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Trainee, Financing & Client Services (One Year 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 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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Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

Trainee, Financing & Client Services (One Year Contract)

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Department: Financing & Client Services

Team: KYC Services



Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Hong Kong Branch requires a suitable staff in our Financing & Client Services – 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.


The ideal candidate should complete the graduation requirement by May 2024 and is available to start the position from June 2024 onwards. Trainee program is one year to begin with and possible for extension up to 2 years in total, subject to performance and business needs.


Key Responsibilities:

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

The key responsibilities include:

  • To take ownership for maintaining a high standard of accuracy throughout all stages of the KYC process
  • 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
  • To make contribution to a positive, supporting and proactive working culture by sharing KYC knowledge and expertise from both local and global regulatory requirements

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

- Master or Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accountancy with less than 12 months' full-time experiences

Level of minimal experience

0-2 years


-         Relevant experience in KYC in corporate banking is preferable

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

-         Knowledge in corporate banking product is preferable

-         Good computer skills in Excel, MS words and Adobe


Good communication skills both in English and Cantonese, proficiency in Mandarin preferable