Market Infrastructures Specialist – Focus on CSDR and settlement (m/f)


The division which is part of the “Innovation, Payments, Market Infrastructures and Governance” department, is responsible (i) in the field of “financial market infrastructures” (“FMI”), in particular in the context of CSDR, EMIR and SFTR, and (ii) the coordination related to 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.

Role & responsibilities

  • Analysis of CSDs' authorisation files
  • Participation in the home/host cooperation under CSDR
  • Review and analysis of internalised settlement reports, including the interaction with entities regarding these reports
  • Supervision of settlement discipline requirements under CSDR, including the analysis of CSDs' settlement fails reports
  • Exploitation of data reported by entities in the context of CSDR
  • Support in the supervision of compliance by entities with their EMIR and SFTR regulatory obligations, including related interaction with supervised entities, other CSSF departments as well as the other authorities involved
  • Contribution to the execution of the division’s ESMA Coordination tasks
  • 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 in their national implementation
  • Interaction and coordination with other departments within the CSSF, the BCL as well as other national competent authorities and/or European authorities
  • Participation in national and/or international working groups related to market infrastructure subjects
  • Preparation and drafting of reports and analyses
  • Analysis of questions on interpretation related to the practical implementation of regulation related to market infrastructures

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in economy or quantitative fields (BAC+4/+5) with in-depth knowledge in Finance or in Law
  • Professional experience in the fields mentioned under “Role & responsibilities” would be considered as an important asset
  • Experience in the management of big data as well as analysis or programming; (e.g. M, DAX, Python, R) would be considered as an important advantage
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French and English; German and / or Luxemburgish will be considered as an advantage
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Good relational and organizational skills
  • Flexible, dynamic and proactive
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously

The successful candidate (m/f) will be hired as public employee (“employé de l’Etat”) under a permanent contract. If the candidate meets the required conditions, s/he will be asked to apply for admission to the status of civil servant (“fonctionnaire de l’Etat”).

Prior to the conclusion of the contract, the candidate must submit an extract from the criminal record (bulletin n°3), dated less than 2 months, in order to prove their conduct and integrity.

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