Job survey

Asian finance professionals want promotion

A lack of clear career progress, not just filthy lucre, is driving Asia's bankers to seek new horizons, according to the latest eFinancialCareers survey.
George McFerran, eFinancialCareers
George McFerran, eFinancialCareers

Poor prospects for career progression are driving financial professionals in Asia to look for jobs elsewhere, according to the latest survey by eFinancialCareers. This motivation trumps a short-term desire for higher compensation, while in Singapore a better work-life balance is also important.

Perhaps surprisingly, the jobs website found that only two-thirds 66% of its 2,400 respondents in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Australia actually plan to jump ship this year, reflecting tougher times in the regional job market. eFinancialCareers targets professionals working in the investment banking, asset management and securities industries.

Nevertheless, “finance professionals in Hong Kong and China are strongly positioned to bounce-back from the economic...

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