Analyst, Structured Export Finance

 Hong Kong, Hong Kong       Fixed term contract        Corporate and Investment Banking


Summary of the key purposes of the role
  • Participate to the origination and execution, together with the seniors of the team, EXT BUs and other applicable GLBA business lines, of export and project finance transactions (as advisor and/or as arranger) in Asia Pacific involving ECAs and/or DFIs;
  • Assist the senior staff in developing EXT relationship with Sinosure, the Chinese ECA, in close coordination with the coverage teams and participate to the origination and execution, together with other applicable GLBA business lines (if any), of Sinosure-covered transactions globally and whether project finance, buyer credit or other; and
  • Contribute to development of relationship with EXT clients portfolio (Asia-based exporters / sponsors) in cooperation with the corresponding PCRUs.
Summary of responsibilities

Deal Structuring

Structuring Export Finance transactions under senior staff supervision:

  • Act as EXT deal team member for PEF transactions in Asia Pacific and for Sinosure-covered transactions globally.
  • Understand and implement all ECAs constraints
  • Participate in the client negotiation process to optimize the financing structure of the deal
  • Suggest structuring solutions to the senior staff in charge of the deal
  • Participate to the structuring documentation process and obtain all necessary approvals from relevant experts (internal or external)
  • Edit the term sheet
  • Monitor the Financing Platform and make sure that the data are correct and updated
  • Co-operate with OPER/FIN to ensure comprehensive deal management
Credit Risk Follow-up
Assist the VP / Director in charge with the credit file preparation:

  • Participate in credit committees set up to determine deal profitability and risk analysis
  • Propose profit optimisation strategies to the senior staff for approval
  • Participate in drafting the credit file
  • Carry our extensive client research to ensure full control of risk (customer monitoring, keep up to date with the deal status...)
  • Coordinate the deal restructuration with OPER Middle Office
  • Conduct research on PCRU on behalf of the senior staff
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities as set forth in his/her job description
  • Must ensure when initiating a new transaction that all KYC and compliance rules are applied (KYC approval, conflict of interest, Chinese Wall, SG reputation, AML, embargoes & sanctions)
Information and Cooperation
  • Carry out brief reports to EXT management on his/her current tasks
  • Communicate all technical and commercial information of use to EXT team members
  • Ensure timely and accurate information is provided to senior staff following any discussions meetings with Clients

Research & Development

  • Perform research operations and take part in all R&D tasks in compliance with internal and externals experts.
  • Manage the reporting to EXT management and update the deal flow
  • Follow up transactions outside of OPER/FIN’s responsibility

Profile Required

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all Risk and regulatory obligations where relevant
  • Responsibility to act within agreed risk limit (credit/market, etc...)
  • Responsibility for ensuring that you are fully aware of and adhere to internal Policies that relate to you, your business or other businesses for which you have any level of responsibility
  • Responsibility for reading, understanding and complying with the Company's Conduct and Standards and corresponding regulations. You will be notified of changes to policies in a timely manner through announcements and/or intranet updates

Key Internal and External contacts 

  • RISQ
  • CORI
  • IBFS
  • BDDF
  • Other GLFI BLs
  • SEGL
  • DEVL
  • DFIN
  • OPER
External Contacts Under senior staff supervision)
  • Clients
  • ECA
External Contacts without supervision
  • Advisors/Experts (lawyers, accountants, consultants)
  • Other banks
HKMA licensing requirements
  • Dealing in securities
  • Dealing in futures contracts
  • Leveraged foreign exchange trading
  • Advising on securities
  • Advising on futures contracts
  • Advising on corporate financing
  • Providing automated services
  • Securities margin financing
  • Asset Management
Job Specificities


  • Working with complex structured products requiring specific technical knowledge and commercial expertise
  • Dealing with large corporate clients, FIs and Sovereign
  • Working in an international environment
  • Operate in compliance with EXT internal organisation (geographical area, product specificity, business type)
  • Fluency in Mandarin and English.

  • Team spirit – experience of working with people with diverse, international backgrounds and leading teams, where appropriate
  • Commitment – ability to manage competing deadlines
  • Communication skills – including language skills (as relevant); ability to deliver clear messages to management and teams
All Staff are covered by SG Group Leadership Model
  • TEAM SPIRIT The employee encourages collective success
  • INNOVATION The employee will create conditions that encourage innovation
  • RESPONSIBILITY The employee acts with integrity and in an ethical manner
  • COMMITMENT The employee is committed to the role and inspires others
  • CLIENT ORIENTATION The employee actively improves his/ her relationship with clients

Business Insight

Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth. 

GLFI/AFI/EXT (Export Finance) has global responsibility for the origination, advisory, structuring and implementation of financing for export of capital goods and associated services. This business line is responsible globally for the Group's relationships with export credit agencies (ECA) and public development agencies supporting exports and overseas investments.

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: 20000DQF
Business unit: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 17/07/2020
Date of publication: 17/06/2020
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Analyst, Structured Export Finance

Fixed term contract   |   Hong Kong   |   Corporate and Investment Banking