Senior Investment Advisor

SOCIETE GENERALE Corporate & Investment Banking
London, United Kingdom
May 04, 2019
Jun 01, 2019
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Description of the Business Line or Department
Team of generalist Investment Advisors, who could also have an additional product or asset class speciality and expertise.
Investment Advisors are part of the Advisory department (ADV), which is part of Client Solutions Group (CSG), and related to the Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB) business line.
Summary of the key purposes of the role
Interactions with Clients, including Key Clients
Provide investment advice
Interactions with Prospects, Clients and Private Bankers
Provide overview of investment offering
Act as a specialist on a specific asset class or instrument type (optional)Contribute to developing the junior staff members
Summary of responsibilities
Implements the local ADV strategy and roadmap
Keep himself/herself informed and aware of the SGPB/KH investment strategy, key themes, and also of any potential evolution/change within the SGPB/KH investment offeringIn line with the client risk profile and suitability assessment, the SGPB/KH investment strategy and investment universe, and the group and local policies and regulations:Act as a dedicated investment advisor for Advisory portfoliosProvide investment advice in relation to portfolio allocation and investment products (e.g. mutual funds, structured products, equities, bonds, etc.)
Provide investment information (portfolio reviews, performance updates, products information, etc.)
Convey SGPB/KH Investment Strategy and SGPB/KH Global Investment Committee views, and:
Promote, suitably and consistently with all policies (Suitability, TCF, etc.), the full range of investment products and services available in the SGPB/KH investment offeringSupport Private Bankers in their marketing and client acquisition activity
Build strong relationships with Clients, Private bankers, and other business partners in general
Coordinate the delivery of specific investment products or services (optional and depending on expertise)
Train Private Bankers on investment products and services, through any or several of the below (optional and depending on expertise):Private Banking Academy trainingsPrivate bankers inductionPrivate bankers team training on specific investment topics as proposed by the Investment Advisor or the Private banker Team leader
Transmit clients and Private bankers feedbacks to the other CSG teams in order to adapt and develop further the SGPB/KH investment products and services offeringSupport the Head of Investment Advisory for specific Advisory projectsSupport, develop and share their knowledge with junior team membersFully respect SG Policies and Procedures defined locally, at PRIV and at Group Level, in order to control operational risksRespect of local SGPB/KH procedures and relevant regulationsApplication of IMMUNE and FORCE rulesMust seek advice from management in case of doubt
The employee must know and comply with the regulations, rules and procedures, internal and external applicable in the context of its function and follow the compulsory training (to include in all JD's)Perform all duties in accordance with the principles outlined in the SG Code of Conduct, as well as the policies and procedures relevant to your responsibilities, to ensure that you adhere to a culture that treats clients fairly and focuses on the long term sustainability of client relationships (to include in all JD's)
Delegated responsibilities
Provide investment adviceCoordinate the delivery of specific investment products or services (optional)Lead specific Advisory projects either at a local or transversal level (optional)
Controls implemented:Monthly set of MI and monthly reportDaily team huddles (4 times a week) of 5 to 20 minutesWeekly team meeting of 1h15 Monthly 1:1 meetings of 30 minutes with line managerRegular 1:1 meetings with Group Head of AdvisoryAd-hoc 1:1 meetings at the request of either the Senior Investment Advisor or the line manager or the Head of Investment Advisory.

Please list all key external contacts
Clients (Privilege, Core, High Net Worth, Ultra High Net Worth, Key Clients)Financial intermediaries (FIMs)Asset managersInvestment products providersInvestment Banks
Level of autonomy and authority
Decisions with regards to advising and transacting investment products
Decisions with regards to investment products and services promotion, advice and trainings


Required:Individual contributor competencies as defined in the SG Leadership Model Generic financial knowledgeExcellent relationship management and interpersonal skills.Client and service orientedAbility to meet and advise Ultra High Net Worth clients and Key ClientsTeam player & collaborationKnowledge of internal risk and conduct management, compliance, suitability, appropriateness and constant vigilance in respect of themGood judgement skills to adequately raise an alert and/or exercise whistle blowing, in regards to operational risks exposure among other things

Strong experience / expertise in the financial industry
In-depth knowledge of all main investment products and services
In-depth knowledge of asset allocation
Strong expertise in a specific investment product of service

Level 4 RDR compliant qualification such as the CISI Investment Advice Diploma (IAD)
Level 6 qualification such as the CISI Full DiplomaUndergraduate or post-graduate degreeAdditional relevant professional qualification e.g. CFA

Mandatory - Russian / English