Director, Financial InnovationWashington, DCAs a Director within the Financial Innovation Branch, they will perform both a procedural and substantive role in the Office by (1) managing various programs, projects and other initiatives coordinated by the Office, including various FINRA cross-departmental initiatives; and (2) participating in the formulation and implementation of the appropriate regulatory response to financial innovations and other emerging issues.The Director also works independently to define the scope of applicable projects, as well as obtain expertise in relevant areas by engaging with relevant market participants, reviewing academic literature and other sources, and analyzing related data, in order to serve as resource on specific financial innovations and other emerging areas in the securities industry to various departments throughout FINRA.Essential Job Functions:Research, analyze and report on new benefits and risks, market trends, and business practices, focusing on innovation issues that may influence investors or market participants or may impact FINRA and its regulatory programs, including the areas of products, business models, and market practices in the securities industry. For example, financial innovations and other emerging areas for analysis could include artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology, big data analytics and associated developments in the swaps market, changes to securities market structure, and trends in certain securities product classes such as ETFs.Support examination and enforcement efforts by providing research and insight on market developments that may influence or inform their work.Facilitate the development of risk priorities for FINRA by providing contributions to the cross-department reports.Facilitate and coordinate outreach to industry participants, research analysts, academics, and other regulators on matters pertaining to emerging regulatory issues.Compile and provide analysis related to new products in conjunction with an independent industry survey and provide intelligence on certain firms.Develop presentations, publications, and other written work product related to emerging issues so as to facilitate awareness of and responses to those issues throughout FINRA.Regularly presents on financial innovations and other emerging areas of interest to FINRA’s CEO and other senior management.Represents FINRA in various forums such conference panels, leading discussion with regulators (such as the SEC and CFTC), and leading meetings with FINRA members to address various issues in the securities market representing FINRA.Responsible for keeping the Senior Director (“Head”) of the Office of Financial Innovation apprised of the progress of relevant initiatives.Draft publications on financial innovations and other emerging issues in the securities market that would be distributed to FINRA’s Board, senior management and staff, as well as reports that would be made available to outside groups.Train FINRA staff.Other Responsibilities:
The Director also works with the Senior Director (“Head”) of the Office of Financial Innovation to:
Identify and manage new programs for gathering regulatory intelligence.Formulate responses to address to emerging issues.Education/Experience Requirements:Must have both project management and policy-related experience.Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; an MBA, J.D. or Economics PhD is preferred.A minimum of nine (9) years of experience, including three (3) years of directly related experience and experience managing multiple projects, or similar, is required.Securities industry or regulatory experience is preferred.Competency with desktop computers, Microsoft Word and Excel required.Experience with Bloomberg, PowerPoint and SharePoint are a plus.Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills are required.Working Conditions:Work is normally performed in an office environment.Occasional travel may be required.Extended hours may be required.To be considered for this position, please submit an application.The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.Please note: If the “Apply Now” button on a job board posting does not take you directly to the FINRA Careers site, enter www.finra.org/careers into your browser to reach our site directly.
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