We are looking for a talented Technical Specialist to join the Wholesale Markets Supervision Department of the FCA, to help lead our regulation of Overseas Investment Exchanges and contribute more generally to the delivery of our wholesale markets agenda.
An exchange based outside the UK may apply to the FCA for recognition as a “Recognised Overseas Investment Exchange”, enabling the operator to offer access to its markets to UK market participants. To date, we have recognised over 25 such exchanges, which include some of the largest market operators around the world. As the Technical Specialist in this area, you will have the opportunity to shape our regulatory approach to this important part of market infrastructure, to make sure that markets work well for UK consumers.
This role is offered on a 12 month fixed term contract.
What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?
The successful candidate will use their specialist knowledge of wholesale markets to design and deliver our approach to the recognition and supervision of overseas exchanges, via a small team. This will involve strong collaboration with stakeholders across the organisation, such as policy, legal and specialist supervision colleagues, and interaction with firms at the most senior levels.
The key responsibilities of the post holder will include:
What will the candidate get from the role?
As an Academy business, we place great value on your learning and we offer world-class development opportunities which will assist you in achieving your career aspirations. We offer a range of opportunities for personal and professional development, including development of your interpersonal and analytical capabilities, and the opportunity to build or maintain a network of market contacts.
We’re a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidates CV. Exemption may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme.
About the FCA
At the FCA, we’re creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We’re establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.
Divisional Information The Wholesale Markets Department plays a key role in supervising UK wholesale secondary markets. This includes direct responsibility for supervising market infrastructure and the major trading firms within those markets. As such, we play an important role in identifying risks across secondary markets and taking action to protect financial markets, promote competition and protect consumers. The FCA’s Values & Diversity
Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator.
As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please contact our recruiter if you wish to apply for this role on a flexible basis.
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