What to Expect
The Global Banking and Markets (GBM) Management Trainee Programme will take you around 16 months to attach in various GBM businesses and related functional departments. This experience will give you the necessary grounding and knowledge to take up the subsequent 20-month placement in either Global Banking (GB) or Global Markets (GM) division. Besides departmental attachment and placement, you will also participate in short-term familiarisation sessions and visit to GBM-related businesses and functions, to give you a better understanding of various businesses and functions operations.
Global Banking (Overview)
GB provides a broad spectrum of financing solutions to large corporations and financial institutions. As a strategic financial partner to corporate customers, we a comprehensive range of products and services including bilateral and syndication loans, project financing, property development financing, property investment loans, working capital financing, trade financing, cash management and treasury products. Our experienced and knowledgeable professionals understand the specific requirements of our customers and are committed to providing tailor-made financial packages in their best interests.
Through building close relationships with customers, Relationship Management provides the best financial services for their needs and contributes to their business success. You will gain unique connections and experience through managing a portfolio of corporate customers to cement a strong foundation of customer relationships, sharpen your skills and deepen your knowledge of various industries as well as financial analysis. You will gain a good understanding of the broad spectrum of customised financial solutions we can offer to large corporations and financial institutions.
Global Trade and Receivables Finance
You will have an overview on Global Trade and Receivable Finance (GTRF) products and their daily activities. Upon completing an attachment with GTRF, you will have gained practical experience of the major trade processes that are among the critical elements of providing quality lending services to customers.
Global Liquidity and Cash Management
You will understand how Global Liquidity and Cash Management (GLCM) department operates, have an overview on how GLCM works with the business segments and understand the product development and commercialization product cycle.
Global Banking Chief Operating Office (GB COO)
You will understand the operational flow between GB COO and other departments within GB. Upon completing an attachment with GB COO, you will have acquired a basic understanding of GB business model, products, strategies and policies; as well as a general understanding of the banking business.
Global Markets (Overview)
GM provides superior service, fully integrated solutions and 24-hour global markets coverage. We provide a full spectrum of treasury services to the Bank’s customers, including foreign exchange, interest rate risk management, derivatives products, capital markets instruments, as well as market intelligence on global trends and key developments.
The Treasury Solution team in GM provides treasury products and services to the Bank's client with focus on various customer segments. With well-developed IT infrastructure, the team is able to gain quick access to key markets and provide updated financial market information to customers. During your attachment in Treasury Solution, you will be given the opportunities to support and deliver high quality and robust customer services. You will also gain experience through internal collaboration with various stakeholders such as Relationship Managers, Branches and other internal departments, these collaborations enable the team to maintain relationships with customers, identify their hedging needs and to provide appropriate treasury products and solutions.
Global Markets Chief Operating Office (GM COO)
In GM, the COO team works closely with businesses to execute business plans and deliver strategic initiatives. Besides, the team also work with various internal and external counterparts to ensure proper controls, relevant policies and regulatory requirements are in place and complied. During your attachment in GM COO, you could gain knowledge on relevant regulation, governance and control that are applicable to the GM business. Your will also gain valuable project management skills by handling business and regulatory related projects assigned.
You will understand how Regulatory Compliance provides proactive assistance in identifying, assessing and containing Compliance Risk; fostering a compliance culture; optimising relations with regulators; and preserving the Bank's reputation in the marketplace by ensuring that our policies comply with the spirit and letter of the laws and regulations wherever we do business.
Financial Crime Compliance
You will understand how Financial Crime Compliance supports anti-money laundering investigation, formulates policies and framework on sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption issues. You will have acquired a basic understanding on the Group’s anti-money laundering policies and regulatory requirements.
Wholesale Credit and Market Risk
You will understand the approvals, policies, portfolio management and recovery of the Bank's wholesale credit and market risk exposures.
You will be able to gain a better understanding on the overall business direction and operations of different internal departments. The familiarisation programme covers various departments related to Global Banking and Global Markets divisions, such as Commercial Banking, Balance Sheet Management, Trading, Operations and Control, etc.
Training and Development
Comprehensive and logically organised classroom-based training will cover leadership and management, product and technical know-how, risk management, compliance and operations procedures specific to your Management Trainee Programme stream.
Through an intensive experiential learning experience, you will enhance your capacity for self-understanding, appreciating team dynamics, problem solving, taking the initiative in and ownership of self-motivation and leading others, and relationship building.
China Assignments / Business Travel
There are opportunities for business travel and have China assignments to learn more about the Bank’s overseas business and operations.
We regularly send Management Trainees to attend financial and banking-related conferences to ensure our future executives and leaders keep abreast of best practices within our industry by learning from thought leaders and networking with other banking professionals.
Mentorship and Coaching
During each of your attachment, you will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and coaching. You will also be assigned a Management Trainee buddy from the same Programme stream for additional support.
Hang Seng will help you to attain professional qualifications as required in your chosen business / function stream. Such qualifications may include:
- Associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
- Chartered Financial Analyst
- Certified Public Accountant
- Certified Financial Planner
- Certified Financial Risk Manager
As a Management Trainee, you will have many opportunities to represent Hang Seng at business events and corporate social responsibility functions, and participate in various internal staff activities, offering you the chance to polish your interpersonal and communication skills and build new relationships both within and outside the Bank.