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Senior Research Fellow

The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation develops and seeks to implement legislative and regulatory reforms that would reduce the cost of raising capital for non-financial companies, provide investors with increased opportunities to earn a return on their savings, and strengthen the resiliency of the financial system.

Committee members include senior executives at banks, asset managers, insurance companies and private funds, noted academics, and legal and accounting professionals. The Committee members are actively involved in the research and development of the Committee’s research agenda and policy recommendations.

The Committee’s research agenda includes: liquidity and capital requirements for the largest banking organizations, systemic importance of non-bank financial companies, equity and bond market structure, and enforcement of laws governing the financial system.

Job Description:

The Senior Research Fellow researches and drafts the Committee’s reports, comment letters, statements, op-eds and other publications.

The Senior Research Fellow collaborates with Committee members and other outside experts on the Committee’s research and advocacy efforts. The Senior Research Fellow would also meet with high-level policy makers to assist in advocacy efforts.

The Senior Research Fellow would be responsible for managing Junior Research Fellows and a team of part-time Research Associates, consisting primarily of Harvard Law School students.

Presently the Committee has a team of Senior Research Fellows that each have graduated from a top law school with high academic standing and have experience working for the country’s top law firms.

The Senior Research Fellow would report directly to the Committee’s Executive Director of Research, John Gulliver, and also work very closely with the Committee’s Director, Hal S. Scott (Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School).

Experience:

  • An attorney from an AmLaw 50 law firm with less than 10 years of experience.
  • Experience at a top-tier financial services company with less than 10 years of experience.
  • Record of academic excellence at a top-tier graduate program.
  • Demonstrated interest in financial markets and policy.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to John Gulliver, jgulliver@capmktsreg.org.

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Financial Data Analyst

The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation is an independent 501(c)(3) research organization that conducts empirical research on the U.S. and global financial system and develops and advocates for financial policy reforms to enhance opportunities for U.S. investors and promote real economic growth. The Committee’s membership includes thirty-five leaders drawn from the finance, academic, business, law, and accounting communities. Through its research and policy work, the Committee provides U.S. and global policymakers with intellectual leadership on the most critical financial regulatory policy issues.

 

The Role

 

The Committee is seeking a financial data analyst to perform computational and analytical research on the U.S. and global financial systems and their intersection with the real economy. The financial data analyst’s primary responsibility is to address statistical and analytical queries from the Committee’s senior research staff by collecting, aggregating, and analyzing financial and economic data. The financial data analyst also prepares graphs, maps, and other data visualizations to communicate the Committee’s research findings to the public and policymakers. He or she may also draft literature reviews and memoranda on scholarly work in finance and economics.

 

The financial data analyst position is a full-time role based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a salary range of $70,000-$80,000.

 

Qualifications

 

The successful candidate will have:

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in finance, mathematics, statistics, engineering, economics, or a related field.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Excel to organize, manipulate and analyze large datasets.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Experience with financial data.
  • Familiarity with at least one programming language or statistical software package.
  • An understanding of and interest in financial markets.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to explain complex, technical concepts succinctly.

 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Megan Vasios, mvasios@capmktsreg.org.

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Research Fellow

The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation develops and seeks to implement legislative and regulatory reforms that would reduce the cost of raising capital for non-financial companies, provide investors with increased opportunities to earn a return on their savings, and strengthen the resiliency of the financial system.

Committee members include senior executives at banks, asset managers, insurance companies and private funds, noted academics, and legal and accounting professionals. The Committee members are actively involved in the research and development of the Committee’s research agenda and policy recommendations.

The Committee’s research agenda includes: liquidity and capital requirements for the largest banking organizations, systemic importance of non-bank financial companies, equity and bond market structure, and enforcement of laws governing the financial system.

Job Description:

The Research Fellow researches, drafts, and assists senior staff in the development of the Committee’s research reports, comment letters, statements, op-eds and other publications.

The Research Fellow is also responsible for managing a team of part-time Research Associates, consisting primarily of Harvard Law School students.

The Research Fellow would report directly to the Committee’s Executive Director of Research, John Gulliver, and also the Committee’s Director, Hal S. Scott (Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School).

Experience:

  • Graduate of a top-tier college with work experience at a top-tier financial or professional services firm.
  • Recent graduate from a top-tier law school or graduate program in economics or finance.
  • Gathering data and maintaining datasets.
  • Demonstrated interest in financial markets and policy.

Hours:

The position is a salaried, full-time position based in Cambridge, MA.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to John Gulliver, jgulliver@capmktsreg.org.

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Research Associates

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.

Job Description:

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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