Is the ESG Investing Certification Worth Taking?

November 10th, 2022|Categories: Industry Colors, WORD OF WISDOM|Tags: , , , |

ESG investing has been around for some time and juniors were asking if it is worth taking the certification. My answer is simple: Do you just want another cert to try to land a role, or do you sincerely hope to make some sort of impact in the world you live in today? If it is the former, you don't need this cert to work in the field. Nowadays, if you have some environmental science or engineering background, plus [...]

How Meeting My Mentor Upped My Game

August 3rd, 2022|Categories: WORD OF WISDOM|

For those who don't already know me, I'm Valerie, one of the senior mentors at Springboard. One of the defining moments of my life came when I met my mentor (Ms F) some years ago. Someone who had successfully managed multi-million dollar businesses and is now an author and consultant for C-suites on sustainability issues. We did not start out with a mentor-mentee relationship.  At first I thought of her as a 'cheerful neighbouring worker' sharing the same co-working space. She usually has her headphones on -- [...]

Eugene gets internship from top hedgefund

June 16th, 2021|Categories: Testimonials|

Eugene is a student majoring in political science in University of Hong Kong and is passionate about investment career. He would like to share how he benefits from internship under AKY which leads him to an opportunity at a top hedge fund in Hong Kong. I am an undergraduate senior majoring in political science at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and joined a stock analysis program mentored by senior mentor Yan Ke to seek systematic learning in equity research. [...]

Regional broker hiring 2-3 yr junior analysts to cover ASEAN equites (Ref:STM20SCS01)

March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Jobs|

Our friend at a Singapore-based regional broker is looking to hire a passionate junior analyst with 2-3 years of experience to cover ASEAN equities. Job Scope of Junior Analyst The ideal candidate should have a solid financial modelling and proven experience covering equities independently. Daily job scope includes but not limited to financial modelling, attending company briefing, and writing investment research reports. Required skillsets Proven financial modelling skills Preferably CFA candidates passed level 1/2 Able to work on stock coverage [...]

Interview Tips: Wow The Interviewer With Self-Introduction (Junior Investment Analyst Roles)

December 22nd, 2018|Categories: WORD OF WISDOM|

Interview Tips: Wow The Interviewer With Self-Introduction (Junior Investment Analyst Roles) How do you introduce yourself during interviews? Have you ever wondered about the traps during your introduction? In our recent meet the mentor session, I shared with our students how you can introduce yourself and quickly relate critical skillsets (financial modelling, market research, industry research) and the relevant investment research experiences to impress the hiring managers. Having interviewed many juniors in my career, most of their self-introductions are sadly [...]

Family Office looking for A Junior Private Equity Analyst Ref: STM18FF08

November 27th, 2018|Categories: Jobs|

One of our investment industry contact at a family office in Singapore is looking to hire a junior private equity analyst. Company Profile Financial Frontiers Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based, family-office with a focus on private equity. We seek to create incremental tangible value for our investee companies by working alongside them as partners and not just funders. Key responsibilities Analyst will work directly with the founder and investment team to identify, assess, and execute investments and participate across all [...]

Global Private Bank looking for An Investment Research Intern (Six months) Ref: STM18PCT07

November 1st, 2018|Categories: Jobs|

One of our investment industry contact at a prestigious global private bank in Singapore is looking to hire an investment research intern to help the senior analyst on Asian Consumer, Technology and Healthcare companies. Duration of internship Five to six months duration Starting from mid-November to early December Key responsibilities Update and publish sector newsflow and quarterly earnings reports on Asian Consumer, Technology and Healthcare listed companies. Support Analysts on the preparation of equities investment recommendations and presentations Maintain and [...]

Fund Managers Say Technology Adds Jobs, Here’s How

October 1st, 2018|Categories: WORD OF WISDOM|

Job seekers need not fear robo advisors, number crunching softwares, and artificial intelligence killing jobs in asset management, experts say. Here are some experts' views from a recent conference in Singapore.  Job Creation "The theory that technology in the asset management industry is going to be a huge job killer is both inconsistent with economic theory and the evidence," said Eddie Fishman, managing director of The D. E. Shaw Group, who was speaking at the Milken Institute 2018 event held [...]