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finallytrading
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Move from London to Hong Kong

September 29th, 2014, 11:10 am

Hi,I have a couple of questions regarding moving to another city. Essentially, I am a Maths PhD, based in London, and it has been my dream to move to Hong Kong for quite some time now. I'm looking for entry level quant jobs,in FO, model val and the likes. I have only seen two opportunities and I didn't get through to the later stages.1. Is it possible/easy/difficult for me to find something in Hong Kong?2. Is it worse being a quant there considering London's size and maturity?3. Or, would I have no other choice than to look here first and then try to move across?4. Which banks are best/hedge funds are best, and what is Hong Kong's speciality?5. What would my career opportunities be like afterwards?Thank you!
 
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Move from London to Hong Kong

September 29th, 2014, 12:31 pm

Sorry, one more thing, does anyone know any good recruitment agencies in HK? Thanks!
 
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Move from London to Hong Kong

September 29th, 2014, 1:48 pm

get a job in London, then move to HK.
 
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Move from London to Hong Kong

September 30th, 2014, 9:34 am

Thanks for the advice, ThinkDifferent! Do you think it's because it's too difficult to, or because you learn more here?
 
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ThinkDifferent
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September 30th, 2014, 1:41 pm

too difficult to get a quant job (for an entry level)
 
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finallytrading
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October 3rd, 2014, 7:43 am

what about algo trading? I heard there are quite a few hedge funds there?does anyone know any recruiters?
 
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Move from London to Hong Kong

October 4th, 2014, 11:52 am

just go there and hang around the bar area at night.
 
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finallytrading
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Move from London to Hong Kong

October 8th, 2014, 11:34 am

ok.does anyone else know any headhunters in the area, or has any advice about at least a small chanceof moving there?thanks!
 
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punkfanatic3000
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Move from London to Hong Kong

October 8th, 2014, 2:32 pm

I know some people have moved there after they graduated from London via VIE for quant traders role (French International Experience Contract). It was for a fixed contract but they managed to stay there now
 
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finallytrading
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October 14th, 2014, 2:03 pm

thanks, but what is VIE? sorry for my ignorance.
 
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October 15th, 2014, 7:53 am

It is a contract, generally 2 years, for young graduate (28 and under), from EU, who wants to work for a French company abroad.
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