We talked quite a bit about the advantages and disadvantages of platforms over traditional pipelines, but there is one aspect that was glaringly absent. Network effect is a critical element of any platform, not only does it allow platforms to grow rapidly, but also allows it to defend itself against
Through a cursory glance at the different internet platform companies, we see that although platforms permeate all industries, some industries are more disrupted than others. Certainly, platforms are superior to pipelines in some aspects, but the advantage does not persist equally in all industries. What makes certain industries more vulnerable
The advent of the internet has fundamentally changed how we live, consume, and travel. To search for information, we no longer turn to yellow pages or encyclopedias, but Google and Wikipedia. To buy gifts, we no longer need to go to the store, we can browse for widgets on Amazon
With parts translated from an article by 水木然
The 2019 novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has been in the headlines for a few weeks. The deadly virus originated from Wuhan, Hubei right before Chinese New Year (CNY), and has since spread over China and subsequently the world. As of February 21st,
Where do commercial bankers usually take clients?
Personally, not a lot of knowledge about that – it’s almost always the account manager that does all the wining and dining. I am aware that it’s quite common to get valued clients in the box seats of a hockey game.
The account manager
How many commercial banking new grads are hired every year by the Canadian banks?
In short, it varies. I know that CIBC and TD hire under 10 people per year. But on average, about 10 – 15 people per year. However, there is some occasional year-round/off-cycle hiring when someone quits/get promoted,
From an investment banker that has worked in London, Hong Kong and Singapore
New York and London are so yesterday – Hong Kong and Singapore now service the world’s most relevant emerging markets in China and Southeast Asia (and India to some extent). What does it mean to work as an
Written by a Vice President of Commercial Banking in Hong Kong
Commercial Banking Career Path in Hong Kong
Despite what you may see in the news, commercial banking in Hong Kong is booming still. If you go on LinkedIn, eFinancialCareers or indeed.com, you will find too many jobs to fill, from entry
Written by a bulge bracket investment banker in Asia
Capital Markets in Asia Pacific
Asia is the largest population center in the world and has the fastest growing economies. China and India need no introduction, but Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand – and a little later Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar) also
Written by an energy investment banker
Pressure Pumping Industry Introduction
Pressure pumpers provide hydraulic fracturing services for oil and gas exploration & production companies. Hydraulic fracturing (or fracking or fracing) increases the flow of oil and gas via improving conductivity of the hydrocarbon (oil & gas) zone within an oil or gas