Structured Finance Assistant VIE-London

 London, United Kingdom       International Volunteer Program        Corporate and Investment Banking


Your objectives

In conjunction with SSL management and team members:

A. Contribute to sustaining and expanding the SSL franchise through the development and origination of transactions for clients and, where relevant, SG’s own position.


B. Ensure compliance with the SSL governance process including in relation to transaction execution

C. Represent SSL in internal and external communications, meetings and presentations to promote the SSL franchise

Your main responsibilities and missions will be the execution of structured finance transactions booked within the SG group. Missions will include :

(1) Draft credit applications and facilitate the approval process in cooperation with internal SG group stakeholders involved in the file;
(2) Review and negotiate legal documentation with the assistance of the Legal Department;
(3) Closing process in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders;
(4) Follow-up the development of transactions including updates on the credit files, 
(5) Monitor the fulfillment of conditions in coordination with internal services;
(6) In the event of contractual modifications, support structural modifications and contract negotiations in liaison with key external and internal stakeholders in order to maintain the quality of the transaction.

Profile Required

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.

Ideally you have past experience in asset finance, tax, accounting or law

You are fluent in English.

You are proficient in Office application.

Why Join Us

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

Business Insight

Structured Solutions and Leasing (SSL), develops, originates and executes (alone or together with other business lines) structured banking products for clients or for SG’s itself. The nature of the transactions executed by SSL are varied but typically address a specific requirement of the client or SG (being fiscal, regulatory or accounting requirement) as follows:

• Asset backed financing including the following:
- tax-based leasing
- non-tax based leasing
- asset-based financing
- acquisition of leasing companies and leasing assets 
• Financing or hedging transactions that provide an attractive financing cost and/or regulatory/capital efficiency
• Structuring M&A to increase efficiency on pre or post tax basis as appropriate 
• Optimising accounting presentation and/or return on investments and/or risk profile
• Implementing efficient tools to manage cash positions including in emerging markets
• Transactions to enhance regulatory efficiency (eg: from Deferred Tax Assets)

SSL has a specific business model based on a team approach for all products & jurisdictions. SSL operates under a detailed approval and monitoring process which reflects the structured nature of its activity and incorporates appropriate approval standards; eg: SG Tax Code of Conduct.

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: 200003PW
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 01/05/2020
Date of publication: 11/02/2020
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Structured Finance Assistant VIE-London

International Volunteer Program   |   London   |   Corporate and Investment Banking