TRAINEE: Junior Trader

Trainee|Hong Kong|Corporate & Investment banking

TRAINEE: Junior Trader

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

Responsibilities

  • Support trading team on day-to-day operations
  • Maintain and improve existing spreadsheets and tools used by the desk
  • Develop on specific products a deep understanding and knowledge of parameters impact on pricing
  • Develop new products and strategies under the lead of a senior trader
  • Look at the risk systems and tools, and understand book deformations
  • Establish good relationships with sales and structuring departments 

Profile required

  • Hold a relevant bachelor's or master's degree in finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Machine Learning or similar 
  • Previous experience in a trading floor environment is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, in particular Excel; good coding skills in VBA and/or Python
  • Proven analytical, computer and interpersonal skills as well as writing, communication and presentations skills
  • Strong team player who can demonstrate creativity and initiative
  • Strong interest in financial markets and understanding of complex products
  • Fluent English 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.

Behavioral Skills:

  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make cooperation with colleagues in and outside my team a priority
  • Team Spirit - Collective mindset: I favour the team’s interest over my own results
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity: I propose new ideas and solutions
  • Innovation - Technology: I adopt new technologies in the solutions and projects I work on
  • Client - Risk: I strive to satisfy clients while taking into account risks for the company

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 specialized 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 customized business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description:

Trading Team is in charge of executing equity derivatives trades on behalf of clients, and risk managing the resulting exposure on the banks’ trading books. The Trainee will cover all equity derivatives products, with a specific focus on exotic options. By nature of the trades, the trainee will also have to familiarize himself with secondary position risks on the following asset classes (Rates, Credit, Foreign exchange).

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: 24000GS1
Entity: SG Securities (HK) Limited
Starting date: 2024/08/01
Publication date: 2024/07/01
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