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Dec 3, 2019 - 2:48pm
hunt4dollas, what's your opinion? Comment below:

How did you get the position. Were you sold on Asia on it being a area of growth to help further your career? Did you choose it on your own? What was the recruitment process like? After work activities? What were your hours like? Where did you stay and what was housing like, was it provided for you or did you have to get it yourself? What was it like waking up and going home over there?

Dec 3, 2019 - 4:35pm
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thanks for doing this. Hunt4dollas covered my questions, but I had 2 more:

  • Non-local language speakers are probably at a huge disadvantage, but is knowing just English enough to get by day to day (both professionally and socially).

  • What is the general acceptance/stance on western workers? I'm assuming it's not as insular as Japan comparatively speaking.

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Dec 3, 2019 - 6:15pm
dston, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats on your offer, and thanks a lot for doing this! A few questions:

  1. How big is the impact of the ongoing Hong Kong protests to recruiting in S&T and in finance in general?
  2. What would be the target schools for S&T in the Southeast Asian region?
  3. How would you compare the reputation/prestige of BB S&T in SG/HK versus NYC/London?
Dec 4, 2019 - 1:32am
sign911, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats on making it into return offer. I am wondering whether: 1. Is there any chance for non-target school student to break into BB? 2. What made you outstanding from HR's viewpoint? 3. What resources you found useful in landing an internship offer?

Dec 27, 2019 - 2:40am
illj, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hi, congrats on your graduate offer! I would like to learn more about the performance of different S&T desks at Singapore. Could you PM me? Thanks!

Sep 22, 2020 - 11:10pm
LifterJ-101, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats on your offer! I was wondering if you had any insight on how insight on how recruiting will change in HK this year with COVID-19. Additionally, do you have any tips for candidates going through the hirevue -> phone -> final interview process? Thanks!

Sep 27, 2020 - 10:58pm
qualea, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats on your graduate offer! I am currently applying for BB SA positions for APAC, so it feels really nice to see someone who's actually working at APAC region(seems this site is mostly about EMEA) I have few question:

1. Is there serious disadvantage for Asian who doesn't speak Mandarin or Cantonese fluently for trading positions? 

-I'm national in other APAC country, but only able to understand basic Mandarin(obtained HSK level 5, but it was 4 years ago, so I doubt I could put this in my resume) 

2. Is there disadvantage for people who do not have citizenship in Hongkong or Singapore when applying? Or do BBs apply same criteria when hiring?

3. How long is the approximate period for internship hiring process? For example, most BBs set their application deadlines at late September to October, then when would be the time that the they make final decision for the Summer Analyst? 

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Sep 28, 2020 - 12:38am

Hi not OP but former APAC 2020 SA here, thought I'd chime in since this thread is kinda dead

1. Serious disadvantage - no, it would matter more in HK, but even still it's definitely doable, although speaking any kind of Asian language definitely helps (Korean, Hindi, Bahasa etc). Will add that fluent English matters most since unless ur on a regional coverage desk the daily language will be english

2. Citizenship - no (at least in HK, not 100% sure about sg), there's a sizeable proportion of SAs that are foreign nationals/non-local

3. Offers usually come out around November - some BBs have their superdays earlier some have em later. Usually you'll hear back in 24 hours after the superday

Sep 16, 2021 - 2:24am
ethanxiong, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hi, thank you for your time. Your views are really valuable for new graduates. Could you PM me and try to have a drink like westerners?

Apr 21, 2022 - 4:23pm
lionhead, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hello! Thanks so much for all of your insights. I am a current sophomore studying in US. I have an offer for a 2023 SA internship at a top-tier bb for their asset management division. I am wondering if it's possible for me to recruit full-time at hk for s&t. would the am internship experience be a disadvantageous background for them? In other words, are they expecting full-time graduates to have a previous s&t background? many thanks! 

Apr 22, 2022 - 2:02am
mayoineko, what's your opinion? Comment below:

In my BB all the fresh grads interned with the desk they joined. Analyst/Associate hires we tend to prefer internal moves from middle office, quant, tech, etc, or laterals from other BBs. Maybe consider the desks that sit in asset management. 

Apr 22, 2022 - 1:26pm
lionhead, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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