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Quant Investment Strategies Intern

Internship at Societe Generale

Quant Investment Strategies Intern

Internship at Societe Generale

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelInternship
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 13 Aug, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive


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


Description of the Business Line or Department

This trainee position is for a duration of 11 months, starting as soon as possible, within the Global Markets Division of Société Générale. You will join the Quantitative Investment Strategies team in London and will evolve in an international, dynamic and fast paced environment integrated within the Sales, Traders and Quant Research.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

This is fantastic opportunity to gain hands on experience working on a trading floor, under the immediate supervision of senior team members with sharp expertise on cross-asset systematic strategies development. This will bring you among one of the most innovative and recognized teams on global markets when it comes to derivatives structuring.

Summary of responsibilities

After an initial training period, you will gradually take responsibilities in the development of systematic strategies for a wide range of sophisticated European based Clients (Pension Funds, Asset Managers, Insurance Companies ...). Your daily activities will comprise exchanges with other structurers, quant researchers and traders to generate new strategies ideas and backtest them. The position requires good analytical and coding skills. The trainee will work on the development and the implementation of systematic strategies on a wide range of asset classes and instruments. He will also participate to creation of marketing documents and the contextualisation of such strategies.

Level of Autonomy and Authority

Not Applicable



  • Master from a top European university
  • Reliability and high attention to detail is mandatory
  • Good coding skills. Python is a plus.
  • Understanding of derivatives
  • Dynamism and high motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility - Adaptability
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure and demonstrate initiative
  • Creativity
  • Fluency in English


A previous internship in that field would be a plus but is not mandatory.


Master from a Top European University with subjects such as Finance, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics


  • Fluency in English

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

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Job location

1-10 Bishops Square, London E1 6EG, UK