Blogs & Opinion

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...
10 Nov 10
Banking observers had previously suggested that the full Basel III package of capital and liquidity reforms proposed could reduce returns on...
28 Oct 10
Right now, enterprise mobility is the new buzzword in business, particularly in consulting and financial services, and organisations are investing...
27 Oct 10
The OECD’s increasingly influential Forum on Tax Administration recently endorsed a global code of practice on tax for banks (the OECD tax...
20 Oct 10
Governments and businesses across Asia are not realizing their desired objectives despite spending billions of dollars on management and IT...
18 Oct 10
The recent upheaval in the financial markets has opened a window of opportunity for institutions to build leading operational and technology...
25 Sep 10
In July, Singapore’s Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) held its fifth annual public accountants conference.
24 Sep 10
In June Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, presented the fourth and final pillar of the Vision 2020 implementing framework: the 10th...
24 Sep 10
The [US]$2.5 trillion in market value losses incurred between January 2007 and October 2008 incurred by the world’s top 200 banking players...
24 Sep 10
While job numbers, salaries and the general economic outlook are now healthy, there are many candidates who come to us feeling that they need a...
8 Sep 10
In the earlier years, other than the Southeast Asia region, Singapore has benefited from the flight of wealth away from North Asia.
7 Sep 10
Last month's G20 meeting in Toronto did little to dispel the uncertainties surrounding proposals for new internationally harmonised financial...
7 Sep 10
It is tough being a CEO in a Financial Institution in these times.
17 Aug 10
The Australian Government’s recent response to the report on Australia as a Financial Centre prepared by the Australian Financial Centre...
6 Aug 10
The talk in the street has never been more diverse with so much optimism and pessimism coming together at the same time.
6 Aug 10
Over the past few months the number of vacancies has been steadily increasing within the banking and finance sector across Asia.