Bloomberg- Asia’s expanding hedge fund industry will probably create tens of thousands of jobs in the next five years, even as investment bank recruitment dries up after the U.S. subprime mortgage market collapse, said Sheridan Mather, a managing director of recruitment firm Pinnacle International Ltd.
“We’re seeing some streamlining at the moment. We’re seeing some of the not so well-performing funds closing down,” London- based Mather said in an interview with Bloomberg TV today. “But we’re seeing massive growth of the established guys.”
The world’s biggest banks and securities firms cut 83,000 jobs in the 10 months to May as U.S. subprime mortgage delinquencies seized up the global credit market, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.