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Just Relocated and Seeking Job in Investment/Banking Area

Postby blu370n3 » Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:58 am

Hi All,

I just relocated from US to Singapore and currently seeking position in Investment or Banking area. Can someone suggest me what's the best way to get in touch with the financial firms here? I have submitted my resume via JobDB.com also responding the ads on weekend newspaper.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

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Postby Bonbon » Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:22 pm

Hi there,

try get in touch with one of these two agents

http://www.robertwalters.com/home/Singapore.jsp

or MIchaelpages

They specialise in jobs in finance/investment banking.

Also depends on what roles you're looking for. Currently I would say the market is not bad...seems all investment banks are growing MAD!

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Postby blu370n3 » Tue, 18 Jul 2006 4:26 pm

Bonbon, thanks for your suggenstions. I have submitted my resume to both agency and hopefully there is good news soon. thank you.

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Postby dcng » Wed, 19 Jul 2006 8:00 am

blu370n3 wrote:Bonbon, thanks for your suggenstions. I have submitted my resume to both agency and hopefully there is good news soon. thank you.


good luck... im still studying.. cant wait to work for an investment back when i come back to sg (been away for 7years )for good next year.

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Postby ar_lim » Thu, 30 Nov 2006 1:00 am

how's the current market situation of IB industry in sg? is tat easy to go into those top tier bank?

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Postby Seringa » Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:25 pm

Why dont u try headhunters if u are good.

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accounting jobs???

Postby andreimark » Tue, 12 Dec 2006 5:13 pm

hi! i would like to ask if there are many companies hiring for accounting assistant? what are the chances of getting hired if im a Filipino? will be arriving there January 2007 for job hunting?I was granted an EPECertificate, whats the advantage of this? btw, i have 3 years of experience specifically in Accounts Payable... hope to hear from u folks..
thanks

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Postby xing369 » Sun, 17 Dec 2006 1:09 pm

just wanna find out, if i m only holding CFA Level 1 passed result, is that feasible for me to get into any positions of investment or bank firms?

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Postby WASABI » Sun, 17 Dec 2006 9:18 pm

HI,

Newbie in this forum myself. Yea the investment banking in the SEA region is really on the move. As always singapore feeds off the inneficiencies of other countries in the region, basically when the region is at growth financial sector will grow as well since singapore is essentially the HUB of financial services in SEA. So there are opportunities there. try contacting directly to the HR department directly as well, companies such as merril lynch, UBS, Deutsche bank, standard chartered and even insurance companies as well like AIA, surely they have investment sub units as well. Their company's website is a good starting point. I myself will be moving from Australia to Singapore to work in FEB in finance, goes to show that by contacting HR directly can have a successful outcome.

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Postby kumarbc » Mon, 18 Dec 2006 4:30 am

Hey guys, I am new here. Basically I am astudent doing my majors in Accounting and Finance from Deakin Univeristy, Australia. I would like to know, what are the chances for a graduate with my type of degree and also with CPA Australia membership to get a job in investment banking.

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Postby hillview2006 » Tue, 19 Dec 2006 5:51 pm

Have you found a job yet? I knew this company has 3 different positions vacant now. Do you want to know more about them? (BTW is this kind of info allow in this forum?)

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Postby brightmoonx » Tue, 26 Dec 2006 4:46 am

hi hillview,
wat position and in which bank is it?
im interested, u can pm me or write to brightmoonx@yahoo.com.. i cant pm u yet as im fairly new to this forum and dont have enuff postings here.. cheers, jane
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Postby Makan24-7 » Tue, 26 Dec 2006 9:49 pm

Are you talking about getting in at analyst or associate level? From your question, I'll assume that you are referring to associate level positions at a minimum.

Okay, in your best interests, let me be absolutely frank - to get into high finance jobs, which include traditional investment banking, sales, trading or private banking, it is quite difficult to get into the Tier 1 banks like Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, CSFB etc...

Main reason is that they recruit primarily on-grounds at the top business schools (what they term core schools) in the US, UK and to a lesser extent, Australia. It is when they cannot find MBAs from their core group of schools that they open it up to others from their non-core schools or other with experience. To be honest, the few Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, etc. MBAs (you get the idea) who want to return to the SE Asia office are usually enough to fill these positions.

It is true that other Masters degree holders like M.Finance or MSc. Finance etc can get in too but still a bit harder because they deemed core recruiting programs as the MBA at HBS, Wharton, Columbia, LBS etc.

The other way to get into the Tier 1s is through very, very strong networks already in the banking industry.... That probably works better than having to go through the "normal" channels which I described above


This is something I wrote in response to another question on IB and high finance. Now, if you came from i-banking and high finance in the States, you probably stand a good chance if you use the top headhunters like Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Boyden to name a few.

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Postby tfang » Thu, 25 Jan 2007 11:29 pm

my coy's looking for both finance and IT personnels.
do send me a message, or post a message for me to reply.
If you could send me your profile, we could consider if suitable.

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Finance Job Placement

Postby munchies » Sat, 27 Jan 2007 4:26 pm

Hi tfang, read that your coy is looking for Finance personnel. May I find out further, which sector is this, or is this a recruitment for financial adviser/insurance agent? I have an Aussie friend (no PR) who is actively looking for a position in the banking/finance related industry. His education background is Bachelor of Science (computer science) and Masters in Applied Finance. He was previously employed as Asia-Pacific customer financing manager with a reputable telecom MNC. Is there any remote relevance to what your coy is looking for? Many thanks in advance!!! Cheers


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