Asia is engine of growth
"Our business is up 47% globally year on year ," says Mike Brennan, global managing director of recruitment firm Alexander Mann Financial Markets. He adds: "The Asian business has grown fastest of all."
Brennan says hiring hotspots in Hong Kong and Singapore include investment banking, anything linked to derivatives - particularly equity derivatives, private banking and wealth management. "There's just a huge amount going on," he reflects.
Lehman Brothers and Bank of America are among the banks for which expansion in Asia is a strategic imperative.