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Investment Firms Senior Analyst

The Central Bank of Ireland

  • Dublin
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 09/02/2013
  • Human Resources
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The Central Bank wishes to make a permanent appointment of an Investment Firms Senior Advisor in their Markets Policy Division who will report directly to the Head of Division.


The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) has responsibility for the regulation of the Irish financial services industry and the safeguarding of Irish financial stability.  The Central Bank wishes to make a permanent appointment of an Investment Firms Senior Advisor in their Markets Policy Division who will report directly to the Head of Division.

Markets Policy Division has responsibility for providing policy advice to all divisions in the Policy and Risk Directorate.  The division currently comprises four teams: Corporate Finance Policy, Investment Funds Policy, Market Infrastructure Policy and EU & International Policy.

Corporate Finance Policy has responsibility for interpreting and influencing policy formulation in relation to the Prospectus and Transparency Directives. Investment Funds Policy has responsibility for policy related to Collective Investment Schemes (investment funds) and Fund Service Providers. EU and International Policy has responsibility for identifying and monitoring markets related EU & International regulator issues. Market Infrastructure Policy has responsibility for policy in relation to the regulatory framework for clearing, custody and trading platforms.

The person appointed to this role will establish a new, fifth team within Markets Policy division responsible for policy in relation to the legislative framework applying to Investment Firms. This will involve the interpretation of the MIFID regulatory framework and those aspects of the CRD regulatory framework relevant to Investment Firms. The team will also take on responsibility for the review and further development of policy in relation to client asset requirements. In addition, the person appointed will coordinate for MPD generally on the Irish legislative framework for regulation and its implementation and liaison with Government departments in that regard. It is intended, in due course, to appoint a second person to this team to assist the senior advisor.

The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • playing a lead role in the development of investment firm prudential and client asset regulatory policy;
  • acting as an expert within Markets Policy Division on the development of EU and national legislation and liaising with Government Departments and legal advisors;
  • liaising with industry and other stakeholders to identify emerging issues and solutions;
  • assisting the Head of Division in the administration of the division and determining its strategic direction;
  • representing the Central Bank with domestic stakeholders and at international fora; and
  • embedding and promoting a strong awareness among front line supervisors of Central Bank policy on investment firm issues including providing training solutions for front line supervisors to ensure they are consistently up-to-date.

The successful candidate should possess:

  • 8 years’ experience in the development of policy and legislation in a governmental or regulatory context or similar experience in a complex compliance role at a senior level ;
  • a third level qualification; and
  • knowledge of international, EU and national regulatory frameworks and legislative process.
  • Evidence of significant personal contribution to and leadership on policy formation

Application Process

Closing date: 10th February 2013

To apply, please complete the application form here. As the application form plays an important role in the shortlisting and selection process, it is essential that it is completed fully.  Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an automatic email from us acknowledging receipt.  If you do not receive this auto-acknowledgement, please contact Suzanne Reidy on 01 2246868.

Please note that all applicants should receive an update within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras í nGaeilge.

The Central Bank of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.


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