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Senior Economist/Senior Risk Analysis Officer, European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA

Deadline for application: 11 November 2017

Job summary

ESMA. the European Securities and Markets Authority, is organising a selection procedure for the profile of "Senior Economist/Senior Risk Analysis Officer" within the Markets and Investors team (MIT) of the Risk Analysis and Economics (RAE) Department.

Location: Paris, France


ESMA is an independent EU Authority that was established on 1 January 2011. ESMA's mission is to enhance investors' protection and promote stable and orderly financial markets.

Risk Analysis and Economics is the analytical and statistics department at ESMA. It monitors market, systemic and innovation risks in the EU’s securities markets, financial infrastructures, and asset management industry, conducts research on market functioning, investor protection, and financial stability issues. The Department is also responsible for ESMA's data management and providing statistical services to the organisation. In doing so, it contributes to ESMA's operational duties, including regulatory impact assessments or supervisory stress testing, and to the work of EU and international bodies, such as the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) or the Financial Stability Board (FSB).

The MIT is responsible for monitoring market developments in ESMA remit in the light of ESMA objectives of promoting financial stability, orderly markets, and investor protection. On the basis of sectoral risk assessments for the EU, MIT contributes to the systemic risk surveillance work undertaken by the ESRB, the Joint Committee, and to international risk reporting by IOSCO. In order to complete this work MIT undertakes financial market surveillance, including wide-ranging surveillance but also in-depth thematic analysis into targeted topics. The results of this work are published in two half-yearly reports on Trends, Risks, and Vulnerabilities and in the quarterly Risk Dashboards. In addition MIT undertakes impact assessment on upcoming or existing regulatory instruments. The MIT cooperates with other RAE teams and ESMA Departments on developing market indicators, risk metrics, and tailor-made analyses for topical research in ESMA's remit, including securities markets, market infrastructure, and financial investors.

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by ESMA -- last modified 31 October 2017