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

    about 1 month ago by Katrina Chui

    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

    about 2 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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

    2 months ago by Jay Chow

    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

    2 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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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  • Private Bankers: I’m Coming Home

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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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  • Global Whitepaper: The Work-Life Rebalance

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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

    5 months ago by Jay Chow
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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    7 months ago by Jay Chow

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • Returning from The Circuit Breaker

    8 months ago by Jay Chow

    On 3 April, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a nationwide partial lockdown, euphemistically known as a circuit breaker, to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore. After 2 months, the government announced Singapore will embark on a three-phrased approach to resume activities safely, post-circuit breaker. what is the financial market trend after Singapore return f...

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  • Global Report: Selby Jennings Job Confidence Index 2020

    8 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Interviewed with over 900 financial services professionals across the globe, donwload our global report to discover global and regional data.

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  • Banking Technology Hiring Freeze is Thawing | Interview with Bloomberg

    8 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​DBS, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, Citigroup are increasing banking technology talent to their tech teams in the region despite the economic downturn. Asia has been the first-in-first-out from the months-long lockdown, giving room for financial services companies in the region to step up recruiting.

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  • Job Confidence Index 2020 report

    10 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Request a copy of our survey result from Financial Services professionals during Covid-19.

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  • ​Building Resilience: Covid-19 and Financial Services Recruitment

    10 months ago by Katrina Chui

    The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. As markets rattle, no financial sector will be left untouched.At Selby Jennings, we wanted to share how is recruitment being affected? How can employers move forwards with their hiring processes in this climate? We do see ...

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  • Market Report: Financial Technology (Mar 2020)

    11 months ago by Jay Chow

    Financial technology is leading the market in 2020. ​With the growth of data, digital banking, and insuretech, we see potential for a lot of new teams being built, and new headcount to be added at the mid to senior level throughout our clients. We predict that there will be a demand at the mid to senior level as firms look to stay competitive in their field, and hire with th...

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  • Market Report: Private Banking & Wealth Management (March 2020)

    11 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​Last year was a relatively busy year for the private banking & wealth management market, we saw regional key movements from various banks that have led to team moves, restructuring and firms changing their strategy for 2020. What will the market be this year?Private Banking & Wealth Management Market ForecastWe believe private banks and external asset managers (EAM...

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  • ​Market Update - March 2020

    12 months ago by Katrina Chui

    At Selby Jennings, we work closely with hiring managers and high calibre professionals every day. As a result, we receive perspectives from companies and individuals. We would like to share these market updates to those who are interested. If you wish to have a conversation regarding the market, contact us.​Market update for March 2020:RISK MANAGEMENTLEGAL & COMPLIANCE​R...

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  • Gender Diversity: The Commercial Imperative

    12 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. The data from 50 of the world’s biggest banks, insurers, asset managers and professional services firms showed that despite being the majority of junior staff, only a quarter (26%) of senior roles were occupied by women. I...

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  • 2020 Employment Prospect

    12 months ago by Katrina Chui

    2020 is set to be a year of change in the Asia Pacific, as the region continues to face a challenging economic, environmental, and talent landscape; the latter being compounded by the head-long rush of digital transformation, automation and technology. Over the next 12 months, what can we expect from the job market in Singapore and Hong Kong? Natasha Madhavan, a talent exp...

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  • Interim Report: Job Confidence Index 2020

    12 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Whilst the Financial Services industry continues to face impending challenges, career opportunities are enhanced. Digital transformation, FinTech, new and emerging non-banking innovators are all seeking superb professionals. Talent remains a critical factor for business when driving innovation for success.Often, employers find it challenging to identify and convince great ta...

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  • Singapore Top Talent Trends 2020

    about 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    Following the de-escalation of the US-China trade war, we predict that an economic rebound is in the works for Singapore. Employment prospects will largely follow the pace of economic recovery. Here are the top talent trends for Singapore:Hiring decisions and job vacanciesWith an improvement in the global outlook, regions across Asia are likely to experience the largest sala...

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