I am currently considering the possibility of doing an exchange internally from the NYC office of my bank to the hong kong office. I would like to know what the potential pros and cons of the move would be.
A bit of background: I am a 2nd year associate in a successful group of a top tier bank. The exchange would probably be for 6 or 12 months, preference would be for 6 months as I would like to be backin nyc for a full year for my promotion year (LT planis to be in NYC). I do not speak any Asian language.
What are the pros and cons of such a move? Is there a risk I would not be able to come back to the nyc office? (I don't think so but have you heard of is happening?). Would that blow promotion chances up? Any bonus risk?
I have been told that the technical level of the pitches is lower than in the US but that the client exposure junior people get is higher (which would actually be a positive for me).
Any thoughts would be appreciated.