Trainee UK Structured Finance Hedging Interest Rate and FX Derivatives

Fixed term contract|London|Corporate & Investment banking

Trainee UK Structured Finance Hedging Interest Rate and FX Derivatives

London, United Kingdom Fixed term contract Corporate & Investment banking


Description of the Business Line or Department

The UK Structured Finance Hedging Sales team provides Risk Management (Interest Rate and FX) Solutions to clients of SG GBIS. The UK desk works very closely with the SG GBIS lending business lines located in the UK, Europe and the Middle East serving both Financial Sponsor and Corporate clients globally in terms of the location of investments.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • Assist the Structured Finance Hedging Sales team:
  •  in their sales efforts to both Financial Sponsor and Corporate clients by helping to prepare marketing materials, indicative pricing and risk approvals
  • Liaising with other front office business partners including GLBA Lending Business Lines, Structuring, Research, Trading and Debt Capital Market teams
  • Liaising with critical support functions including Middle and Back Office, Onboarding, Compliance and Legal

Summary of responsibilities

  • Preparing market updates and proposals for clients
  • Indicative pricing of derivative structures and solutions
  • Research on markets and clients
  • Preparing credit requests
  • Maintaining business data statistics
  • Reporting client information, deals, business follow-ups and updating SG databases
  • Assist sales with KYC/Account opening/Regulatory onboarding (EMIR/DFA/MIFID) processes
  • Assist sales with Payment/Confirmation issues
  • Maintaining and improving spreadsheets used by the desk
  • Establish strong working relationships with various business lines
  • Assist other London and Paris based Corporate Sales desks on an ad-hoc basis as required

Profile required


  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to synthesise complex market arguments is crucial
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Data research and (credit) analysis
  • Good quantitative skills
  • Comfortable with financial maths
  • Financial skills
  • Ability to interpret a balance sheet.
  • Organisational skills
  • Multiple tasks with short deadlines
  • Strong skills in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Networking skills
  • Ability to work independently

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: 220001BG
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/03/14
Publication date: 2022/01/13