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KYC Trainee (Six Months Contract)

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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 Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2021). Nearly 8,600 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and 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 markets 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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KYC Trainee (Six Months Contract)

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Department: Structured Finance Asia

Team: Agency & Middle Office

Trainee in the Agency and Middle Office (AMO) KYC team, responsible for advising and assisting Relationship Managers and Product Lines (together “RMs”) in performing KYC data collection, data capture and due diligence checking. This position is for those who have already completed their graduation requirement by December 2021 and are ready to start working in January 2022.

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Hong Kong Branch requires a suitable staff in our Agency & Middle Office – KYC Team who will be responsible for performing maker and adviser roles for Know Your Customer (“KYC”) files of Hong Kong Branch and for assisting Relationship Managers and Product Lines (together “RMs”) in performing data collection, data capture and KYC due diligence checking on customers.

Key Responsibilities

As a KYC maker assisting RMs in performing KYC functions (on-boarding, periodic review, modification and closure).

The key responsibilities include:

• To gather KYC documentation from internal and public information sources
• To liaise with clients and/or prepare draft e-mails to clients to assist RMs in collecting KYC documents
• To follow up and support questions from clients directly in relation to KYC data collection
• To assist RMs in preparing draft WRM memos with non-compliance risks
• To provide suggestions and solutions to FO for alternative documents which can fulfill the KYC requirements
• To analyse the AML & CTF risk of FS triggers such as PEP, adverse information, business exposure in Tier 3/4 & sanctioned countries and under-watch activities;
• To conduct KYC checking by using different name screening tools;
• To analyse KYC documentation and capture database input;
• To coordinate with RMs, Financial Security, (Global Referential Management) GRM HO, GRM Singapore and other internal departments on completion of KYC
• To liaise with internal departments, GRM HO and GRM Singapore on interpretation, clarification and implementation of KYC rules, guidelines, procedures, systems & project handling
• To update KYC status reports and related databases

Different types of counterparts (e.g. listed/unlisted corporates, funds, SPVs, etc.) with different relationship types (e.g. borrower, guarantor, securities issuer, sponsor, etc.) are involved.  The RMs are located in Hong Kong and from various business lines.

Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the employer’s personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided immediately upon request.

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Position location

Geographical area

Asia, Hong Kong



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

• Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related disciplines

Level of minimal experience

0-2 years


• 6 months of experience in handling KYC is preferred

Required skills

• Good analytical skills, meticulous and interest in documentation review

• Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail

• Good interpersonal skills, willing-to-learn attitude and hard working

• Good initiative, self-motivated and ability to work independently

• Able to work under pressure

Technical skills required

• Good computer skills in Excel, MS words and Adobe


• Good communication skills both in English and Cantonese, additional proficiency in Mandarin pref