TAG | investment banks
Having just moved to Hong Kong with Morgan McKinley, it’s crazy to think that the FTSE dropped more than 10% while I was sitting on a beach in Thailand en route from London…
Out here though, whilst certainly not immune to developments in Europe and the US, it seems that there has been plenty of hiring activity over the last 18 months. All the bulge bracket investment banks are here as you’d expect, and from the recent hires they’ve made, they mean business both here in Hong Kong and on the mainland. It seems that despite the current problems in the West, they are investing here for the long term and it looks like a very exciting time to be in recruitment in Hong Kong.
It’s early days for yours truly, but ECM, M&A, equity research and prime brokerage, all appear to have real growth potential which is very encouraging.
Hong Kong is a busy, bustling, exciting city with plenty going on and it’s hot here…very hot, which is fine by me! Having just found myself a flat I’m really looking forward to settling in and exploring the city and the New Territories.
I’m also looking forward to the Rugby World Cup, and from what I saw last weekend, Hong Kong is going to be a brilliant place to experience it! Will New Zealand choke again? – I sincerely hope so!