Societe Generale, a French multinational bank, has added Alexandre Mateus to its forex trading team in Paris. In his new role, Mateus will report to Cedric Beaurain, head of spot trading for the bank, according to a report from FX Week.
Mateus is replacing Arnaud Muller. Muller has moved to trade another product within FICC at the French bank. Mateus has big shoes to fill, as Muller has been with Societe Generale for more than 11 years as a forex G10 spot trader.
Alexandre Mateus’ career before Societe Generale
Before joining Societe Generale, Mateus was a forex and commodity derivatives trader at ArcelorMittal, a steel and mining company. Specifically, he traded G10 and emerging market currencies as well as LME Base Metals and Energy Derivatives, his LinkedIn states. Mateus worked for the firm from September 2015 until August this year.
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Mateus has also worked for another big name French bank – BNP Paribas. He first joined the bank in February 2013 in Spain where he worked in corporate and institutional banking and forex derivatives sales.
In 2014, Mateus moved to Brussels to work for the bank as a forex spot trader for G10 and emerging market currencies. He worked with BNP Paribas up until April 2015 before moving on to ArcelorMittal.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Mateus first entered into the forex markets in June 2012 by joining Alstom as a forex dealer. Alstom is a provider of systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. He worked with the company until December 2012.
Mateus has a number of educational qualifications to his name. This includes a master’s degree in Financial Engineering, which he graduated with in 2012 from SKEMA Business School. He also has a postgraduate diploma in Financial Markets from the London School of Business and Finance, among other finance-oriented qualifications.