by Thomas Zhang
We talk to a Chinese banker who used to work in London for almost ten years, but has given up banking and is running a boutique hotel in Yunnan now.
When young Chinese bankers wonder whether to work in HK or Shanghai, there are some lifestyle choices to make, such as where to live and where to eat.
Banks didn't recruit many analysts in the financial crisis. Now over five years has passed, they find themselves in shortage of VPs amidst a growing market.
Grant Thornton has launched in Singapore and will be doubling headcount.
IPOs are suspended for now in China. But Chinese bankers' lives don't get any easier. There are many other business activities keeping them busy.
Chinese investment banks have reaped record fees for 1H 2015, on the back of the stock market surge. It's almost driven foreign banks out of the country.
The Chinese stock market slump has resulted in IPOs being frozen. But investment banks are looking to alternate revenue sources.
Although China's stock market has plummeted in the past few weeks, few Chinese bankers worry about their jobs. Instead, they worry about their investment.
Chinese securities firms are determined to expand into Hong Kong. This is despite the recent stock market slump and the cut by global banks there.
If you are a student in Asia with aspirations make it in Asian investment banking, this is what you need to know.