Corporate Actions Officer

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Banking Operations

Corporate Actions Officer

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Banking Operations

Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the detection, processing and booking of corporate action events for Equity Vanilla products and Bonds
  • Follow-up and collection of the choices of the Front-Office (FO) or the Client on the "optional" events,
  • Assist with the monitoring and booking of vanilla product life cycle events in Front Office (FO) and Back-Office (BO) information systems including product maturity and support of Warrant desk
  • Control over the quality and completeness of the recorded data
  • Analyse and regularize the discrepancies reported by the Control Middle Office and other stakeholders
  • Assist with client reporting and client queries related to Events
  • Follow-up of transversal issues (systems, financial, accounting ...)
  • Streamline the different workflow through automation and process review (Corporate action / Product expiry / Warrant booking, Fees...)
  • Participate in the impact analysis as part of the development of new activities
  • Contribute to defining specifications and performing UAT for new information systems
  • Ensure booking timeliness; provide justifications for any late bookings and amendments
  • Write down / update procedures linked to sensitive processes and controls
  • Assist FO on their specific requests with effective and innovative solutions
  • React in a timely manner to incidents and develop action plan for the long term

Profile required

Requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelors or Masters degree.
  • Have at least two years experience of processing corporate actions (for analyst consideration), OR have at least five years experience of processing corporate actions (for associate consideration). 
  • Able to demonstrate a control mindset and risk analysis capabilities.
  • Equity and Derivative Product Knowledge.
  • VBA / Python programming is an advantage 
  • Result oriented: demonstrate strong drive to achieve result while well estimate risk of own actions
  • Client focus: consistently search for ways to improve our client service
  • Excellent communication skills; required to work with various internal partners 
  • Team Player:  Make cooperation between colleagues, inside and outside the team, a priority
  • Responsible, proactive and positive mindset
  • Think out of the box, propose new ideas and solutions on identified problems or existing processes for the sake of continuous improvement
  • Accuracy, swiftness, ability to work under pressure in trading environment
  • Strong and sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Fluent English is mandatory.

Behavioral Skills

  • Client - Client focus: I nurture a long-term relationship with the clients/internal partners
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset/Respect: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode
  • Innovation - Technology: I include technological breakthroughs in the strategies implemented
  • Responsibility - Empowerment and Accountability: I give resources and autonomy to make decisions

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.

Our expertise in the Asia Pacific region ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Cash Management Services. Leveraging on our formidable global footprint, we serve corporates, financial institutions and the public sector. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong, we operate in 11 countries across Asia Pacific, employing over 6,600 employees. You can find us in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and other locations in the region.

At Societe Generale we have developed – and continue to develop – advanced programs to support your career development. A diverse and comprehensive Learning & Development program, a Junior program for graduates and a Remuneration policy that stimulates your growth are just a few examples that illustrate how we help you to fulfill yourself personally and professionally, and how we develop your ability to adapt to ever-changing environments and transform challenges into opportunities.

Department Description

Within the Trade Support Unit department of the Operations Department, the Events Management service is responsible for managing in the different information systems the:

  • Corporate Actions and IPOs
  • Market events
  • Exceptional events

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: 21000AFI
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2021/05/03
Publication date: 2021/04/01
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