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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Whatever their reputation, people still want to be bankers

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Recently, Credit Suisse wanted to hire and train 30-odd junior private bankers and wanted to hire them right from university rather than from long-time competitors. Surprisingly, perhaps, the bank ... industry, apart from those bankers and fund managers who said his views were biased. Privately, some argued that without bankers, traders, and financial engineers, who designed financial products, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    EU fails to agree Basel III bank rules in row over bankers' bonuses

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Talks stumble over capital requirements and attempt to put limit on bonus levels for bankers EU fails to agree Basel bank rules The European Union failed to seal a deal ... of increasing fixed salaries." Governments sought to reopen a draft deal reached in December by the assembly and Cyprus, which then held the EU presidency, to cap banker bonuses at twice fixed pay. ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Beware of bankers under the influence of bonuses

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Deposit insurance undermines prudent lending and encourages recklessness with your money Beware of bankers under the influence of bonuses Despite four years of grim ... the highest deposit interest rate. Many a banker is quite happy to offer it to you. It might push him to accept riskier business on the other side of his balance sheet but you are not going ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong may have its own way around bankers' bonus caps

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... have its own way around bankers' bonus caps To most people, Christmas means presents. But to the banking industry, this Christmas may be more about Scrooge than Santa, warnings than gifts. Last week, the European Union surprised the world by saying EU-based bankers' bonuses may be capped at two times their base salaries once a new regulation is passed. "Why should ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    DBS to add bankers for Hong Kong, China corporate business

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 01:25pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore DBS Group Holdings, Southeast Asia’s biggest lender, will increase the number of bankers serving large companies in Hong Kong and China by 20 percent next year ... city in the third quarter, down from 66 per cent a year earlier, according to Bloomberg data. “We are looking to hire mostly senior bankers as we expect strong funding demand needs by Chinese ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Merrill Lynch bankers seek new posts

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com A scramble for jobs has started ahead of the merger with Julius Baer, which is complicated by sector lay-offs due to the economic climate Merrill Lynch bankers look for new posts Private bankers at Bank of America Merrill Lynch are scrambling for jobs in Hong Kong and Singapore ahead of the expected merger of the US bank's wealth-management ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong banks and bankers seek cheaper rents

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 06:26pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen 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 higher. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) ... effect, some bankers who have survived this year's rounds of layoffs also are busy house-hunting. Traditionally, many senior and mid-rank financial executives preferred to ensconce themselves ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Private bankers in Hong Kong could face axe

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 04:14pm by Lulu Chen;George Chen

    ... Lulu Chen and George Chen Global banks that hoped to make Hong Kong a platform to win rich mainland Chinese clients are now under growing pressure amid a disappointing market performance this year, and some institutions have begun sacking staff to save co ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Financial community bids farewell to trailblazing HK banker

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 04:09pm by Sean Kennedy

    ... Sean Kennedy Hong Kong financiers are mourning the death of pioneering capital markets banker Patrick Thomas, a driving force in the Hong Kong dollar bond market, and founder of boutique investment bank, Oakreed Financial Services. Thomas, who was born in Faversham in Kent on June 26, 1947, died on September 15 in Haute-Nendaz in Switzerland, and a memorial service is being held ...




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