Associate – Mining, Metals and Industries

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Corporate & Investment banking

Associate – Mining, Metals and Industries

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking



  • Providing day to day transaction to assisting the deal team leader to provide best-in-class lending and advisory to the client base
  • Managing internal processes relating to all arranging and advisory business (e.g. updating databases, credit application writing, assisting with legal documentation reviews, and completing relevant internal system-based processes)
  • Staying abreast of developments in the mining, metals and industries sectors as well as current transactions and opportunities in the market
  • Preparing, customising, optimising and maintaining financial models to support advisory and lending mandates, including creating and running complex financial scenarios and sensitivities
  • Analysing projects and counterparties, including conducting relevant due diligences
  • Respecting all relevant compliance practices and other internal requirements in relation to the execution of advisory & lending transactions
  • Assisting the team heads in identifying potential marketing opportunities and preparing pitch material
  • Starting to establish a network of contacts at key clients and prospective clients

Profile required

Profile Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Engineering or Business Studies or a professional financial qualification
  • Post graduate qualifications considered favourably
  • 3-4 years’ relevant experience
  • Understanding of the loan markets, their dynamics and the related instruments
  • Experience in structured financing considered favourably
  • Experience with lending to Chinese counterparties considered favourably
  • Capacity to generate pitch material that is clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive in addressing clients’ needs
  • Capacity to understand, analyse and where appropriate manage risks (credit, conduct, reputational, financial, etc.) for the business line and the organisation and act responsibly in line with SG Group Values, Code of Conduct, and other applicable rules & regulations

Behavioural competency required:

  • Ability to contribute to the team’s efforts to build and maintain trusted client relationships
  • Consistency and rigour in following up on clients’ needs and act upon team’s priorities
  • Discipline and team collaboration to develop business adapted to clients’ and markets’ needs
  • Commitment to contribute to the team’s efforts to the development of new client base, advisory, and lending and other products (including derivatives)
  • Ability to work with people with diverse, international backgrounds, and act upon team’s priorities
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and to manage competing deadlines, and to deliver on team’s priorities
  • Attention to details – meticulous in written and numerical details
  • Communication and written skills – including English and Chinese (bilingual)

Business insight

Company Description

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description

The global Natural Resources & Infrastructure Group within Societe Generale provides a full range of project finance and advisory services for producers, traders, processors and end-users of energy, metals and minerals as well as public sector through four key platforms: Energy; Mining, Metals and Industries; Trade and Commodity Finance; and Infrastructure.

The Mining, Metals and Industries business line is responsible for the origination and implementation of advisory, structured corporate finance, and project finance to miners, metals producers, and players in downstream industries including recycling and EV batteries. The business line operates internationally with teams based in Europe, Asia Pacific (Hong Kong and Sydney) and the Americas.

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.

Reference: 21000S1G
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2021/11/01
Publication date: 2021/09/15