Description of the Business Line or Department
Prime Services is the clearing, financing and execution offering of Societe Generale, which services clients across multiple asset
classes and products including listed derivatives, fixed income, equities, swaps, FX and OTC.
Prime Services Risk is the first line of defence for all business units including assets financing, execution and prime brokerage
clearing. The team is responsible to follow the counterparty risk that Prime Services activities generate and ensure that these risks
are well controlled and reported internally to other risk functions and management. The risk is managed on pre-trade level,
real-time and end-of-day basis for all clients and across metrics utilised the main ones include VaR, greeks and stress tests.
The team also is responsible to maintain and assist clients with understanding the margin methodologies that are utilised as well
as develop new ones. The team has responsibility to ensure that the model utilised to calculate risk for all clients under
the business line is operating accurately and improve it as required based on new products or asset classes.
Summary of the key purposes of the role
Assisting analysts on basic portfolio analysis and running simulations for new prospective clients
Helping the team with ad-hoc analysis, risk reporting, risk projects and other admin tasks
Maintenance and testing of the intraday risk monitoring platform
Assist the team with automating existing processes or establishing new processes through the available tools under the guidance of senior members
Maintain and improve the existing reporting and processes as well as suggest potential improvements
Assist with Python implementation and automation under the guidance of senior members of the team
Perform various tasks and checks regarding data quality of the risk inputs into the model
Design new reporting dashboards under the guidance of senior members of the team
Assist with back testing of various methodologies utilized by the team and perform pricing benchmark monitoring under the guidance of senior members.
Summary of responsibilities
Responsibility for ensuring that you are fully aware of and adhere to internal Policies that relate to you, your business or other businesses for which you have any level of responsibility. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with operational risk requirements (e.g. Golden rules, security policies and regulatory requirements).
Responsibility for managing, controlling, preparing and escalating risk within the scope of your position.
Responsibility for reading, understanding and complying with the Company's Conduct and Standards and corresponding regulations. You will be notified of changes to policies in a timely manner through announcements and/or intranet updates.
Act with integrity and due skill, care and diligence in carrying out your duties. Your actions should always be able to satisfy high standards of scrutiny.
Observe proper standards of market conduct. Responsibility to ensure that you take reasonable steps to be fully aware of, understand and comply with all regulatory requirements from all regulatory bodies that are applicable to your business.
Level of Autonomy and Authority
Responsibility for managing, controlling, preparing and escalating risk within the scope of the position.
Observe proper standards of market conduct. Responsibility to ensure that steps are taken to be fully aware of, understand and comply with all regulatory requirements from all regulatory bodies that are applicable to the business.
Excellent communicator – role requires interaction numerous internal parties and departments.
Excellent autonomy – role requires a lot a self-training based on strong investigation skills and autonomous tests
combined with analytical rigour
Excellent organisational skills are required to effectively accommodate workflows and manage priorities.
Methodical working techniques combined with analytical rigour
Ability to work as part of a team and adapt to the needs of the team as they arise
Strong attention to detail with analytical / problem solving skills
Understanding of escalation approach to issues and effectively communicating to resolve problems quickly
Technical/Systems Knowledge: MS Excel, Python
Advanced grasp of statistical methods and concepts is required
Understanding of risk concepts and methodologies (VaR/greeks/stress tests)
Knowledge of Listed derivatives, Equities, FX, Fixed Income
Previous placements in risk management or the financial industry preferred
Working knowledge of Python strongly preferred
Master's degree in Finance, Economics or a related field
Fluency in English required
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.
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
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, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.
Job code: 200004LT
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 12/04/2020
Date of publication: 03/03/2020