Desk Strategist - Equities and Derivatives

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Financial Engineering

Desk Strategist - Equities and Derivatives

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Financial Engineering


Responsibilities :

Major Accountabilities/ Principal Responsibilities

  • Generate incremental revenue from key accounts and prospects across a diverse client-base 
  • Write thought-provoking and monetizable content on an ad-hoc basis, and contribute to the team’s periodic publications
  • Lead the construct and delivery of Asian structured product analysis
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to originate and execute the bank’s Risk Transfer efforts 
  • Design relevant tools (Screeners/Backtesters etc.) to facilitate idea generate process
  • Champion SG’s ESG-linked offerings across client base, when applicable

The role requires the ability to:

  • Meaningfully engage senior risk-taking clients to design bespoke solutions and analyses
  • Appreciate the complexities of risks SG Trading books are exposed to and accordingly device attractive risk-transfer trades / strategies
  • Diffuse knowledge, trade ideas and tactical opportunities across the platform (both regionally and globally) through publications, presentations and roadshows
  • Analyze and communicate the complexities of the Asian Structured Product dynamics
  • Over time, to build a positive and regular dialogue with external media/ press
  • Be a team player yet with the capacity to deliver independently on projects

Profile required

Profile Requirements:

  • Key Skill Areas & Knowledge Required
  • Strong written and verbal communication (and presentation) skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Thorough knowledge of financial derivatives and the related mathematics
  • Understanding of risk and trading implementation strategies
  • Experience in Trading/ Structuring/ Pricing in Equity or Cross-Asset derivative products is an advantage
  • Proficiency in coding languages such as Python and/or Excel VBA would be advantageous


  • Undergraduate/ Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Finance, Economics, or related disciplines 
  • At least 3 years market experience on the sell side or buy side 

Behavioral Skills

  • Client - Sales and Marketing Strategy: I contribute to adapt our offer to our clients'/internal partners' needs
  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make cooperation with colleagues in and outside my team a priority
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity: I propose new ideas and solutions
  • Responsibility - Courage: I express my convictions and make decisions with courage and respect.
  • Commitment - Inspiration: I support the vision and the strategy 

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 Flow Strategy & Solutions team within Global Markets originates and analyzes trade ideas within multiple frameworks, and across asset classes, in an exhaustive and iterative process to seek optimum efficiency in investing. While the role primarily focuses on Equities, it also involves a secondary Cross-Asset mandate, providing advisory services to a wide range of internal and external clients including but not limited to: Hedge Funds, Asset Managers and Pension Funds.

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: 21000IB6
Entity: SG Securities (HK) Limited
Starting date: 2021/08/02
Publication date: 2021/06/07