Overview

Primary Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Government Relations EMEA, based in London, the primary responsibilities are:

Internal Analysis:

  • Monitoring and analysis of European public policy issues affecting the Firm. This will involve co-ordination with business units (notably the Legal and Compliance Division).
  • Providing guidance to internal colleagues on the direction and substance of policy developments (principally in the UK and EU) and potential impacts on the firm.
  • Coordinating responses to public consultation exercises, both via industry associations and bilaterally.

External Representation:

  • Representing the Firm’s concerns and interests vis-à-vis policy-makers at EU level, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, member state representations, ESMA (etc.) and also at national levels throughout EMEA.
  • Representing the Firm at industry groups and trade associations (such as BBA, AFME and ISDA).
  • Providing briefs to senior management for their interactions with the public sector.

Business Support:

  • Supporting and advising on the Firm’s business relationships with the public sector in EMEA.
  • Proactively advising business and infrastructure units on the likely impacts of specific policy proposals.
  • Discussing regulatory and political matters with the Firm’s clients, bilaterally and through client seminars etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills required (essential)

  • Relevant work experience in public policy or a related field is required.
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a pertinent subject area (such as European studies, politics, economics or law).
  • Good knowledge of financial services and ability to deal with complex issues.
  • Good understanding of the EU policymaking process.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Additional European language at an advanced level is required.
  • A willingness to travel frequently is required.

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