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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.


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.


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.


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 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.