Daily Dispatches: NAB’s Asian asset management expansion

Daily Dispatches: NAB’s Asian asset management expansion

National Australia Bank said today it agreed to acquire Hong Kong-based Calibre Asset Management for an undisclosed amount. The move comes as Australian banks look to expand into…

Daily Dispatches: AMP plans Chinese partnership

Daily Dispatches: AMP plans Chinese partnership

Australia's second biggest superannuation manager AMP plans to partner China's largest insurer to expand into asset and pension management in the fast growing Asian nation. (The Age) The…

Singapore v Hong Kong: which city is leading the recruitment recovery?

Singapore v Hong Kong: which city is leading the recruitment recovery?

As banks begin to emerge from the financial crisis, which city is performing best recruitment-wise: Hong Kong or Singapore? And which one will be the best place to…

He worked at a hedge fund, now he saves trees

He worked at a hedge fund, now he saves trees

Earlier this year, Hong Kong-based ADM Capital Foundation - the charity offshoot of investment advisor ADM Capital - advertised for financial services professionals to lend their time and…

Daily Dispatches: Insurance industry plans recruitment crackdown

Daily Dispatches: Insurance industry plans recruitment crackdown

Life insurers have been warned to stamp out questionable recruitment practices - a move that is set to bring direct benefits to policyholders. One key problem that the…

Daily Dispatches: Barclays to double i-banking headcount in India

Daily Dispatches: Barclays to double i-banking headcount in India

Robert Morrice, Barclays Capital's Asia-Pacific chairman, plans to double the London-based firm's investment banking team in India as it vies to sell stock. Barclays, Bank of America Merrill…

Daily Dispatches: APAC AXA axes AMP offer

Daily Dispatches: APAC AXA axes AMP offer

AXA Asia Pacific says it has rejected as inadequate a takeover proposal from rival Australian wealth management firm AMP. (Bloomberg) Commonwealth Bank has reported a strong first-quarter profit,…

Daily Dispatches: profits surge at DBS

Daily Dispatches: profits surge at DBS

DBS said today that its third quarter net profit jumped 49 per cent on-year to S$563m, higher than market expectations of S$463m. (938 Live) Foreign insurance groups, which…

Daily Dispatches: ANZ wants more Asian assets

Daily Dispatches: ANZ wants more Asian assets

Mike Smith, chief executive of ANZ, says the Australian bank hopes to complete further opportunistic acquisitions next year as struggling European and US financial services groups are forced…

The worst candidates in Asia: part II

The worst candidates in Asia: part II

In part II of a two-part series, we give you some more examples of candidates who've made silly mistakes in their job search. If you haven't read part…

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