Hi everyone, I've recently started working at a local (SEA country not in SG) Big4 firm. It's been about a few months since I've started and now I have been thinking about my future career switch so I want to start planning and preparing myself for the switch in maybe 1 or 1.5 years' time. For context, due to the current pandemic, I accepted a role as a risk & advisory consultant at the Big 4. My job scope includes credit risk modeling where it is crunching and using it to develop credit risk models that comply with current standards and financial services consulting where we advise clients on
22 Jan 2021
Hello Singaporeans, I am creating a Telegram group for us to network and ask questions more towards the local market. Would be nice if everyone joined and learnt or contributed to the best of their knowledge. Anyone who is genuinely interested regardless of the level of knowledge they possess pls feel free to leave their telegrams below or you can message me
19 Jan 2021
Hi everyone, I am a student and would like to get connections with investment bankers in Singapore to learn more on how to improve my resume and how to gain some opportunities if possible.
12 Jan 2021
Hello everybody, First I want to thank you for the time, I will try to cut it short. I am a foreign student who is doing a bachelor degree in Beijing/UIBE. I am in my third year, and I am fluent in Mandarin, passed HSK-5 2 years ago, taking all my courses in Mandarin. I am highly interested in valuation, modeling and research, love doing research particularly in Healthcare & Tech. And want to be competent in the Chinese healthcare sector in the future. Love reading clinical research etc.. I am in my third year and applied a couple of firms but I am really not confident in finding a solution to
09 Aug 2019
Looking for recommendations for recruiters / headhunters for private equity roles in Singapore. Specifically looking for firms covering global funds which have a Singapore office. Appreciate any views on the below firms (and others which are not listed): - Wellesley - Principle Partners - Cobalt Recruitment - Michael Page - Morgan McKinley
04 Jan 2021
Ki Residences at Sunset Way in District 21 is set to preview on Nov 20, with its launch planned for about fourteen days later. The 660-unit, 999-year leasehold development is on the site of the previous Brookvale Park, which long-standing joint endeavor accomplices Hoi Hup Realty and Sunway Developments had procured on Feb 15, 2018, which fell just before Lunar New Year. Ki Residences Condo The choice to gain the site for $530 million was made within three days, describes Tan Wee Bee, delegate managing overseer of property development (International) at Malaysian-recorded property gathering
06 Dec 2020
Mainboard-listed property developer UOL Group will preview its latest residential project, Clavon, on Saturday, Nov 28. The developer says it plans to launch the project for sale after a two-week preview and prices will start from $1,475 psf. Located on Clementi Avenue 1, the 640-unit development is also down the road from The Clement Canopy, a 505-unit residential development by UOL Group that was completed last year and is fully sold. "Clavon Condo is a next-generation product, designed in response to changing lifestyles. The development offers innovative layouts and solutions that
06 Dec 2020
Hi guys. Senior at target school just finished recruiting and have to respond to offers in a week. Would love to hear thoughts as I evaluate the two offers I have on the table. EY FSO TAP based in NYC: 75k base, no bonus, standard benefits. I interned there the past summer so know a fair amount of people, got coffee with ~40 partners across different verticals (+ am on fairly good terms with a partner from my school and will almost definitely be in his team doing analytics work). Expected hours are 40-55/week typically with little to no travel. OW consultant based in Singapore: 85k SGD
18 Oct 2018
Hello all, First time poster, though long time lurker/reader. Quick intro: Went to non-target school in US, graduated with a decent CGPA in 2011, now back in ASEAN region where I'm from. Got a job in Corporate Banking at a local IB and stayed there for two years. Recently joined a MM Asset Management firm (think Franklin Templeton, Invesco, Nomura, Aberdeen, Amundi, Nikko) doing sales/marketing where I'm responsible for increasing AUM by pitching for mandates from pension funds, sovereign funds and occasionally corporates.
