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Date Added: Sat 18/07/2020

Trade Support Analyst Beta Middle Office Operations

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime


About BNP Paribas:

BNP Paribas Group

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. 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.

About BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking

Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutional, and operates across EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialized Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five House worldwide. BNP Paribas CIB strives to service the global economy by providing solutions to its clients in financing (ECM, DCM, specialized financing), flow banking (trade finance and cash management), financial advisory (M & A, project finance), global markets (interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equity derivatives), risk management, and securities services.

Business Overview:

Middle Office Operations provides trade and settlement support services to asset management clients in line with established operational procedures and client agreements. A Middle Office beta team Analyst is responsible for the capture and matching of client cash, security and derivative trade activity whilst ensuring valid instructions are sent to the market and accounting platforms. As well has handling post trade activities, such as income processing, corporate action processing, transitions, and reconciliation oversight. BNP Paribas Middle Office US is part of a global operations offering supporting our clients in all major markets. US Market experience is required. European and AsiaPac market knowledge is a plus.

Candidate Success Factors:

Candidates will be measured on the following four performance drivers which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:
Results and Impact
Leadership and Collaboration
Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus
Compliance Culture and Conduct


Perform timely and accurate recording and settlement of trades; resolve any trade discrepancies
Ensure all trades are confirmed on trade date
Interface with custodian, brokers and clients on confirmation and/or settlement issues
Master firms technology systems
Complete daily operational reporting & controls; identify risk trends
Respond to all queries within current business day
Ensure middle office operations' effective achievement of best in class client service and top tier risk management.
Pro-actively identify and progress opportunities to enhance straight-through processing and improve efficiency in operations
Provide support to other middle office groups on all trade related queries

Minimum required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required in Finance, Economics or Accounting or related field
Superior analytical and problem solving skills
Demonstrate a calm, logical approach to all situations
Ability to multitask and to work under pressure, prioritizing duties according to risk
Ability to interact with very demanding stakeholders, managing their expectations whilst developing strong working relationships and bank standards
Effective verbal and written communication skills; notably the ability to clearly articulate issues and influence resolution
Self-motivated, energetic, and intellectually curious individual who is able to deliver with minimal supervision, whilst also working effectively as part of a team

Preferred qualifications:

3-5 years of relevant experience in Middle Office Operations
Extensive knowledge of fixed income, equity, and derivative instruments
Expert knowledge of trade support, settlements, FX a plus
Proficient with trade order management systems and Bloomberg
Strong understanding of transaction lifecycle
Knowledge of global markets and trading habits in the global market.

FINRA Registrations Required:


BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.
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