Vice President– Americas Control Room Compliance Officer

Employment contract:

Standard / Permanent


San Francisco, California, United States of America





Business Overview:

Market Integrity centers on the idea that markets, which are corrupt and inefficient, are unattractive to investors. Regulators, law enforcement, exchanges, financial institutions, and investors all rely on the orderly operation of financial markets to provide a foundation of economic growth and efficient access to capital. The violation of these principles can cause severe disruptions in investor confidence and ultimately threaten the stability of the financial system. The Americas Control Room (“Control Room”) is a part of the Market Integrity Group within the Ethics and Compliance Department, which provides transversal support to all the business functions performed by BNP Paribas in the Americas. The Control Room implements policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent the misuse of material non-public information. It is mandated to monitor and control the flow of inside information within BNP Paribas Americas and amongst various legal entities which, in addition to the United States include Canada, Hispanic Latin America (“LatAm”), Brazil, and Mexico. Legal BNPP entities which fall under this purview include BNP Paribas U.S. branches, agencies, representative offices, CIB Canada, CIB LatAm, Brazil, Mexico, and CIB U.S.


Candidate Success Factors:

Candidates are measured on the following four performance drivers, which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:

  • Results and Impact
    • Demonstrates good judgement when making decisions of high complexity and impact.
    • Exercise appropriate autonomy in the execution and delivery of work.
    • Able to influence peers and team
  • Leadership and Collaboration:
    • Creates trust with colleagues.
  • Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus:
    • Able to build relationships with a mix of colleagues and clients.
    • Demonstrates the ability to influence stakeholders at the team level.
  • Compliance Culture and Conduct:
    • Takes full responsibility for personal actions and demonstrates courage in facing problems and conflicts.
    • Perceived as a person of high moral character; upholds corporate values and displays high ethical standards.



Under the Market Integrity framework, the Americas Control Room: (1) Ensures that information barriers between public-side and private-side businesses are fully operational and robust; (2) Enforce controls that are reasonably designed to prevent the misuse of material non-public information (“MNPI”); and (3) provide essential support to the BNP Paribas/Exane Research platform. Key responsibilities germane to this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Clearance of Research materials (e.g., Industry Reports).
  • Review of vetting requests from Global Banking (e.g., ECM) and arrange subsequent meetings between the parties.
  • Chaperone communications between Bankers and Research Analysts.
  • Review Corporate Access and Public appearance requests.
  • Obtain updates to the firm’s Global Watch and Grey Lists from Global Banking teams, as needed, to facilitate the clearance of Research materials.
  • Track new industry initiatives and developments and participate in meetings concerning implementation of any new requirements.
  • Establish written guidance on the appropriate implementation of regulatory requirements, laws, rules and standards through policies and procedures and other documents.
  • Conduct training as directed to educate the bankers and Research Analysts on various Compliance/regulatory topics.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • BA or BS Degree required. 
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of experience performing Research compliance activities (e.g., clearance of research materials, chaperoning, etc.) in a financial services firm.
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. securities rules and regulations, especially those of FINRA (i.e., FINRA Rules 2241 and 2242) and the SEC (i.e., SEC Rule 138, 139, 10b-5).   
  • Strong ability to apply knowledge of rules and regulations to various types of banking activities and operational arrangements.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills, including writing, with the ability to interact effectively with and across regions and various levels of management and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple undertakings at the same time and with different level of granularity, constantly keeping focus on priorities.
  • Transversal competency:

o   Ability to develop and adapt operational processes

  • Behavioral competency:

o   Ability to influence

o   Attention to detail

o   Critical thinking, adaptability, active listening, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment and foster effective working relationships.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Product knowledge (Equities/Derivatives, Fixed Income, etc.).
  • Prior experience with a financial services firm in a Control Room, Compliance, and/or self-regulatory organization.
  • Familiarity with PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Securities licenses preferred (Series 79, 63, 87).
  • Master’s degree (JD preferred).



FINRA Registrations Required: 

  • Not applicable


CFTC Swap Dealer Associated Person (if yes, NFA Swaps Proficiency Program is required):

  • Not applicable


SEC Security-Based Swap Dealer Associated Person:

  • Not applicable


The expected starting salary range for this position in San Francisco is between $110,000 and $177,000 annually. The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business line, and geographic/office location.



About BNP Paribas:

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach across the US, EMEA and APAC. The Bank has a presence in 65 countries, with nearly 190,000 employees. In the United States, BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence to support its client base. The bank employs nearly 6,000 people and has a presence in the country since the late 1800s in major cities including New York, Jersey City, Chesterbrook, PA, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Denver and Washington, DC.


We continue to grow and strengthen our commitment to the US market through our Corporate & Institutional Banking activities. We are one of a few non-US banks to offer a full value chain for our clients, from trading to financing, and clearing and custody in the US with the international footprint and capacity to deliver both globally and locally. Leveraging the strength of our European roots, our network can support clients in virtually every region of the world, enabling more connectivity and efficiency wherever our clients conduct business. We take pride in our expertise and our ability to adapt while constantly looking ahead to create a more sustainable world.


As an international company with a global footprint, the unique cultures and viewpoints of our team members are an integral part of the fabric of BNP Paribas. We are a company with a purpose – to be a responsible and sustainable global leader. We aim to create an environment where our employees feel empowered to drive change, make an impact and be true to themselves. We employ talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, locally and globally, and are inspired by our employees who help us in cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace through initiatives such as our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Forum and Employee Resource Group (ERG) communities. We strive to be a workplace where all team members can grow and thrive and offer robust training, development and mentoring opportunities to make that vision a reality. Our leaders are deeply committed to DEI and highly accessible to our employees, consistently soliciting feedback on how we can continue to support our employees to reach their highest potential.


BNP Paribas. The Bank for a Changing World –

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.