Making the switch to working in Asia

I am wondering if anyone here has gone from working in the US at a hedge fund, investment bank, private equity firm, etc. to working in Asia in the same field? I am currently working at a $1 billion AUM hedge fund in the US and would like to work in Hong Kong or Singapore in the next 1-3 years.

The firm I am currently with only has an office in the US, so I would need to find a new job overseas. Has anyone here made the switch? And if so, how did you do it? This is something I have wanted to do for several years, but felt working in the US first will help build my credentials. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Jan 23, 2010 - 11:50pm

Have any friends at BB's in HK? All BB"s (at least in HK) have internal referral programs. I know at the BB i worked at that if you successfully recommend a friend and he/she is hired after the probation period = $20k bonus for you.

Other options are to network I guess. It would be easier I think if you worked at a BB where you could just transfer to the HK office and network to get on the buyside.

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