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Investment bank seeks new talent

Published on Friday, 03 Sep 2010

As part of an ambitious plan to double the size of its Asia business within the next three years, RBS Coutts intends to take on an additional 200 employees over the same period.

"Since the beginning of the year, we have already finalised 100 hires across a range of roles," says Nancy Lee, the bank's head of human resources for Asia. "During the remainder of 2010, we expect to recruit about 50 staff for our offices in the region. "The positions on offer will include opportunities for private bankers and people in functional roles."

Aside from the usual attributes expected of candidates looking to build a career in the banking sector, RBS Coutts hopes to attract applicants with an entrepreneurial spirit who are able to demonstrate they are team players, and have an extensive knowledge of banking products and procedures.

"We find that people are drawn to us for a number of reasons," Lee says. "They see a strong, respected brand, clear growth strategy, corporate culture, opportunities for career advancement, and top-class training and development programmes."

London-based RBS Coutts has a respected private banking heritage that stretches back more than 300 years.

Its corporate priority is to expand the business in Asia, which is regarded as one of the world's fastest-growing markets for wealth management, with almost unlimited potential.

"We find that people who join us tend to be attracted by our road map for growth and are looking to be part of this exciting journey," Lee says.

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