Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking appointed Thomas Castaignede as a consultant to its debt finance division. Castaignede joins the Société Générale Group, following other professional rugby players such as Nick Farr-Jones in Australia as well as Yannick Jauzion, Jérôme Cazalbou and Sylvain Marconnet in France. Castaignede will start his career at the firm by familiarizing himself with the fixed-income banking environment, particularly in sales. He will also spend time with the research, trading, syndicate and origination desks in the fixed income department. The new hire, who will be based in London, will report to Raphael Geys, head of fixed income and derivatives sales for financial institutions in Europe. He joined the bank in December and will work part time initially to allow for his activities as an international professional rugby player. Castaignede is an engineer with a degree in industrial processes engineering from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées.

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