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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    US banker proud to become Chinese national

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 10:37am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com “I am very proud to say I have become Chinese,” says Marshall Nicholson, a veteran American investment banker in Hong Kong The rise of China has not only transformed the global landscape of the financial industry, but it has also changed an American banker’s nationality. Some in Hong Kong’s financial community were surprised by an e-mail from one ...

  2. News - Business - PROPERTY

    Pay cuts for foreign bankers slow luxury-home rent rises in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Rise in cost of luxury flats slows in Hong Kong. In contrast, rents for prime housing in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou surged last year Cuts in expats' expenses hit rents Rents for luxury homes in Beijing, Shanghai and Gu ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong banks and bankers seek cheaper rents

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com As Hong Kong's rents surge, Quarry Bay is perhaps the new Central for the banking world, and Discovery Bay is the new Repulse Bay for some bankers Banks and bankers are on the hunt for cheaper digs Banks and bankers are on the move in Hong Kong, searching for less expensive corporate and personal digs as the city's rents head ever ...

  4. Magazines - Style

    Jennifer Cheung: The ex-banker who turned her sweet-tooth into a thriving business

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan From banker to baker may be the unlikeliest of career changes, but it has proved happiness can also lead to success, writes Bernice Chan Jennifer Cheung Jennifer Cheung always ... as serving some of the best cupcakes in town. After high school in the United States and studying at Harvard, Cheung returned home to Hong Kong to begin her career as a banker in equity markets. Soon ...

  5. Double-digit growth in bankers' pay

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Senior bankers on the mainland are expected to see double-digit growth in their base salaries this year as regional financial institutions fight for talent ... retention pushed banks to raise salaries. For example, an investment banker with more than eight years' experience could receive a basic salary of more than 900,000 yuan (HK$1.1 million) ...

  6. Bankers predict bleak profits for year ahead

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Hong Kong bankers are increasingly downbeat about prospects for next year, with a poll by Deloitte China showing that more than three-quarters of respondents expect earnings to fall. According to a survey of more than 200 people in the banking sector 'or familiar with the industry', almost 78 per cent of respondents expect net profit to drop ...

  7. Young banker learns the value of managing time and opportunities

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer It may not have been itemised in the curriculum, but one skill Bruce Zhu Honghai certainly acquired during his PolyU postgraduate course was good time management. Keen to pack as much as possible into his one year, studying the full-time maste ...

  8. A banker who's hot on the trail

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Sandro Gianella runs down a long and steep flight of steps on the infamous Twins trail in Tai Tam, his legs flowing smoothly like a waterfall. Fifty metres later, the Swiss banker has doubled the gap on me. In a few moments, he's out of sight. 'Lean forward,' Gianella advises, on how to tackle these steps faster. Unfortunately, ...

  9. Banker caught with pistol at airport

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A senior banker at Deutsche Bank was arrested for being in possession of a pistol at Hong Kong airport, an offence carrying a maximum penalty of 14 years ... was found at the screening checkpoint in the departure immigration hall in Chek Lap Kok, a court document stated. The document also indicated that the banker did not hold a licence for possession ...

  10. Business - Money - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong should not be a dumping ground for middling IPOs

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by George Chen

    ... it was the world's No2 destination for IPOs in terms of total amount raised last year. The New York stock exchange was in first place. Investment bankers will also welcome the move for sure. The more IPOs, ... listed in Hong Kong is simple these days; just secure so-called cornerstone investors to subscribe to about half your IPO shares. That's why some bankers joke that Hong Kong's IPO ...




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