Senior Technology Advisor
The Institute currently seeks a Senior Technology Advisor. This position will be responsible for regularly publishing research notes on fintech topics such as innovations in payment systems, the growth of digital currency, developments around big data and analytics, technology impacting wealth management services, the growth in mobile banking, the role of technology in expanded access to financial services, , and the role of technology companies in providing financial services. S/he will also work to develop partnerships with leading fintech organizations and actively engage the fintech community, including IIF member institutions active in technology issues, the public sector, and start-up communities in Silicon Valley, London, New York and globally. S/he will also be expected to help organize IIF fintech events and represent IIF at fintech conferences.
Applicants should have at least 5-7 years of related professional experience, preferably in a global setting. Successful candidate will bring extensive relationships within the technology community, experience developing networks, and a broad understanding of issues including a tech background and familiarity with the financial sector. Direct financial sector experience is desirable. Strong command of the English language and excellent written and oral communication skills are also required.
Senior Policy Advisor, Regulatory Affairs
- Lead research and analysis of international regulatory standards issued by global regulatory standards setters and other regulatory initiatives of international significance by key national/regional regulatory entities and agencies including, but not limited to, the following (30%):
GLOBAL REGULATORY STANDARDS SETTERS:
Basel Committee – primary global standard-setter for regulation of banks; International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) – world wide association of national securities commissions; Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – inter-governmental body developing policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing; International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) – represents insurance regulators of more than 200 jurisdictions in nearly 140 countries; and Financial Stability Board (FSB) – coordinating national and international standard setting bodies financial sector policies in the interest of financial stability
KEY NATIONAL/REGIONAL REGULATORY AGENCIES:
European Commission (EC) – EU’s executive body representing interests of Europe as a whole; European Banking Authority (EBA) – establishes regulatory standards for banks in the EU; UK Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) – regulator of all providers of financial services in the UK; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets; Federal Reserve System (The Fed) – the central bank of the United States, which provides a safe, flexible and stable monetary and financial system; and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – office of the U.S. Department of Treasury, which ensures a safe Federal Bank System for all Americans.
- Draft and prepare background and consensus documents and memoranda on global regulatory issues for IIF working group meetings/conference calls, for submission to global regulatory standards setters, and/or for IIF internal staff purposes (30%).
- Lead and/or participate in meetings between IIF members and global regulatory standards setters to discuss international regulatory issues (20%).
- Organize global regulatory policy-related and other meetings of IIF members, and prepare drafts of meeting materials (annotated agenda, meeting summaries, etc.) (20%).
Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance or related. Five years of experience in a banking, insurance or securities position. Experience in regulatory affairs with financial services industry association also required.
Insurance Regulatory Senior Policy Advisor, Regulatory Affairs
The Institute of International Finance (IIF) is the world’s largest global association of financial institutions with over 450 members in more than 70 countries. We act as a forum for exchanging views on global regulatory issues and represent our members from the private financial community in discussions with the public sector and regulatory community. In the past few years, the Institute has welcomed among its members a growing number of the leading global insurance groups and has built a solid reputation as a leading participant in global insurance regulatory debates on behalf of its members.
The IIF’s Regulatory Affairs Department focuses on the development and articulation of industry perspectives on numerous global financial regulatory issues, including: systemic risk, banking, securities and insurance regulation, supervision, international accounting, and industry practices in the areas of risk management and governance. We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Policy Advisor specialized in insurance regulatory matters to spear head the IIF’s insurance regulatory advocacy activities.
The responsibilities of the position will include: analysis of new international regulatory initiatives by groups such as the G20, the Financial Stability Board, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the Joint Forum the European Commission; lead the development of global industry positions on a wide range of challenging insurance regulatory issues; developing position papers, response documents and other analytical pieces; managing the work of a range of high-level industry committees and working groups; and engage in dialogue with international insurance policy makers on behalf of IIF members.
Successful candidates must be strongly motivated, highly articulate, exercise effective judgment and have strong analytical abilities. S/he will likely have a graduate degree in finance, risk, law, economics, or another relevant discipline from a leading university. At least ten years of professional experience in an insurance company in the areas of finance, risk, legal or government/public affairs, an insurance trade association, an insurance regulatory agency or experience in a related field are required. Solid knowledge of IAIS standards would be advantageous. S/he must be fluent in English and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Training Manager, Global Financial Services
The IIF seeks an outstanding professional to help develop and implement its professional development programs designed for executives in the global financial services industry. Responsibilities of the position will include: developing and implementing a strategy for training programs; developing program ideas and content, along with speaker identification; managing relationships with sponsor and target organizations; developing and implementing innovative marketing plans; and overseeing logistical preparations and curriculum development.
