A large and deep talent pool to deliver professional and quality financial services is the prerequisite for Hong Kong to maintain its competitiveness as an international financial centre. The HKMA has formulated a more holistic talent development strategy – “Connecting Talent to the Future”, with a view to promoting talent development in the banking sector in a more systematic and targeted manner.
The talent development strategy entails three key directions:
There are a range of initiatives under the talent development strategy.
University Career Talks
The HKMA, in collaboration with the banking industry and the HKIB, held career talks in universities from time to time to showcase career opportunities and prospects in the new era of the banking industry.
Banking Talent Programme
To ensure that the supply of banking talent would not be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the HKMA together with the banking industry launched the Banking Talent Programme in September 2020 to offer short-term work opportunities and professional training to fresh graduates in 2020. The Programme was subsequently extended to cover fresh graduates in 2021.
Further details can be found on the HKIB website.
Fintech Cross-agency Co-ordination Group
The Fintech Cross-Agency Co-ordination Group was established by the HKMA and various industry key players under the “Fintech 2025” strategy. Through connecting key stakeholders together, the Co-ordination Group provides a platform for facilitating the formulation of supportive policies for Hong Kong fintech ecosystem, including fintech talent development.