• 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    about 7 hours ago

    ​It is understandable that the majority of people cannot wait to have a brand new start for 2021. While we can all be eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us, reflections can, perhaps, achieve more and help to shape 2021 and beyond. Download report.

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  • Asian Fund Firms Hiring Focus in 2021 | Part 2 of 2

    1 day ago

    In part 1, we have explored the North Asia market. In this part, we will further explore opportunities in the Asian fund firms for the South East Asia market.Singapore has, in the past few years, seen a steady stream of global managers set up shop. And it seems have not ever stopped during the pandemic. Throughout Q4, we see JPMorgan doubled Singapore private bankers, U.S. h...

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  • Get the Cybersecurity Talent Right

    15 days ago

    2020, we see the largest workforce working from home. It speeds up the revolution on the new working format. DBS, Singapore’s biggest bank has also announced to allow employees to work from home up to 40% of the time as it adopts hybrid model. However, work from home brings challenges to the business – cybersecurity is top of the list.According to a study by AT&T, out of...

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  • South East Asia Financial Services Market Update

    about 1 month ago

    2020 proved itself to be a very interesting year, one that turned our early 2020 predictions upside down. If COVID-19 brought anything positive, it was helping our clients realise the importance of their technology talent and how vital the cloud proved to be in creating a fluid working environment. Some firms were well-positioned and their staffs benefited from a seamless...

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  • Hiring Boom – Singapore Family Office

    about 1 month ago

    When you see billionaire Ray Dalio announced to open a family office in Singapore, you know the opportunities and growth in this space is massive.No doubt, the Singapore government has been very supportive. They have been making an effort to lure family offices and hedge funds. In January, Singapore introduced a legal structure called the Variable Capital Company (VCC), desi...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    about 2 months ago

    ​As the holidays approach, often full of end-of-year reviews, promotions and job hunting, it’s more important than ever to demonstrate your abilities. We have put together the 12 most fundamental tips that will help you excel in your career.

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  • Private Bankers: I’m Coming Home

    about 2 months ago

    BS Group’s private banking unit has seen its business activity rebound to pre-COVID levels. It sees robust growth in the private banking business, led by family offices. According to Joseph Poon, head of DBS Private Bank, "they pretty much see Singapore as a lighthouse to the region."Reality is family offices from Europe and the United States were increasingly looking to div...

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  • The Best Country For Tech Talent

    2 months ago

    Throughout 2020, despite Covid-19 has interrupted the whole world, KPMG's latest survey reported that Singapore has taken the top spot as a potential world-leading technology hub. Singapore is considered as a top alternative tech hub to Silicon Valley. Moreover, recently on the Swiss report, it has been named the ninth-best country for attracting talent - which is apart from...

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  • Diversity: Women in Finance

    2 months ago

    , According to McKinsey 2018 report, less than a fifth of all C-suite executives working in finance were women. Most banks are painfully aware of this discrepancy in diversity. Do we know why?Historically, banking has been a very male-dominated sector, particularly across certain verticals such as Market Risk, Technology and Investment Banking. Data from crowdsourced pay dat...

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  • Salary for Private Banking in Singapore

    3 months ago

    Time flies, we are now in November, almost the end of the year 2020. Getting closer to the end of the year means we are closer to the salary review and bonus period. Although it has been an uncertain year, private banking remains a priority for many financial institutions in the city-state during the pandemic.HSBC Plans to Recruit 500 Private BankersAlthough there has been n...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    3 months ago

    Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:Deep ...

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  • 5 Tips for Dealing With Back to the Office Blues

    3 months ago

    ​Returning to the office after a long absence can be more than just a bump in the road. For some, frequently resulting in a case of back to the office blues.  Having overcome the anxieties and tensions of working from home, it is not unreasonable to expect that the transition back into the office environment might be somewhat intense.Sharing space, adjusting to the commute a...

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  • Global Whitepaper: The Work-Life Rebalance

    4 months ago

    ​Have you been enjoying working from home while able to spend time with your family and loved ones? Have you been saving more time from the commute for extra resting hours? With the largest working from home experience, it inspires each one of us to rethink the meaning of "work-life balance".

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  • Investment Professionals in Asia Switching to Wealth Management

    4 months ago
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  • What to Do If You're Made Redundant at this Difficult Time?

    4 months ago

    Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and the job market, leaving some employers little choice but to downsize their headcount to survive. Being made redundant can affect everyone mentally, financially, and emotionally. However, the key to surviving this is to overcome the challenges and make the most out of it. Why? It's a temporary state of being. This article aims to ...

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  • REOPEN Office Post Circuit Breaker

    4 months ago

    Singapore ended the circuit breaker on Jun 2, 2020. This means that companies are going to reopen their offices. Although businesses in the finance and insurance sectors operate with a lower risk of transmission, it is still essential for banks and financial institutions to have a safe re-opening.While our specialist recruiters are in touch with hiring and HR managers daily ...

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  • Return to the office - Six Steps to Get Back to the Work

    4 months ago

    Financial services professionals, are you working in the office? Or are you still working from home? Are you ready to return?Singapore ended the circuit breaker on Jun 1, 2020, and a three-phrase reopening plan has been rolled out. The reopening plan is allowing businesses to open slowly - with following the guidance from the authority.Businesses withing the finance and insu...

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  • The Impact of Singapore Tightens Work Visa Rules

    4 months ago

    The Singapore government is increasing the minimum salary level for Employment Passes (EPs) in Singapore on December 1st. How will this impact the financial services job market?Who Holds Singapore Employment Pass?"We see clients try to reserve Employment Passes for more senior employees, and for roles that require very niche skills," says Natasha Madhavan, team lead for gove...

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  • Why You Should Not Hesitate to Find A New Job

    5 months ago

    In times of uncertainty, we are supposed to lay low and wait for better days, right? With the global pandemic looming over our heads, this argument is strengthened by lower economic activity and reduced expectations. However, staying where you are in terms of your career may be just the thing you should not be doing. Finding a new job could be more beneficial.Someone says th...

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  • #SGUnited - Local Hiring Push

    5 months ago

    No doubt, Singapore is an attractive country. In 2019, Singapore firstly has ranked top for the world’s most competitive economy, ahead of Hong Kong and the United States. After that, this year, Singapore has ranked second place up globally for the world's most innovative countries in 2020. Besides winning these big titles, clean, efficient, with low tax rates and along with...

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