ETF Capital Markets Specialist

Permanent contract|London|Corporate and Investment Banking

ETF Capital Markets Specialist

London, United Kingdom Permanent contract Corporate and Investment Banking


Job Description

The position is based within the ETF Capital Markets team in London. The team operates as the central point of contact for both primary and secondary market ETF activity and oversees the trading of the entire range of Lyxor ETFs. The team manages relationships with Authorised Participants (APs), investment banks, brokers and market makers active in Lyxor ETFs and provides insight on ETF execution and education to investors.

The ETF Capital Markets Specialist will be jointly responsible for the oversight of the Primary and Secondary markets for Lyxor ETFs. The ETF Capital Markets Specialist will also work alongside internal and external stakeholders to develop trading processes and the liquidity of Lyxor ETFs.

The Specialist will be asked to participate in other day-to-day roles of the team, e.g. proactively growing business with Sales and Trading desks at Authorised Participants as well as providing education and insight into ETF trading to investors and sales teams.

Core responsibilities:

  • Help oversee the functioning of Lyxor ETF’s primary and secondary markets
  • Handle real-time requests from Authorised Participants and liquidity providers trading Lyxor ETFs
  • Work with liquidity providers and brokers to ensure efficient trading both on exchange and over the counter (OTC)
  • Interact with trading venues (and CSDs/CCPs) to ensure the smooth trading of ETFs

Project work as assigned: e.g. work with partner teams to develop the primary market function

Profile required

Role specific competencies:

  • Previous experience working directly with ETFs at an issuer, market maker, exchange or custodian (ETF servicing)
  • Very good understanding of ETF primary market processes (creation/redemption facilitation)
  • Very good understanding of secondary market liquidity and trade execution
  • Very good knowledge of Authorised Participants, brokers and market makers
  • Sound knowledge of Equity and Fixed Income liquidity
  • Sound market and ETF product knowledge


  • Language requirements: fluent in English (French is not required)
  • Self-motivated, proactive and entrepreneurial
  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude for numbers
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player: proactively shares information and collaborates with others

SG technical competencies:

• Client - Risk: strive to satisfy clients/internal partners while considering risks for the company.
• Team Spirit - Collective Mindset: favour the team’s interest over own results.
• Innovation - Change Management: support change.
• Responsibility - Empowerment and accountability: make decisions in the scope of responsibilities.

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

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: 21000B4A
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/06/07
Publication date: 2021/04/07