Current Vacancies

Chief Economist, European Department

We are currently seeking a Chief Economist to lead the work of the European Department. The position will have primary responsibility for the development, coordination, and production of the IIF’s in-depth economic analysis of countries in emerging Europe as well as providing coverage and insight into developments and policy issues in the euro area. The main responsibilities will include guiding the IIF's regional economic research agenda and strategy, leading the department’s team of economists, acting as the IIF’s lead spokesperson on the regional economic outlook and other issues regarding key countries in the region, and actively participating in the recruitment and retention of member firms 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.

Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a Ph.D., and at least 10-15 years of senior leadership experience in macroeconomic analysis of countries in both emerging Europe and in the euro area, preferably within the financial services industry. Applicants should also have extensive experience in developing innovative research products and conducting rigorous analysis. Strong English writing ability is essential, along with sound quantitative, spreadsheet and database skills. Travel will be required.

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 Regulatory Policy Advisor, Regulatory Affairs

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) is one of the world’s largest global associations of financial institutions with nearly 500 members in 75 countries. We provide economic and financial analysis to our members, serve as a forum for exchanging views and developing proposals on global regulatory issues; and represent our members from the private financial community in discussions with the public sector on global economic and financial policy issues.

The IIF’s Regulatory Affairs Department focuses on the development and articulation of industry positions on numerous global financial regulatory issues, including: prudential capital and liquidity requirements; systemic risk regulation, cross-border resolution and related “too big to fail” issues; industry risk management and governance practices; cross-border securities regulation; shadow banking; and international convergence on accounting and disclosure standards for the industry. We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Policy Advisor to contribute to the IIF’s global advocacy activities.

The responsibilities of the position will include analyzing and advising on key regulatory initiatives by global policy and standard setters as well as the Federal Reserve, the OCC, FDIC as well as SEC and CFTC, as well as their implications for global regulatory debates. The Senior Policy Advisor will contribute to 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; and engaging in dialogue with policymakers on behalf of IIF members.

Applicants 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. Strong command of the US regulatory regime for financial services firms is required. At least ten years of professional experience in a leading financial services firm in the areas of finance, risk, legal or government/public affairs, or in a related trade association or regulatory agency, or experience in a related field are required. S/he must be fluent in English and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Policy Advisor, Insurance
Regulatory Affairs Department

The IIF’s Regulatory Affairs Department focuses on the development and articulation of industry perspectives on numerous global financial regulatory issues. In the area of insurance this includes prudential requirements for insurers, in particular in the area of capital; the systemic risk framework, including the designation of firms and or activities as systemic; policy measures for systemic firms, including enhanced supervision and recovery and resolution; higher loss absorbency (HLA), including IAIS proposals on a Basic Capital Requirement (BCR); the supervision of internationally active insurers, including IAIS Comframe issues; and the systemic framework for non-bank, non-insurance firms and activities (NBNI); and in general regulatory issues affecting global insurers and asset managers.

We are currently seeking an experienced Policy Advisor specialized in analyzing regulatory developments that impact the global insurance industry. The responsibilities of the position analyzing new international regulatory initiatives by groups such as the G20, the Financial Stability Board, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and the Joint Forum; leading 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 engaging in active dialogue with international policymakers on behalf of IIF members.

Successful candidates must have a full command of the global regulatory framework for insurance firms and have strong technical and analytical skills. Applicants should have a graduate degree in finance, mathematics/actuarial science, law, economics, or another relevant discipline from a leading university. At least five years of professional experience in a leading, global insurance firm in the areas of finance, risk, legal or government/public affairs, or in a related trade association or regulatory agency, or experience in a related field are required. Solid knowledge of IAIS standards, proven proficiency in actuarial concepts/methodologies are also desired. Applicants must be fluent in English and have excellent oral and written communication skills, be strongly motivated, proactive, entrepreneurial, highly articulate, and exercise effective judgment.

Senior Membership Manager

We are currently seeking a senior membership manager to oversee member relations in key regional areas across the globe. The responsibilities for this position will include: undertaking market research to identify key targets; assisting in the development and implementation of marketing plans to attract key targets; developing and implementing strategies to measure member satisfaction with products and services, to encourage membership interaction, and to increase member retention; managing various types of membership outreach events; and meeting with member representatives.

