has poached senior banker Mark Robinson from Citigroup to lead its south and south-east Asia operations, as it looks to double the proportion of income from the…

Daily Dispatches: senior salary spikes in talent-short Asia

Daily Dispatches: senior salary spikes in talent-short Asia

US and European banks are offering huge pay packages to hire top bankers in the Asia-Pacific region, in a sign that the compensation curbs pledged by financial groups…

It’s cushier to join Coutts than bolt to BSI

It’s cushier to join Coutts than bolt to BSI

Where would you rather be working: at an aggressive, expansionist bank which has just poached you on a three-year guaranteed bonus; or at a firm desperately trying to…

Daily Dispatches: ICBC seeks more money

Daily Dispatches: ICBC seeks more money

ICBC plans to sell new shares and raise up to 25 billion yuan (US$3.66 billion) through convertible bonds sales over the next three years. The world's biggest lender…

Chinese PE funds get some poaching power

Chinese PE funds get some poaching power

Last year was a watershed for China's private equity industry because for the first time local RMB funds raised more funding than their foreign rivals. With Chinese PE…

Daily Dispatches: BoA wants to build in China

Daily Dispatches: BoA wants to build in China

Bank of America plans to expand its business in China and the rest of Asia, chief executive officer Brian Moynihan said during his first visit to the region…

It must be so simple to become a UBS private banker now. Right?

It must be so simple to become a UBS private banker now. Right?

The message from UBS chief executive Oswald Grübel earlier this week sounds clear enough: I want 400 new client advisors in Asia within a year, a 40 per…

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