Most Japanese women think having children hinders their career; expensive childcare doesn’t help

Most Japanese women think having children hinders their career; expensive childcare doesn’t help

In sobering news for female banking professionals in Japan, a new survey indicates overwhelming that starting a family is often a major career roadblock. According to a survey…

Nomura will cut jobs in Asia: Hong Kong, not Singapore, will likely bear the brunt

Nomura will cut jobs in Asia: Hong Kong, not Singapore, will likely bear the brunt

Impending job losses at Nomura will hit its overseas operations, particularly equities and investment banking, with Asia taking its share of the cuts. It’s expected that Japan’s largest…

Become a blogger for eFinancialCareers

Become a blogger for eFinancialCareers

Whether you are a recruiter, student, graduate, or experienced professional, we're looking for people across Asia Pacific to blog about financial services. This is your chance to tell…

What Diamond’s departure means for bankers in Asia

What Diamond’s departure means for bankers in Asia

Barclays hasn’t been having a great year so far. By now, you’ve probably heard of the management changes. Former CEO Bob Diamond has stepped down because of the…

Salary increases of 79 per cent sound super at Nomura. The reality is rather different

Salary increases of 79 per cent sound super at Nomura. The reality is rather different

On the surface, it’s a story that could have easily riled up public sentiment against bankers. Nomura’s top managers have been awarded pay rises of 79 per cent…

Japanese firms in China face hiring hurdles

Japanese firms in China face hiring hurdles

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) has acquired a 24 per cent share in China Post & Capital Fund Management, and has dispatched a non-executive director to the Chinese company. Jason…

Would gender-based hiring targets work in financial services?

Would gender-based hiring targets work in financial services?

A Melbourne Business School (MBS) report released earlier this month has recommended that establishing gender-specific recruitment targets is crucial to improving diversity in the workplace. The report ind

Being a boss of 2,000: Stewart Carmichael, MD and CTO, investment bank, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan, discusses retention, his career challenges and life as a “gypsy”

Being a boss of 2,000: Stewart Carmichael, MD and CTO, investment bank, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan, discusses retention, his career challenges and life as a “gypsy”

Q: Was banking what you always envisioned yourself doing? No it wasn’t, I originally joined a technology firm because I was looking to leverage on the education I…

How to handle talent retention after an acquisition: A dialogue with Nikko Asset Management’s Ken Cogger and DBS’ Tom Pederson

How to handle talent retention after an acquisition: A dialogue with Nikko Asset Management’s Ken Cogger and DBS’ Tom Pederson

Last week eFinancialCareers attended a talent acquisition and retention conference organised by EDHEC Business School in Singapore. The event featured speakers including Tom Pederson, managing director, le

Do banks need to Google up their workplaces?

Do banks need to Google up their workplaces?

It’s no surprise that technology and creative companies have the snazziest offices. A cursory search online of the world’s best workplaces will throw up the usual suspects like…

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