Sales Assistant M/F

 London, United Kingdom       International Volunteer Program        Corporate and Investment Banking


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

• To support senior sales people in providing Tier 1 Banks with financing or hedging structured solutions and executing primary transactions (pricing, booking...)
• To ensure the after sale service on such trades (stock substitution, restructuring...)
• To be the safe keeper of the internal rules (accurate booking and documentation, risk limits...), in close coordination with the Sales COO

Summary of responsibilities 


• To price and execute primary and secondary market transactions on Structured Hedging, Financing and SRM activities 
• To book and track trades (using SG internal system)
• To interact daily with the Trading and Pricing/Structuring Teams (for pricing requests)
• To provide a high level of operational support to the sales (trades follow-up, documentation)
• To solve business or operational issues related to the products sold with the assistance of the IT teams, back-offices, middle-offices
• To analyze, investigate, research, manage and resolve various requests from clients related to products and documentation (legal and commercial)
• To ensure compliance with internal procedures and guidelines (SHB, clients on-boarding, credit risk checks, product guidelines, margin policies, restructuring policies, etc..)

• To produce reliable reporting and ensure data management (including but not limited to, CRM and P&L data) used for management information production
• To preserve integrity and accuracy of client database (iC)
• To seek out more straight through processes and identify areas to reduce broken workflows and costs
• To be impeccable in the expertise and use of internal systems to limit the risk for the bank and make the FO to BO chain smoother
• To ensure training of new joiners (interns, new VIEs)

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The VIE assignment in a nutshell  

This VIE in London 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

Graduate with a Master degree from Business/Engineering school or University, majoring in Finance.

A previous experience in Investment Banking would be appreciated.

You are fluent in English.

You are proficient in Office application.

Knowledge of our activities and mechanisms (rationale, pricing parameters, mechanisms)
Analytical skills
Proficient use of various software (Bloomberg)

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

MARK Global Banks Sales provides Tier 1 Banks with multi-asset market solutions. It addresses their needs, offering bespoke services to support them within three main activities: Structured Hedging, Financing and Scarce Resources Management activities. MARK Global Bank Sales capitalizes on their strong relationship trading and engineering team to deliver cross asset expertise.

Description of our three main activities:
• Structured Hedging: providing our own trading desk with hedging solutions as well as other Tier 1 banks on structured products in all asset classes
• Financing: offering cross asset Financing and Refinancing solutions for our clients and find ways to recycle the collateral internally
• Scarce Resources Management: reducing the risk exposure and capital costs for the bank as well as offering our expertise to both Core and Non Core banks on capital impacts (CVA, FVA, NSFR...)

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.

Job code: 2000060T
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 25/06/2020
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Sales Assistant M/F

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