Applicants should have at least 5 years of related professional experience. Successful candidate will bring extensive experience developing and implementing training programs related to banking and finance, preferably in a global setting; a network of relationships within the financial services industry; a broad understanding of issues facing the financial sector; and a strong drive to build the bottom line of a profit center. Direct financial sector experience is desirable. Strong command of the English language and excellent written and oral communication skills are also required, as is the ability to travel extensively.
To apply to the above position(s), please submit the following items in Microsoft Word format via email to email@example.com:
- Cover letter
- Salary requirements
The Institute of International Finance seeks interested candidates to assist its policy and analytical work related to international finance, banking, and economic development. Tasks may include research on key emerging market countries, international regulatory and/or policy issues, international financial firms, among other things. Internships typically follow the semester schedule (Fall, Spring, and Summer), although sometimes last longer. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Qualified candidates will be able to work on projects independently. Strong computer/internet research skills necessary. Strong interest/background in international affairs/economics. Qualified undergraduate and graduate students will be considered. Internships are usually unpaid but students may receive academic credit for internship. Email resume and cover letter with desired dates of internship in Microsoft Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not accepting telephone inquiries regarding internships.
Intern – Global Macroeconomic Analysis
The IIF is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated graduate student to support its global macroeconomic research. This unpaid internship offers an excellent opportunity to enhance your knowledge and research skills in international economics. Research topics relate to current macroeconomic and financial developments in advanced and emerging economies, including issues like international capital flows, global macroeconomic policies and the global business cycle. Responsibilities include contributing to IIF economic publications, constructing economic databases and analyzing economic data, and monitoring macroeconomic and financial developments. To apply please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
The approximate internship period is from January to May. During this period, the successful candidate should be available at least 20 hours per week. Candidates should be enrolled in a graduate program in Economics, Finance, Statistics or a related field. Must be fluent in English. Strong quantitative skills are required, especially in Excel. Experience with data providers such as Bloomberg or Datastream would be an advantage.
Intern – Regulatory Affairs
The IIF’s Regulatory Affairs Department is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated student to assist with analytical and advocacy activities. These activities will include being actively involved in analyzing developments in international financial-services regulation and providing support to the regulatory department in preparing discussions among members and with regulators.
Successful candidate should be highly motivated, have excellent research and writing skills, and be able to manage a substantive research project independently. Master’s degree candidate would be preferred, but not required. Also preferred but not required are the following qualifications: educational background in international affairs, economics, or finance; experience working with financial institutions and an ability to work on policy issues of interest to banks, securities firms or insurance companies; most importantly, a strong international perspective. Excellent writing ability in English is required. Qualified individuals should send cover letter and resume, both in Word format, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your dates of availability and approximate number of hours per week you would be able to commit. Internship is unpaid but may qualify for academic credit.
Intern – European Department
The IIF’s European Department is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated student to assist with its economic research on select European countries. Responsibilities may include gathering and maintaining macroeconomic and financial data in support of research efforts; reviewing data quality for use in research products; conducting basic macroeconomic and statistical analyses under the supervision of department analysts; assisting department analysts in maintaining the Institute’s database of historical time series and forecasts for internal and external circulation; helping to prepare reports, presentations, charts and tables; updating spreadsheets and answering data queries from members and other IIF departments.
Successful candidate should be highly motivated, have excellent research and writing skills, and be able to manage a substantive research project independently. Masters degree candidate in Quantitative Economics or Finance would be preferred, but is not required. Familiarity with macroeconomic and financial data sets and with managing and accessing such data to support research efforts is required. Ability to work efficiently and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment is a must. Must be fluent in English and have excellent English writing skills. Strong computer and quantitative skills required. Regional language a plus. Qualified individuals should send cover letter and resume, both in Word format, to email@example.com. Internship is unpaid but may qualify for academic credit.
Intern – Capital Markets
The IIF’s Capital Markets Department is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated graduate student to assist with financial and analytical activities. These activities will include being actively involved in downloading data from Datastream and Bloomberg, creating and maintaining spreadsheet models, and helping with ad-hoc research requests.
The successful candidate should be highly motivated, have excellent research and writing skills. Require an easy going personality with exceptional communication skills and strong commitment to detail and quality. Master’s degree or PhD candidate would be preferred. The candidate should have genuine interest in financial markets and be able to demonstrate basic understanding of various asset classes. Excellent spreadsheet skills are required and modelling skills (R or Matlab) are desirable. The educational background should be in hard sciences, finance or economics. Ideal candidate is an independent individual who requires little supervision and is dedicated to excellence. Excellent writing ability in English is required. Qualified individuals should send resume in Word format, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your dates of availability and approximate number of hours per week you would be able to commit. Internship is unpaid but may qualify for academic credit.