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Use contracting to network your way into a wealth management role in Hong Kong


I’ve recently moved to Hong Kong and am looking to break into the finance industry, specifically in wealth management. I have passed my CFA level 3 exam, and have about two years of experience as an assistant financial adviser in a large bank in the Philippines. I’ve heard that making it in the industry is all about contacts, but I’m worried that it will take too long to develop relationships – I need to make the rent in the interim. Considering I don’t have a lot of experience, what is the quickest way for me to secure a position in this field?