Blogs & Opinion

28 Jun 12
Cost-cutting at banking and financial institutions around the world is impacting confidence of employees in the industry locally, with employees...
28 Jun 12
Employees are seeking it and employers are supplying it: mobility.
5 Jun 12
There are more redundancies and fewer vacancies in Asian and Pacific financial services than a year ago as many institutions strive to slash...
1 Jun 12
Gold isn't an investment the way most folks see it.
1 Jun 12
In these tough times, as the global financial industry is going through turbulent times, the Asian banking and financial services industry,...
1 Jun 12
What is Basel II / Basel III / Basel Quattro?
3 May 12
Indonesia is again on the front pages of the newspapers, now it is the largest bank acquisition since years.
3 May 12
Demand remains steady for candidates across Asia’s banking and finance sector despite the current global economic conditions.
3 May 12
Asia’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are thriving, benefiting from strong economic growth throughout the region.
7 Mar 12
Although asset management is considered the most consistently profitable business in financial services, there has been extreme volatility in...
2 Mar 12
It was a financial services seminar with the agenda focused on recognising the...
2 Mar 12
The unfolding scandal in Tokyo involving pension investment management firm AIJ Investment Advisors Co.
17 Feb 12
With the dark clouds of a recession looming on the horizon, conservation measures will be the default procedure by Asian companies for the next...
16 Feb 12
As Asia emerges as the world’s largest wealth region, the one question foremost on the minds of all private bankers should be this: what...
16 Feb 12
Not too many people enjoy seeing volatile investment markets.
1 Sep 11
In a rapidly evolving place like China, it is important that any investment strategy reflects the conditions on the ground; frequent visits...
1 Sep 11
How you perform in job interviews is arguably the most important factor in determining whether or not you secure the job you want.
8 Aug 11
Credit Risk Asia aims to explore how redit risk management, measurement and modeling will change under Basel III.
2 Aug 11
While the Australasian banking and financial services job market has seen mixed levels of demand so far in 2011, as the year progresses we...
2 Aug 11
Demand is rising for banking and finance professionals across most of Asia and here Emma Charnock, Regional Director of Hays, discusses trends...
2 Aug 11
The impact of the last financial crisis continues to have a profound effect on the revenue streams, cost structures and profitability of the...
1 Jul 11
Once upon a time, a typical job-search process involved simply browsing job advertisements in newspapers, writing a CV and cover letter and...
8 Jun 11
The global financial crisis was a stark reminder for many companies that effective working capital management and strong counterparty risk...
1 Jun 11
A new American tax law has the potential to shake-up not just the U.S.
1 Jun 11
As with its predecessor, the new 5-year Development Plan attaches importance to continuing financial sector reform in four main areas: (i)...
1 Jun 11
With the growth of the high-net-worth population in Asia–Pacific significantly outpacing the rest of the world, it is no wonder that the...
1 Jun 11
As the rest of the world scurried to locate adequate collateral in order to secure transactions against mounting counterparty risk and to gain...
1 Jun 11
In the banking industry, growth is back on the agenda.
3 May 11
Increasing market strength and new government regulation will see new permanent roles created this quarter in China.
3 May 11
In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, compensation practices in the Financial Services industry have come under significant scrutiny by...
3 May 11
Throughout the last two quarters, most hiring managers in banks were grappling with multiple offers and counter offers, thinking the worst of them...
1 Apr 11
The compensation landscape at financial institutions is undergoing dramatic change.
1 Apr 11
The banking industry has been getting a bad wrap in recent times, but is this scrutiny justified, and is working in banking now radically...
1 Apr 11
Coface conducted a corporate credit risk management survey in China, in the fourth quarter of 2010.
1 Apr 11
According to a recent joint KPMG and Oracle survey of executives from financial institutions across the region, the recently proposed reforms...
18 Mar 11
Schroders and Legal & General Investment Management are actively involved with a number of brokers in developing a local confirmation-...
4 Mar 11
The Year of the Rabbit will be a year with quite a lot of attention on accounting standards, particularly financial instruments accounting.
3 Feb 11
Businesses’ “three lines of defense” may not be strong enough to withstand the next lapse of controls.
3 Feb 11
Since the global financial crisis, tax authorities globally have been carefully monitoring compliance risks from planning activities associated...
10 Nov 10
The October-December Hays Quarterly Report confirms that our jobs market is very healthy, but very tight, with a growing list of skills now in...