Job Opportunities

Director, Asia/Pacific Region

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.

Policy Analyst, Regulatory Affairs

The Institute of International Finance, the global association of financial institutions based in Washington, D.C., seeks an individual to join its regulatory advocacy practice and conduct research and analysis of matters related to international financial regulation.

The Institute provides a voice for the global financial industry in respect of changes underway in the area of international financial regulation. The Regulatory Affairs Department is central to the development and articulation of industry perspectives on numerous issues, including: Basel III, systemic risk, securities and insurance regulation, supervision, international accounting and industry practices in the areas of risk management and governance. The responsibilities of the Policy Analyst position will include;

  • analyzing new international regulatory initiatives by groups such as the G20, the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee, IOSCO, the IAIS, the European Commission, etc;

  • carrying out research and analysis to support the development of global industry positions on a wide range of challenging 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, including the development of agendas and briefing documents;

  • contributing to the administrative and logistical tasks essential to the success of global advocacy activities.

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, international studies or another relevant discipline from a leading university (or the equivalent in experience). At least three years of relevant professional experience in the financial sector, trade association, regulatory/supervisory agency or a related field are required. Knowledge of Basel III and prudential regulatory matters would be advantageous. S/he must be fluent in English and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Program Assistant, Global Events Department

The Institute currently seeks a Program Assistant in the Global Events Department who will provide administrative support to the department including: editing and quality control for letters and other documents; generating and disseminating invitations to IIF events; processing and tracking registrations and confirmations; providing logistical support; updating event information in the membership database; preparing documents and spreadsheets; and providing other administrative and logistical support as needed related to the events process.

Applicants should have at least two years of related professional experience and a college degree in a related field. Strong command of the English language (editing experience preferred) and excellent written and oral communication skills are also required. Extensive experience with Microsoft Office and database software is essential. Personal attributes such as a high degree of professionalism, strong attention to detail, organization, the ability to communicate and act with tact, and the ability to work under tight deadlines and to exercise good judgment under pressure are also required.

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


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.