• South-East Asia Financial Services Market 2022 Outlook

    4 days ago

    ​Selby Jennings present our latest report -Year In Review & 2022 Outlook with Salary Guide. A report that covers a review of 2021 and the coming hiring/talent trend for 2022, combined with a comprehensive 2022 Salary Guide. 

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  • Learning During Lockdowns

    8 days ago

    As the global health crisis brings us more challenges to face, ​many are becoming more and more comfortable staying at home for more extended periods of time. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?Some have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    15 days ago

    ​Getting a job offer within the competitive and exceptional banking and financial services sector in Singapore is an exciting moment in any career, but it is still vital to spend some time considering the role before you enthusiastically respond.  Before going for the role, you should take some time to mull over the offer and weigh up the pros and cons. No job offer will be ...

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  • Reimagine the Future Through Talent

    4 months ago

    ​With a rapidly evolving business climate on the horizon, how can firms be agile, innovative, and sharpen their operational capabilities to remain at the competitive edge of Financial Services? It begins by reimagining the future through talent. By placing talent at the intersection of business decisions and growth strategies, Financial Services players can better prepare...

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  • Resignation Best Practice Guide

    4 months ago

    ​Resignations can be daunting and tricky even if it isn’t your first time doing so. In the year of 2020, Asian Pacific countries such as Singapore saw a steep decline in resignation rates across industries largely influenced by the global pandemic and unsure-ness of job security. However, in this year’s Global Job Confidence Index - over 65% of APAC financial services prof...

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  • Singapore M&A deal surges results in hiring boost

    5 months ago

    Southeast Asia – A surge in Mergers & AcquisitionsData shows that Southeast Asian mergers and acquisitions have increased by 114% YOY within the first half of 2021. With deal-making in the tech sector hitting $19bn, a near record has been set for the start of the year. Naturally as deal flows increase, so does the oncoming workload. Financial institutions in Singapor...

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  • Beyond The Hybrid Working Policies

    5 months ago

    The global pandemic has forced asset management firms to introduce flexible working policies. Fidelity implements permanent flexible working for its employees worldwide; Schroders also announced permanently embracing flexible working.“The job market this year from the asset management perspective is “skyrocketing” compared to last year,” Andrew Zee, Selby Jennings vice pres...

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  • Hiring Spree - Battle for Blockchain Talent

    5 months ago

    ​Crypto in AsiaThe growth happening within the cryptocurrency and blockchain space has been impossible to miss since late 2020. Massive amounts of capital have been poured into blockchain and crypto companies from venture capital and direct investments in recent months. In July of 2021, the Hong Kong-based crypto derivatives exchange FTX made history with a US$900 million se...

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  • Quants Global Market Report 2021

    6 months ago

    ​With an extremely active hiring market and an increase in demand for specialist talent, our Quants Recruitment team has produced a Global Market Report 2021 to share key insights and trends from across the industry.This market report discusses insights on:Execution strat’s and High-Frequency TradingThe continued growth of Systematic Fixed Income TradingHow Quant firms are d...

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  • Tech in Singapore - Large Investments Call For Scarce Talent

    6 months ago

    ​The InvestmentA pivotal moment in distributed ledger technology (DLT) development has just taken place in Singapore, with the government investing S$50 million to create a global digital trust market in the city-state. Over the next five years, this multi-million investment will develop digital trust capabilities that can enhance data privacy, create more secure transaction...

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  • Selby Jennings Job Confidence Index 2021

    6 months ago

    ​We are in the precipice of the greatest workplace transformation. Financial Services leaders and talent acquisition professionals are currently facing a market that is deeply driven and navigated by candidates.In a post-pandemic landscape that is ripe with economic opportunity and dynamic operational recovery, understanding the unique sentiments embedded in the minds, hopes...

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  • Fund Firms Talent War

    6 months ago

    ​Taking time off from the industry has always been a hurdle for fund professionals looking to re-enter the workforce, but asset managers in APAC are now introducing initiatives to help bring out-of-work staff back into the game through reigniting their careers and providing training for them to take on entirely new roles. Bryan Law, principal consultant of Investment Managem...

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  • Employee Job Confidence: A New Dawn?

    6 months ago

    ​As the global economy is projected to recover and relaunch, the world health crisis continues to cast a shadow on many countries and impact economic activity. Although the path to financial stability may be uncertain, having unique access to what employees are thinking may be the best strategic advantage for talent management in competitive markets.In 2020, we launched the ...

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  • Virtual Recruitment Landscape

    7 months ago

    ​The historical events of the past year made most firms pivot and re-evaluate their talent acquisition processes. Despite the resetting of traditional workplace rules, on the back of many businesses continuing to limit travel and in-person collaboration, what can be said for the virtual recruitment landscape then?  At Selby Jennings, a subsidiary brand of the Phaidon Interna...

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  • 2021 Mid Year Review and Look Ahead (South East Asia)

    7 months ago

    We are seeing a dynamic recruitment landscape that has bounced back in 2021. Download our latest report to find out more.

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  • The Evolution of Future Banking Talent

    7 months ago

    APAC financial services hiring is booming.However, the talent landscape has changed radically over the last year. Companies and firms are no longer facing the same talent pool or the same challenges. With prolonged travel restrictions, the rise of remote-working and new skillsets in demand, Neil Tsui, Director of Strategic Client Partnerships APAC at Selby Jennings, answers...

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  • How To Avoid Bias In Job Descriptions

    8 months ago

    ​​There is overwhelming evidence that companies with diverse workforces perform better on every possible metric, with diversity positively impacting every level of a business, from the cleaning staff to the board of directors.Asian professionals say a workplace that respects diverse opinion is key to retaining talent. Bringing in as many perspectives, working styles and expe...

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  • From China to Singapore - Private Bankers In Demand

    8 months ago

    Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, UBS, Julius Baer and UOB are all hiring a number of China desk private bankers and RMs in Singapore. Why?"Demand for China desk bankers continues to rise in 2021", says Andrew Zee, SVP of Front Office at Selby Jennings on a recent eFinancial Careers interview. “China/Hong Kong/Taiwan tensions have led to North Asia clients wanting to diversify their...

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  • Navigating the Talent Challenge Post-Pandemic

    8 months ago

    ​​The legacy of the global pandemic and the future of work is yet to be determined. As firms carve out a path forward, there are signs that the flexible working paradigm may be the solution to the impeding talent challenge, namely the battle of acquisition and retention.A recent Forbes feature, in partnership with our parent company Phaidon International, raises prominent qu...

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  • Family Office Hiring in Singapore is Booming

    8 months ago

    At the end of 2020, when Ray Dalio and James Dyson announced to opening a family office in Singapore, we witnessed a hiring boom in the Singapore family offices space. In 2021, another positive news sprouts within Singapore; as Google co-founder Sergey Brin sets up a new branch in Singapore - joining the rush of uber-wealthy clans and their move towards the Southeast Asian f...

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