Senior Policy Analyst
Positions SpecificationsJob Function: Senior Analyst
Company: Structured Finance Industry Group
Company Website: www.sfindustry.org
Position Location: Washington, D.C.
Job Description:General Overview
Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. (“SFIG”) is a member-based, trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market. SFIG provides an inclusive network for securitization professionals to collaborate and, as industry leaders, drive necessary changes, be an advocate for the securitization community, share best practices and innovative ideas, and educate industry members through conferences and other programs. Members of SFIG represent all sectors of the securitization market including issuers, investors, financial intermediaries, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees. Further information can be found nd at www.sfindustry.org.
Formed in March 2013, our institutional membership totals approximately 350 members, represented by a Board of Directors totaling 40 members selected from all membership constituencies. Additional leadership is provided by an executive committee, including Officers of the Board of Directors, select Board members and the Executive Director.
While the Membership of SFIG is geographically diverse, with a concentration in New York, the operational headquarters are based in Washington, D.C. – close to the majority of SFIG’s regulatory and legislative audiences.
SFIG’s culture is one of broad inclusion. SFIG prides itself in ensuring that it represents all aspects of the structured finance industry and extensive governance exists to ensure strict adherence to this principle.
To facilitate broad inclusion of its Membership, SFIG encourages its Members to assume an active role in SFIG advocacy efforts by joining member committees and task forces, which are designed to cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the securitization industry. Members drive the agenda of the organization.
The Senior Analyst will be an integral member of SFIG staff, providing support to the Director of Mortgage Policy. The successful candidate will help support residential and commercial real estate policy initiatives related to issues such as RMBS 3.0, GSE reform, and CMBS Risk Retention, through direct member engagement, meeting facilitation, research and analysis. The position will also support group-wide strategy efforts and initiatives in support of SFIG’s advocacy and education priorities.
- Providing data analysis integral to the development of advocacy materials;
- Preparing policy & meeting materials;
- Facilitating and managing membership committee and working group meetings, including developing agendas;
- Conducting independent research & analysis;
- Tracking regulatory developments across financial regulatory agencies;
- Producing presentation materials for meetings with regulators and policymakers as well as internal senior executive and Board meetings;
- Contributing to the weekly newsletter and developing website content;
- Managing contact lists and ensuring smooth logistics for member calls and regulatory meetings (e.g. arranging calls and taking minutes); and
- Responding to member inquiries; and
- Providing general support for conference preparation, related activities, and attend major conferences.
As a representative of the premier securitization trade organization, the successful candidate should be expected to have strong communication and writing skills, exemplify the organizations high professional standards, and still maintain a “roll your sleeves up” attitude in order to support various operational needs.
Qualifications and RequirementsProfessional & Educational Requirements
- 2-5 years of experience in a financial services or policy role, exposure to commercial real estate or housing finance is preferred
- Strong computer skills – MS Office Suite required, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Strong multi-tasking, organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize in a dynamic environment
An undergraduate degree is required, with courses in finance and economics.
Remuneration and Benefits
We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, Short-Term Disability, paid vacation and 401k.