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Achievers Recruitment is proud to present HKSFA 3rd Career Conference: Unearthing the Opportunities in HK Asset & Wealth Management Industry. Join us in this upcoming career conference organized by Achievers Recruitment Limited and The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts Limited (HKSFA) for a highly informative and interactive session with some of the big names in the industry! Date: 16 Mar 2019 (Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Venue: HKUST Business School Central, Hong Kong Club Building   We would be inviting some of the most prominent figures (including CEO, CIO and Head of HR) within asset and wealth management industry as our speakers. This is a 3-part panel discussion where our distinguished speakers will share their views on the latest developments of asset and wealth management industry as well as career opportunities that will arise from such developments. Find out more information and announcements from Achievers, follow us on these platforms: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/achievers-recruitment/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/achievers.recruitment/ Be sure to...

Global banks in Hong Kong are stepping up their hiring of local talent and of Mandarin speaking mainland Chinese candidates, especially for front-office jobs in investment banking. But Hong Kong remains an international financial centre – and there are still some roles where banks are willing to relocate candidates from beyond Greater China. Here’s a selection. 1. Anti-money laundering “AML compliance is an area where talent from overseas is still being considered, given that vacancies outweigh the current supply of talent based locally,” says Jack Leung, business director at recruitment firm Hays in Hong Kong. “However, only the large international banks are typically open to this, with many regional banks choosing to hire locally. And in general it’s mostly internal transfers within the same bank.” 2. Market risk in FICC “Because Hong Kong is mostly an equities market, it’s especially difficult to find strong locally-based market risk candidates who are focused on rates, credit,...

Recent waves of redundancies at global banks in Hong Kong have one common characteristic – they’ve been aimed largely at expensive senior staff. While job hunting at the top of the banking tree has always been more difficult than at the bottom, the difference is now even more extreme. But in which particular parts of Hong Kong financial services is it toughest (and easiest) for experienced staff to get work? To find out, we analysed at our database across 18 key finance job functions and compared the number of Hong Kong-based vacancies demanding at least 10 years’ experience with the number of local CVs at that level. In the sectors towards the top of the table below, older candidates are currently enjoying comparatively straightforward job searches. For example, in corporate banking and private banking – two talent-short functions dependant on building long-term client relationships – there are ‘only’ 17 and 18 resumes on our database respectively...