Société Générale is looking for motivated candidates with a strong passion for financial markets for an off-cycle internship position on our Listed Structured Products desk on our trading floor in Paris (La Défense).
About Société Générale
With a proud history of over 155 years, Société Générale group is committed to the positive transformation of societies and economies. Around the world, our 133,000 members of staff are working to support the projects, activities and needs of our 30 million clients. The group consists of three complementary divisions to meet the financial needs of our individual, corporate and institutional clients: French retail banking, International retail banking and Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking.
Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking is the world leader in Equity Derivatives, delivering pioneering solutions for more than 30 years. SG CIB is internationally recognised for its strong position in other derivative products such as interest rate, credit, foreign exchange and commodity derivatives. Listed structured products of Société Générale are traded by retail, professional and institutional investors on the stock exchanges of Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, London, Frankfurt, Zürich, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore.
The listed structured products team is responsible for the sales and distribution of investment products among various banks and brokers in France, the Netherlands and Belgium. As a front office intern, you will be working in a challenging yet rewarding environment where you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge about the financial markets, and to learn about different types of listed structured products. As an intern in our team, you will work mainly for the Dutch and Belgian market, but work closely with other European sales and trading teams as well.
As part of the Listed Structured Products desk, you will work on several of the following activities:
- Market surveillance: analysis of our products and competitor products
- Answering customer inquiries (by phone and mail) with the help of Reuters & Bloomberg
- Marketing & communication: preparing commercial documents (brochures and newsletters)
- Helping with the launch of new products
- Think along how to deal with new opportunities in the market
Qualifications and Skills:
We are looking for profiles with different quantitative and soft skills amongst:
- Intellectual curiosity, a proactive attitude and an eagerness to learn
- Native Dutch speaker and proficient in English (French is a plus)
- Strong teamwork skills are essential, great attention to detail, ability to multi-task
- Ability to work under pressure
- Strong quantitative and analytical skills with a good understanding of financial products
- Good understanding of MS Office (experience in VBA is a plus)
What do we offer?
A paid internship (2150 EUR Gross monthly salary) and the opportunity to work in an international and dynamic team. Moreover, this internship can be the starting point of a future career in sales or trading.
When and where?
We have several off-cycle internship positions available with different start dates throughout the year. The candidate should be available for a minimum period of 4 months. Société Générale’s trading floor is located in the business district “La Défense” in Paris.
Please send your CV and cover letter in English to: [email protected]
Make sure to visit our website www.sgbeurs.nl
For more information you can reach us on our hotline number: 0800 265 9000 (NL) or 0800 100 19 (BE).
Working as a Listed Structured Products intern on one of the trading floors of Société Générale in Paris la Défense is an experience that cannot be compared with many others. For me it has not only been an exciting and enjoyable time, but also one where I have learned a lot about financial markets, derivatives, sales, and trading. The large mix between alternate tasks and responsibilities made the internship interesting and challenging every single day. Besides, I had always the opportunity to come up with my own analyses or ideas to improve the activities, which I could work on. Personally, I liked the working environment the most, there is never a dull moment on the trading floor and the mood in the team is pleasant. As there are a lot of different desks located on the same floor, you can always walk by at other desks. I have made many new contacts which will definitely help my future career in sales/trading.
Do not be afraid of working in Paris, everyone at the office can speak English and your main colleague is speaking Dutch. Paris is an expensive city, but the compensation is certainly enough to find a nice place to live and experience all the fun Paris has to offer.
~ Thomas (Intern November 2021 – May 2022)