Equity Advisory

International Volunteer Program|Frankfurt am Main|Corporate & Investment banking

Equity Advisory

Frankfurt am Main, Germany International Volunteer Program Corporate & Investment banking


Corporate Finance has an integrated worldwide set-up offering a comprehensive range of advisory and capital raising services to accompany its clients thanks to strong sector and product knowledge, and proven capabilities in both local and cross-border executions. The corporate finance activity is about accompanying clients on all of their investment banking needs from strategic advisory, mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets and structured equity transactions.

Equity Advisory (Corporate Broking) is the link between corporates and equity capital markets; it is about advising on any issue that affects companies’ interaction with equity capital markets and investors.

As VIE in the local Equity Advisory team you will work directly with senior team members in Equity Advisory, product and industry teams as well as relationship managers/ coverage teams on the origination and execution of Investment Banking mandates.

This includes a wide variety of tasks, such as providing management and Investor Relations (IR) officers of our corporate clients (mainly DAX & MDAX companies) with market intelligence and market / sector / stock updates. Moreover, Equity Advisory is providing its clients with advise on all capital market communication issues (equity story, IR events, investor targeting etc.).

During your VIE mission you will be in charge of these responsibilities:

  • Support the team with the preparation of Equity Advisory and cross-product client pitches / presentations
  • Provide support in developing Investor Relations strategies, communication advice and equity market analysis for corporate clients
  • Support the team with industry and company research and analysis
  • Assist in advising corporate clients on ESG topics and strategies
  • Keep up to date about capital market developments and equity and debt related issues

Your career path

As VIE in the local Equity Advisory team in Frankfurt you will work in a challenging and demanding working environment in the field of Corporate Finance by supporting senior team members in the origination and execution of ECM transactions. You will have the possibility to work with experienced colleagues on interesting and diverse projects.

By taking over the position as VIE in our Equity Advisory team you will get deep insight in the field of Corporate Finance, in particular ECM business, of a leading European bank. You will have the chance to improve your financial and valuation skills, develop your knowledge about equity capital markets and investor communication, as well as your research skills and thus, to benefit from a steep learning curve.

Profile required

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

  • Graduated from University or Business School with a Master degree, ideally with a major in Management or Corporate Finance
  • A previous experience in Equity Capital Market or Investment Banking would be appreciated
  • Good command of MS Office package
  • Fluent in English and intermediate level in German

The VIE assignment in a nutshell
This VIE in Frankfurt is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 12 months.
The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see Mon VIE-VIA Business France.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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: 22000MES
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/11/01
Publication date: 2022/07/22