Associate / VP Electronic Trading Solutions Coverage, Asia

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 19 Mar 18 2018-03-19

Associate / VP Electronic Trading Solutions Coverage, Asia


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Societe Generale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.


The Electronic Trading desk at Societe Generale is a part of the Global Execution Services team in the Prime Brokerage Organization. The individual in this role would be a part of our regional coverage team whose primary responsibilities would include the following:

  • Cover day-to-day trading activity of Societe Generale's Electronic Trading business which includes:
- Monitoring clients' DMA & algorithm orders to ensure seamless execution
- Providing regular updates to clients which can include stock specific color and recommendations on algo strategies
- Ensure that SG's Equity middle office is aware of the client's post trade processing requirement, thereby resulting in largely automated and timely processing of trades
- Distribute marketing content generated by the team so that clients are abreast of relevant product developments within SocGen and market microstructure updates and changes in the region
- Generate post trade reports and assist with execution consulting efforts in partnership with sales, other members of the coverage team and quants
  • Work closely with the electronic sales and trading team, and back-up other team members to ensure a high-quality and consistent client experience
  • Build new and existing client business by leveraging the firm's highly competitive algorithmic trading suite and quant resources to generate ideas for client marketing content
  • Assist the team in new client onboarding, and assist all client engagement relative to Algo Customization, assist in IT interaction to develop client focused product solutions
  • Cross Sell - To work alongside Prime Services, Financing and Cash Equity teams and contribute to cross-selling efforts within the firm
  • Fit in with the rest of the team and into SG's culture


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years in an equity trading or sales role at an Investment Bank, on the High Touch, Program Trading or Electronic desk
  • Knowledge of the nuances of trading Asian markets and market microstructure is a must
  • Familiarity with asset manager and hedge fund trading styles, and execution requirements
  • Interest and ability to understand the quantitative engines of the electronic trading platform. Knowledge of the fundamentals of Transaction Cost Analysis and experience in optimizing client usage of an algo suite would be a core competitive advantage
  • Basic knowledge of listed derivatives and synthetic equity products would be beneficial
  • Hold a relevant Bachelors or Masters degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering or similar
  • Excellent relationship, communication & organizational skills
  • Independent and motivated to succeed in fast-paced brokerage & institutional trading environment
  • Understanding of Institutional Investors, in particular Asset Managers and Hedge Funds
  • Fluent English is mandatory, Fluent Cantonese and Mandarin is preferred