eCOV-Electronic Sales Trading Coverage

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Sales

eCOV-Electronic Sales Trading Coverage

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Sales


Primary Objectives:

  • Responsible for the Electronic Coverage of SG Global Execution Clients in Asia Pacific Markets.
  • Perform execution consultancy to the SG electronic client base, focused primarily on Cash Equity (scope to expand responsibilities to include Listed Derivatives coverage), in the delivery of best execution.
  • Monitoring clients’ DMA & algorithm orders to ensure seamless execution.
  • Contribute to sales-origination effort for the eCOV business in Asia Pacific, focusing on SG’s electronic services offering, across both cash equity and listed derivatives.
  • Handle aspects involved in the execution consultancy model, including pre and post-trade advisory, TCA generation and delivery, and ensure liaison with SG’s Middle & Back Offices on trade processing.
  • Develop knowledge of client needs and requirements and co-ordinate coverage effort in order to improve client experience and take-up of SG electronic solutions.
  • Work closely with the broader electronic sales and trading team, and back-up other team members to ensure a high-quality
  • and consistent client experience.
  • Work closely with Business, IT and Support Functions as part of continuous improvement of the SG electronic offering.

Major Accountabilities/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the electronic coverage of SG institutional clients
  • Primary product being Cash Equities, but knowledge of Listed Derivatives also additive and will form a core component of this cross-product role, subject to candidate’s experience.
  • Work with internal team on aspects of SG’s eCOV TCA infrastructure and servicing/consultancy to clients on the platform.
  • Co-ordinate the pre and post sales service to customers, as well as the trading function.
  • Contribution to the Sales and Product Development effort.
  • Knowledge of operational workflows (trading, settlement, technology)
  • Key assistance on ad-hoc special projects including, but not limited to, working the with Algo Factory on platform and product enhancement initiatives.

Profile required

Key Skill Areas & Knowledge Required:

  • Minimum of 2 years in an equity trading or sales role at an Investment Bank, on the High Touch, Program Trading or Electronic desk.
  • Knowledge of trading Asian markets and market microstructure, including core fundamentals of algo-trading.
  • Understanding of client relationships within the Asian Equities community, Institutional Asset Managers and hedge Funds.
  • Good understanding of equities trading, algorithmic trading, micro-structure, transaction cost analysis, and associated trading parameters.
  • Basic knowledge of listed derivatives and synthetic equity products would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of global equity markets.
  • Strong relationship, communication & organizational skills.


  • Hold a relevant bachelor’s or master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering or similar.
  • Industry qualifications, including appropriate licenses to trade in Regional Equity Markets (as required).
  • Fluent in spoken and written English is mandatory. Fluency Cantonese and Mandarin would be additive.

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.

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: 2100037P
Entity: SG Securities (HK) Limited
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/02/03