• Resignation Best Practice Guide

    6 days 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

    23 days 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 2 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

    about 2 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

    2 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

    2 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?

    3 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

    3 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)

    3 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

    3 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

    4 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

    4 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

    4 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

    4 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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  • 5 Tips on Maintaining a Mentally Healthy Mind, Body and Soul

    4 months 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

    5 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

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

    7 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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