About the job
The Settlement teams handle all transactions initiated by Global Markets trading desks mainly based in Paris, London, Singapore and New York, by ensuring that all trades feeding the Operation systems are announced to the BNPP Treasury and settled in due time.
The Settlement team’s primary function is to ensure that settlements of all transactions booked by Trading and Sales desks through the Front Office systems are paid in accordance with BNPP Procedures and in due time.
A wide range of products are traded by the Trading desk in all currencies and precious metals including FX Spot, FX Forward, FX Swap, Non Deliverable Forward (NDF), vanilla and exotic FX Option, Loan & Deposits, Bullion, Structured Products, Cash Collateral.
The Settlement team ensures that all payments are properly controlled; all issues identified should be reported and fixed in a timely manner by working closely with a wide range of departments : the Confirmation Matching teams, Payment Investigations team, Front Office (sales & traders), Trade Support / Middle-Office, IT, Compliance, Counterparty Risk, Legal departments.
The Settlement team performs critical Control and Risk roles through the daily management of the Embargo and Sanctions payment alerts that could occurred.
The team is also responsible for verbal and written affirmation of trade or cash-flows details with client’s prior to settlement date, notably on the Netting process.
Settlement teams are involved in process improvements with special focus on STP processing and management of risk and controls, new product initiatives, development of new business in all regions
Your Main Activities Are
Make sure non Straight Through Processing (STP) events are properly managed within the Operations system and ensure deals are flowing within Operations system with no delay
Make sure payments (bilateral, netted ), advices of receipt are processed once deals are matched, pre-matched or once cash flow / netting has been confirmed / reconciled with counterparties
Make sure payments are done before cut-off taking into account each currency specificity, and ensure no payment incident occurs.
Manage specific processes regarding settlement Instructions when required (on non STP, urgent payment, coordination with referential teams for Standard Settlement Instructions )
Responsible for the full payment netting process including set up (agreeing netting conditions with counterparts including legal documentation, promote BNPP Internal Netting digital tool ) and day to day validation process
Make sure settlements are done according to Risk and Compliance Group guidelines / requirements including embargoes / sanctions alert management, specific Risk procedures to reduce settlement risk
Make sure treasury announcements are sent to Treasury Forecasting team allowing BNPP Treasury to manage Nostro accounts liquidity.
Resolving queries and exceptions in relation with relevant departments, understanding the importance of effective escalation.
Responsible on a daily for reporting the status of controls and remaining operational risk on the scope of responsibility.
Daily liaison with counterparts on discrepancies and assisting them to meet their needs regarding payments.
Analyse & Manage payments incidents in coordination with payment investigation teams
Active participation to the team life (formalisation of team procedure, training, coaching new staff, contribution to improve team efficiency, operational process or IT functionality )
Profile and Skills to Success
Degree in Finance or related fields
Fluent in English and French (both oral and written communication)
Banking experience with an emphasis in Payments and Operations management
Knowledge of Banking Payment Environment (Correspondent banking, Swift payment network )
Knowledge of Foreign Exchange and Money Markets products
Strong Excel Skills
Controls oriented profile, ability to manage operational risks
Ability to learn quickly and adaptability in a fast pace work environment
Analytical skills, effective problem solver and consensus builder
Ability to prioritize workloads and use a proactive approach to meet deadlines
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, team spirit and client focus
About the Team
The Forex and Money Market (FXMM) Settlement team is part of the Settlement Department of Global Markets Operations. This team is in charge of the settlement of all Foreign Exchange, Precious Metal and Money Market transactions done under BNPP Paris and BNPP London entities by the Global Markets and Asset and Liability Management (ALM) & Treasury Businesses.
This settlement team leveraging on its centre of expertise is also servicing other BNPP Group entities such as BNP Paribas Securities Services, FINAMS, Personal Finance, Opera for the settlement of their Forex and / or Money Market trades.
Our main clients are international Corporates (major corporations & medium-sized companies) and Financial Institutions (general and specialised international Banks including Central Banks, pension funds, fund managers, insurance companies and supranational entities)
Why joining BNP Paribas?
Leading banking institution
BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe's banking history.
It has a presence in 72 countries, with around 200 000 Employees including more than 150 000 in Europe.
Our presence in Portugal
Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 6.500 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.
Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success.
BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions : Domestic Markets and International Financial Services for retail banking and specialised financial services, and Corporate & Institutional Banking for corporate and institutional clients.
In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
Diversity and Inclusion commitment
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity.
We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.
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