News

March update

It is safe to say that spring has finally arrived in Tokyo. Time to throw away the Heattech people! Together with the temperature, our activity in the office rises constantly. The current job market keeps us busy as we are heading towards the end of the fiscal year. Mandates are flowing in for Sell-Side or Buy-Side to Tech and Compliance roles. I think we can all agree that skilled talent never goes out of fashion. Stay updated and reach out to us today to hear the newest job trends!

In other news: we would like to take a moment to congratulate Joël Faustor, expert in Tech recruiting, for closing his first deal within 3 months at DSJ. Joël managed both the candidate and client side, and couldn’t have done it any better. We wish him the best in his ongoing career, and look forward to the next few deals! Omedetto!

February update

We are happy to announce our newest team member: With over 15 years of recruitment experience in Asia, Alistair Ramsbottom joined Divine Solutions Japan this month! He will be working as a Manager specializing in Asset Management, and IBD. So if you hear a new voice next time you call DSJ, ask him about new exciting opportunities.

We wish him all the best as he takes up his new position.

Top Supplier

Divine Solutions Japan is proud to announce, that we have been recognize as last years top supplier for an European investment bank operating in Tokyo, Japan. We managed to fill numerous roles in various areas within Global Markets. We are thriving to continue our work in 2019 at a similar pace, and receive further recognition from our clients.

Happy Birthday!

We are sending birthday cards to three of our many sponsored children in Kenya, Bangladesh and Ecuador.

Wishing you loads of hapiness in the future!

Bonuses

The year has started off at a blistering pace, with numerous clients looking to attract and hire talent at all different levels. In addition to roles being open from last year, we’ve seen a number of new positons come up this year already, contradictory to usual January hiring trends.

Historically, January is a time where employers announce and pay bonuses with a hope to retain staff, which is the focus of the month, as opposed to focusing on new hires-but not this year. Roles in demand within global markets have been in Currencies/Foreign Exchange Sales, Electronic Execution (Equity) , Equity Research, and Structured Products Sales. Whereas on the Support, Regulatory and Technology side, we have seen high levels of demand for KYC/AML related specialists, Trade & Sales Support staff, Compliance Officers, and Developers (C++, Java and Python). 

Regarding bonuses for 2018, two of the tier 1 US banks were said to have paid out fairly generous bonuses (to top performers), while most of their competitors maintained a flat rate from last year, or slightly less as a whole. The general mood in the market has been of uncertainty, especially within equities, but other areas have remained positive.

For further information on the local financial markets, or salary trends, get in touch with us today.

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