Senior Risk and Policy Analyst - Financial Stability Group

Senior Risk and Policy Analyst - Financial Stability Group
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19/03/2019 05:00
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Would you like to help assess risks to New Zealand’s financial system and influence policies that make a real difference to the long term economic prospects of New Zealanders?

Do you want to work in an environment that is intellectually stimulating, flexible and rewarding?

Do you have a background with relevant tertiary qualifications in economics, finance, actuarial science, law or a related discipline?

If your answer to these questions is yes, then you should consider applying for the Senior Risk and Policy Analyst role in our Financial System Policy & Analysis Department.

Our vacancy is in the Industry Insights and Thematics (IIT) team. The IIT team’s core role is to provide insights into risk, governance and compliance across the banking and insurance industries. This requires undertaking rigorous analysis of industry data and information, including on-site visits and interviews with staff at financial institutions. As an example, the IIT team was responsible for leading the reviews of conduct and culture in New Zealand’s banking and life insurance industries in 2018, along with the FMA. The output of the team may result in either: recommendations to industry to improve governance and risk management; input to future policy development and reviews; or more intensive supervisory engagement or action.

The Senior Risk and Policy Analyst takes a lead role in analysing risks in the banking and insurance industries, along with designing, implementation and delivery of thematic reviews on various banking or insurance industry issues. You will provide thought leadership on technical matters to staff in the Supervision and Policy teams, along with providing advice on the design and implementation of new supervisory and policy initiatives that promote financial stability.

To be successful in this position, you will ideally have:

  • Specialist experience the public and/or private sector in one or more of the areas of:

    • Credit risk

    • Liquidity risk

    • Insurance risk

    • Operational risk

  • An in-depth, practical understanding of the financial sector and the risks that financial institutions are exposed to.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and a strong tertiary qualifications in economics, finance, actuarial science, law or a related discipline.


Written applications including your CV and covering letter should be emailed to Sharon Brooks, Human Resources Adviser by Tuesday 19th March 2019.