Business Overview:

The focus of the Investigation & Analysis Group (IAG) is to perform customer due diligence investigations on either new or existing relationships and to assess and escalate the findings in an effort to protect the Bank from anti-money laundering (AML), counterparty or reputational risk.

*Physical presence in BNPP’s office(s) is an essential function of this position. BNPP requires all of our employees to be vaccinated in order to access its offices, subject to reasonable accommodations for reasons related to disability or religion.

Candidate Success Factors:

Candidates to be measured on the following four performance drivers, which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:

  • Results and Impact
    • Impacts division and influences peers and team
    • Demonstrates good judgement when making decisions of high complexity and impact
    • Relies on limited guidance for most complex decision making
    • Is responsible for driving outcomes which have meaningful effect on team or department
  • Leadership and Collaboration
    • Creates trust with department leaders
    • Acts in leadership capacity for large projects, processes, or programs for a team
  • Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus
    • Able to build relationships with a mix of intermediate and senior colleagues or clients
    • Interacts regularly with management and department leaders
    • Demonstrates the ability to persuade and influence stakeholders at the team level
  • Compliance Culture and Conduct
    • Takes full responsibility for personal actions and demonstrates courage in facing problems and conflicts
    • Perceived as a person of high moral character; upholds corporate values and displays high ethical standards”


  • Perform analysis of existing (and prospective) accounts/customers and their beneficial owners, including enhanced due diligence, synthesize findings and report to management, partners and committee members for effective assessment of viability and risk.
  • Investigate and review adverse media pertaining to financial crimes, AML/BSA issues, bribery/corruption, OFAC sanctions issues
  • Assess materiality of findings based on a strong understanding of AML/BSA regulatory framework
  • Draft written summaries of investigative findings. 
  • Presenting accounts/customers to senior business management for discussion about potential reputational risks
  • Follow-up with appropriate department for missing or outstanding documents whenever necessary.
  • Identify Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and risk rate them according to group and local policy.
  • Interact daily with Senior Management, Legal, Compliance, Advisory and other business units on investigation findings and matters requiring escalation.
  • Update Tracking Tools and Systems to ensure accurate KPI’s/ metrics reporting
  • Conduct QA reviews of case files, tracking logs and various AML processes.
  • Work closely with AML Compliance Department to keep abreast of regulatory guidance and rulings, enforcement actions and penalties.
  • Maintain close working knowledge of assigned investigations and advise supervisors of their progress and any matters of concern.
  • Collaborate with business partners, Compliance, Legal and/or fellow support professionals in the development and delivery of AML/BSA/KYC training/presentations.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • College Degree in Criminal Justice, Finance, Business or related field
  • Strong internet research skills
  • Ability to research & summarize news stories pertaining to civil and criminal legal proceedings
  • Ability to present complex issues succinctly in verbal and/ or written communication
  • Ability to conduct oral presentations of findings in public forums before senior staff & management
  • Ability to learn to use new software tools
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and shifting priorities and track progress of work load
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn and be coached
  • Ability to use utmost discretion when handling sensitive and confidential materials & data.
  • Team player willing to accept challenges large and small and meet them under time pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with teammates, business partners, senior staff and management to achieve desired outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications;  

Work experience in a Financial Institution or related industry preferably in a compliance or control-related function 

Experience with research tools such as LexisNexis, Dow Jones, Factiva News, World Check and Bloomberg Law

CAMS Certification

Legal Degree or Experience in Legal Research

Foreign language proficiency: Spanish or Portuguese

FINRA Registrations Required: 


CFTC Swap Dealer Associated Person (if yes, NFA Swaps Proficiency Program is required):N/A


SEC Security-Based Swap Dealer Associated Person:


About BNP Paribas:

In the United States, BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence to support its client base. We continue to grow and strengthen our commitment to the US market through our Corporate & Institutional Banking activities.  We are one of a few non-US banks to offer a full value chain for our clients, from trading to financing, and clearing and custody in the US with the international footprint and capacity to deliver both globally and locally. Leveraging the strength of our European roots, our network can support clients in virtually every region of the world, enabling more connectivity and efficiency wherever our clients conduct business.

BNP Paribas’ Corporate & Institutional Banking services corporate clients and institutional investors offering tailored solutions in financing, cash management, and advisory services to companies via Corporate Banking, in capital markets via Global Markets, and in securities custody and administration via Securities Services.  As the asset management arm of BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Asset Management offers high value-added solutions to individual savers, companies, and institutional investors.

The bank employs nearly 14,000 people and has a presence in the country since the late 1800s in major cities including New York, Jersey City, Chesterbrook, PA, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Denver and Washington, DC.  

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach across the US, EMEA and APAC. It has a presence in 68 countries, with more than 193,000 employees.  The Bank offers a comprehensive range of banking, investment and financial services solutions through three main fields of activity: Retail Banking for the Bank’s retail-banking networks and several specialized businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, BNP Paribas helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

We take pride in our expertise and our ability to adapt while constantly looking ahead to create a more sustainable world.

BNP Paribas. The Bank for a Changing World.

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.

Primary Location
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)
Experience Level
At least 1 year

Why should I apply?

Basically, why would you want to join BNP Paribas over any other company?


  • What if we told you that working in our Group may not be quite what you think? BNP Paribas business lines and careers are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of our clients and society as a whole.

  • Feeling good about your job means bringing your whole self to work and being who you are. It’s also about having the resources you need to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Both of these are major commitments at BNP Paribas.

  • At BNP Paribas, developing your skills is as important to us as it is to you. And the skills you learn with us will help you through the rest of your working life.

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