Research Analyst - Office of the Chief Economist

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Washington, DC - United States
S: Competitive

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Research Analyst opening in Washington, DC. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at – no phone calls, please.

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of the analyst will be to identify, collect, organize and analyze data in pursuit of the mission of the Office of the Chief Economist while providing technical and administrative leadership in delivering solutions to regulators.

Essential Job Functions:

Provide technical support and analyses of, and monitor developments in, the financial markets, and specifically the intersection of regulation and policy with financial and securities markets;
Provide to FINRA staff data, information and reporting on a wide range of issues related to the financial products and services marketplace, including regulatory research, regulatory and policy developments;
Summarize for FINRA staff findings and research in written products of various types, including tables, charts, short summaries, as well as longer analytical policy memos and reports;
Lead and contribute to the development, production and preparation of economic analyses, written materials, including briefing or issue papers, and memoranda for senior management and members of the financial;
Develop expertise in data availability, extraction and manipulation in order to facilitate economic analysis in support of rulemaking and policy.
Responsible for collecting, encoding, testing, cleaning, and combining data from multiple systems and documenting complex procedures.
Devises/modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results.


Education/Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, statistics, or equivalent with 3 years of related experience; Advanced degree preferred.
Must demonstrate competence in extracting financial and securities-related data from sources including databases (using Oracle or SQL) and big data environments.
Experience combining data from multiple sources and in assessing data quality, consistency, and completeness.
Candidates must have the ability to apply academic research to real-world issues and present concise explanations of complex analyses.
Ideal candidate will possess a strong empirical background and excellent interpersonal skills.
We seek applicants who have training in econometrics, mathematical statistics, or both, as well as good computer skills. In addition, most positions require training in economics through the intermediate theory level.

Working Conditions:
Normal working conditions.
Extended hours may be required.

Job summary


The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)


Washington, DC, United States


Bachelor's Degree





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1st December 2017

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20th December 2017

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