Surveillance Manager

  • Rua de Santos Pousada, Porto, Portugal
  • Full-time

Company Description

Natixis is a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through its two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts nearly 16,000 employees across 38 countries.

As Natixis Innovation Hub, Natixis in Portugal mission is to transform traditional banking by developing innovative solutions for the bank’s business, operations and work culture, being a key driver of the company’s culture of agility and innovation. Teams of IT and Banking Support Activities work in an integrated, inclusive and transversal way, supporting all the business lines and country platforms.

Job Description

This role is part of the Surveillance team, within the Natixis Corporate Investment Bank (CIB) Compliance team.  You will help optimize the surveillance framework and be responsible for the following:

  • Implementation of the surveillance and analytics strategy in order to identify misconduct of staff or counterparties
  • Manage and motivate a newly formed team of surveillance resources, set individual and team objectives.  Provide support and guidance for the expanding function
  • Carry out investigations into certain trading activities, practices, individuals and events. Escalate, as appropriate, any material findings or incidents of misconduct highlighted by these investigations
  • Analyze multiple data types in order to identify anomalies and patterns of risk
  • Lead team that analyzes alerts generated from Natixis surveillance systems to identify suspicious activity (Market Abuse or Misconduct violations) and perform relevant investigatory activities, ensure quality of analysis performed and appropriate escalation to concerned local Compliance teams, and global CIB Compliance team as necessary,
  • Drive enhancement of key aspects of the surveillance program including, governance, scenario parameters, data analytics and management information
  • Optimize operational processes linked to alert generation, analysis, escalation and decisioning of surveillance alerts
  • Contribute to the transition from existing surveillance system to new generation systems
  • Lead preparation of management reporting dashboards and key performance indicator documentation; present information to Head Office and Regional Compliance Management
  • Master the system configuration options in order to test and propose changes to system parameters that will enhance the detection capabilities of the system and to obtain more pertinent alerts
  • Partner effectively with Head Office compliance and Information Technology colleagues


  • Fluent English, Level C1 (written, spoken)
  • Fluent French Level C1 desired
  • Strong data analytics skills
  • Ability to analyze, summarize and communicate assessments and key takeaways in clear and precise written and verbal format
  • Strong experience in financial markets or Financial Markets Surveillance within a broad range of markets and wholesale banking products. (Fixed Income & Currency (FIC), Foreign Exchange (FX), Benchmarks, Debt Capital Markets
  • Prior experience within financial markets, compliance, sales / trading, risk, control
  • Strong knowledge of compliance and/or risk management frameworks and testing programs
  • Regulatory knowledge (Market Abuse Regulation, MiFID II)
  • Prior management, team lead experience
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to collaborate with multiple teams and stakeholders
  • Experience with audit or remediation activities, surveillance or other control testing functions is preferable
  • Ability to think outside of the box

Additional Information

Early morning. Campo 24 de Agosto. In 4 minutes, you are clocking in at the office. After grabbing a cup of coffee and fresh fruit, pick up your laptop and choose your spot for the day. It's going to be a busy one: French class before lunch and, just after, quick medical appointment at Natixis doctor's office.
Lunch break. Outside in the big terrace (look at your crops at the Urban Garden; ready to harvest!) or, if you feel like stretching your legs, walk downtown to grab lunch.
Back inside. Quick sprint review (working together anywhere means virtual happy birthday to that colleague in Paris that just turned 35). The afternoon went flying (tasks, reports, calls, some jokes with your teammates). End it on a high note: just one PlayStation game or the final match for that ping-pong tournament.
Tomorrow, you complete that certified technical training and the day after, you will work from home, taking advantage to finally do that online course on Udemy. Once you are done with your tasks for the day, you can visit the office for a board games session or show up at the rehearsal of one of Natixis bands. If that is too steady for you, meet your colleagues to surf some waves or join them in a football match.

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