Deputy Director, Capital Markets & Emerging Markets Policy
The Institute’s Capital Markets and Emerging Markets Policy (CEM) Department aims to catalyze thinking, foster dialogue and encourage policy coordination to enhance the efficiency and stability of the global financial system. As part of this work, the CEM team analyzes developments in international capital markets and monitors potential systemic risks, emphasizing voluntary, market-based approaches to crisis prevention and crisis resolution.
The Deputy Director will work across the full range of CEM products and services, including analytical research and cross-departmental collaborative projects as well as working group activities, membership outreach and events. S/he will edit and oversee production of CEM research including the IIF Weekly Insight, Capital Markets Monitor and background materials for working groups including the Market Monitoring Group, the Council for Asset and Investment Management, and the Credit Ratings Advisory Committee. The Deputy Director will develop ideas for the systematic monitoring of global markets, looking at developed and emerging market asset classes including credit, fixed-income, equities, currencies and derivatives as well as industries including banking and institutional investment. In conducting this work, s/he will synthesize research from a broad range of IIF and external sources. A particular focus will be the implications of regulatory change for financial services firms (including changes in their business models), financial market structures and practices, with the goal of enhancing an understanding of how market participants and transmission mechanisms will adapt to the evolving regulatory environment.
Applicants must have at least 10-15 years of experience in credit and capital market analysis related to financial markets and institutions, especially during periods of rapid regulatory change. A strong understanding of financial markets and the private financial sector is important. Practical tools should include expertise in the use of appropriate spreadsheets and databases, modeling techniques, and financial analysis tools, as well as the ability to identify and use market sources of data and intelligence. The ability to write clear, concise and informative reports—and to communicate the results of research and analysis effectively in oral or written form—is essential. Equally important is the ability to be flexible and manage multiple priorities, working collaboratively across departmental lines. International experience and perspectives are highly desirable.
To apply to the above position(s), please submit the following items in Microsoft Word format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- 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 email@example.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 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.