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Negotiate counterparty documentation (e.g., ISDA Master Agreements, Credit Support Annexes, Master Repurchase Agreements, Global Master Repurchase Agreements, Futures Agreements and Cleared Derivatives Execution Agreements) and handle all stages of the negotiation process to completion (including preparing drafts of agreements and amendments and coordinating with internal stakeholders).
Advise business group and lead projects on establishing trading accounts and facilities to support existing and new solutions.
Ensure legal compliance with industry trading regulations (including but not limited to Dodd-Frank and EMIR).
Liaise with internal client services, compliance and operation teams to resolve counterparty and trading issues.
Maintain relationships with broker-dealers and trading counterparties.
Negotiate investment management agreements (relating to separately managed accounts) and vendor agreements.
Assist in monitoring various firm contractual obligations contained in investment management and vendor agreements.
Ideal Personal Profile:
Analytical skills: Identifies all aspects of a subject and examines them in a critical way to construct a broad point of view. Individual is driven by the desire to know more about things, peoples or events.
Accuracy: Constantly attentive to the precision and thoroughness of the information sent and to the quality of the work; ensures that errors are minimized.
Results-Driven: Seeks to achieve the objectives set within the defined timeframe, by acting with tenacity, and by balancing costs and benefits. Continuously seeks optimum performance.
Negotiation Skills: Obtains best possible results when conflicting interests are at play, leading to a constructive dialogue.
Taking Initiative: Works proactively and independently, implementing work processes, ideas and solutions, including in situations where information is missing or wholly unusual.
Creativity and Innovation: Knows how to go beyond existing frameworks by suggesting new ideas which are suitable for clients and / or the organization.
Communication skills: Expresses his / her messages, both orally and in writing, in an effective, organized way, which is appropriate to the audience being addressed.
Teamwork: Knows how to work in a team and / or across teams, acts bearing common interests and respect for fellow team members in mind.
Organizational Skills: Sets priorities, plans actions and methodically monitors their progress by coordinating activities and resources in the best way possible.
Integrity: Acts ethically, in compliance with what is said and while respecting the company's values and rules.
Academic Background and Experience:
5-7 years' experience in a law firm or large financial institution with exposure to counterparty, OTC clearing and derivatives agreements.
A good understanding of investments, benchmarks, guidelines and SEF trading facilities.
Experience with global regulations impacting the asset management industry.
Experience with the Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, Commodity Exchange Act, Securities Exchange Act, Securities Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Volcker Rule, ERISA, Dodd-Frank, EMIR and other related global rules and regulations.
Flexible attitude and approachable demeanor.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet rapid turnaround requests.
BNP Paribas Asset Management is the investment management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world's major financial institutions. Managing and advising EUR 580 billion in assets as at 31 March 2017, BNP Paribas Asset Management offers a comprehensive range of active, passive and quantitative investment solutions covering a broad spectrum of asset classes and regions. With close to 700 investment professionals and 600 client servicing specialists, BNP Paribas Asset Management serves individual, corporate and institutional investors in 75 countries around the world. Since 2002, BNP Paribas Asset Management has been a major player in sustainable and responsible investing.