Christophe SIMON


En résumé

I am a hard working Investment Banking Specialist with 10 years’ experience in the market. I have worked as an E-Sales and Sales Trader on FX and Money Market for 5.5 years and have been a Business Analyst / Project Manager for the last 4 years. I am able to create clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements and managing the constraints of the project management plan through focusing on cost, time, scope, and quality. I have demonstrated my liabilities to work with internal and external stakeholders during this period and I have a strong understanding of the entire front to back chain.

♣ Experience in front office during 5.5 years (Trading and Sales) / 4 years on project management
♣ All major Products Expert (Fixed Income, FX vanillas and options, E-business, structured products
♣ Strong knowledge of Regulations (Mifid, Dodd-Frank, French Banking Laws and Volcker rules)
♣ Specialist on the Trade Life Cycle from Front to Back Office
♣ Abnormal Trading Patterns
♣ Strong Communication Skills, enthusiastic, efficient, hardworking, selfless independence, flexible, organised, team player, problem solver, self-motivated, trust building
♣ PRINCE 2 Methodology
♣ Fluent in French (native), English, Spanish (Intermediate)

Mes compétences :
Fixed income
Foreign Exchange
Reuters Financial Applications
Bloomberg Software
front office
Visual Basic for Applications
Microsoft Silverlight - WPF/E
Capital Markets
Back Office
release planning
front office trading
client portfolio development
client control team support
Training of sales and trader
Responsible for FX LM Business Management
Project Management
Procedure framework design
Portfolio Administration
PRINCE2 methodology
PNL management
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Access
Markets in Financial Instruments Directive
Market Making
Macromedia Dreamweaver
Investment Banking
Client analysis
Cash Management
Business Planning
Agile Methodology


  • Currency Solutions - Senior Corporate Trader

    2016 - maintenant Focused on the development and growth of new business sales to the buy-side in Europe for Sme's and corporates, offering a comprehensive range of trading, workflow and STP solutions covering Foreign Exchange (NDF's/Spot/Fwds/Options)
  • HSBC - Project Manager

    Paris 2014 - 2015 Implementation of a new Front office system for HSBC Paris Site related to pre-trade services, ECN, booking system, Risk migration and VA consolidation and hedging, FX Trading and cash management chains, settlement and post-trade services
    * Implementation of a new FX dealing platform - Prince 2 Methodology
    * Starting up a Project: by defining the project approach ;
    * Preparing an outline business case, consulting the Lesson Logs of previous projects and planning the next stage
    * Initiating a project, planning quality and refining the business case and risks
    * Setting up project controls and files: assembling a Project Initiation Documentation (PID), Business analysis, Raise risks, issues, dependencies and assumptions. Monitoring and delivery of ambitious growth plans, (Global PMO role). Costing of the solution
    * Directing a project: by authorising initiation and project; giving ad hoc direction and confirming project closure ;
    * Controlling a stage: authorising work packages, assessing progress, capturing and examining project issues, monitoring and controlling risks, reviewing stage status, reporting highlights, taking corrective action, escalating project issues and receiving completed work packages, Steering committee
    * Managing Product delivery: by accepting a work package, execute a work package and deliver a work package, provide guidance and direction to ensure that the tasks in each country are clear and consistent with their counterparts in other regions. Budget pack on a regulatory basis.
    * Managing Stage Boundaries: planning a stage; updating a project plan; updating a project business case; updating the risk register; reporting stage end; and producing an exception plan, provide clear direction on activities, capture any changes needed to data readiness operating model to lead into solution design. Requirement, design, development, testing and delivery.
    * Closing a Project: decommissioning a project; identifying follow-on actions; preparing a benefits review plan and project evaluation review. ;
    * The benefit review plan indicates a time when the benefits of the product maybe measured and what resources will be required.
  • BNP Paribas CIB - Business Manager

    Paris 2014 - 2014 * Volcker and French Banking Law: Leading the project to comply with regulations.
    * Optimisation of its cost and revenue base: Economic value and Client contribution project.
    * Review of spreads and thresholds to be in accordance with the new client contribution grid.
    * Responsible for the industrialisation of the FX LM platform, franchise development.
    * Monitoring and delivery of ambitious growth plans. ;
    * Business planning, analysis, reporting, and nurturing key partnerships with IT, Risk, Operations, Legal and Compliance.
    * Supporting the organisation and running of the FX Local Market business globally.
    * Coordinate and assist with multiple team deliverables ;
    * Responsible for FX LM Business Management as well as the Traders and Sales assistants.
  • BNP Paribas CIB - Business Analyst

