Anthony Thompson, managing director at recruitment firm Michael Page International, believes that despite concerns about the strength of global markets, strong economic growth in China continues to fuel business activity in Hong Kong.
"Financial services professionals with Mandarin language skills and regional experience are increasingly required to manage client relationships in Greater China and across the Asia Pacific region," says Thompson.
In addition, he says experienced credit risk professionals, analysts and associate-level bankers with fluent Mandarin language skills are considered valuable by employers in Hong Kong. There is also demand for compliance professionals with private banking experience. And given the increasing number of requir