Director, US Policy and Regulation, Washington, DC or New York
Published: 27 February 2023
$200,000-240,000 base salary plus performance related bonus and benefits
AIMA, a global trade association representing the alternative investment management industry, seeks an experienced professional in its Washington, DC or New York office to lead AIMA’s implementation guidance and sound practice efforts in the USA.
AIMA is a trade association representing the global alternative investment management industry. Headquartered in London, AIMA services approximately 2,100 corporate members, in over 60 countries. AIMA is the leading industry advocate, maintaining close dialogue with national and supranational policy making institutions, governments and regulatory agencies, providing responses to important regulatory and tax consultations and developing sound practices and industry guidance for our members.
AIMA has also established the Alternative Credit Council, which is an association within AIMA devoted to representing the private credit industry, with a view to securing sustainable development of the sector. It is the sole global trade association representing the interests of the private credit and non-bank finance participants in asset management.
The successful candidate will help shape AIMA’s program of implementation and sound practice guidance and participate in policy and advocacy activity in the US, working both with member working groups and colleagues within the GRA Department. The candidate will lead working groups and peer groups and assist in the expansion of AIMA’s US membership base.
The position requires an experienced individual who operates with a high level of autonomy and initiative. With respect to the guidance and implementation work, the person will need to demonstrate familiarity with, and knowledge of, the US regulatory regime, the workings of alternative fund manager trading, operations and compliance and experience implementing new regulatory change. With respect to the advocacy and policy activity, the successful candidate will need to be able to set out AIMA's positioning on relevant topics clearly and accurately publicly and in private meetings. There is significant scope for the individual to grow and develop the role.
As well as having a solid knowledge of and experience in financial services regulation, the successful candidate will be able to display a thorough knowledge of how alternative funds operate on a day-to-day basis.
- Preparing, with the assistance of members, appropriate guidance and sound practices to aid members in understanding new regulatory requirements adopted under the Federal securities laws and other US laws;
- Organising and running specialist committees and working groups to handle specific projects and initiatives of interest to the membership, including sound practice guides, implementation guidance and updates for members or briefing notes for colleagues;
- Assisting with AIMA’s US and Global advocacy activity by engaging with the relevant agencies, policymakers and lawmakers;
- Assisting/collaborating with colleagues from AIMA’s other departments to develop AIMA’s US presence;Responding promptly to members’ queries and requests on implementation sound practice matters as well as policy and regulatory issues;
- Attending, and speaking at, industry events and networking with members and industry participants; and
- Liaising with AIMA’s offices globally and with members acting locally in different jurisdictions and, when necessary, travelling in connection with the above work.
Required skills and experience for this position include:
- Proven experience - gained in house at an asset manager, government or regulatory agencies, or other appropriate experience in the asset management industry, a law firm or compliance consultancy (minimum 5 years);
- Ability to break down complex regulatory requirements into actionable implementation steps ordered along a logical timeline;
- Exceptional organisational and project management skills;
- Excellent writing and editing skills in English;
- Good research skills;
- The ability to communicate effectively with both government and industry representatives;
- The ability to absorb and organise substantial amounts of both general and detailed information and to disseminate and distil it in a manner readily accessible to AIMA members;
- Attention to detail, diligence, accuracy and thoroughness in the written and spoken word;
- The ability to adapt to and fit in with AIMA culture including a willingness to tackle a broad range of issues and work enthusiastically within a small team; and
- The ability to work under pressure and to represent AIMA professionally and positively, both internally and externally.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to take the next step in your career and join this growing international trade body with an excellent reputation globally. We are committed to helping you to achieve your professional goals.
Please email for further information and/or forward your CV to:
Jiří Król, Deputy CEO, Global Head of Government Affairs, email: [email protected]
Ongoing eligibility to work in the USA is required. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. No agencies please.