Headhunters swoop on bankers leaving Lehman

Headhunters swoop on bankers leaving Lehman

Not all Lehman Brothers bankers in Asia are bothering to stick around to learn their fate. Headhunters in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo are already helping rival banks…

Work dominates life for bankers in Japan

Work dominates life for bankers in Japan

Work-life balance (WLB) is starting to gain a foothold in Japan, but just how important is it to the country's beleaguered bankers? Michael Craven, a senior manager at…

Cautious candidates coy about changing jobs

Cautious candidates coy about changing jobs

Japanese bankers, a risk-averse bunch at the best of times, are becoming even more cautious about moving jobs as the clouds of recession gather over the country. Pessimism…

Can you escape the credit crunch by working at a J-bank?

Can you escape the credit crunch by working at a J-bank?

Japanese banks have felt less of the credit crunch fallout than their foreign counterparts, but does that make them a more desirable place to ride out the sub-prime…

Finance sector slump for IT jobs

Finance sector slump for IT jobs

The message from Tokyo's recruiters is simple: now is not a good time to be looking for an IT job in finance. Bruce Lepore at Talent2 says current…

Would you take a passage to India?

Would you take a passage to India?

Credit Suisse has unveiled plans to double staff numbers in India and isn't the only bank upping staff numbers in the region - Swiss rival UBS is also…

Is the sun slowly rising on Japanese private equity jobs?

Is the sun slowly rising on Japanese private equity jobs?

As Japan's private equity (PE) market looks set to expand its share of domestic M&A, recruiters say the country's sleepy PE jobs market could be about to wake…

Will pension injection help hedge fund hiring?

Will pension injection help hedge fund hiring?

Japan's Pension Fund Association has increased its investments in hedge funds six-fold over the past 12 months (Bloomberg). With US$2.8bn of its assets now in hedge funds, and…

Poaching not popular at private banks in Japan

Poaching not popular at private banks in Japan

Credit Suisse has poached someone from UBS to be its new head of private banking in Japan, but taking senior staff from rivals is still rare in this…

Gains for financial jobs if SWF gets go-ahead

Gains for financial jobs if SWF gets go-ahead

As government advisor Takatoshi Ito urges Japan to create its own sovereign wealth with about $33bn in assets, it appears Japan could be about to jump on the…

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