Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SEC senior-level positions

For junior level positions, see previous post.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking financial professionals at all levels of experience who strive to make a difference in capital markets to join its newly-formed Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation (“Risk Fin”) was created in the fall of 2009 with a broad mandate to support the Commission across a wide variety of economic, financial, and legal issues using a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach. Risk Fin staff includes economists, financial engineers, lawyers, statisticians, and capital markets practitioners.

The Division consists of an Office of Policy and Development, an Office of the Chief Counsel, and five specialized Offices each supporting the Division’s goals with respect to analyses in the following areas:

Office of the Sell Side:
broker-dealers, prime brokers, rating agencies, and banks

Office of the Buy Side:
asset managers, hedge funds, and mutual funds

Office of Markets:
exchanges, clearinghouses, and market structure

Office of Litigation Support:
enforcement, damages, and distributions

Office of Data and Data Analytics:
financial data processing and analysis

The activities of each office as a whole include:
providing detailed, high-quality economic and other analyses, specific subject-matter expertise, and general guidance to the Commission and other Divisions/Offices
identifying and analyzing issues, trends, and innovations in the marketplace
where consistent with the Commission’s mission, writing internal white papers and thought-leadership pieces, and keeping abreast of, and contributing to, external peer-reviewed research on pertinent issues
developing analytical approaches, methods and models in order to identify trends, risks or potential securities law violations in the capital markets
working with outside experts in academia and industry to strengthen the Commission’s foundation of market knowledge
managing and analyzing public and private data to support relevant initiatives and projects
collaborating with other Offices in the Division, as well as other Divisions and Offices across the Commission
participating in, and contributing to, industry conferences

Risk Fin is currently hiring for each of its five specialized Offices. Qualified candidates should possess advanced quantitative and/or financial skills similar to those found in degrees such as: Masters of Finance or Financial Engineering, Masters of Business Administration (with a quantitative/finance concentration), or a Ph.D. in finance, economics, or statistics.

Work experience is not required. However, direct market knowledge gained through positions held at banks, exchanges, asset managers, broker-dealers, hedge funds, mutual funds, or related financial institutions would be helpful.

In addition to subject-matter expertise, candidates should demonstrate that they can:
effectively communicate (orally and in written form)
interact effectively, professionally, and courteously with a variety of personnel inside and outside of the Commission
exercise independent judgment, manage priorities and complete complex projects
collaborate with others and foster a productive and enjoyable team environment


Candidates will be hired with an initial appointment of two years, extendable to a maximum of four years in total.

All positions are located at the SEC’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Salaries are competitive and based on education and relevant work experience.

Positions are open to US citizens and non-US citizens* from any treaty-allied nation (see http://www.state.gov/s/l/treaty/collectivedefense/). To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to riskfinrecruiting@sec.gov

*Please include your country of citizenship in either your resume or cover letter.


Peter said...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703415804575023402762491286.html Henry Hu, SEC RiskFin, WSJ 01/24/2010

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Nathan said...

Steve, love the new paper on the arxiv, but you start of saying "comprised of" which is massively incorrect. the data set comprises academic records! please don't slip down this slope!

steve hsu said...

Nathan, thanks for correcting that -- we will fix it. I guess I've heard it incorrectly used so many times I learned the wrong usage!

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