Vice President, Government & Public Affairs
Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
Buenos Aires
hace 5 días

This position reports into the Moody’s Government & Public Affairs Group and will have a particular focus on the Latin American region.

It will be based in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, or São Paulo.

  • This position will be responsible for analyzing regulatory developments and frameworks; drafting responses to policy initiatives;
  • nurturing relationships with policymakers in the region and for anticipating, identifying and strategizing on regulatory developments that have the potential to impact Moody’s.


  • Assist in analyzing regulatory frameworks in jurisdictions where Moody’s is, or is considering, carrying on business
  • Direct and manage work product from local external counsel
  • Help ensure that Moody’s management understands the potential implications of global and local regulatory and legislative developments
  • Assist in formulating and communicating Moody’s positions on issues of strategic importance with respect to legislative and regulatory initiatives that could affect Moody’s
  • Interact with the lines of business to obtain feedback on how proposed reforms could affect Moody’s operations and to develop policy positions that are aligned with corporate strategies
  • Coordinate or lead complex, cross-departmental analytical and writing projects relating to regulatory matters that affect Moody’s
  • Interact with Moody’s Compliance and Legal Departments to help support the development of policies and policy implementation strategies related to legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Support effective communication to and by Moody’s Communications Team about regulatory and legislative developments that may affect Moody’s
  • Raise the visibility of Moody’s in a positive manner by assisting with the establishment of and nurturing of a network of government officials and influencers
  • Engage with regulators and government officials in Latin America on ratings related issues, including on the development or amendment of the local regulatory regime applicable to rating agencies
  • Assist with efforts to improve external understanding of Moody’s and its role in the market
  • Gather intelligence on the evolving direction of relevant policy thinking and communicate it internally within Moody’s
  • Serve as relationship manager for select external third party organizations
  • Lead projects for the group as required
  • Travel will be required
  • Moody’s Government & Public Affairs Group Required Skills and Qualifications

  • High-level of competence in both written and verbal communication in English , as well as in Spanish .
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (e.g. licenciatura) in law, economics or international relations is required.
  • 8+ years of post-graduate work experience focusing on securities law, banking law, credit markets, public policy, government or international relations
  • At least 5 years of experience in preparing written submissions or complex regulatory filings for securities or other financial sector regulators, and / or equivalent experience working for a financial sector regulator, and / or experience in an analytical role at a supranational organisation such as the International Monetary Fund
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex, cross-departmental analytical and writing projects
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with shifting deadlines and priorities under limited supervision
  • Self-motivated and results oriented with good team working skills
  • Preferred Qualities

  • Advanced degree in law is preferred (LLM)
  • Exposure to strategic planning would be an advantage
  • Advanced degree in a related field is preferred
  • Advanced written and verbal communications skills in Portuguese is a plus
  • Self-confident and collaborative individual who is comfortable in a multi-cultural and international work environment
  • Evidence of dynamic, creative, flexible and thoughtful approach to issues
  • Interest in public policy particularly as it relates to financial markets
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively, internally and externally, with the most senior representatives of organisations
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate or manage cross-departmental projects
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