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FIA EPTA is looking for a Senior policy advisor – Market Structure

24 December 2021

Senior policy advisor – Market Structure

An exciting new role – driving the European market structure discussion

Do you want to help shape the future financial markets landscape in Europe? FIA European Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA) is looking for an experienced senior policy advisor to lead our market structure work on behalf of our members who include Europe’s most prominent and future-oriented trading firms.

Who we are:

FIA EPTA is the industry association representing Europe’s leading market making firms. We work constructively with policy makers, regulators and other stakeholders across the EU and UK to ensure efficient, resilient and trusted financial markets. FIA EPTA is an affiliate of the Futures Industry Association (FIA), the leading global trade organisation for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets. FIA EPTA’s secretariat is based in Amsterdam. For this position a primary work location in London or Brussels would also be a possiblity.

Whom we are looking for:

Our ideal candidate has 6+ years of experience in relevant role(s) in financial markets regulation and policy, for example at a supervisory or regulatory authority, in a firm, in an industry association, or as a consultant.

You relish the market structure debate and have an intimate knowledge of the MiFID II rulebook –  with a focus on secondary markets issues, but well-versed in related regulatory areas such as investor protection, organisational requirements, market integrity and reporting. The wholesale markets ecosystem and European institutional framework hold few secrets for you. You have a well-developed political sensitivity and are a solid and credible counterparty to senior policy makers and other stakeholders.

We are looking for someone with strong collaborative, project management and drafting skills, who is able to lead detailed technical discussions and move these forward to clear, and crisply drafted, policy positions. Excellent command of written and spoken English is a must. The role will involve regular travelling.

What you will do:

You will have primary responsibility for executing FIA EPTA’s work program in the area of EU and UK market structure regulatory policy, reporting to FIA EPTA’s Secretary General. You will be keeping your ear to the ground so as to keep our members abreast of upcoming regulatory developments and their expected impact on firms, working with – and challenging – our members to set FIA EPTA’s priorities and ambitions in influencing the regulatory policy outcomes.

This will include:

  • Pro-actively identifying new policy trends and anticipated regulatory change, assessing these for potential opportunities and risks and crafting effective influencing strategies to shape early-stage policy decisions
  • Analysing new regulation for relevance to FIA EPTA’s priorities and impact on firms and advising our members on the way forward
  • Leading dedicated committees and working groups of FIA EPTA member-experts 
  • Preparation and drafting of consultation responses, position papers and policy briefings
  • Coordination and coalition building with other industry associations and market participants on relevant policy dossiers
  • Active role in representing FIA EPTA’s policy and advocacy positions to external stakeholders in the EU and UK (jointly with FIA EPTA’s Secretary-General and Chairman)

This is a full-time position with flexibility to be working out of FIA EPTA’s Amsterdam office or from FIA’s offices in London or Brussels (with, of course, ample opportunity to also work from home).

What we offer:

This is a visible, impactful and stimulating position in an ambitious, international environment. In many ways, FIA EPTA’s members represent the future of European financial markets and in this role you will be leading the efforts to bring that future forward. FIA EPTA has a strong track record of proven impact and of punching well above its weight. Like our members we are agile and our culture is informal. We value pro-activeness, creativity and own initiative. You will have unique opportunities to focus the collective intellectual energy of some of the smartest and most dedicated markets professionals in Europe and be a leading voice in the European market structure discussion. We offer a competitive benefits package.

How to get in touch:

Interested? Please send your cover letter and resumé to epta@fia.org no later than 24 January 2022.

For more information please contact Piebe Teeboom, FIA EPTA’s Secretary General, at pteeboom@fia.org.

 

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