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June 2017

The recently announced Australian Major Bank Levy Bill will raise around $6.2bn over the next four years, applying to only the 5 largest banks, ANZ, CBA, NAB, Westpac and Macquarie, with the government imposing a 0.06% tax on bank liabilities. The amount raised under this levy is a bit complex because it will vary depending on…

May 2017

Increasingly, Investment Bankers, from grad-level Analysts to senior VPs, are getting tired of the long hours with variable reward and are seeking to make a seismic career shift into the Fintech game. In our opinion the concept of working in ‘Fintech’ is getting broader and less defined, but across our four coverage locations from Singapore,…

April 2017

Some of our candidates get an interview with the HCM team and ask why HCM instead of HR? Well, here we attempt to quickly explain the difference. Human Capital Management (HCM) is an approach to staffing where people are perceived as assets (human capital). It’s a different way of tackling the management of employees and…

March 2017

SuperFund Investing Goes Internal Insourcing refers to superfunds internalising asset management and control, bringing investment decisions and professionals in-house. Traditionally, super funds distribute their money into various external managers for investment, and from here the funds flow into numerous asset classes and products in the hope of creating a diversified portfolio, championing the interests of…

February 2017

8 Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year The Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar month and continues for 15 days until the moon is full. Each of these 15 days has a specific role in terms of celebrating, like visiting family or worshipping gods. At midnight on the Chinese New…

January 2017

Top 5 Tips to Get Ahead on LinkedIn in 2017 It’s likely you have a LinkedIn profile but not everyone is sure about how best to use or interact with the professional networking site. As specialists in the industry, we are often asked, by clients and candidates alike, how we use LinkedIn (LI) and how…

December 2016

A Year of Conservative Political Shake-Ups Politically, it’s been an interesting year. One that has surprised many, shocked some, and sent others into a momentary tailspin. The world appears to be trending toward more conservative, nationalist politics and, in the case of the United States, away from politicians altogether. Six months ago Britons voted to…

November 2016

Ethical & Socially Responsible Investing ESG, or Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, seems to be in financial services news a lot lately. All the big banks and funds appear to have a stronger-than-ever ESG focus, especially with climate change, sustainability and human rights in the spotlight in recent years. These ESG factors are having a significant…

October 2016

10 Habits of Successful People To get ahead in financial services it’s worthwhile to pause and consider some of the traits of successful professionals, no matter what industry they’re in. 1. Count minutes rather than hours To successful people there is nothing more valuable to them than time. Money can be made quickly but can…

September 2016

The 5 Worst Questions to ask in an Asset Management Interview Your first interview with an asset manager is a great opportunity to learn more about the fund and to demonstrate how your experience can add value. To show your excitement in the firm, it is often a clever tactic to propose some canny well-directed…

August 2016

Tips for Doing Business Abroad Doing business abroad can have challenges beyond basic language barriers. Here are a few tips for your next business dealing with people from Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia to help bridge any potential culture gaps. Singapore is a multicultural society where Chinese, Malay and Indian traditions coexist in a western…

July 2016

5 Spots for a Business Lunch in Singapore: Business lunches and dinners often require consideration and precision depending on who you’re dining with, what you’re hoping to achieve from the catch-up, and how much you’re looking to spend. Here’s our pick of five fantastic spots in Singapore to wine and dine a client, celebrate a…