    Paris 2011 - 2014 After the rogue trading J.Kerviel case at Société Générale in 2008, BNP implemented initiatives to reinforce the internal control systems by focus on Capital Market operations. To reduce internal fraud risk, compliment and harmonize existing procedures and processes, upgrade the control framework on all impacted systems.
    * Creation of a tool to detect rogue trading on Capital Market perimeter.
    * Responsible of the whole FX business integration on global and local sites.
    * Specifications (For IT and Clients) and integration of positions feeds, transaction confirmations.
    * Business rules specifications jointly with clients and business line dedicated experts. (IT, Risk control, front office)
    * Design of the interface, indicators, and functionalities.
    * SQL, VBA and Microsoft Silverlight solution. ;
    * Testing and client control team support. ;
    * Delivery and training of the Anti-fraud team. ;
    * AGILE Methodology: Identify a product vision, elaboration of a roadmap, release planning by priorities, definition of special goal and tasks, daily meetings, sprint reviews and retrospective ;
  • SOCIETE GENERALE - E-business Project Manager & Trader

    PARIS 2010 - 2011 In order to better allocate their cost basis, Société Générale Investment Banking has decided to categorize their clients: to give more time to the voice traders for major clients, and to promote internal e-trading platform to internal clients or Tiers 3 clients. I was in charge of the segmentation and the promotion of the system.
    * Trading with internal entities: 30 banks in Europe and Africa (emerging market).
    * End of day risk and PNL management: Market making ;
    * Cash Management: internal payments automation. ;
    * Improvement of the FX and MM flow on the E-trading platform between BHFM and SGCIB.
    * Meetings with the international retail network traders.
    * Presentation of the internal Forex platforms. ;
    * Demos, workshops animations and reporting, activity follow-up.
    * Promotion of the new products and functionalities (trading, orders, swaps, MM, exotic currencies...).
    * Specifications, requirements and tests of the new internal Forex trading solution (Alpha FX): Java solution.
    * Training of sales and trader's teams on the new tools.
  • SOCIETE GENERALE - Sales Trader

    PARIS 2008 - 2010 Support clients in their market activities and provide them financing solutions, as principal or agent for Forex and Money Market financing solutions
    * Cover and selling the FX solution to a portfolio of 120 midcaps predominantly based in France.
    * Pricing and execution of vanilla and structured products on Forex, Money Market and treasury.
    * Positioning the electronic execution platform for FX and on-boarding new clients.
    * Answer client queries and advise them as to the benefits of our services.
    * Introduce new client business to achieve or exceed monthly targets.
    * Ensure all client application documentation is FSA compliant.
    * Present or attend internal/external seminars and exhibitions.
    * Work interactively with Société Générale product specialists to research the clients and ascertain their risk management needs in the portfolio.
    * Collaborate with the product specialists once the needs have been identified, and develop an appropriate solution.
    * Prospection and client portfolio development. ;
    * E-trading platforms: Bloomberg, EBS, Reuters
  • SOCIETE GENERALE - E-Business Sales

    PARIS 2006 - 2008 Electronic platforms Sales, as part of the e-business team, in charge to identify prospects and develop a portfolio of 300 clients and increase the flow on banking platforms on Foreign Exchange and Money Market
    * Portfolio management: corporates, Bank and institutional clients: Europe and Africa ;
    * Prospection and cold phoning
    * Client analysis and reporting
    * Platform demo to the clients
    * Client segmentation ;
    * Meeting with the clients ;
    * Definition and requests to obtain credit limits ;
    * Definition of spread and thresholds ;
    * Interaction with Bloomberg, Reuters, EBS, RTFX, Currenex, 360T, Fxall, regarding ;
    * Prospect identification
    * Client's needs or issues ;
    * Integration of new functionalities ;
    * Implementation of white labelling and internal trading floor software applications Alpha FX ;
    * Client on boarding ,
  • SOCIETE GENERALE - Business Analyst

    PARIS 2006 - 2006 * Procedure framework design for the corporates back officers


  • Prince2 (London)

    London 2015 - 2015 Prince2

    Bordeaux 2005 - 2006 Master Bank / Insurance
  • ICD

    Paris 2004 - 2005 Master E-commerce
  • University Of Lille

    Lille 2004 - 2005 Master Corporate Lawyers
  • EM LYON Business School (Lyon)

    Lyon 2000 - 2004
  • Lycée Ambroise Vollard (St Pierre)

    St Pierre 1999 - 2000 Baccalaureate Degree