Business Analyst Trainee


Business Analyst Trainee

London, United Kingdom Trainee Others


Description of the Business Line or Department

Societe Generale International Limited (SGIL) is one of Societe Generale’s primary booking hubs for listed execution, clearing and financing activities within Societe Generale Global Markets Divison and a fully owned subsidiary of Societe Generale.

SGIL primarily supports the Prime Services (MARK/EQD/PSC) business, centralizing the booking of the following activities:

  • Clearing and margin financing for listed and OTC derivatives for Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Financial Institutions and Cororates.
  • FX Prime Brokerage, Equity Prime Brokerage and Fixed Income Prime Brokerage  
  • Clearing Collateral Management

As part of these activities, SGIL holds general clearing memberships of European CCPs and holds client accounts for both CASS segregated and non-CASS segregated clients.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • Assist in the preparation and follow-up of the weekly DEA (Direct Electronic Access) Committee Agenda and minutes
  • Assist in the annual renewal of the approval of existing DEA client base, including chasing clients and redirecting questionnaires as required.
  • Assist in the Control of DEA activity vs DEA approved clients and the continuing development and use of tools to complete DEA due diligence and feeds to referential & ITEC tools.
  • Assist in the preparation and follow-up of the weekly BAC (Business Activity Committee) Agenda and minutes
  • Assist in the preparation of client templates for presentation to the BAC
  • Provide help on maintenance of SGIL disclosures website, Prime Services AIMA DDQ, the associated RACIs, and the associated BL and client enquiries.
  • Assist in the preparation of minutes & agendas for PSC / CLD monthly meeting
  • Assist on the preparation and distribution of monthly Global and UK KYC (Know Your Customer) waves. Co-ordinate follow-ups accordingly.
  • Assist on all ad hoc KYC remediations and dormant account population management.

The role requires strong analytical skills plus the ability to liaise with managers, understand the issues and work towards delivering solutions in agreed timeframes.

Through this role, the candidate will have acquired

  • a strong knowledge of the organization and running of a global business
  • privileged insight into the workings of a major investment bank department
  • significant contacts with other teams within the bank: Front Office, BMO (Business  Management Office), Compliance, Marketing, CLD (Client Lifecycle and Digital) and other support functions
  • Strong analytical skills, excel, Word & Powerpoint skills

Summary of responsibilities

  • DEA due diligence assessment run mode
  • BAC run mode
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the AIMA DDQ and the SGIL Disclosures website and the RACIs
  • Collect internal and/or external information for strategic projects
  • Assist in coordinating the business line’s engagement with external requests
  • Assist in developing analyses and summary messages for senior management
  • Any other transversal tasks related to strategic projects and strategic planning


  • This description is intended to outline the main responsibilities for the role and is not an exhaustive list, responsibilities may vary from time to time as directed by your manager.

Profile required


  • Quantitative skills – good usage of Excel and figures manipulation
  • Analytical skills – ability to comment figures and prepare synthesis
  • Interpersonal relations – ability to establish good working relationships with junior and senior members of the department
  • Communication skills – concise written style, ability to be straight to the point. Power point / presentation skills are a must have
  • Rigor – detail oriented, accurate in production
  • Autonomy – ability to take initiative and follow-up on tasks without being prompted
  • Motivation – curious, wanting to learn, not afraid to ask questions when unclear about what is expected but also able to look up information autonomously
  • Technical skills – good proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint are a must; VBA and Access are optional
  • Finance & Capital Market environment knowledge (academic, first hand prior experience through internship would be a plus)
  • Language: English – fluent, French – desirable

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

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: 2200019R
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/03/14
Publication date: 2022/01/13