Trainee Product Specialist for Quantative Investment Strategies – 11 month FTC

Fixed term contract|London|Others

Trainee Product Specialist for Quantative Investment Strategies – 11 month FTC

London, United Kingdom Fixed term contract Others


Description of the Business Line or Department

At Société Generale, you will be joining the Global Markets division (MARK) of SG Corporate and Investment Banking.   MARK offers a cross-asset approach along all its offerings : Research, Investment & Risk Management Solutions, Execution and Prime Services to asset managers, pension funds, companies, private banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, family offices, sovereign funds and distributors worldwide.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

You will join the Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) team in London on an 11 month FTC as Product Specialist and will evolve in an international, dynamic and fast paced environment integrated within the Sales, Traders and Quant Research.

The QIS Team oversees designing and packaging systematic strategies (e.g. risk premia ideas) into an investable format. The team has a cross-asset coverage (Equity Derivatives, Equity Cash, Fixed Income & Currencies, Commodities, Cross-Asset portfolios).

Summary of responsibilities 

The product specialist oversees:

  • Designing, developing and producing detailed commercial presentations, and other marketing material on Quant Strategies to clients and potential institutional investors.
  • Answering to Request of Proposal
  • Pushing and promoting Quant strategies and QIS team
  • Collaboration with the various teams of Financial Engineers & Sales from different platforms (New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo): Financial engineering , performance explanations, backtesting
  • Qualitative & quantitative analysis on the strategies
  • Being part of the thinking process of the idea generation for the development of new Quant strategies
  • Market Watch, analysis of the competition offering
  • Project management: internal data base, launch of new range...

Profile required


  • Analytical ability, leadership, organizational and business development skills, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong mathematical skills are required
  • Ability to manage complex processes dealing with multiple internal and external resources;
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word);
  • Good communication skills necessary to interact with Sales and other Engineers
  • Reactivity & Teamwork

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: 21000R22
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/12/06
Publication date: 2021/10/04