2021 December Market Report: Acquisitions & Adapting to Market Trends

20 Jan 2022

As an agency, we see 278 new jobs created across the APAC market.

Here are our main findings:

  1. Multiple acquisitions are happening in the Private Equity space – primarily revolving around infrastructure, technology, and healthcare projects. Preferential hirings for Analysts and Associates with relevant portfolios and experiences.
  2. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has revised its grey list for countries, Mauritius and Botswana, to no longer be subjected to increased monitoring. 
  3. Investors are enthusiastic about prospects for equities; as net inflows at least doubled in December compared to November 2021. 
  4. Strong hiring push by Digital banks and Fintech platforms to meet operational needs, positions include compliance, legal, trade operations and finance. 
  5. 1 in 8 candidates are getting counter offers this month, employers are now adapting and implementing new staff welfare benefits such as increase in annual leave days, offering a more comprehensive insurance coverage, etc.


Get the full infographic here: 2021 December Market Report Infographic

For more explanation about these trends, please reach out to our consultants:

Ayyaz Ahmad – Investments

Daphne Tan – Candidate Manager

Justin Lee – Funds Administration

Lyn Thum – Sales & Business Development

Daryl Ong – Buy-Side Finance

Keegen Quek – Compliance