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Associate - Local Settlements


Standard / Permanent



Job function




Company Background

The Bank

With a presence in over 80 countries and employing over 200,000 staff, BNP Paribas is one of the biggest banks in the world, ranking highly in its three core business areas: Retail Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking and Investment Solutions.

BNP Paribas Securities Services

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Securities Services is a leading global custodian and securities services provider backed by the strength of a universal bank (rated AA- by Standard and Poor’s). It has USD 5,800 billion assets under custody, USD 1,000 billion assets under administration and administers close to 7000 funds. BNP Paribas Securities Services (Securities Services) has a unique multi-local model, servicing both the buy-side (the institutional investors and the fund managers) and sell-side (the broker-dealers community and the banks) with 7,700 employees worldwide representing 92 nationalities, a local presence across 34 countries, 22 proprietary local custody and clearing branches and global coverage of over 100 markets.

Securities Services Chennai Hub

One of the three international operations centers, BNP ParibasGlobal Securities Operations (GSO) provides services to global clients in the Asian region and some “follow-the-sun” activities for European clients. Our services include custody operations, fund accounting, middle office operations, static data management, IRP and other transversal services.

Job summary

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for clients’ New/Cancellation instructions: receiving, checking, manual creation. Informing Spoke on Missing instructions, Cancellation requests and proper documentation.
  • Processing of all instructions in Repair Queue within the agreed timelines
  • Follow-up of trades up until settlement: checking pending trades, trade release, receiving timely updates from CCASS and accurate reporting to client.
  • Ensure Client is well-informed through Spoke when short of securities to cover position.
  • Ensure Risk Management approval is taken well before agreed time for forcing instructions to market, when client short of money.
  • Target 100% pre-matching of trades with counterparty on SD-1
  • Realize the significance of precise Client reporting at all times and adhere to it.
  • To check the Group mailbox and solve any queries received in consultation with Assistant Manager / Manager.
  • Escalate unresolved open issues / high risk items to the Assistant Manager / Manager.
  • Participate in Cross Training and ensure the Knowledge transfer between the team and processes is happening on periodic basis.
  • Share the best practices and ideas with the peer groups and team members.
  • Consistently evaluate and update documented procedures to ensure they are complete, accurate and current.
  • To train the new joiners on a need basis.
  • Maintain good communication with internal peer groups and BNP Paribas counterparts across Asia.
  • Processing Intellimatch everyday.
  • Processing Cash reconciliation
  • Improving Acetp by escalating the encountered issues.
  • EOD process (to ensure no outstanding / pending instructions in queue & swift messages.)

Job requirements

Number of staff supervised: None

Educational qualifications: College Degree, preferably a Master’s degree in Commerce or MBA (Finance)

Total years of experience:  0-2 years

Relevant years of experience: 1-2 years for Associate Level I

Knowledge and skills required

  • organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment, prioritizes multiple tasks, and meets strict deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications and strong MS-Word & Excel skills required.
  • To be based in Chennai and prepared to travel as required.
  • Must be prepared to work in any shift supporting Asia/Americas/European business hours.
  • Capacity to deal with high volumes of activity
  • Prioritization and notion of risk
  • Knowledge of activities in other departments
  • Team Spirit – Should be a good team player
  • Capacity to handle issues during crisis and otherwise
  • Should handle pressurized situations
    Job specific competencies

Client Focus

Complete commitment to provide professional, intelligent and timely responses to our clients’ needs and to changes in the market.


Oral: Expressing ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Adjusting communication style to match the needs of the audience.
Written: Expressing ideas clearly in all written documents. Using professional, appropriate language at all times, and adhering to the use of the BNPP Email Protocols.

Team Work

Work effectively with team members to accomplish goals, Respect the needs of others and displays integrity in dealing with team members.

Continuous Improvement and adaptation

Generate creative solutions to problems, Ability to plan work ahead and to prioritize workload in an organized manner. Always looks for ways to improve services and processes.