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Compliance Monitoring Executive

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Compliance / Financial Security

Job title

Compliance Monitoring Executive

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Expected start date


Management position


Job summary

Key Responsibilities:
The incumbent shall work within the BCMS area to implement and perform monitoring of first level trade and order alerts across all CA business lines. At the same time they will give input for the improvement of the monitoring tools to reduce noise or false positives and additionally they will contribute to the design of new monitoring strategies.

Execute monitoring and surveillance controls that extend to CA for conduct and market abuse risks. This includes, but it not limited to:

  • Monitoring of Trades, Orders, RFQs, book and Market Data. (Daily)
  • Market Soundings and Investor Feedback.
  • Systems access and communications.
  • Conflicts of interest.
  • LIBOR submission and related communications monitoring.
  • Assist, improve and help implement new monitoring controls other than those set out above.
  • Follow up on any alerts identified as requiring calibration, threshold or logic changes or general improvements.
  • Compile breach / incident and audit trail reports arising from monitoring activity and report the outcome to the Head of Compliance Monitoring and Surveillance.
  • Create and document detailed user guides and desk top procedures ensuring all policies remain up to date.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the annual Compliance Monitoring and Surveillance book of work.
  • Highlight issues to senior management regarding data input, data output and market data.
  • Identify and escalate potential instances of Market Abuse, Operational risk and other market integrity issues as discovered from the alert creation process.
  • Ensure the efficient escalation of any potential breaches and tracking them as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the monitoring findings are accurately recorded and retrievable to provide full reporting to senior management.
  • Proactively identify gaps and weaknesses in surveillance/ monitoring activity and actively seeking to address them.
  • Ensure confidentiality at all times due to privileged information access.
  • Maintain awareness of key regulatory updates and analysing their impact on alert development.
  • Participate actively to the changes in the organisation triggered by the revamping of the monitoring platform and tools.

Periodic Reporting

  • Provide periodic and ad-hoc reports and updates to the heads of Business Compliance and Business Compliance Monitoring & Surveillance. Create and distribute high quality reporting in accordance with the monitoring framework and deliver these reports to management as required. Update and provide management information as requested for local, group, head office and regulatory requests.
  • Contribute toward the production and maintenance of the Annual Compliance Monitoring Plan (‘the Monitoring Plan’), which has an obligation to meet all relevant regulatory, compliance and internal audit requirements.
  • Assist with internal and external compliance reporting.

Validation Findings

  • Liaise with the head of Global Business Compliance

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

  • Compliance related Professional Training qualification (e.g. FINRA, CISI).
  • University degree or equivalent level of experience.


  • Trade Surveillance Monitoring experience
  • Prior experience in eCommunications surveillance, trade surveillance, market abuse, market conduct or compliance within an investment bank
  • Understanding of basic Capital market products such as FICC products, repo, Origination, Syndication, Credit and Treasury.
  • Understanding of Market Abuse Regulation and the associated Alert Scenarios, but not limited to: Layering/Spoofing, Front Running, Wash Trades, Ramping, Cross Product/Venue Manipulation, Manipulation of Benchmarks.
  • Solid controls development experience – streamlining processes and controls.
  • Proven experience of delivering high quality compliance MI reports for senior management.
  • Proven experience of executing compliance reports and investigations or similar regulatory reports.
  • Ability to track and document investigation until resolution.
  • Proven experience of delivering high quality written communications with senior managers
  • Solid working understanding of a compliance risk management framework. Knowledge of financing bank products such as Repo, Loans, Debt Syndication, Distribution, Structured Finance, Project Finance, and Trade Finance.
  • Familiarity with regulation surrounding electronic communication surveillance
  • Experience with Trade, Voice and eCommunications surveillance software
  • Understanding of EU and UK Compliance requirements, regulatory and exchange requirements - in particular with respect to Market Abuse and Conduct Risk.

Required skills

  • Ability to review and analyse data then present results statistically in MI format.
  • Ability to constructively challenge Front Office.
  • Active team player
  • Ability to escalate issues to senior management
  • High curiosity and Investigative mind
  • Results driven person who is willing to take on repetitive tasks
  • Energy and tenacity to work well under pressure to deliver in short deadlines.
  • Confident and adaptable, and possess an eye for detail whilst appreciating the big picture
  • Ability to assimilate and to interpret information quickly
  • Proactive attitude in identifying trends and risks
  • Ability to handle a large amount of data on a daily basis
  • Team player who enjoys working collaboratively and
  • Communicate regularly


English (fluency required), French (advantageous)