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Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) is the voice of banking and payments in Ireland and represents over 100 domestic and international member institutions. This section contains details on current job openings for people interested in joining our team.

BPFI is currently recruiting for Head of Capital Markets & International Banking

Head of Capital Markerts and Capital Markets – Role Profile 

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), together with its affiliates, the Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI) and the Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI), is the principal voice of banking, payments and fintech in Ireland. It mobilises the sectors’ collective resources and insights to deliver value and benefit to members enabling them to build competitive and sustainable businesses which supports the economy, customers and society

BPFI plans to appoint a Head of Capital Markets & International Banking to its Regulation and Supervisory division. Working closely with the Regulation & Supervision Director and wider team, the ideal candidate will have an excellent working knowledge and practical experience of the international banking sector and capital markets. The successful candidate will also have excellent knowledge of the main pieces of legislation and regulation impacting the sector, including but not limited to EMIR, MiFID, CRR, covered bond regulation and securitisation.

Ideally, the candidate will also have practical experience of stakeholder management and relationship-building, with intricate attention to detail. He/she will also possess excellent organisational and communication skills. A keen understanding of EU policy formation as it affects financial services would be an advantage. As the subject matter expert, he/she will work closely and constructively with BPFI colleagues in Dublin and Brussels, and representatives from member institutions, both domestically and internationally, to research, represent and advocate on behalf of members, with succinct, timely and relevant inputs and submissions to the appropriate regulatory bodies, policy makers, supervisors and authorities.

Responsibilities:

  • Keep up to date with upstream policy, regulatory and supervisory developments across the capital markets portfolio to understand how they impact on members now and into the future.
  • Manage relationships with our international banking CEOs who are members of our FIBI affiliate.
  • Develop a close understanding of our FIBI members business strategies, business models and challenges to inform your engagement on their behalf with regulators, policymakers and other key stakeholders at a national and EU level.
  • Work with the FIBI Council and FIBI CEO network to build a strategic agenda to pursue on behalf of members through a well-crafted and evidence-based advocacy, representation and influencing plan, sharing intelligence gathered along the way.
  • Represent members interests and advocate on technical and political issues with regulators and the relevant authorities, policymakers, and stakeholders at a national and international level, including the European Banking Federation, the European Covered Bond Council, ACS Ireland (Irish Covered Bond representative body), the Department of Finance and other such bodies where relevant topics are being considered / developed.
  • Build strong and effective relationships with the relevant people in member institutions, policymakers and regulatory bodies and manage high-level membership fora including FIBI Council, FIBI CEO Forum, LSI Working Group and other key strategic fora.
  • Implement a regular information sharing and consultation framework with members and colleagues to ensure relevant business issues are considered and discussed and appropriate responses and positions are agreed and communicated to relevant parties.

Competencies:

  • 7+ years’ experience in relevant areas of a financial institution with a sound understanding of the relevant topics and frameworks and hold a broad corporate view of wholesale banking, capital markets, funding, etc. EU policy formation experience would be an advantage.
  • Possess sufficient maturity, authority and people skills to liaise and hold a position, advise and influence with senior executives within member institutions and external stakeholders on issues, often of both a technical and political nature.
  • Possess a keen intellect with superb oral and written communication and presentation skills with the ability to reflect complex issues in a logical and practical manner.
  • Strong leader, a self-starter and a team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to build and maintain strong business relationships with relevant member representatives and stakeholders.
  • Have the ability to work on own initiative, exercise judgement and take ownership and responsibility for assigned workload.
  • Be proficient in a range of Microsoft products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

Reporting:

The role reports to the Director Regulation & Supervision.

To apply:
Send CV and covering letter to ann.smith@bpfi.ie not later than 4pm on Friday 12 August 2022.

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