Daily Dispatches: Barclays set to bulge in India; Singapore ponders having fewer foreigners

Daily Dispatches: Barclays set to bulge in India; Singapore ponders having fewer foreigners

Barclays India wants to fatten its private banking team by 35 per cent. (Live Mint) Could proposed quotas on overseas professionals mean fewer foreign bankers in Singapore? (Bloomberg…

Straight Talk: A senior UBS banker explains how to ace interviews and avoid failure during your first days on the job

Straight Talk: A senior UBS banker explains how to ace interviews and avoid failure during your first days on the job

Lutfey Siddiqi CFA, head of FICC corporate coverage & FX distribution Asia-Pacific gives some sage advice to young bankers. It can be disconcerting for fresh graduates to shift…

Career CPR: Is it humanly possible to go from the big four to the buy side?

Career CPR: Is it humanly possible to go from the big four to the buy side?

In the latest instalment of our Career CPR series, we hear from a CPA who is hoping to get into the buy side. Read his dilemma and offer…

Daily Dispatches: Lots of links about foreign banks in China, plus the heat’s on HSBC re its underperformer policy

Daily Dispatches: Lots of links about foreign banks in China, plus the heat’s on HSBC re its underperformer policy

Foreign banks are still small players in China, here's proof. (Business China) Even more proof. (The Wall Street Journal) After several attempts at a JV in China, Citi…

Relocation deals are not extinct; they have just gone on diets

Relocation deals are not extinct; they have just gone on diets

Just when you thought fewer senior foreign bankers were coming to Asia, there have been at least two high-profile moves into Singapore recently. Abhay Pande was relocated by…

Daily Dispatches: Citi comes out fighting in Asia

Daily Dispatches: Citi comes out fighting in Asia

Citigroup declares intentions to "punch its weight" by hiring in Asian equity markets and commodities. (The Economic Times) Folks in Singapore just keep getting richer, according to Boston…

From airline steward to salesman to Singapore CEO – here’s how he did it: Q&A with Prudential’s Philip Seah

From airline steward to salesman to Singapore CEO – here’s how he did it: Q&A with Prudential’s Philip Seah

Seah spent 33 years with Prudential, first as an agent before working his way up to CEO (a position he held up to last year). He is now…

Career CPR: I just want to move within the back office but even that’s proving impossible

Career CPR: I just want to move within the back office but even that’s proving impossible

Review this candidate's dilemma, then give him some advice in the comment box below. His dilemma "I am based in Singapore and have been working in investment banking…

Daily Dispatches: RBS says it has a “wonderful farm” in China

Daily Dispatches: RBS says it has a “wonderful farm” in China

RBS wants to plough land in China, it's true. (The Scotsman) DBS Private Bank loses three bankers, supposedly to J.P. Morgan (Asian Investor) Maybe second time's the charm…

Daily Dispatches: Morgan Stanley is tweeting; UBS is hiring

Daily Dispatches: Morgan Stanley is tweeting; UBS is hiring

Morgan Stanley welcomes social networking - a first among Wall Street firms. (The Financial Times) UBS's private banking head, Juerg Zeltner, says the bank will continue to hire…

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