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Research Fellow

Job Description:

The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation develops and seeks to implement legislative and regulatory reforms that would strengthen the resiliency of the financial system, reduce the cost of raising capital for non-financial companies and provide investors with increased opportunities to earn a return on their savings. Committee members include noted academics, former regulators, and senior executives at banks, asset managers, and private funds. They are actively involved in the research and development of the Committee’s reforms and research agenda.

The Research Fellow researches, drafts, and generally assists in the development of the Committee’s reports, comment letters, statements, and other publications. This would include working with Committee members and other outside experts. In certain instances it would include meeting with high-level policy makers to assist in the implementation of Committee recommendations. The Research Fellow would also help manage a team of part-time Research Associates to assist in the research and drafting process, such research associates typically include students from top law schools and economic programs.

The Committee’s research agenda includes reforms that are at the forefront of the policy debate, for example: liquidity and capital requirements for the largest banking organizations, systemic importance of non-bank financial companies, equity market structure (including high frequency trading and dark pools), and reforms to derivatives markets (including central clearing).

Details:

The Research Fellow would be a recent graduate from a top law school, or a recent graduate student in a related field (economics, finance, etc.), with an interest in financial regulation and public policy. Experience in financial regulation or the financial services industry is preferable. Applicants should be comfortable working in an academic environment with a capacity to deliver high-quality outputs and results under tight deadlines.

Qualifications:

Law degree or significant economics coursework (graduate level). A general understanding of financial markets and the financial regulatory system. Strong writing and research skills required.

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Research Associates

Job Description:

The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation develops and seeks to implement legislative and regulatory reforms to strengthen the resiliency of the financial system, reduce the cost of raising capital for non-financial companies and provide investors with increased opportunities to earn a return on their savings. Committee members include noted academics, former regulators, and senior executives at banks, asset managers, and private funds. They are actively involved in the research and development of the Committee’s reforms and research agenda.

The Committee’s research agenda includes reforms that are at the forefront of the policy debate, for example: liquidity and capital requirements for the largest banking organizations, systemic importance of non-bank financial companies, public enforcement regime for financial companies, and reforms to equity market structure (including high frequency trading and dark pools), derivatives markets (including central clearing), and bond market liquidity.

Research Associates (RAs) assist with the development and drafting of Committee Reports, statements, comment letters, op-eds, and quarterly releases. RAs work with the Committee’s staff, including the Director, Hal S. Scott (Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School).

Details:

Depending on level of interest and availability, Research Associates may work between 1-20 hours per week, at $20 per hour. Work may be performed remotely from anywhere in the United States. Opportunities for advancement are available for Research Associates performing at an exceptional work level.

Qualifications:

Open to entering and current law students and economics graduate students with demonstrated interest in securities, finance, or banking. Wall Street or other financial experience preferred. Incoming 1L or grad students are strongly encouraged to apply.

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