London – Long Term Internship 2024 – Convertible Bond Sales Assistant

Employment contract:

Long Term Internship

Location:

London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Job/mission:

Sales

Reference:

2125

Who We Are

BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading European investment bank with global leadership in many of our businesses. We are part of the BNP Paribas Group, a financial institution with solid foundations and a proven ability to adapt to change. If you are thinking about a career in investment banking, there is no better place to begin your journey than with BNP Paribas CIB. With nearly 30,000 employees in over 55 countries, we can offer you an exciting start to your career.

At BNP Paribas CIB, we work continuously on behalf of our clients, helping them to realize their projects around the world. You can be an important part of this, helping us to serve our clients both in mature and emerging markets, providing them with financial solutions across a diverse range of expertise, products and services. Our origins lie in Europe but nearly a quarter of our employees now works in our multi-award-winning Asia Pacific offices and we are a committed player in all markets.

Strong risk management, combined with the stability that comes from being part of one of the largest banking groups in the world, underpin our success. Joining us, you’ll become an integral part of a dynamic team that spans nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, drawing together people from around the globe and reflecting our commitment to international placements.

About Global Markets

Global Markets is BNP Paribas’ capital markets business within the Corporate & Institutional Bank (CIB), delivering solutions across asset classes, and industry-leading services for clients including institutional, corporates, private banks and retail distribution networks.

Global Markets encompasses five global business lines;

  • G10 Rates,
  • Equity Derivatives (“EQD”),
  • FXLM & Commodity Derivatives,
  • Prime Solutions & Financing, and
  • Primary & Credit Markets,

helping their franchise of clients find effective ways to raise and invest capital as well as manage their exposure to risk.

Global Markets is made up of over 3,700 staff globally based in EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific, with the main trading floors located in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Singapore and Tokyo.  

As part of the Equity Derivatives (“EQD”) unit, the Convertible Bond team works on both primary issuance of convertible bonds to the market and providing liquidity to more than 150 clients in secondary market. We also provide and market dedicated convertible bond research.

What you’ll do

As part of Convertible Bond Trading team the successful applicant will be involved assisting the sales team in their daily tasks :

  • Interaction with trading
  • Interaction with research
  • Interaction with MO/BO
  • Production of analysis of the market
  • Production of analysis of the business

 Key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring smooth post trade.
  • Producing reports on business and markets.
  • Automation of process. Providing data to both sales and trading.
  • Working with IT on development of new features in desk tools.
  • Coordinate client events.

 Competencies required for the role

  • Interest in financial markets with knowledge of option theory, fixed income and rates markets.
  • Strong autonomy and ability to learn.
  • Good communication skills and team-work spirit.
  • Previous experience in market finance is a plus.
  • Strong academic track record
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; other European languages an advantage
  • Strong IT Skills – mainly Excel, VBA and SQL
  • Prior experience of the finance sector is an advantage
  • Ability to think analytically and demonstrate attention to detail
  • Good communication skills

Conduct

  • Be a role model, supporting and fostering a culture of good conduct
  • Demonstrate proactivity, transparency, and accountability for identifying and managing conduct risks
  • Consider the implications of your actions on colleagues

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Length of Internship: 6-11 months