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 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.
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.
To apply to the above position(s), please submit the following items in Microsoft Word format via email to email@example.com:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 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.