It sucks to realize that most IBDs in HK highly prefer US college graduates (targets) over top HK college graduates. I'm talking analyst/associate levels.
Some analysts that I came to know of while networking told me some disturbing stories.
has 0 analyst who graduated from colleges outside of US or UK at the moment.
, nil. has only 1 who has graduated from HKU.
Even at smaller banks like Societe Generale, it's hard to find a single analyst in who's not from a US target school.
I wonder if things are similar in other Asian countries like Singapore, Korea?
And yes, I'm Cantonese.