Asset Backed Products

International Volunteer Program|Milano|Corporate & Investment banking

Asset Backed Products

Milano, Italy International Volunteer Program Corporate & Investment banking


Highly motivating environment, with close contact with several internal and external teams in a very dynamic context. The VIE will be part of the European Asset Backed Products team in the Global Banking Division based in Milan (Front Office). The team is composed by thirty people around Europe out of which seven are currently based in Milan. The selected candidate will focus his activity on the origination, advisory, structuring, placement and financing of securitisation transactions on performing loans portfolios originated by Italian financial institutions.

The VIE's main tasks will be:

  • Support the team in all aspects of securitization transactions
  • Prepare pitchbooks for clients, marketing presentations for investors, term sheets and rating agency materials
  • Analyze portfolio data depending on asset characteristics
  • Analyze new markets and related legal framework
  • Conduct market research and industry review projects for new asset classes / new structures / new jurisdictions
  • Follow-up support for the transactions already in place
  • Develop and maintain databases and automated tools used by the team to track information such as transaction pricing, investor participation, internal compliance, etc.

Internally, the VIE will be in contact with the Asset Backed Products team and will liaise with the other departments of the bank (DCM, Relationship managers, sales and traders, Risk department, Legal department), in order to develop the relevant cooperation, where necessary. Externally, in cooperation with the team, the VIE will enter in contact with lawyers, rating agencies and clients.

The VIE will have the chance to work on one of the most popular topics at European financial level, being a strong base for future career development in the financial institutions business. He/She will develop technical skills on the analysis of portfolios of receivables, cash-flow modelling and the securitisation techniques; sensitivity to risk analysis as well as preparing clear presentations and developing knowledge on negotiation with clients, in particular on relevant transaction documentation.

Profile required

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

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

  • Graduate with a Master degree from Business/Engineering School or University with a specialization in Finance
  • Ideally past experience in quantitative background – ability to work with big data file and databases
  • Ideally past experience in financial background
  • IT Skills – proficiency in using Excel, PowerPoint (having some programming skills will be considered as a plus)
  • Fluent in English and French (working proficiency)
  • Some notions of Italian would be a plus, but the candidate will be asked to learn Italian during the VIE experience
  • Any other European language will be considered a plus

The VIE assignment in a nutshell
This VIE in Milan 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 Mon VIE-VIA Business France.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 22000M4L
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/10/01
Publication date: 2022/07/20