16 Oct

Director Markets Wholesale Policy Jobs Vacancy at Financial Conduct Authority London

Position
Director Markets Wholesale Policy
Company
Financial Conduct Authority
Location
London ENG
Opening
16 Oct, 2018 30+ days ago

Financial Conduct Authority London urgently required following position for Director Markets Wholesale Policy. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Director Markets Wholesale Policy Jobs Vacancy at Financial Conduct Authority London Jobs Details:

Director of Markets & Wholesale Policy

The Role

The Director of Wholesale and Markets Policy will be responsible for setting the regulatory framework and rules for UK wholesale financial markets. This includes primary markets for issuance of new securities, rules around the secondary market trading of securities and derivatives, benchmarks and other wholesale conduct issues. In addition, the successful candidate will oversee policy development in pension accumulation and decumulation, life insurance, and asset management and funds. The post holder will report directly to the Executive Director of Strategy & Competition.

This is a fascinating role with responsibility for policy on core financial markets those that channel capital from investors to companies who can use it for productive investment, and wholesale markets for financial risk. The role has significant impact across the FCA and externally, including international influence.

Key responsibilities

  • You will ensure appropriate development of strategic priorities and effective delivery plans across all teams to deliver excellent, operationally efficient financial support to divisions and the Executive. This financial support cuts across Divisional stakeholders and a number of key FCA-wide strategic work streams
  • You will lead on identifying and articulating complex wholesale/markets issues, liaising with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups in a challenging and high profile political context
  • As part of Brexit efforts, you will also lead the FCA handbook re-write.
  • You will represent FCA on various international Wholesale forums

Minimum Criteria

  • A degree or equivalent experience, potentially, possibly associated professional qualifications, CIB, CFA
  • Strong knowledge of wholesale markets operation, issues and trends
  • Strong leadership and management skills; proven ability to lead, motivate and inspire teams as well as willingness to tackle performance issues and build a high performing team.

Desirable Criteria

  • Good understanding of how the pensions, asset management and life insurance markets operation, their issues and trends
  • Very good knowledge of FCA operations and interactions with firms and markets
  • Very strong stakeholder management and influencing/presentation skills
  • Good awareness of both the political and media interest in the FCA's work and the ability to manage communications and relationships in these spheres sensitively
  • Strong European/international knowledge and network

About us

At the FCA, we're creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We're establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

The Markets and Wholesale Policy Division is responsible for setting the regulatory framework and rules for UK wholesale financial markets, as well as pensions, life insurance and asset management/funds. The Division sits within the wider Policy Group, made up of three divisions along with Consumer Policy and Markets and Wholesale Policy. Together these divisions develop and implement all conduct policy at the FCA in order to change how UK financial service works for consumers. This includes developing smart and early policy interventions to address emerging risks we see in the market, influencing global government policy, and providing expert advice on our rules.

The FCA's Values & Diversity

Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator.

As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please contact our recruiter if you wish to apply for this role on a flexible basis.

Useful Information

If you are interested learning more about the role, or for any queries, please contact Ursula Lynam on Ursula.lynam@fca.org.uk

Selection process:

Stage 1: On-line application; please submit your CV and answer to the following application question:

Why do you believe that you are suitable for this role? Please ensure that you specifically relate your answer to the criteria listed in the job advert, covering your relevant skills, technical knowledge and competencies. (Max 300 words)

Stage 2: Screening - your application will then be forwarded to the recruiting manager.
Stage 3: Selection and assessment process a two-stage interview and a half-day biographical assessment on site at our occupational psychologists.

Please note, all applications must be submitted through our online portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 30th October 2018 .

This role will be based in The International Quarter, Stratford.


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