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Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) is the world’s largest global association of financial institutions. The IIF provides economic analysis to members, acts as a vehicle for exchanging views on global supervisory and regulatory issues, and serves as a forum for engaging the private financial community in discussions with the public sector on global financial policy issues.

The IIF’s Regulatory Affairs Department is central to the development and articulation of industry perspectives on global financial regulatory issues including enhancing capital and liquidity requirements; addressing systemic risk, cross-border resolution, and the “too big to fail” issue; improving industry practices; making the financial infrastructure more resilient; establishing global insurance regulation; revising cross-border securities regulation; and seeking international convergence on accounting and disclosure standards for the industry.

We currently seek a senior banking executive or regulatory official to help establish and implement our goals and objectives. The responsibilities of the position will include developing and overseeing initiatives to address regulatory policy issues of concern in the global financial services industry; chairing related committees and working groups; drafting and editing papers that articulate members’ global policy interests; generating consensus among IIF members on key policy issues; and advising the President and CEO on regulatory and management issues. This person will represent the IIF at membership meetings and board meetings; will meet with senior executives of member and nonmember organizations; and meet with public and private sector officials to represent members’ views on banking, insurance, and other regulatory issues of mutual concern. As a direct report to the President and CEO, this position is also a member of the leadership team and will contribute to the broad strategic direction of the organization.

Successful candidates will have extensive experience at the senior level managing banking and/or regulatory operations in a financial firm, regulatory body, or central bank; will be knowledgeable with international and US regulatory processes; will have a deep understanding of a broad range of financial instruments and their role in global finance; will have a strong command of the English language and exceptional analytical and writing skills; will have an advanced degree, be computer literate; and will be able to travel extensively.


Director, Asia/Pacific Region
Singapore

The IIF is seeking to hire a new Director for the Asia/Pacific Region. The new Director will be based in and head our new office in Singapore, which the IIF is opening as its hub for regional activities in the Asia/Pacific region.

The Director for the Asia/Pacific Region will have primary responsibility for the development, coordination, and production of the Institute’s economic analysis of countries in the Asia/Pacific region. The Director will also play an important role more broadly in ensuring close relations with members in the Asia/Pacific region, including on capital market issues and the regulatory agenda relevant to the region, working in close coordination with IIF senior managers in Washington DC. Among the Director’s main tasks are to guide the IIF’s Asia/Pacific economic research agenda and strategy, lead the department’s team of economists, and act as the Institute’s lead spokesperson on the regional economic outlook and other issues regarding key countries in the region. S/he will be asked to contribute to the development of new analytical products and services to help the IIF meet the needs of its membership and will be asked to represent the IIF at a variety of meetings, including those with senior executives of member and nonmember firms and with public sector officials and is therefore expected to bring a substantive knowledge of the financial services industry.

Applicants should have a graduate degree in economics, preferably a Ph.D., and at least 10-15 years of senior leadership experience in macroeconomic analysis of countries in the Asia/Pacific region, preferably within the financial services industry and in the policy making community. Knowledge of Chinese economic and financial developments and prospects will be particularly relevant. Applicants should also have extensive experience in developing innovative research products and conducting rigorous analysis. Strong English writing ability and presentational skills are essential, along with sound quantitative, spreadsheet and database skills. Travel will be required within the region and to visit our main office in Washington DC and to attend IIF meetings worldwide.


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.


To Apply

To apply to the above position(s), please submit the following items in Microsoft Word format via email to personnel@iif.com:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Salary requirements


Internships

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 personnel@iif.com.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not accepting telephone inquiries regarding internships.


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 personnel@iif.com. 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 personnel@iif.com. Internship is unpaid but may qualify for academic credit.