TRAINEE: Bond Syndicator

Trainee|Hong Kong|Corporate & Investment banking

TRAINEE: Bond Syndicator

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Trainee
  • Corporate & Investment banking


•    Support the team’s efforts in effectively addressing clients’ borrowing needs in debt capital markets by being involved in the pricing and syndication strategy for all relevant transactions
•    Contribute to monitoring and managing the execution of bond mandates (including close co-operation with distribution teams, under the supervision of senior team members). The primary duty of care of syndicate is to the borrower, yet the transactor should make sure that investors are treated fairly in this process
•    Support the team’s efforts in developing and maintaining a track record of winning and executing bond mandates 
•    Involve in the development of advisory and product offering in line with the business’ strategy and priorities 
•    Involve in the development of the client base in line with Global Finance’s and SG Group’s strategy and priorities
•    To support the team in internal dialogues with colleagues, notably regional/product heads in Debt Capital Market and bankers

Profile required

•    Hold a relevant Bachelors or Masters degree Finance, Business, Economics or similar 
•    Ability to gather an understanding of financial analysis, including pricing dynamics, relative value analysis, hedging strategies, etc.
•    Proven analytical, numerical and relevant IT skills
•    Ability to understand risks (conduct, reputational, financial, etc.), and ability to act responsibly in line with SG Group Values, Code of Conduct, and other applicable rules & regulations
•    Ability to contribute to the team’s efforts to build and maintain trusted internal and external client relationships
•    Consistency and rigour in following up on clients’ needs and act upon team’s priorities
•    Demonstrate discipline and team collaboration to develop business adapted to clients’ and markets’ needs
•    Commitment to contribute to the team’s efforts for the development of new client base, advisory, and products 
•    Ability to work with people with diverse, international backgrounds, and act upon team’s priorities
•    Ability to prioritise tasks and manage competing deadlines, and to deliver on team’s priorities
•    Good written and presentation skills required; ability to present topics at meetings in a clear manner
•    Fluency in English and Mandarin is mandatory

This is a fixed term 12 month Trainee contract with Societe Generale. You will form part of the team on a full time basis. In order to apply for the Trainee position please ensure you have completed your qualification and will be available to work full time for the duration of the Trainee contract.

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 133,000 employees based in 61 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.

Department Description

Bond Syndication team is responsible for addressing borrowers’ needs in terms of raising and managing capital in the debt capital markets.
The client base for includes corporate borrowers, financial institutions, public sector and sovereigns, as well as non-investment grade (high yield) issuers globally.

In terms of execution, the activity covers issuance of bonds of various kinds, including covered bonds, senior unsecured bonds, ABS, private placements, hybrid capital and liability management.

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, 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: 220004P0
  • Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
  • Starting date: immediate
  • Publication date: 2023/03/02