Successful candidate will have at least five years of experience in the financial services industry at a professional level. Candidates must have a strong command of the English language and exceptional English writing skills. A college/ university degree in international affairs, international economics, or finance is also required. Strong computer and quantitative skills are also required. Foreign language skills are a plus.

Digital Content Manager

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with experience and skills in online content management to execute the IIF’s digital strategy, including content development and site analytics for the IIF website. The Digital Content Manager will be responsible for coordinating with all departments to maximize the effectiveness of IIF’s online presence. S/he will also work closely with the IT and Membership teams to maintain site standards with regard to new development and enhance the integration of the IIF’s CRM software, Personify, with website operations. S/he will be responsible for the programming needed to implement changes to page design templates. S/he will also be responsible for regularly monitoring and reporting on digital analytics to support business decisions; conducting research on products to enhance web services; editing and updating some site content; making recommendations to optimize reach and engagement; and training IIF staff in HTML and Real Magnet (or other marketing email system).

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ of experience managing content and production for high traffic websites; knowledge of HTML and PHP; experience with popular content management systems, specifically Drupal; an advanced degree in related field or comparable work experience; the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; exceptional communication and organizational skills; an ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical colleagues; and a proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team. The IIF is willing to consider flexible hours and/or telecommuting for part of the work week.

Human Resources Manager

We are currently seeking a Human Resources Manager (Generalist) to manage day to day human resource functions including: the recruitment, relocation and orientation process; payroll and benefits management; and the performance appraisal process. Some HR support will also be required for foreign offices. This is a hands-on position that requires the candidate to have a solid knowledge base and skills in the various HR functions.

Applicants should have at least 4 years of human resource experience, at least 2 of which should be management experience; a Bachelor’s degree relevant to the human resources functions (although a Master's degree would be preferred); and PHR or SPHR certification. We need a true HR professional with a strong work ethic, a results-oriented approach and the ability to bring energy and innovation to employee services. This individual will need to have good organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a very fast paced deadline driven environment. Also required are exceptional interpersonal skills including listening, coaching and the ability to develop strong relationships at all levels of the organization. Strong English writing ability is essential, along with sound spreadsheet and database skills.

Senior Program Assistant, Capital Markets & Emerging Markets Policy

The IIF is seeking an individual to provide program and research support for its Capital Markets and Emerging Markets Policy (CEM) Department, including: providing research and/or administrative support as needed for IIF committees and working groups, organizing international meetings; assisting in gathering and analyzing data on financial market-related issues in mature and emerging markets as requested, including for presentations, talking points and special projects for CEM senior management; and helping to maintain and update existing data and identify new data sources relating to capital/financial markets.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of relevant and progressively responsible experience in economic and/or financial market analysis, as well as strong program coordination skills. Applicants must also have outstanding writing skills; a minimum of a bachelor's degree in economics or a related field (graduate degree preferred); the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; exceptional computer and research skills, as well as organizational skills. Knowledge of publishing and database software (e.g. Publisher and Excel) would be most helpful.

Research Analyst, Global Macroeconomic Analysis
(Available June 1, 2015)

The IIF is seeking a recent graduate to support its global macroeconomic research, which focuses on current issues in the world economy such as the global business cycle, monetary policies in advanced economies, and cross-country emerging markets analysis. The research analyst will be directly involved in the preparation of IIF publications like the Global Economic Monitor, the Chartbook, the Portfolio Flows Tracker, and the Capital Flows to Emerging Markets report. Responsibilities include creating and updating economic databases in Excel, preparing charts and tables, helping to produce reports and presentations, as well as contributing to drafts. The analyst will also have direct interaction with IIF member institutions, including by helping members with data requests and by answering queries about IIF research.

Successful candidates will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics or a related field. Strong quantitative and spreadsheet skills are essential. Experience in creating and managing large economic databases in Excel would be highly desirable. Knowledge of time series econometrics, and data providers like Bloomberg, Datastream and Haver would be a plus. Must be fluent in English. Other language skills would be an advantage.

This position will become available in June, 2015.

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 – 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 personnel@iif.com.

The approximate internship period is from May to September. During this period, the successful candidate will be available for four days or more per week. Candidates should be enrolled in a program in Economics, Finance, Statistics or a related field and 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. Internship is unpaid but may qualify for academic credit.

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 – 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. 

To Apply

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

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Salary requirements