FIC Trading Assistant

 London - Great Britain       Permanent contract        Corporate and Investment Banking


Description of the Business Line or Department

The FIC Trading Assistant position is part of the Business Management Office for Global Market divisions. The main purpose of this position is to support the FIC Trading desks in managing their positions and risks through the production of various analysis & reports.

FIC Business Line gives access to a large scope of exposure and opportunities across Interest Rate, Foreign Exchange, Inflation and Multi-asset universes. Supported by extensive research, engineering, trading and e-commerce capabilities, FIC offers strategic insights strategy, flow information, competitive pricing and seamless execution to Société Générale’s clients across rates, credit, FX and emerging markets

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Work closely with FIC head of desks to address special requests on their trading activities

- Support Front Office in the understanding & analysis of the P&L

- Produce & analyse specific risk analysis used for trading risk management

- Work closely with the FIC Trading desks to understand their products, strategies and booking methodologies

Summary of responsibilities 

The main missions of FIC Trading Assistants are to:

- Provide FIC Trading desks with ad-hoc risk management metrics

- Support business development of FIC activities

- Drive projects to improve risk management metrics (model roll out, IT systems enhancement)

- Optimize the risk monitoring & operational setup

- Provide a support to the business for regulation topics

Level of Autonomy and Authority

Working under the supervision of reporting manager, a high degree of autonomy as the individual would be expected to operate with minimal supervision, report on a timely basis and escalate issues to management at the appropriate time.

  • Indirect management and necessity to work directly with the Trading desk and to liaise with numerous teams within the bank inclusive of risk management teams in Paris.

  • Need to be autonomous and able to report alert to MARK/FIC & TDA management

All our positions are open to people with disabilities



  • Good understanding of Investment Banking market activities

  • Strong knowledge of credit, rates and fx derivatives

  • Familiarity with counterparty risks (beneficial)

  • Awareness of current regulatory context and the changes coming

  • Have a strong risk culture and reliable professional conduct

  • Proficiency in VBA, Python (beneficial)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Language: English (fluent)/ French (beneficial)

  • Solution-focused, service-oriented, and proactive

Work experience:

  • 2+ years of experience in a Trading environment, Risk Control, or other related function


  • Master’s degree in mathematics with specialization in Finance or equivalent


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 Societe Generale, 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


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.

Job code: 19000LI0
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 16/09/2019
Date of publication: 15/08/2019
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FIC Trading Assistant

Permanent contract   |   London - Great Britain   |   Corporate and Investment Banking