03 Jan 2015
Not from a target school; dad went to the ivies. Instead I went East, first to India for ten years and am now in Myanmar. Went to school for design and for 25 years, I've ended up in several strategic international marketing positions turning companies around since I seem to have a knack finding the gold in shitty little startups. My first one was sold to Nokia for 54MM in 1999 and I never looked back. Question. Myanmar has completely open markets, but the politics is a significant downside. Most of the startups are run by idiots who don't know their way around a P&L statement. It's
03 Sep 2018
List, closed, thank you all =) Within 48 hours, we had 130+ applicants and 5 mentors. --Using this thread for a "What do you want to learn/What would help you?" thread. We're going to invite recruiters, MDs, VPs, to speak to mentees, do resume reviews, share contacts, etc. Very excited for this class. -- Why: This year WSO helped me out. (http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-same-st…) I want to return the favor. Summary: This is a long-term mentorship/investment for the duration of 6 months. MENTORS 1. James (wolfy) 2. Jon 3. Andrew WSO MENTORS 4. monty09 5. anyonewantsjob
22 Nov 2010
hi guys, looking for a bit of guidance. came in touch with a singapore based hedge fund that is expanding to the US. They are looking to hire a few analysts as part of the expansion. They have a website but with little information on it. I'm trying to see if there are any databases or ways to view filings to try and confirm assets under management, etc. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
12 May 2016
Understanding that the site caters mostly towards the US crowd (and sometimes London/Europe), I hope to gather some insight on the PE scene within the Asian region. After reading a number of related topics, I understand that there are some professionals that have work(ed) in the region and do seek their opinion on this (@SSits" @Jamoldo" @thecoldburns" etc.)
06 Jun 2014
Monkeys, Need a good discussion on the best bulge brackets in Singapore as it pertains to covering the SEA region in terms of reputation, deal flow, analyst experience (all these three somewhat tie together). Please give rationale, not just ranking for the sake of ranking. My guess is: 1. GS (can't go wrong) 2. MS (heard they are leaders in M&A in Asia) 3. JPM/CS/Citi (been some past discussion that CS dominates the SEA region, JP and Citi have strong commercial banking presence in the region so should also be positioned well)
03 Jun 2014
Hello Singapore monkeys, I have one question. I'll be in Singapore from this Thursday till weekend for a job interview. Do you guys know where most bankers/consultants hang out in the island? I jsut want to sample the night life as well as the professional hangout atmostphere in the city state. Plus, this will be my first time in Singapore so I'm super excited too! Thanks a bunch in advance
12 Dec 2011
My question is more towards a Singapore context and I'll try my best to fill you in on my context. My passion is in investment. Thus, I would like to go into an AM, hedgefund or ER career. In Singapore, there are 3 big universities, NUS, NTU and SMU that are recognised by the civil service. But my A levels grade are not good enough for any of the business schools. My only option is an Engineering degree (Mechanical. Electrical, Civil, etc) in NTU. My plan if I go this route is to get a CFA concurrently and either go straight into finance or work a few years in the Engineering industry to get any sort of industrial knowledge and hopefully use that as a leverage to get into AM or ER that are geared towards manufacturing.
14 Apr 2014
Hi, I'm curious to hear from anyone who's currently working in Asia or have had some experience in Asia as to some of the top 2nd-tier names in both Hong Kong and Singapore. We all know the US bulge brackets so I'm thinking more along the lines of HSBC, Standard Chartered, RBS, Macqarie etc. Does anyone have any info on any of these names? Also, what are some of the exit opportunities after banking in Asia? People don't jerk off to the buyside that much back there do they?
07 Apr 2011
has anyone a list of smaller boutiques/funds/brokers/asset managers etc… in hong kong / singapore? i remember a thread were people had such a list for the us, which was posted in wso, so would be great if someone had a similiar thing for asia... might be helpful to lots of people, as bb recruiting looks quite bad at the moment...
16 Oct 2011
So, a swiss executive director called Buergin in the operations division of UBS SG turned out to be a paedophile...probably compensating for his bad day at the office...disgusting... Got the news from bloomberg...
