Multi-asset specialists are moving for pay rises of as much as 40% in the region as fund houses scramble to strengthen their teams, say recruiters.
Debt crises and market volatility have prompted fund management firms and banks to pause for reflection, say Hong Kong headhunters. But the outlook for Asia is still positive.
DBS, JP Morgan and UBS voice concern about mass poaching of relationship managers, noting that clients are tiring of the recruitment 'merry-go-round'.
The rising generation of Chinese fund managers are desperate to recruit offshore business development execs in Hong Kong. But do they have realistic expectations?
Steve Wong joins Barclays Wealth as Hong Kong head of investment specialists.
Hedge fund group CQS appoints two new professionals to its Hong Kong office. David Kilgour and David Welsh will be involved in trading and algorithmic development respectively.