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  • Keep friends close, bankers closer

    The Asia expat world is small, and in Hong Kong it is even smaller. Small enough that you often bump into someone you know at the supermarket. So it is not surprising that often people just want to enjoy some anonymity.

    • 29 Jun 2017
  • Bosses and holidays just don't mix

    There is nothing better than lounging by the sea with a refreshing cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other — a perfect antidote to all the stress that comes from working in the banking industry.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • IPO bankers love to horse around

    The last few weeks have been rough on my pals in the equity capital markets. Business has been booming, but equally competition has risen to a fever pitch.

    • 15 Jun 2017
  • When 'goodbye' cards become 'get well soon'

    We’ve all had our moments of celebrating a bit too hard and imbibing a tad too much. Normally, the worst that happens is a rough morning in the office the next day. But for a friend of mine, a few cheeky drinks proved disastrous.

    • 08 Jun 2017
  • How not to do fintech

    Fintech is all the rage these days, so it was no surprise when a chum of mine announced that he had joined a bank to help it embrace the digital age.

    • 01 Jun 2017