S&T in Hong Kong (aussie) - Directly hired into HK
I am an Australian citizen who wants to start (and keep) his trading career in HK. How do I achieve this?
How hard is it to get directly hired into HK?
Is doing a year in Sydney then pushing for an internal transfer a realistic strategy? If so, is it really nessary to do a year? Can I start pushing after 3 or 6 months? On the flipside, will it take years for me to become valuable enough to get myself a transfer?
What banks have a large HK-presence? (e.g. Barclays in HK is small)
Any particularly noted bank desks, markets or products that are considered strong/weak in HK? (its my understanding that Asian financial markets are still underdeveloped)
I don't want to say that I think NYC or London are a bit past their peaks, but to me, it seems like it's Asia's turn to grow, and HK is the perfect place to be for an ambitious young man. Am I wrong?
Is there anything I should know about trading in HK, or being a expatriate in general?