Head of policy - government and regulatory affairs Job at MSCI Inc, New York, NY

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  • MSCI Inc
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Your team responsibilities


MSCI is driven to innovate and provide industry-leading solutions that power better investment decisions. This exciting role reporting into the Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs ("GRA") offers the unique opportunity to manage a small but best-in-class global team that tracks policy developments, assesses the impact for MSCI and its stakeholders and develops the policy positions of MSCI. On a daily basis, you can expect to be analyzing data, listening and creatively identifying solutions in partnership with our internal stakeholders to share our vision and perspectives with policymakers and regulators. Although this is primarily an internally focused role, you will work closely with our External Affairs team which manages our engagement with policymakers and regulators and the various lines of business in the Company. As our global policy expert, you will also be asked to engage on policy and regulatory developments impacting our ecosystem with our various stakeholders, including clients.


You will be a valued team member of our small, but impactful, GRA team which helps shape the public policy strategy for MSCI and engages with policymakers and regulators globally to support the commercial goals, risk management and corporate strategy of the Company.



What we offer you
• Salary range: $240,000 - $275,000 / year plus eligible for annual bonus
• At MSCI we are passionate about what we do, and we are inspired by our purpose - to power better investment decisions. You'll be part of an industry-leading network of creative, curious, and entrepreneurial pioneers. This is a space where you can challenge yourself, set new standards and perform beyond expectations for yourself, our clients, and our industry.
• Wherever you are located you will find benefits that can help ensure your health and financial security. While they vary by different locations, we offer a broad range of benefits that are part of the value you receive as an MSCI employee.
• Our flexible ways of working will allow you to maximize your potential, and we will empower you with the trust, accountability, and advanced technology to perform at your very best.
• You'll find a purposeful approach to wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life. Our 'Here For You' Employee Assistance Program is available for our employees globally, providing confidential emotional support, financial and legal advice free of charge.



Your key responsibilities


This role is a relatively new function at MSCI and is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic self-starter to create, and maintain, a program for the identification, analysis and communication of policy developments. In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
• monitoring regulatory and legislative developments for effective and efficient information dissemination to GRA, the Company and our clients
• developing and preparing written submissions to policymakers and regulators
• managing the policy unit and developing the team as a whole and its members individually
• ensuring that MSCI's policy positions align with corporate objectives and regulatory requirements
• supporting the Company in understanding the policy and regulatory ecosystem and assisting with the interpretation of legislation and regulation to assist the Company in developing new products
• assisting the Company in navigating laws and regulations relevant to MSCI
• supporting the development of a policy trend analysis to facilitate the understanding of any proposed legal or regulatory developments that may impact MSCI and/or our clients
• supporting the GRA team in delivering against defined strategies and goals
• identify opportunities to commercialize GRA output
• working with, and managing, external consultants



Your skills and experience that will help you excel
• an entrepreneurial mindset and work ethic
• at least 10 years' experience in a similar role or a role in government or with a regulator helping to design and implement legislative or regulatory policy in the financial services and/or information/data sectors
• a proven ability to lead initiatives through to completion with minimal supervision
• a thorough understanding of policymaking in key regional centers in the US, EMEA and AsiaPac
• a keen interest in global policymaking and political developments
• an ability to develop positions on complex public policy issues, including in financial and data services
• intellectual curiosity and a creative approach to thinking through challenging policy developments
• an ability to act independently but also within a team environment
• a combination of political and commercial acumen
• excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
• a desire to learn and facilitate business understanding of regulatory and policy developments
• a legal qualification (preferred).



How we'll support you
• Our culture of high performance and innovation relies on our people sharing their knowledge and lifting each other up. You'll be surrounded by a collaborative, global network of talented colleagues who will support and inspire you to do the best work of your career.
• We believe new and challenging experiences drive personal growth and innovation. With the right challenges, encouragement, and development support you can shape your own career experience. Career paths are multi-directional, and we encourage and support internal mobility to help you identify new opportunities to progress and take control of your future.
• As a new joiner you'll be enrolled on our Global Orientation interactive learning experience to set you up for success.
• Our tailored learning opportunities will enable you to acquire the skills you need at your own pace, choosing between the courses and certifications best suited to you. Our Learning@MSCI platform coupled with access to LinkedIn Learning Pro will provide you with all the resources you need to accelerate your professional growth.
• At MSCI we act in ways that encourage respect for all voices, ensuring that everyone can be themselves and feel like they are a part of the company. We are intentional about ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and supported with equal opportunities to succeed.
• We have eight MSCI Employee Resource Groups: All Abilities, Asian Support Network, Black Leadership Network, Climate Action Network, Hola! MSCI, Pride & Allies, Women in Tech, and Women's Leadership Forum.



About MSCI


MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data, and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.



To all recruitment agencies


MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location, or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.


MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected parental leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. MSCI is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please email Disability.Assistance@msci.com and indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. Please note, this e-mail is intended only for individuals who are requesting a reasonable workplace accommodation; it is not intended for other inquiries.



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