TRAINEE: Market Risk, Data Science Analyst

Trainee|Hong Kong|Corporate & Investment banking

TRAINEE: Market Risk, Data Science Analyst

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Trainee Corporate & Investment banking



  • Take ownership to research and propose simple pattern detection methods identifying client risk activity signals using historical and/or intraday client’s trading / exposure activities
  • Implement through code the proposed models into proofs-of-concepts. Model training, results analysis and back-testing
  • Formalize methodologies to explain models and results to internal parties


  • Develop internal visualization dashboards using modern data analytics tools in a time-sensitive environment by linking datasets across a wide range of products
  • Assist the team through preparation of presentations, management views
  • Be an active member of internal working groups
  • Take ownership for assigned projects and interact with IT globally (Bangalore, Paris, New York…)


  • Research and propose statistical outlier detection methods to identify potential data quality issues across a range of business use cases
  • Implement through code the proposed models into proofs-of-concepts
  • Formalize methodologies to explain models and results to internal parties

Profile required

Profile Requirements:

•    Bachelor’s degree in in any subject, preferably Quantitative Finance, Finance, IT
•    Demonstrable interest in finance, markets
•    IT literate and can demonstrate examples of data visualization/automation (i.e., with Python, VBA, Tableau)
•    Good interpersonal skills and communication skills (verbal and written) 
•    Ability to be able to work independently
•    Good analytical skills and an aptitude for numbers with attention to detail
•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.

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

The Prime Services group within EQD provides a broad range of specialized services to hedge fund, futures and, execution and clearing clients such as securities lending, custody & settlement, margin financing, execution and clearing services, accounting, and portfolio analytics.

The successful candidate will work in the Risk team (1st line of defense) that looks at these businesses and will play an important role in day-to-day risk management as well as a leading role in platform development.

The Prime Service risk group is a global team operating out of Paris, London, New York, Chicago, and Hong Kong.

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: 220002J3
Entity: SG Securities (HK) Limited
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2022/06/20