VP-Senior Regulatory Officer

Singapore, Singapore
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Government, Public and Regulatory Affairs Function
Moody's Government, Public & Regulatory Affairs (GPRA) is a diverse, global and strategic function within Global Corporate Affairs, which reports directly to the CEO of Moody's Corporation (MCO). GPRA deploys expertise on government relations, public policy, regulatory analysis and geopolitical issues to inform MCO's strategy, operations, commercial activities and risk management across all new and existing business lines, products and markets.
The GPRA team works collaboratively in their engagement with internal and external stakeholders across two specialized areas of focus:
  • Regulatory Affairs : Fortifying the core regulated credit rating agency businesses of Moody's and its affiliates and their regulatory perimeter, ensuring the requisite level of expertise and focus on CRA regulatory developments and advocacy, and providing strong regulatory support to MCO in the markets where the company is, or is considering, carrying on business
  • Government Relations : Leading pre-legislative policy and political impact analyses and strategic stakeholder engagement for MCO's businesses and shared services with a particular concentration on financial services, data & technology, ESG, trade and geopolitical risk
Vice President, Government, Public & Regulatory Affairs, (APAC)
The Role / Responsibilities
This Vice President (VP) role in the GPRA team is a position tasked with supporting the team's expanding regional and topical remit with a particular focus in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. This role will report to GPRA's Senior Vice President - APAC and is a great opportunity for individuals who are at least 7 years into their government, public policy or regulatory careers with opportunities to work closely with senior team members. A VP in GPRA will be agile and comfortable working with different team members on multiple projects across a number of jurisdictions and contributing to urgent requests when events require it.
Specific responsibilities include:
Regulatory/Policy Developments and Insights
  • Analyse and track the development of credit rating, capital markets and other financial services policy developments in APAC, relevant to Moody's business and affiliates, particularly regulatory proposals
  • Provide strategic insights and business impact analysis of these developments
  • Coordinate and contribute to the determination of the firm's positions on APAC capital markets regulatory policy issues, delivered by comment letters and direct advocacy
  • Conduct regulatory and country governance analyses in connection with strategic growth initiatives
  • Produce accessible and effective written briefings on often complex topics for internal and external audiences
  • Track and assess how political movements may affect policy issues and MCO's business
  • Develop legislative strategies and positions supporting MCO's government relations objectives, which include development of policy briefing documents, legislative testimony, amendments, comments and policy white papers as needed
Reputation Enhancing Thought Leadership
  • Support efforts to improve external understanding of and positioning of Moody's business, its role in the market and thought leadership on topics of interest to financial regulatory policymakers.
External Stakeholder Relationship Engagement Strategy and Execution
  • Play a senior role in leading external stakeholder engagement programs, including building relationships of trust with governments, regulators, central banks, trade & industry bodies and other influential third parties in APAC region
  • Proactively identify opportunities to engage with external official and influential third-party stakeholders
Team Support
  • Collaborate with GPRA team in working with APAC regional and country management on agreed strategy, advising and engaging with them in relation to queries and advice on regulatory matters, and on external engagements with policymakers and various other third parties
  • Promote Moody's diversity and inclusion strategy in the work environment.
  • At least 10 years of post-qualification work experience in the financial sector's policy, legal and/or regulation related fields
  • Demonstrated work experience in a regulated entity and/or regulatory/government type position in emerging markets and preferably the APAC region
  • Experience in preparing complex regulatory filings for securities or other financial sector regulators, equivalent experience working for a financial sector regulator, and/or experience in an analytical role at a supranational organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English with demonstrated ability to manage complex, cross-departmental analytical and writing projects; local languages are a plus
  • A highly adaptable, self-starter with a proven track record of results
  • Strong academic background - Bachelor's degree in Law, International Relations, International Trade & Finance, Economics, Business, Technology or other relevant discipline
  • Model Moody's core values: Principled, Inclusive, Collaborative, Forward-Thinking, Rigorous
  • Able to get things done collegially and efficiently
  • Candidate willing to travel as required
Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Moody's is a developmental culture where we value candidates who are willing to grow. So, if you are excited about this opportunity but don't meet every single requirement, please apply! You may be a perfect fit for this role or other open roles.

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