Sales Assistant Fixed Income : Rates & Credit M/F/D

International Volunteer Program|Frankfurt am Main|Market Finance

Sales Assistant Fixed Income : Rates & Credit M/F/D

Frankfurt am Main, Germany International Volunteer Program Market Finance


The candidate will work in a challenging and demanding working environment in the field of Global Markets by supporting the Sales staff of the team responsible for Fixed Income and Currencies in their daily work. The candidate will have contact to institutional clients.

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

•    Price and book cash & derivative products (bonds, CDS, IRS, Swaptions, etc.)
•    Manage client orders for primary and secondary markets 
•    Prepare trade ideas by involving trading & sales and communicate with the clients
•    Coordinate client on boarding throughout “Know your customer” process and follow up
•    To liaise with Back office and Middle office to ensure the post trade process is smooth, and to resolve any issues / problems that arose. Support the team on sharing trade ideas, work on market comments
•    Ensure all client details are accurately captured and updated in internal Client Relationship Management (CRM) tool and internal files
•    Ensure all clients are pooled in correct distribution lists in the CRM tool
•    Coordinating invitation process for road shows, research events, etc and follow up. 
•    Support feedback gathering for several polls and investment ideas
•    Adjust & book (depending on qualification) trade tickets in the relevant trade capture systems

Profile required

Experience and Technical skills:

  • Master’s degree from a Business/Engineering school or university, with a major in Finance
  • Very good command of MS Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Fluency in English mandatory


Personal Abilities & Competencies:

  • Great communication skills (written and orally)
  • Very good numeracy & analytical skills
  • Energetic and motivated
  • Able to work in an international environment
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment

Why join us

Candidate will learn about the different investment solutions that SG offers to German/Austrian Insurance companies. He/she will get a better understanding of complex cross asset investment/hedging strategies that are being sold.

He/she will have a better understanding of the sales role on a trading floor and will learn more about the various teams (trading, structuring, pricing etc...) involved in the day-to-day business.

He/she will also learn the key skills that are required to succeed in such a role (communication, rigor, commercial curiosity...)

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

We would like to draw your attention to the fact 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.

Business insight

Société Générale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognized on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams. More than 147,500 employees, based in 67 countries, accompany 31 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis.

At Societe Generale, you will be joining the Global Markets division (MARK) of SG Corporate and Investment Banking. MARK offers a cross-asset approach along all its offerings : Research, Investment & Risk Management Solutions, Execution and Prime Services to asset managers, pension funds, companies, private banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, family offices, sovereign funds and distributors worldwide.

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: 21000949
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/07/01
Publication date: 2021/03/26