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In this section, you will find details of any current openings to join the Association. If there are no listings, we would still love to hear from you, as the team continues to expand in light of our growing membership and footprint. All general enquiries can be sent to support@islaemea.org.

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    Regulatory Analyst

    Ref : Regulatory Analyst

    Job type : Full time/Permanent

    Location : London

    Salary : £Competitive

    ISLA is looking for an experienced Regulatory Analyst to join our small organisation on a full-time basis.

    Working as part of the ISLA Regulation & Market Practice team, this role will focus primarily on regulations and market practices impacting securities finance markets across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

    The role is based in London with flexible working and a competitive salary.

    Responsibilities

    Regulatory, Taxation and Market Practice Business Analysis:

    • Working with Regulatory Affairs managers and head of unit
    • Identify new or changing financial regulations throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
    • Analysis of market impact from regulatory change
    • Communication of regulatory impact analysis to ISLA CEO, heads of units, ISLA board and member working groups
    • Arrange and host ISLA member working groups focussed on regulatory change or the associated focus topics
    • Coordinate with regulatory advocacy efforts both internal and external
    • Preparation of submissions to regulatory consultations and reviews
    • Draft though leadership papers for public circulation
    • Maintenance of ISLA Best Practice Handbook
    • Travel may be required to attend conferences, market briefings, member engagement and meeting with financial regulators as required
    • Liaison with other trade associations to align practice and regulatory responses
    • Public presentation of ISLA’s work on focus projects (e.g., panels, presentations press responses)
    • Prepare status reports and metrics for assigned projects

    Attributes for the Role

    • Strong & fundamental understanding of the securities lending market (3+ years’ experience)
    • Working knowledge of securities finance regulatory landscape
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to host large working groups of up to 300 people

    About ISLA

    ISLA is a leading industry association, representing the common interests of securities lending and financing market participants across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Its geographically diverse membership of over 180 firms which includes institutional investors, asset managers, custodial banks, prime brokers and service providers.

    Working closely with the global industry as well as regulators and policy makers, ISLA advocates the importance of securities lending to the broader financial services industry. ISLA supports the development of a safe and efficient framework for the industry, by playing a pivotal role in promoting market best practices and processes, amongst other things. ISLA sponsors the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA) and the annual enforceability review in over 65 jurisdictions globally.

    September 2022

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