Analyst M/F - VIE London

 London, United Kingdom       International Volunteer Program        Corporate and Investment Banking


Your role

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Primary functions consist in:

  • assisting the team professionals in the origination process, for the purpose of determining suitability of deal structures for syndication, advising on pricing and distribution strategy;

  • assisting the team professionals in the execution of transactions falling within the scope of the team’s responsibility, whether SG has a leading role or is invited in participation;

  • assisting the team professionals in maintaining relevant and adequate databases in relation to the loan syndicate market.

Summary of responsibilities 

In this role, primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Maintain databases of benchmarks regarding pricing and structure of loan transactions;

  • Prepare on regular basis loan syndication market updates for internal and external purposes;

  • Draft pitch documents;

  • Prepare draft syndication and underwriting memoranda;

  • Review or prepare (as appropriate) term sheets and offer letters;

  • Prepare information memoranda to be circulated to potential lenders;

  • Assist in negotiating or reviewing legal documentation, as appropriate;

  • Ensure appropriate briefing of and close co-ordination with Distribution team;

  • Follow up with invited banks and assist in answering their questions;

  • Co-ordinate the execution process with the client/distribution team/internal and external counsels under the supervision of the senior members of the team;

  • Co-ordinate with back and middle offices to ensure the good execution of the deal.

  • Prepare internal reports and permanent supervision documents.

Profile Required

Your profile

Graduate with a Master’s degree from Business/Engineering School or University in Mathematics/ Finance

You ideally have a previous experience in a bank or financial institution. 

Knowledge of Corporate Credit analysis. 

You are fluent in English and French (verbal and written)

You have good command of MS Office applications.


  • Communication skills (the job requires interaction with several departments)

  • Writing skills (production of documents for internal and external purposes)

  • Reliability and quality oriented (details being crucial in the job)

  • Ability to plan and schedule (tight deadlines and several transactions in parallel)

  • Being pro active (find new ideas to constantly improve benchmarks, market updates)

  • Client-driven approach (transactions being relationship-driven, they are crucial for the relationship between SG and its large corporate clients)

  • Cooperation and team spirit (tight deadlines require cooperation within the team)

The VIE assignment in a nutshell 

This VIE in London is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 12 months. 

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see

Why Join Us

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Business Insight

Your environment

At Societe Generale, you will be joining the Global Finance entity of SG Corporate and Investment Banking. We provide our issuer clients (corporates, financial institutions, public sector) with capital raising solutions, along with structured financing and commodities, forex and interest rate hedging. Developing tailor-made products and providing strategic advice (capital structure advisory, financing schemes and capital markets) based on our worldwide expertise and in-depth sectorial knowledge, we aim to meet their financing needs. We are a top player across euro debt capital markets and won many international accolades over the years as a worldwide leader in export, project and natural resources & energy finance.

Description of the Business Line or Department 


Loan Syndicate is responsible for the management of the pricing, structuring and underwriting risk of loans. It is also responsible, in coordination with the Loan Sales team, for the placement of loans and other similar products to investors. It covers both investment-grade and non-investment grade corporate transactions, including revolving credit facilities, term loans or bridge to capital markets financing, as well as structured finance transactions such as LBOs, asset-based financings and project finance.


The wider European Loan Syndication division comprises c. 50 professionals based in London, Paris and Madrid, covering the syndication and distribution of all loan activities in the EMEA region.


The CEMEEA Loan syndication team comprises 4 professionals working in London and Paris.The VIE will be assisting the seniors, who are covering clients located in the Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.


We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 20000FIR
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 01/10/2020
Date of publication: 31/07/2020
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Analyst M/F - VIE London

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