Policy Manager Policy Manager …

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
in Abu Dhabi, Abu Z aby, United Arab Emirates
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Sep 19
Highly Competitive
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
in Abu Dhabi, Abu Z aby, United Arab Emirates
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Sep 19
Highly Competitive
The Policy Manager will assist in identifying and implementing policy initiatives relevant to both the development of the financial services sector and the wider commercial framework of ADGM, working alongside members of the Legal team and other operational units within ADGM to achieve those objectives. This will require the identification of relevant new policy initiatives needed for the effective ongoing regulation of financial services in ADGM, including the maintenance of existing policies as enacted through the FSRA Rulebook, and the efficient working of its commercial regulatory framework.
  • Assist the Associate Director in providing the FSRA with high quality policy advice in order to achieve the overarching objectives of the FSRA and ADGM more widely
  • Assist in the development and ongoing review of the policies and rules for the FSRA, in both prudential and conduct areas
  • Respond to policy queries from internal stakeholders and market participants, in conjunction with the Legal team as appropriate
  • Identify, recommend and present policy development options for consideration by the Chief Executive of the FSRA and its decision-making bodies, ensuring they are underpinned by robust analysis and evidence
  • Regularly review the international financial services landscape and propose any relevant policy matters for consideration by the FSRA
  • Where appropriate participate in international forums with other regulatory bodies to consider policy matters relating to financial services and in particular financial services regulation
  • Consider and identify how the commercial regulatory framework in ADGM of the Registration Authority might be enhanced, including in the light of national, regional and international developments, and drawing upon relevant experiences of other, peer jurisdictions
  • Manage public consultations arising from proposed regulatory changes
  • Lead multi-disciplinary project teams working on cross-FSRA policy initiatives
  • Where required, manage relationships with external stakeholders, including international regulators and market participants

Essential:

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in working with or for a financial services regulator, supranational regulatory body or equivalent government body
  • Excellent skills, knowledge and experience in policy matters relating to the regulation and supervision of authorised firms engaged in the provision of financial services
  • Excellent knowledge of international regulatory frameworks, e.g. Basel, IOSCO, IAIS, the EU and other jurisdictions
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to build relationships and effectively communicate with others at all levels of the FSRA and other ADGM authorities, both orally and in writing
  • Fluency in business English, including the ability to summarise and present complex issues to audiences unfamiliar with them for their consideration and decision
  • Ability to exercise judgement on the relative importance of competing issues, as part of a multi-disciplinary team including policy specialists, lawyers, supervisors
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision, including taking the initiative where appropriate
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