Fixed Income Rates Strategy Trainee

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Contract, Full time
  • Société Générale - UK
  • 19 Feb 18 2018-02-19

The rates research team is responsible for providing strategic recommendations in global rates markets to SG's clients, as well as providing a key support function to the FIC business (both sales and trading).

Societe Generale is one of the largest financial services groups in Europe and has been serving the needs of its clients in the UK for more than 100 years through a range of businesses: corporate and investment banking to private banking, asset management, and securities services, as well as specialised financial services including vehicle and equipment finance


Description of the Business Line or Department

The rates research team is responsible for providing strategic recommendations in global rates markets to SG's clients, as well as providing a key support function to the FIC business (both sales and trading). All GRS research is published via www.sgmarkets.com . The team is geographically split between London / Paris / New York / Bangalore.
The successful candidate will be London or Paris based, reporting to the key contacts above.

Summary Of The Key Purposes Of The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to obtain a good exposure to markets / market analysis and eventually play a significant role to develop a career in rates strategy research.

The 6-11 month role could lead to an offer a permanent role within SG to interns who perform well within the team, subject to business needs.

The candidate will provide support to a team of 6 researchers based in London and Paris, both through daily responsibilities in the day-to-day running of the research activity and through project based work.

Summary of Responsibilities

The candidate's key responsibilities will include
- extensive analytical work for the desk
- developing an understanding of rates markets and of the business
- day-to-day support of the team in the production of daily research communications
- data maintenance and data analysis where required by the team
- project-based work which will involve data analysis and presentation of main findings
- general support in day-to-day running of the team's activities, focusing on improving the team's productivity.

Level of Autonomy and Authority

Candidates will report to senior researcher within the team (who will supervise his/her work), and work directly with most other members of the team.


Profile:

Competencies

The successful candidate will be London based, reporting to Jorge Garayo

Interest in macroeconomic developments and their impact on capital markets

The candidate should develop an interest on bond markets and fixed income products and macro economic developments

He/she should demonstrate a superior level of knowledge and understanding of data analysis tools and techniques.

Excellent knowledge of Excel is a must, as well as some soft coding ability (Vba) and willingness to learn. More advanced coding is a plus though not required (e.g. Python/machine learning).

Good communication skills are essential, with excellent verbal and written communication in English.

Work Experience

Knowledge of fixed income products will be an advantage.

Education

Graduated in a career degree with subjects that require analysis and problem solving, with a decent exposure to statistics and mathematics.

Languages

English is mandatory and any other European language is desirable

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 Societe Generale, 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 reassignment.