Sales Assistant - Cross Asset Distribution Sales

International Volunteer Program|Hong Kong|Corporate & Investment banking

Sales Assistant - Cross Asset Distribution Sales

Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Volunteer Program Corporate & Investment banking


Overview of business line/support function:

The VIE is mainly responsible for supporting the activities of the Private Banks Sales Team.
The job holder is to provide support on administrative tasks, pre and post trade administrations, reconciling trade details, drafting documentation, automate repetitive work process and other ad hoc tasks/projects as necessary.

Main Responsibilities:
•    Work with Sales team on a day to day basis and assist them to provide services for clients
•    Draft & Review Term Sheets, Info Sheets, Supplementary Distribution Agreements, Pre-Confirmations, Presentations etc. 
•    Check credit lines prior to trade execution and ensure requisite approvals are obtained where necessary
•    Reconcile trade details with clients, traders, middle and back offices.  Liaise internally with different parties (Legal, Operations, Client Support, Valuation, and Trading)
•    Maintain a comprehensive record of executed trades 
•    Coordinate after-sales services for clients including issues related to settlement , valuations publication etc.
•    Automate the recurring workload in existing platforms

Profile required

•    You are graduated with a Master degree from Engineering or Business School or University with a specializationin in Mathematics, IT, Finance & Banking or similar
•    Display of innovation, team spirit and time management
•    Fluent English is mandatory. Cantonese or Mandarin is highly preferable.
•    Strong communication and analytical skills, must be detail-oriented and proficient with numbers
•    Able to work under pressure and quick on the feet.  
•    A team player that is self-motivated and has a positive attitude and able to work independently.
•    Good IT programming skills is preferred. 
•    Experience in investment banking, especially Equities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, is a plus.

The VIE assignment in a nutshell
This VIE in Hong Kong 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

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

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.

Behavioral Skills

  • Client - Sales and Marketing Strategy: I contribute to adapt our offer to our clients'/internal partners' needs
  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make cooperation with colleagues in and outside my team a priority
  • Responsibility - Accountability: I make decisions in my scope of responsibilities
  • Commitment - Sustainability: I strive to develop my skills and knowledge
  • Client - Risk: I strive to satisfy clients while taking into account risks for the company
  • Team Spirit - Collective mindset: I favour the team’s interest over my own results

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.

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.

Department Description

The Cross Asset Solution sales team services Hong Kong and Singapore Private Banks.  The team provides investment products and services across all asset classes, including, equities, interest rates, commodities, credit, foreign exchange, funds and bespoke indices.

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: 22000Q9F
Entity: SG Securities (HK) Limited
Starting date: 2023/01/01
Publication date: 2022/09/18