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What's driving job creation in finance in Asia?

Hiring in Asia's banking and finance sectors remains active.
6 years ago

What's driving job creation in finance in Asia?

Hiring in Asia's banking and finance sectors remains active.
6 years ago

Does Asia's finance and banking market seek your skills?

Following the slowdown in recruitment activity before the Chinese New Year, an increasing number of jobs are becoming available in the accountancy, finance, and banking sectors in Asia. Here are the latest skills in demand across the region from the Hays Quarterly Report.
6 years ago

How focusing on my employees cost me a promotion

Before I founded Anagram Group and became a corporate trainer/coach, I spent over 15 years in the banking industry working for some of the world's largest banks.
6 years ago

Meeting the high demand for skills in Asian banking

Singapore recently played host to the launch of the ICC Academy, established to provide certified business education, initially in banking and trade finance.
6 years ago

Here are the banking and finance skills in demand now in Asia

Job opportunities in the accountancy, finance, and banking sectors are growing as many international companies continue to invest in the Asia-Pacific region. Here are the skills in demand across the region.
6 years ago

Asian banking sector -- slowing or soaring?

While challenges remain, a number of drivers look set to underpin Asia's banking sector over the next few years.
6 years ago

Asian banks: Opportunities and challenges for the decade ahead

In the wake of broad global regulatory initiatives including Basel III, the roll-out of Dodd-Frank, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation ("EMIR") and other regulatory guidelines, a variety of issues are currently impacting the Asia-Pacific ("APAC") financial services sector.
6 years ago

Skills in the spotlight in Asia's finance and banking market

Ask any finance professional to nominate the key challenge the industry faces today, and they'll likely choose complying with tighter legislations and regulations.
6 years ago

Reward to retain: How to keep banking & finance go-getters from jumping ship

On average, an associate investment banker in Singapore earns SG$86,811 per year, almost double the median gross yearly income of a typical worker who earns around SG$44,500. Yet salaries well above the norm don't seem to be enough to keep banking and finance employees in one place.
6 years ago

How can Singapore increase the number of home-grown leaders in banking?

With the Singapore banking sector starting to reach maturity, many HR departments are now focusing on attracting and retaining talent, in particular the pressing need to develop more local Singaporean leaders. This demand for more effective leadership has burgeoned in recent years given banking crises, increased regulation, and budget constraints.
6 years ago

Singapore and US shake hands on FATCA

Singapore is on the brink of concluding an agreement with the US to clamp down on tax evasion by US citizens or residents (US persons), a move that will enhance Singapore’s credentials as a global financial hub.
6 years ago

Why banking and finance firms should treat the talent pool as a portfolio

Over a decade ago, factors such as globalisation, deepening of financial product usage, and demographic change led the banking and financial sector on a dynamic trajectory. Essentially, the financial services industry (FSI) built its growth and returns model around these drivers.
6 years ago

Here are Asia's in demand banking and finance jobs right now

Internal Auditors, Regulatory Reporting Analysts, and Financial Planning & Analysis professionals are among the skills in high demand across Asia, according to our latest Hays Quarterly Report of jobs in demand.
6 years ago

Here are the skills in demand in the Asian banking and finance sector

All-round Finance Managers, Regulatory Reporting Analysts, and Financial Planning & Analysis professionals are among the skills in high demand across Asia, according to our latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots list of jobs in demand.
7 years ago

Rising standards in the funds industry

There is a current trend in offshore fund and deal structuring towards more compliance and corporate governance. This is evident across two strong investment themes in which our clients are involved.
7 years ago

When satisfactory is no longer enough for your risk, compliance, and audit function

At a conference in November 2012, Thomas J. Curry, Head of US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said: “We are no longer willing to accept audit and risk management functions that are simply satisfactory. We are looking for excellence. Our expectation now is that large institutions will meet the standard of ‘strong’ for audit and risk management functions, and that the independent directors will take a strong hand in ensuring compliance.”
7 years ago

Here's how the global financial investment scenario looks like in 2014

Market experts are saying that the global economy is doing comparatively better than the past few years. It is following the trends of the previous year where there were cautious signs of growth and free liquidity along with the development of financial market.
7 years ago