08 May 2013
Hey guys, I have an SA IBD offer outstanding with a BB in Singapore and was hoping some people with experience would be able to shed some light on it: 1.) Banking-related: What is the banking scene like in Singapore? I understand HK is the hub in Asia but does Singapore offer a comparable experience? 2.) Lifestyle: For those of you who've had the chance to live there, how would you characterize the city's lifestyle? (i.e. are the girls fun, how's the nightlife etc...) 3.) Exits: What are analysts at BBs over there doing after their 2-3 years (associate-promote, PE/HF)? More importantly, if I ever wanted to come back to the States would it be likely that I'd have to re-route through an MBA or is it fairly easy to transfer my position transatlantic?
24 Jan 2009
Greetings to all fellow WallStreetOasisers, I am ambitious and goal-oriented individual with sights on a career in investment banking or private equity. I am currently studying Bachelor of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Economics at Macquarie University, Sydney and I am thirsting to get some industry experience this year. I will be finishing this university semester in July and I will be starting an overseas exchange at Shanghai this September. I'm willing to relocate to anywhere in Australia, Singapore or Shanghai. So if anyone has an open opportunity with their firm or advice on how I can better position myself to secure an internship this year please share it with me. Hope to talk to you soon. Kind Regards, Gerald Loh.
04 Apr 2014
To answer the easing question for this April's policy meeting, one needs to acquaint with the series of events that has happened so far: January 2015 – Et, tu MAS? MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) hopped on the easing bandwagon along the likes of Canada, India, Europe and surprised the market with an off-cycle easing measure – looking to reduce the appreciation of the NEER. (one might refer to this as the slope) Why was this significant/shocking? MAS holds biannual meetings (April & October) to adjust monetary policies unlike most other central banks whom hold it every month or so. Over
13 Apr 2015
Does anyone here work for a megafund in Singapore / familiar or know about megafunds in Singapore? I was wondering about the role of a pre-MBA associate relative to the same role in a US office. Was also wondering about comp and if it's comparable to the comp you'd get in NY/SF/Boston etc
09 Mar 2011
Hello everyone, I plan to visit Singapore in second week of March for a business trip, and happen to extend my stay for an extra two days. Is it a good idea to cold call portfolio managers (starting from undergrad alumni and other active investors in my geography) to have a brief chat and eventually ask them to consider me for a position. Also can anyone tell me a few recruiters who might be willing to consider me and push for an entry level position (pre-MBA) in Singapore?
15 Feb 2015
Hi guys, I've been using the search function for this question and the general feeling is that Mandarin isn't that helpful in Singapore (which is strange because most of my friends who are currently studying there say that speaking Mandarin is a huge plus). I was hoping someone who are currently doing consulting in Singapore can shed a light on this? For some reasons I feel like the language requirements/preference in consulting is much much more stringent than those in ibanking? If so will Mandarin really be a plus? (I'm from South East Asia btw but I don't speak in-demand SE languages, i.e Bahasa or Thai)
22 Sep 2011
Does anyone know anything about working at singapores sovereign wealth fund gic? i would be especially interested in the following: -hours / lifestyle -pay -job secuirty -learning potential / trainin -workplace culture -exit opps Any help, even only considering minor points, would be greatly appreciated, as i cant find much info on the web, i.e no info at all from people with hands on experience there
03 Dec 2010
Hello everyone, I am trying to apply for 2011 Summer Analyst position, and this question popped into my head "where is the least competitive location for S&T?" I was thinking of Hong Kong and Singapore as my top 2 choices, but then my friend told me about how competitive HK is these days. Is there any other countries that are less competitive than HK for S&T positions? Thanks
16 Oct 2010
Hello Monkeys, Coming from a non-target and having not received a job offer from the super days I attended, I am contemplating heading to Singapore after graduation. I have heard that the country is looking for foreign talent and has great tax rates. Does anyone have any advice or recommendations for where to look at as a soon to be college graduate looking to gain experience in the finance world in a foreign country.
