Collateral Margin Manager

Permanent contract|Montreal|Banking operations processing

Collateral Margin Manager

Montreal, Canada Permanent contract Banking operations processing


The Operations Department ("OPER") ensures the operational processing and control of activity across all Global Banking and Investor Solutions ("GBIS") business lines (Capital Markets, ex-Newedge & Financing). OPER implements all necessary means to ensure the operational, administrative and financial processing of capital markets and credit operations initiated by these business lines. In addition, OPER ensures the control and security of transaction processing in accordance with current financial regulations while acting as the first level of control on operations and booking quality. OPER provide all necessary support during the lifecycle of the transaction, perform Know Your Customer processing and provide general client relationship management. OPER also acts to steer the evolution of regulatory projects and controls our external service providers.

The Counterparty Collateral Management team works to reduce counterparty risk by negotiating and administering collateral annex provisions for all master agreements (derivatives, repo, securities lending, clearing, prime brokerage, etc.). The collateral annex defines the acceptable collateral, calculation rules for each asset type, how custodial relationships are handled, and what actions are to occur during an event of a default or other termination event. The Cross-Asset Collateral and Risk negotiation team is responsible for providing the operational feasibility review during the legal negotiation, regulatory compliance and controls where applicable, and input and validation of agreements in the relevant databases, and investigating any disputes or regulatory inquiries.  We are a cross-regional team with hubs in India, Paris, and New York.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities: 

The Collateral Management Specialist helps to mitigate credit and regulatory risk to the firm by monitoring exposure levels versus collateral balances. This activity crosses several asset classes, including equities, rates, FX, credit, commodity, fixed income, structured and financing products. Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Margin call processing:
    • Instruct margin calls, interest calculation, payment/receive orders as per Collateral Documentation.
    • Book collateral movements as agreed with each counterparty
    • Interact with worldwide SG departments such as FO/MO/BO, Risk, Legal, Compliance and Audit.
    • Take the required action when a counterparty defaults
    • Select the best collateral based on the contract terms, the collateral optimization process and the defined strategies
    • Raise alert in the event of unusual client activity
    • Attend client meetings to represent the collateral activity
    • Monitor KPIs
  • Disputes management: 
    • Manage the dispute resolution process
    • Reconcile, investigate and follow up on any trade/MTM discrepancies with clients 
    • Coordinate the dispute resolution either internally or liaising with the client ensuring a remediation plan is in place
    • Ensure requests are addressed in a timely manner
  • Process improvements: 
    • Write Procedures (operating modes)
    • Relay to the team any issues found daily to identify and implement process improvements
    • Champion initiatives for improved client service, process efficiency, control, cost savings, etc.
  • Studies and Projects
    • Write complex procedures and suggest process improvements or new KPIs
  • Perimeter:
    • Assist and/or train collateral analysts
    • Work in a worldwide organisation

Profile required

What you bring to the team:

Technical Skills:

  • Good knowledge of repo, derivatives and Collateral Management
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Strong accounting and financial analysis skills
  • Familiarity with banking procedures, loan and payment systems
  • Familiarity with legal documentation including CSAs, MSFTAs, MRAs Sec Lending agreements and clearing agreements.
  • Excellent organizational and work documentation skills
  • Ability to maintain an awareness of changing market conditions and the relevant impact on clients.
  • Ability to interact in a mature and professional manner when interfacing with clients, team members and other SG departments
  • Computer literate, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint

Desired / Plus: 

  • Good working knowledge of VERMEG’s Colline platform


  • Estimates the risks or opportunities of own actions and initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of capital markets, financial and banking industry
  • Highly numerate, detail oriented, and strong analytical skills
  • Steps forward to provide extra support to team leader and colleagues
  • Applies procedures and guidelines
  • Seeks opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills
  • Organizes post-experience debriefs to ensure useful information is shared
  • Prioritizes work in a dynamic, deadline-focused environment.
  • Collaborative work style -- effectively interacts with partners across organizational boundaries/hierarchies
  • Creates and sustains a network of strong client relationships. Strong influencing, negotiating, and facilitation skills.
  • Team player, interacts well, and creates synergy in team environment


Experience Needed: 

  • 1-5 years experience in the financial services industry
  • 1-3 years direct collateral management experience

Educational Requirements: 

  • BS degree in Finance and/or Business

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary and vacation package

  • Great coverage and Social benefits (2000$ health spending account to get massages or pay other services not covered by our insurance)

  • Personal Spending account (1000$/year), it even works to pay animal day care!

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave for all

An opportunity to express yourself and get involved:

Our employees resource groups and committee such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet demonstrate the involvement of our employees for their community.

And… a great training offer plus opportunities to evolve within the company with mobility opportunities.

Why join us

A career within the Societe Generale Group is an opportunity to participate in a team effort to build the bank of tomorrow.

Together, let's be the future:

  • Commitment to putting integrity at the heart of our businesses
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Climate commitment
  • Citizen engagement

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Business insight

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SGCIB) is the third-largest investment bank of the European Economic Area, and it is present in more than 75 countries worldwide. SGCIB's Canadian subsidiary is based in Montreal and has about 100 employees. SGCIB has positioned itself as a leader in interest rate and currency derivatives on the Canadian market.

The SG Montreal Solutions Centre Inc. ("SG MSC") group employs more than 230 people, providing IT solutions and services for operations based in New York, Paris and Asia, among others. SG MSC manages IT infrastructure as well as the development, integration, maintenance and improvement of a wide array of business applications.

In accordance with its commitment to provide a safe work environment for anyone accessing its facilities, as of November 15, 2021, under Societe Generale Canada's Covid-19 vaccination policy, only fully vaccinated employees will be allowed to come to the Montreal and Toronto offices. 

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: 21000Y0R
Entity: Societe Generale Capital Canada
Starting date: 2022/01/17
Publication date: 2021/11/15