Analyst, Exotics Trading Trade Support

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 17 Jan 17

Analyst, Exotics Trading Trade Support


Environment

SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale 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.

Primary Objectives:

Trade Support 's mission is to ensure all new trades and life cycle events are correctly reflected in the relevant IT systems / database:

  • for Front Office to have a clear and accurate view of their positions and risks,
  • for Operations to ensure smooth settlement for all trades,
  • for Finance to compute economic and accounting PnL in due time.


As the 1st link in the Operations chain, Trade Support is also the 1st level of control of the business

Mission

Major Accountabilities/Principal Responsibilities:

Duties

  • Product scope: Exotics Equity and Hybrid derivatives. Products including equity linked notes, share accumulators, auto-callable and other exotic payoffs.
  • Monitoring, calculation and booking of exotics and vanilla life cycle events in the FO and BO information systems.
  • Control of bookings based on documentation (term sheets, tickets) provided by front office.
  • Understand the modelling of exotic products and deals in the in-house information systems. Resolve breaks that might occur in the different systems. Identify the root cause and put in place long term action plan.
  • Streamline booking workflow through automation and process review.
  • Ensure booking timeliness; provide justifications for any late bookings and amendments.
  • Contribute to defining specifications and performing UAT for new information systems.
  • Write down / update procedures linked to sensitive processes and controls.
  • Assist FO on their specific requests with effective and innovative solutions
  • React in a timely manner to incidents and develop action plan for the long term.


Profile

Key Skill Areas & Knowledge Required:

  • Equity derivatives product knowledge (vanilla and exotic, payoff understanding, life cycle events).
  • Strong and sharp analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Accuracy, swiftness, ability to work under pressure in trading environment.
  • Excellent communication skills; required to work with various internal partners (Traders, Engineers, Sales, Other Middle Offices, Product Control teams, Back Offices, IT) in different regions (Asia, Europe, America).
  • English compulsory.
  • Knowledge of VBA programming is an advantage


Behavioural Competency Required:

  • Result oriented
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Positive mindset
  • Change oriented
  • Team player