US Treasury Trader, Global Markets

Permanent contract|Tokyo|Corporate & Investment banking

US Treasury Trader, Global Markets

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Permanent contract
  • Corporate & Investment banking


Seeking an experienced market maker in USD Rates, preferably with previous US Treasuries trading experience. The candidate will be expected to: 

  • Provide liquidity in US Treasuries to global and regional customers of the bank, during Asian time-zone,  
  • Manage risks associated with trading a global book in a disciplined and alpha-generative manner within all SG approved limits & frameworks, 
  • Evaluate market conditions, economic data and financial information to identify and manage market trends and trading opportunities, 
  • Provide insightful and valuable commentary, trade ideas and market color with Societe Generale (SG) salesforce and engage directly with clients, 
  • Ensure fruitful collaboration with the global trading team in London and New York, 
  • Work closely with IT, quants, and algorithmic trading teams to ensure appropriate functioning of pricing, risk management and hedging tools,

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Price and manage the US Treasuries franchise during Asian hours, 
  • Liaise and communicate with sales teams to produce and present trade ideas, 
  • Compete appropriately and effectively on all e-trading platforms to maintain hit ratios, market share and profitability, 
  • Provide timely commentary & analysis of events affecting relevant markets 
  • Collaborate with quantitative developers to improve trading tools and systems to help SG become more efficient in pricing and managing risk, 
  • Communicate with clients on a regular basis to create trusted relationships and increased market share

Profile required

Profile and Experience Required/ Competencies

Technical Skills: 

  • Comfortable risk taker with a demonstrated ability to profitably manage large flows, 
  • Solid understanding of macroeconomics and deep knowledge of the US Treasuries market, including bond pricing, yield curves, and market dynamics, 
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with the ability to devise trading strategies and successfully implement them, 


  • Client-oriented market making track record with good established relationships and understanding of client needs, 
  • High-achiever, driven to exceed expectations and with the highest personal standards in regards to integrity and confidentiality, 
  • Good communication skills, able to navigate various situations with sales and other internal trading desks to identify revenue-generative opportunities and potential risks, 
  • Highly collaborative - an open individual who can work successfully with multi-disciplinary, multinational teams, 

Experience Needed: 

  • At least 5 years of experience at a similar role in a global bank 

Other Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Financial Engineering, Finance, Economics, Physics, a related field or the equivalent thereof. 
  • English: Business level English (Not required for Japanese communication skill) 

Business insight

Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Societe Generale provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.

Today, Societe Generale in Japan consists of four core businesses: Societe Generale, Tokyo Branch; Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited, Societe Generale Haussmann Japan Limited and Societe Generale Aircraft Leasing Company Limited. These four entities are in line with our worldwide focus on Investment Banking, Global Finance and Global Markets, and Asset Management.

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: 23000NL2
Entity: Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2023/08/09