Asian companies face fierce competition for treasury talent

Finance personnel resources are stretched to the limit as more companies set up treasury hubs in the region and a new breed of Asia-based MNC propagates.
Andrew Ng, head of treasury and markets at DBS
Andrew Ng, head of treasury and markets at DBS

The emergence of Asia-based multinational companies is adding to the competition for corporate treasury talent, said Andrew Ng, head of treasury and markets at DBS. “It’s not so much a dearth of corporate treasury talent, rather it is growing demand for talent in the region. The last couple of years have seen a lot of growth in Asian MNCs and companies, which has driven increased demand for professionals and accelerated growth in the region’s treasury centres.”

The drive to develop treasury centres and the resulting pressure on treasury personnel recruitment is a region-wide issue. Singapore is by no means the only treasury centre where companies are experiencing difficulty finding enough treasury personnel,...

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