Trainee Cross Asset Solutions Sales desk


Trainee Cross Asset Solutions Sales desk

London, United Kingdom Trainee Others


Description of the Business Line or Department

A chance to join one of the most exciting areas of the bank, the cross asset solutions team, UK.

We advise some of the world’s largest Hedge Funds, Asset managers, Pensions & Insurers, providing quantitative and derivative based solutions for alpha generation & hedging .

Societe Generale are one of the market leaders in derivatives & quantitative solutions, hence you’ll be joining a sought after team.

You’ll be exposed to some exciting work, very early on.

The Global Markets functions is a trusted partner to external clients (Corporates, Financial institutions and Asset Managers) in market activities, offering a cross-expertise in Research, Investment and Risk Solutions,  Execution and Prime Services.

From cash execution, equity finance, exotic derivatives to structured products, Societe Generale’s Equities & Derivatives department integrates all Societe Generale’s capabilities in equities.

Our objective is to bring flexible and innovative equity solutions adapted to our clients’ investment strategies and to current market conditions.

With a global presence around the world, our equities & derivatives department offers 24 hours service. In addition to sales and traders, our clients can leverage on our strong financial engineers capabilities to answer their needs.

Our value proposition:

  • A full range of products and services from flow to exotic, thanks to our leading position in derivative products
  • Being the largest Equity Derivatives house enables us to be a liquidity provider, with the capability to execute even in difficult market conditions, and the ability to perform large transactions
  • Provide innovation across a large spectrum of products and engineering teams, which gives access to a wide choice of cross asset products
  • Commitment to provide guidance and after-sales services and to work towards technology enhanced services

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Tasks will include:

  • Supporting senior sales people in providing them with the analysis to help us solve complex client problems.
  • Working with partners in research, structuring, trading helping suggest amendments/restructuring of existing trades based on deep analysis.
  • To consolidate the reports/analysis of the various internal departments to help craft high impact pitches for salespeople.
  • To help with the creation of client pitchdecks.

Profile required


Skills required include:

  • A degree from a leading university
  • Quantitative/Mathematical background ideal, but not essential.
  • A thirst for learning & improving
  • Some market knowledge / interest Investment banking/ financial services industry
  • Sound numerical and Literacy skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player, proactively  shares information and collaborates with others
  • Highly motivated, proactive and entrepreneurial
  • Reliable professional conduct
  • Ability to work autonomously and be responsible for following matters through to completion
  • SG Leadership Model competence as defined for individual contributors
  • Ability to develop relationships based on trust and professionalism
  • Language requirements if applicable are as defined to support the role purpose and coverage areas. (English is the business language for SG)

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

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: 22000INH
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/08/15
Publication date: 2022/06/16