Industry Related (Banking & Finance)

Banking boot camps

For a bank, grooming next-generation managers is serious business. Hundreds and thousands may be invested every year to not only recruit the best talents but to also hot-house them to take on senior positions in corporate, consumer, relationship banking and so on. Here'e a quick peek into prestigious management associate programmes run by Citigroup Singapore, HSBC bank and Standard Chartered bank.

By Sujatha Rajagopal

Show me the money

Today's definition of private banking is much more that what it has ever been. Managing someone else's immense wealth isn't exactly a cushy job, and the money and prestige associated with it always seem to be one more twenty-hour workday away. Neverthless, almost every finance professional harbours dreams of becoming a private banker. There is a huge demand in Singapore and Asia for these hard-as-nails financial advisors and although the stress is high, so are the rewards.

By Sujatha Rajagopal

The Banking and Finance Industry in Singapore

Singapore is a thriving financial centre of international repute, servign its domestic economy, the wider asia pacific region, and the world. The financial services accounted for 11.6% of Singapore's gross domestic product in 2003, while employing just 5% of the country's population, making it the highest value-added service industry in Singapore.

By Shane Lim


Becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst

Are you considering studying at an overseas university? Go for it! Research has shown that studying abroad provides students with increased self-confidence, a lasting impact on their world view, and enhanced interest in academic study. And that’s before we’ve even considered the friendships you’ll forge, the lessons you’ll learn and the stories to share in years to come.

By Nazirah Akhtar