Sales Assistant – Macro Sales

 Hong Kong, Hong Kong       Permanent contract        Corporate and Investment Banking


Primary Objectives:
  • Sales Assistant providing desk support to the Macro Sales team based in Hong Kong/Singapore who are responsible for global account coverage in the Asia time zone. Client sector includes Hedge Funds, Real Money and Banks. Product perimeter focused on flow FX (Vanilla & Options / G10 & EM Asia) and flow Rates/Fixed Income (Cash bond & IR Derivatives / G10 & EM Asia).

Major Accountabilities/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist senior sales in a wide range of daily tasks, providing back-up coverage duties daily including voice and chat room trade execution, trade booking and recap, market analysis, general enquiry response.
  • Perform administrative duties related to client on-boarding, limit-checking, order and flow reporting, market recaps, deal simulations, distribution of SG Research, familiarise oneself with margin/CVA/RAROC policy etc.
  • Provide pre and post trade processing support for Senior Sales, utilising internal and external trading systems, coordinating with Trading desks.
  • Act as the front office coordinator with the middle and back office teams.
  • Meet professional behavioural development objectives in terms of setting high standards of performance and dedication.

Profile Required

Key Skills Area & Knowledge Required:
  • Product understanding: possess and enhance strong technical knowledge of FIC products, particularly FX and Rates with strong trade execution skills.
  • Market knowledge: solid global macro understanding.
  • People friendly, customer oriented, highly driven reliable team player.
  • Proficient multi-tasker, strong time management skills, ability to work with high accuracy under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English. Proficiency in Mandarin a plus but not required.
  • High level of proficiency in Bloomberg, Microsoft (particularly Excel, PowerPoint), programming languages such as Excel VBA.


  • Bachelor degree (preferably Master) in Business/Finance/Science/Mathematics.

Functional Relationships:

  • Trading and Engineering
  • Research
  • Middle and Back office, Customer Support Unit.
  • Relationship Coverage, KYC, Risk and other client onboarding teams.

Business Insight

Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth.

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: 20000869
Business unit: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 17/04/2020
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Sales Assistant – Macro Sales

Permanent contract   |   Hong Kong   |   Corporate and Investment Banking