Operations Specialist – ETP (Exchange Traded products) Middle Office

July 25, 2023

Operations Specialist – ETP (Exchange Traded products) Middle Office


  • Standard / Permanent
  • JP-Tokyo-To
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As the leading European Union bank, and one of the world’s largest financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence in the region since 1860, BNP Paribas offers a wide range of financial services for corporate, institutional and private investors spanning corporate and institutional banking, wealth management, asset management and insurance. 

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Position Purpose

Function: Exchange Traded Products Middle Office – Trade support
Fire Wall Classification: Double Hat
Chinese Wall Classification: Public

Part of the Global Markets & ALMT Operations for Shoken entity
The team covers 3 products (Cash Equity / Stock Loan / Listed Derivatives) as below. Initially team member is assigned to one product first and expanded to another product for cross coverage in the team.

–    For Cash Equity, the team supports the Agency & facilitation desks trading activities
–    For stock loan, the team supports stock loan and funding collateral desk trading activities. 
–    For Listed Derivatives, the team supports the listed derivatives desks trading activities. 

Key Responsibilities

Cash Equity & Stock Loan

Trade Capture and Reconciliation

  • Trade capture and allocation for Shoken entity with Japanese and Foreign markets for Japanese clients and brokers.
  • Ensure STP flow from front-to-back systems. 
  • Verify and send confirmations/statement to clients. 
  • Reconciliation of booking, positions, transaction/position data from the market. 
  • Monitoring and processing of Life Cycle Events such as dividend, corporate action, monthly billing etc.

Settlement checking

  • Liaise with local and global settlement teams to ensure smooth settlements.
  • For foreign equity settled overseas (London, Paris or New York), establish working connections with the Back Office teams in each location in order to ensure smooth settlement.
  • Confirm cash and margin /collateral payments with clients and monitor released instructions.

New Business setup

  • Work closely with the front office in Japan and clients in order to facilitate the implementation of new Business.
  • Follow up static data maintenance for new clients and new issue products.


  • Ensure accuracy of regulatory reporting or legal ledger such as Baikai report, Prop/Agency flag amendments, other JSDA reports, etc. 

Listed Derivatives 

Trade Capture and Reconciliation 

  • Trade capturing booked for Japan entity with Japanese and Foreign markets for Japanese clients, affiliates, and brokers.
  • Follow up on Give up/Take up amendments.
  • Reconciliation of booking, positions and transaction/position of market side.

Oversight role for outsourced tasks of Middle Office and Back Office to overseas

  • Break resolution
  • Market change information sharing and confirm necessary operational / system changes in overseas teams


  • Detect potential issues proactively and set up robust processes with appropriate controls.
  • Working closely with IT to implement new systems and system enhancements to fulfill various needs for business, regulations, controls and efficiencies. 
  • Promote cross product coverage and expertise to flexibly work within the team. 
  • Ensure to escalate any irregular events or exceptions to management in a timely manner. 
  • Work closely with relevant Middle Office teams as well as various Back Office teams, IT, collateral management teams, Front Office, Finance, etc.

Anti-Money Laundering / Financial Sanctions (“AML/FS”) related duties

Operations are an integral part of the control framework including for AML/FS topics. In that respect, in performing your role you are expected to ensure adherence to AML/FS-related Group Policies and execution of associated operational controls, and to promptly escalate any resulting hit for analysis and decision.

Competencies (Technical / Behavioral)

Soft Skills

  1. Communication
    Verbal & Written Skill in English and Japanese. Work with others. Interact across countries, cultures and external. Deal with senior management, clients and regulators. Speak with confidence. 
  2. Work Quality & Efficiency
    Process improvement. Design new processes and documentation. Time management.
  3. Decision Making
    Make a decision, Out of box approach. Change management. Adapt to new ways. Initiate projects.
  4. Team Work & Culture
    Team player. Trust and confidence. Acknowledgement. Lead by example. Effective feedback. Understand organization goals and strategies.
  5. Problem Solving
    Root-cause analysis. Provide solutions. Escalation. Priority.  
  6. Pressure control 
    Complete all tasks within the business hour. 


  • Align with the firm’s strategy, Simple & Efficient.
  • Own the accountability and responsibilities.

Specific Qualifications Required


  • Professional communication skills in English and Japanese 
  • Ability and willingness to learn and improve new product and process
  • Compliance and Risk mindset
  • At ease with numbers
  • Time management and Prioritization skill
  • Comfortable with PC skills such as Excel (pivot table, vlookup and basic calculation formulas)
  • 2 years experiences minimum in Financial Industries


  • JSDA Sales Representative Qualification (Class 1 & 2)
  • JSDA Chief Control Manager
  • Listed Derivatives experience
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