Market Infrastructures Specialist (Fixed-term contract until mid-September 2024) (m/f)


The division, which is part of the “Innovation, Payments, Market Infrastructures and Governance” department, has responsibilities primarily in the field of “financial market infrastructures” (“FMI”), in particular in the context of CSDR, EMIR and SFTR, and in the coordination related to the interaction of the CSSF with ESMA as well as international and regulatory aspects related to market infrastructures.
In the context of CSDR, the division is responsible for the authorisation of CSDs and the supervision of regulatory obligations on settlement discipline and internalised settlement. In the context of EMIR and SFTR, the division is responsible for the supervision of the regulatory obligations by non-financial counterparties. The division represents the CSSF within national and international groups covering financial market infrastructure topics. Regarding the interaction with ESMA, the division follows and coordinates all CSSF interaction and involvement with ESMA, in close cooperation with other departments.

Role & responsibilities

  • Supervision of the compliance by entities that fall under the EMIR and SFTR related obligations; including the development of supervisory tools
  • Review of notifications related to exemptions foreseen in EMIR
  • Analysis of CSDs' authorisation files
  • Processing of internalised settlement reports
  • Processing of CSDs' settlement fails reports in the context of the settlement discipline
  • Analysis of questions on interpretation related to the practical implementation of CSDR, EMIR and SFTR
  • Follow-up of ongoing developments of legal and regulatory requirements at both national and international level in relation with market infrastructures, derivatives as well as securities financing transactions and support their national implementation
  • Interaction and coordination with other departments within the CSSF, the national competent authorities of other countries and/or European authorities
  • Preparation and drafting of reports and analyses

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in economy or quantitative fields (BAC+4/+5) with experience in Finance or in Law
  • Professional experience in the fields mentioned under “Role & responsibilities” would be considered as an important asset
  • Experience in data management and analysis or programming would be considered as an important advantage
  • Experience in regulatory implementation and/or compliance reviews would be considered as an important advantage
  • Spoken and written fluency in French and English; German and / or Luxemburgish would constitute an advantage
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Very good relational and organizational skills
  • Flexible, dynamic and proactive
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously

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