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Head of Market Risk for APAC Equities & Credit Trading and South-East Asia Rates

Last update 13.02.2024

Business Area/Dept Overview

The mission of RISK MFI A&D Market & Liquidity Risk (“MLR”) is to provide Senior Management of the Group, of the RISK Function and of Global Markets (“GM”) with full transparency and dynamic analysis with respect to the market and liquidity risks originated and managed by CIB GM, in order to assist them in their risk decision making.

Job Purpose
 
The MLR GBLs teams cover the market and liquidity risk generated by the GM Global Business Lines (GBLs) [Global Credit, Global Equities, Global Macro] as well as GM Liquidity. 

This role:

  • Manages the team covering APAC Equities GBL, APAC Credit Trading GBL and South-East Asia rates (including FX Options).
  • Also manages market risk team in South Asia, including onshore market risk teams in Singapore, Thailand and India. 
  • Assists the Chief Risk Officer for Singapore and Southeast Asia and India in local regulatory matters related to Global Markets

Main Responsibilities

Business line leadership 

  • Centre of expertise and point of contact for the business line, able to provide a holistic view of risks and activities, escalating issues as appropriate. Understanding the application of processes under the responsibility of other RISK MFI teams to the business line.

Risk anticipation and detection

Anticipation, detection, monitoring, analysis, and opinion on all market and issuer risks: 

  • Early identification and in-depth review of hidden risks and potential threats, concluding with a clear view and recommendation for risk mitigating actions. 
  • Escalation to RISK and business management.

Risk control framework

  • Design and continuous improvement of the market risk control framework including risk analysis tools, limits and stress testing. Holistic vision on valuation and capital metrics, escalating issues or concerns in these areas. 

Management of specific processes

Business line leadership

Responsible: 

  • Point of contact for GM on GBL market risk topics. 
  • Articulation of main risks and risk opinion to management.
  • Review of and opinion on information and views provided by GM. 
  • Understanding valuation, capital, funding, and liquidity impact of business line.

Contribution: 

  • Provide support as business-line expert to other RISK teams.
  • Understand business-line valuation models and methodologies and escalate weaknesses and concerns.
  • Understand market risk capital framework and escalate weaknesses and concerns.
  • Market risk analysis of structured/complex transactions as part of NAC/TAC. 

Risk anticipation and detection 

Responsible: 

  • Understanding the valuation, risk and P&L of business line activities in the context of current, past and potential market conditions. 
  • Animation of Main Position meetings and other forums with the business line, providing independent risk analysis and opinion, escalation of risk topics, and challenge to the business view.
  • Providing accurate and appropriate risk information and opinion to the FMRC and other senior management forums. Escalating risk topics to senior management as needed. 
  • Performing in-depth, ad hoc analysis, formulating an opinion and escalating as needed, while judging priority, on any and all market risk topics affecting the business line. 

Contribution:

  • Reporting market risk exposure and measures (e.g. VaR, stress tests).

Risk control framework

Responsible: 

  • Analysing the business line with the tools available, driving the improvement of these tools, and ensuring that risks for which tooling or data is inadequate are nevertheless adequately understood.
  • Setting and ensuring timely review of market risk limits in line with RAF.
  • Escalation of limit excesses.
  • Definition and application of IPV methodologies and control of non-tradable/exotic market parameters where responsibility not transferred to Platform or V&RC.
  • Review and approval of the market risk of transactions outside of Transactions team scope, with reference to ET and MPM frameworks.
  • Approval of amendments to trading mandates for French Banking Law/Volcker Rule desks.

Contribution:

  • Definition of risk measurement methods such as stress tests (STSC responsibility), regulatory measures (dedicated committees), VaR methodologies (MARCo).

           - Work with Platform, Risk Systems and GM to ensure appropriate market risk representation.

           - Provide support for regulatory requests and missions: e.g. On-Site Inspections, Quantitative Impact Studies, Bank Reform Committees (e.g. Sub ICC).

  • Contribution to collateral eligibility process.

           - Support assessment of quality, liquidity and price volatility of securities;

           - Recommend valuation methodologies of complex collateral in collaboration with VA and VMR team.

  • Contribute to Non-Standard Booking process including Complex Booking approval, review of approximate booking and non-contractual data methodologies (where not covered by Platform). 
  • Contribute to FBL/Volcker Rule control plans. 
  • Participate in VaR sign off process. 

Collaboration and communication

It is the collective responsibility of the different RISK MFI teams to ensure smooth collaboration between the A&D and Platform, and between the different sub-teams. It is the responsibility of each team to be alert to and act against the formation of silos or other hindrances of smooth and efficient collaboration.


Core accountabilities of role

  • Recommend best practices for risk management across the full scope of responsibilities. 
  • Develop and manage initiatives to optimise the efficacy and efficiency of the team
  • Use highly specialised knowledge, expertise and innovation/creativity to perform the most complex market risk assessments. 
  • Informs and influences market risk decision-making of senior management. Design and ensure the implementation of process and methodology improvements within scope. 
  • Develops and leads multiple large, high impact, cross-functional projects/programs/initiatives.
  • Manages relationships with senior business stakeholders to develop the risk framework.
  • Leads and manages within hierarchical team. Provides leadership on topics beyond strict hierarchical scope.
  • FBL desk Tier-1 (and below) limit delegation
  • ET1 (Exceptional Trade 1) delegation

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • Education: Graduate/Post-graduate in relevant subject (e.g. Finance, Economics, Sciences)
  • Knowledge of capital markets, derivatives (products and markets, trading/risk management, vanillas and exotics). 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • Proficiency in relevant IT skills and packages (e.g. Excel, VBA, Python/R)
  • Collaborative approach to team work.
  • Capacity for critical judgement.
  • Creative and imaginative problem solving. 
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Broad and deep knowledge of industry and regulation.
  • Demonstrated people and performance management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or management skills
  • Large scale and complex project management
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and collaborate
  • Strategic thinking

About BNP PARIBAS

As the leading European Union bank, and one of the world’s largest financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence in the region since 1860, BNP Paribas offers a wide range of financial services for corporate, institutional and private investors spanning corporate and institutional banking, wealth management, asset management and insurance. 

We passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, including diversity of origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion applicants who may be living with a disability. We have a number of internal employee networks in place to empower our staff to act and challenge the status quo.

•    BNP Paribas PRIDE is highly active in favour of the LGBTQIA+ community
•    BNP Paribas MixCity which fosters better representation of women at all levels of the organization
•    Ability, the mutual aid network for employees with a disability or a disabling or chronic illness
•    BNP Paribas CulturAll which celebrates diverse backgrounds

BNP is committed to financing a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. The Group is a founding member of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance and has set up its own Low Carbon Transition Group to support its clients through their energy transitions.

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