Integrated Dealing Services (I-DEAL)

The buyside faces challenges like never before in execution.

Regulatory constraints such as MiFID II, a fragmented liquidity environment and growing pressure on costs have the made the execution environment more challenging than ever.

The solution is Integrated Dealing Services (I-DEAL) – a fully outsourced dealing desk offer provided by SGSS, which covers all asset classes and global markets and allows the buy-sides to gain in efficiency and agility while taking up a three-fold challenge: 

  • Maintaining the link between management and the market
  • Controlling and improving execution performance
  • Boosting the business capacity

In short, SGSS assumes an agent mode position while remaining broker neutral.

Welcome speech

Find out more about I-DEAL in a video interview with Léonard Ollier, Head of I-DEAL Business Development, SGSS

i-DEAL features round-up

Saves money by allowing a variable rather than fixed cost base – so you can scale it according to yours and your clients’ needs

Consolidates volumes so everyone can access liquidity at the best price, even for smaller transactions

Integrates dealing into straight-through processing, reducing operational risk and simplifying workflow

Helps you comply with the best execution required by MiFID II, to be introduced in 2017, and optimises execution performance

Gives a single entry point to cover all asset classes with a wide range of counterparties and flexibility to add new products

Allows you to keep full control of execution and work with any broker you choose

The reasons for choosing i-deal


Coverage of all asset classes

Increase in agility and optimisation of access to liquidity, which boosts the product expertise provided by seasoned and dedicated teams


An integrated middle office market offer

An opportunity for your post-market teams to focus on value-added activities


An offer covering the entire value chain

Reduction in the operational risk (and associated costs) via an STP solution covering the entire value chain, from Compliance to Risk, and from dealing to post market


Continually-evolving infrastructure and procedures 

Backed by the best market offer and capitalising on our internal developments in order to best serve our clients. We provide a dedicated client interface, order books (OMS / EMS), connectivity with intermediaries and platforms, post-trade management tools, etc.


Clients keep control of their dealing

We work on an "open architecture" meaning the client can keep their market counterparties or use our existing broker list. Our reports and tools allow for the client to control execution even if it's outsourced. 


A robust and experienced team

Many years of experience in dealing outsourcing, backed by Societe Generale's expertise, allow us to help you, but also your current and prospective clients.