• The Evolution of Future Banking Talent

    1 day 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

    30 days 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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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  • 5 Tips on Maintaining a Mentally Healthy Mind, Body and Soul

    about 1 month ago

    Singapore has experienced serious mental health consequences as a result of Covid-19. The Straits Times reported in March that The Samaritans of Singapore received over 39,000 calls for help in 2020 – an 18 percent increase from the year before. In light of the anxiety and stress caused by the global health crisis and its fallout, it’s no wonder that many have felt the weigh...

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  • Performance Over Presence

    2 months ago

    ​Change may well be on the horizon and is accelerating exponentially. At the beginning of 2020, many financial services companies were firmly thrust into a remote working trajectory - Singapore’s DBS is allowing employees to work from home up to 40 per cent of the time as it adopts a hybrid model - a watershed year for digital transformation within the workplace. For the pas...

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  • Locked Down and Upskilled

    3 months ago

    ​​The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 has resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending endless time at home. 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, rediscover a particular passion, or ...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in Financial Services

    4 months ago

    ​​In the past few months, we are seeing more and more women stepping up and crowning for senior positions in the financial services industry, including Singapore bank Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC), appointed Deputy President Helen Wong as group CEO.According to research, more than 90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, the dial towards progress h...

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  • International Women's Day 2021: An interview with Jin Han Tan

    4 months ago

    ​A challenging world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. At Selby Jennings, we choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.From challenge comes change, we have an interview...

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  • International Women's Day 2021: An interview with Tricia Goh

    4 months ago

    ​A challenging world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. At Selby Jennings, we choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.From challenge comes change, we have an interview...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    5 months 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

    5 months 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

    5 months 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

    6 months 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

    6 months ago

    When you see that billionaire Ray Dalio has announced to open a family office in Singapore, you know the opportunities and growth in this space will be massive.No doubt, the Singapore government has been very supportive, they have been making an effort to lure family offices and hedge funds into the city state. In January, Singapore introduced a legal structure named Variabl...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    7 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

    7 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

    7 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

    7 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 data ...

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