Risk COO Trainee


Risk COO Trainee

London, United Kingdom Trainee Others


Description of the Business Line or Department

RISQ’s organisation in the UK is commensurate with the activities carried out locally and the nature of the risks thus generated. RISQ provides the appropriate level of expertise and decision-making capacity needed locally, in accordance with the nature, scale and complexity of risks originated by SGLB, while relying on the integrated model based at Group level for the majority of risk control services. 

The RISQ department within SGLB covers the following functions: 
- to identify, assess, report, monitor and validate Credit risks, Market risks and Operational risks in SGLB perimeter; 
- to provide relevant information for SGLB Management to allocate group-wide risk appetite to Business Units operating from SGLB; 
- to accompany the Business Units operating from SGLB in sound strategy; 
- to define SGLB local risk policies and processes when required (significant specificity or regulatory requirement). 

The RISQ department within SGLB is composed of 5 teams: 
- RISQ/ERM/PSR: in charge of credit risk assessment and validation, portfolio analysis and reporting 
- RISQ/RMA: in charge of risks on market activities, including Credit Counterparty Risk on Hedge Funds 
- RISQ/OPE and CTL: in charge of operational risks, including supervision of outsourced risk processes

-RISQ/ERM/TRS: providing support for oversight of all risks (as monitored by RISQ) and of analysing the SGLB and SGIL’s risk.
- RISQ/COO: providing transversal support, reporting and monitoring risks inherent to the Department

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Within the RISQ/COO department, your role is to support the SGLB RISQ platform and the RISQ/COO in its mission. This particularly entails:

  • Coordinate and account for the production of RISQ reporting in a timely manner 
  • Contribute to monitoring RISQ budget, headcount and costs 
  • Contribute to the management of various committees on SGIL entity scope
  • Contribute to the recently launched automation initiatives around reporting done by COO and model risk indicators
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of key projects

Summary of responsibilities

Assist the SGLB RISQ/COO in:

  • The production of RISQ reporting in a timely manner 
  • The monitoring of the RISQ budget, headcount and costs
  • the management of various committees on SGIL entity scope
  • Managing the recently launched automation initiatives around reporting done by COO and model risk indicators
  • The development and maintenance of key projects

Profile required


  • Analytical skills and attention to details  
  • Data oriented
  • Coordination skills (internal and external colleagues) : is able to build effective relationships and communicate successfully with the key decision makers and contributors
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and to seek out, assimilate and analyse information on a wide range of topics 
  • Ability to work autonomously and be responsible for following matters through to completion while asking for help and escalating where necessary  
  • Solution and delivery focused, service-oriented and proactive 
  • Team player with excellent emotional intelligence, enjoys sharing information, works collaboratively, sets and supports high standards of performance in self and others 
  • Strong risk culture and reliable professional conduct: demonstrates risk awareness and good conduct behaviours, knowledge of and compliance with internal policies
  • Experience in financial services and/or studies in finance
  • French is not mandatory but a plus

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 identity.

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: 22000MXW
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/10/31
Publication date: 2022/08/01