15 Feb 2011
Senior year (May 09), I couldn't go backpacking. A lot of shit happened in between, got international work experience, and now I'm applying for grad school. 10 days left in Singapore, my goal is to get a new degree and ALSO see places I'll never see again. Hope you guys can fill in the "must see," "must do's" on a very tight budget in Hong Kong and London/France. -- 7 days Hong Kong -- crashing at my best friend's place. -- possible interviews 4 days in London -- sleeping with 3 other strangers at a $25 hostel. -- to visit LSE/LBS 3 days taking the Eurostar, going as far as I can to Paris, then making it back to LHR -> BOS. -- because I've never been there. Saved enough for flight back to bean town; total airfare PEK-HKG-LHR-BOS $900. --
07 Dec 2010
**Have you ever had to go to Singapore for work? ** Can a career in finance avoid Singapore? I am currently based in Hong Kong with no connection to Singapore save for a citizenship that I took up at a young age. Military service is 2 years in a foreign country, and I hope to go to university to be financially independent as soon as possible + other personal reasons. However, I wouldn't be able to land in Singapore (or even transit). My only concern is that a front-office career in finance would require me to travel there for a meeting or something. Do any of you have personal experience: have
09 Sep 2018
I've seen around here a lot of discussion about how black suits are inappropriate business attire. However, the majority of students (UG) in my school wear black suits for EVERYTHING - presentations, interviews, networking events. I tend to wear my charcoal suit but I'm always the odd one out. Is anyone privy about what's the protocol in Asia? FYI, I live in Singapore.
17 Nov 2012
I'm a student at a top U.S. public university and I am interested in positions in project finance. Only issue is, all the big players in project finance seem to be European (SocGen, CA, BNPP, HSBC, RBS). I can't help but think that being in the U.S. will make it difficult to land interviews with these European banks (I don't think any of the banks mentioned above recruit at my school). So my question is -- how receptive are the European banks to off-campus applications from U.S.-based students? Does anyone have experience successfully making this kind of jump? My background is East Asian and I am more than willing to move to HK / Singapore, if that's relevant.
30 Mar 2011
Hey guys, For those Canadians out there.... I was wondering if anyone can tell me if I should apply for non-resident status in Canada? I am moving to Singapore for a fulltime job with GS, and am wondering if anyone can tell me how I can go about not paying for the Canadian income taxes... as they are quite hefty! Thanks very much for your help in advance!! SR.
13 Apr 2010
Hey guys, Most recent internship was trading sovereign debt at the prop desk of a top 3 bank (in assets) in the GCC (the middle east). I am fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, English, and Arabic. I want to land either a fixed income or foreign exchange internship based in Singapore. How can I spin my previous experience? How is landing an internship there different than in the US? How is networking to get into trading different than in IB (where coldcalling works more from my experience)? Thanks
28 Aug 2013
Sup guys, does anyone know of how this MBA program is (http://www.s3-asiamba.com/main.do)? Obviously you can find the rankings for the individual schools in the program, but overall how is it seen by people? I'm currently at a non-target liberal arts school and looking to rebrand myself with an MBA in Asia and chill over there for some time and hopefully gain a cool bschool network. How is this program regarded, and how is its placement into firms in Asia-Pac? TY
19 Apr 2013
I applied to several IBDs and PBs in Singapore two three wks ago, but I haven't heard back from them yet. Is it normal for them to take this long? or did i just get dinged by all of them? has anyone heard back from banks in asia pacific about full time positions?
24 Oct 2011
I know some BBs have campus recruiting and can also afford to fly out final-stage interviewers. What about non-BB? What about AM firms? Or any firms that don't normally recruit american interns? Can you still get one from an over the phone interview? Would they expect you to fly to Singapore/Asia for a final stage interview on your own expense?
26 Aug 2011
A good review of Wallace Associates' motto is in order. It is so simple and straightforward, many easily take it for granted. Offhand, the motto is what Mathematics calls an identity: a mirror image of itself. The value that a company imparts is exactly the same value produced by the recipients. The people we train receive the wealth of knowledge and experience we have labored hard to gain. It is like planting: We sow the good seed in order to reap the same fruit from which that seed came from. In all kinds of work, nothing is destroyed. We either reproduce ourselves or we develop better
03 Apr 2017
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.
23 Jan 2010
Any one has any idea on the salaries for right out of a top-7 b-school for roles in Singapore? I'm particularly interested in post-MBA roles in the the big tech companies' (Google, facebook, etc.) Singapore offices. But other benchmarks across other industries (e.g. consulting) in Singapore is fine too. Thanks! Cheers
24 Jan 2017