Permanent contract|Shanghai|Market Finance


Shanghai, China Permanent contract Market Finance


Main Responsibilities /Accountabilities / Tasks:

  • Origination of transactions / creation of new businesses
  • Design platforms, solutions, products, services and tools for clients, taking into account, in particular, the accounting and regulatory/prudential angles for both SG and clients
  • Prepare / follow-up New Product Committees
  • Make sure solutions are sufficiently pushed towards clients, coordinating with sales

Execution of transactions:

  • Review documentation in accordance with SG internal standards
  • Ensure that transactions are lawful and compliant with SG business principles and SG internal rules (including, but not limited to rules defined in the Engineering Handbook)
  • Obtain validations from the various departments of the bank in accordance with the relevant procedures
  • Ensure scarce resources are properly used (liquidity, balance-sheet, LCR, NSFR…) and minimum profitability requirements are reached (ROE, ROA, ROLE…)
  • Ensure that the after-sale services (valuation, secondary market…) will be properly delivered to clients
  • Coordinate settlement (booking, accounting, payments…)
  • Conduct new product committees, coordinating efficiently with support functions (accounting, legal, tax, compliance, operations, risk department) and other front office staff (sales, traders, business managers and other frontline staff)

Maintain/develop geographical expertise for Greater China (incl. local accounting rules, regulation, tax, market practice…).

Lead SG’s structuring efforts for the Greater China area.

Update synthetically, transparently and regularly management on issues and progress.

Be able to work and coordinate across multiple platforms (Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong).

Eventual employment location will be at the discretion of employer, depending on business needs and target organization.

Profile required

Candidate Profile:

Academic Background:

  • Master in finance, engineering or business studies

Working Experience / Technical Skills & Know how:

  • 10 years or above relevant experience in global markets products designing, structuring area. 

Skills & Competencies:

  • Knowledge of cross border legal, accounting and regulatory issues
  • Previous experience of working in-house in either an investment bank or other relevant financial services environment, including experience in working with different internal departments and functions and ability to work on the trading floor
  • Demonstrable ability to deal with work promptly, accurately and in conformity with the internal guidelines of the Corporate and Investment Banking Division
  • A proven ability to exercise prudent commercial judgement while managing legal risk
  • Understand/learn the financial, legal, regulatory and fiscal problems relating to the structuring and sale of structured products
  • Have or is able to complete a good knowledge of the different asset class products (credit, fixed income, forex, equities, commodities,  indices…) and structures/wrappers commonly used (e.g. SPVs, OTCs, funds …);
  • Proven analytical, computer and interpersonal skills as well as exceptional writing, communication and presentation skills are required;
  • Flexible, organized and pragmatic, you have excellent analytical skills and a creative and curious mind. Learn fast different subjects for which you may not be a specialist.  Your relationship skills and your team spirit will be major assets in a demanding international environment.
  • ability to lead and conduct new projects from definitions to final launch leading and collaborating with other department of the banks.  You have interfaced with clients to finalize trades.
  • ability to design and successfully implement solutions targeted to certain class of clients (insurer, banks, funds in particular) having regards to their internal requirements (regulatory, accounting, operational, as relevant), while ensuring that these are scalable and repeatable.

Language Skills:

  • Fluent both in English and Mandarin

Computer Skill:

  • Proficient user of office tools

Business insight

Company Description:

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.

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: 21000J0P
Entity: Societe Generale China Limited
Starting date: 2021/08/10
Publication date: 2021/06/11