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    Regulatory Specialist

    Ref : Regulatory Specialist

    Job type : Full time/Permanent

    Location : London

    Salary : £Competitive

    ISLA is looking for an experienced Regulatory Specialist 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 frequent travel within the UK and European locations, and occasionally North America and Asia.



    Capture, identify and analyse financial, digital and tax-related regulations across EMEA. Working with other members of the team on regulatory consultations and supporting resulting workstreams though ISLA working groups.

    Working Groups

    Where regulatory impact is determined to be significant, create and/or support related working group(s) to investigate impacts, support advocacy work with member firms and regulatory bodies, respond to consultations, and produce documented output for member consumption. Output may be generated through consensus-based member interaction or working with legal counsel as appropriate.

    Working with key stakeholders to attend and keep meeting minutes to be published to ISLA members.

    Market Practice

    Assisting the Head of Regulation & Market Practice with development and maintenance of securities lending best practices, ensuring that they are maintained and aligned with codes of conduct, regulation(s), and standard market practice(s).


    The role may also require for the successful candidate to present ISLA’s regulatory work at public events, forums, workshops and conferences through participation or moderation of panels, workshops or presentations.

    In addition to speaking engagements, the role also requires the generation of written output for publication. This may include news content, thought leadership or guidance papers as well as unique ideas and content for website publication.

    Attributes for the Role

    The successful candidate will have previous experience of securities Lending, with recent working knowledge of headline regulations, including CSDR and SFTR.

    The job holder should have a reasonable working knowledge of the regulatory and policy landscape across Europe and the UK. They should also have some appreciation of the global regulatory agenda, particularly where it may impact financial markets in Europe.

    The job holder must be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. These include, but are not limited to, confident and articulate public speaking, working knowledge of Microsoft office tools to provide good written output to represent the work of the Association.

    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 160+ 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 Market Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA) and the annual enforceability review in over 65 jurisdictions globally.

    September 2021


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