All quiet on the Eastern job hunt

All quiet on the Eastern job hunt

A slow final quarter awaits the recruitment market in Singapore and Hong Kong. With Wall Street and Europe delivering daily doses of bad news, many banks in Asia…

Private banking: the bar to selection is getting higher

Private banking: the bar to selection is getting higher

It's hard work becoming a private banker, despite the continual demand for experienced relationship managers in Asia. Increasing cost pressures and the financial market downturn are causing banks…

Nomura and Lehman: culture clash or tame takeover?

Nomura and Lehman: culture clash or tame takeover?

As Nomura gears up to integrate Lehman Brothers staff across Asia-Pacific, should LB bankers be preparing for a complete change in their working culture, or even jumping ship…

Are HSBC’s redundancies a one-off or a sign of more to come?

Are HSBC’s redundancies a one-off or a sign of more to come?

HSBC is usually a provider of good news in an otherwise downbeat Asian financial job market. But now the British bank is telling us it's slashing back-office staff…

Barclays binges on local techies

Barclays binges on local techies

Barclays is concentrating on recruiting locals as it creates hundreds of new jobs for its retail and commercial IT hub in Singapore. And its domestic drive appears well…

Will operational skills become more vital to PE careers?

Will operational skills become more vital to PE careers?

Operating a business may become just as important to future success in South East Asian private equity as brokering a buyout deal. Jennifer Goh, a consultant at recruitment…

Will Asian candidates shun US banks?

Will Asian candidates shun US banks?

Goldman Sachs or Standard Chartered? The answer was easy enough 18 months ago. But these days the choice is more complex for Asian job seekers as the glamour…

Will Nomura’s takeover stop staff leaving Lehman?

Will Nomura’s takeover stop staff leaving Lehman?

Nomura says it will take on all 3,000 Lehman Brothers employees in Asia-Pacific, but is this enough to prevent them seeking opportunities elsewhere? And does keeping them on…

Recruiter roundtable debates Singaporean jobs market

Recruiter roundtable debates Singaporean jobs market

Employers and candidates in Singapore have become more cautious in the wake of the global financial crisis, but the local jobs market remains in comparatively good shape and…

Americans at Lehman and Merrill target Asia’s private banks

Americans at Lehman and Merrill target Asia’s private banks

The meltdown in the US finance sector is forcing worried Wall Street i-bankers to sniff out sectors in Asia where headcount is still growing. Headhunters with private banking…

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