What is the state of the market for investment banking human resources in Asia these days
McAlinden It is actually surprisingly robust. Given that the general trend in investment banking is to downsize, there are still areas where people are looking to recruit û usually at a very senior level. This would be largely for China, Taiwan and Korea. These three countries are so active you would have to say it will be an extremely good year.
Korea seems to be the new investment-banking battleground in Asia.
McAlinden I've been covering Korea for ten years and I have never known it to be as active as it is now. It's remarkable. Moreover, the...