Lion City no longer the cheaper option?

Lion City no longer the cheaper option?

Could increases in the cost of living scupper Singapore's advantages as the cheaper alternative to Hong Kong? According to Mercer Human Resource Consulting's 2007 Worldwide Cost of Living…

Getting fat on expats

Getting fat on expats

Expats are pouring into senior financial services roles in Singapore. Is local talent being overlooked? First things first - overseas workers are in the minority in the Singaporean…

Boom time for private bankers

Boom time for private bankers

With money pouring into Singapore, private bankers are enjoying double-digit pay rises. But with new players setting up, could too many cooks spoil the broth? Over 30 banks…

The art of mentoring

The art of mentoring

How important is a senior steer if you want to reach the top in banking? Fairly helpful, if you believe the corporate literature on the mentoring schemes banks…

Riding the restructuring wave

Riding the restructuring wave

Houlihan Lokey plans to double its staff in Asia in anticipation of a boom in restructuring work. But local expertise is thin on the ground. "There's very little…

Bloom fades as costs rise

Bloom fades as costs rise

Surprise, surprise: when costs are taken into account London's not quite such a great place to work after all. Although bankers in the City are paid anything between…

Tokyo drift?

Tokyo drift?

Is Tokyo losing out to Hong Kong and Singapore? Maybe. There are certainly signs that Tokyo isn't the financial centre it was. Earlier this month, a Japanese government…

Fund derivatives hit Asia (but hiring has yet to follow)

Fund derivatives hit Asia (but hiring has yet to follow)

First there were mutual funds, then there were derivatives. The next hot thing may yet turn out to be fund derivatives. Fund-linked derivatives enable asset managers to create…

Hitting the beach in Oz may clobber your career

Hitting the beach in Oz may clobber your career

There's no shortage of bankers eager to make the move to Australia. But is a move to Oz good for your career? Plenty of would-be migrants come from…

Training up in ops

Training up in ops

A new industry-wide training programme aims to address Singapore's 'significant' shortage of middle- and back-office financial professionals. The Operations Finance Preparatory Programme (OFPP) has support

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