We are looking to recruit Senior Associate Economists to join our Competition and Economics Division.
Our Division – the Competition & Economics Division - is home to economists, lawyers, accountants, data scientists and competition practitioners who are dedicated to working closely with colleagues from across the FCA to ensure high-quality analysis and effective decisions across all aspects of FCA regulation.
These opportunities are available in both the Competition Department and our Economics Department so we welcome applications from both Competition Economists and Economists with broader experience. We will use the interview process to understand which department and team in the FCA you are best suited to.
The Economics Department is responsible for providing economic and financial analysis for FCA’s policy making and market studies, and for the quality of the FCA’s Cost Benefit Analyses (CBAs). It also leads the FCA’s ex-post impact evaluation programme.
What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?
As a Senior Associate you will lead economic economic analysis on our projects. You will work alongside colleagues to scrutinise markets and firm behaviour. Your work will include:
As part of the Competition and Economics Division, you will get to investigate whether and why financial services markets might not be working well for consumers. You will also help work out what the FCA could do to make those markets work better.
The work will allow you to apply your economic skills to real world problems in financial service markets. You will be asked to scope hypotheses and produce high quality economic analysis to test your hypotheses. You will have access to market-wide data and information to allow you to conduct analysis.
You will be encouraged to present your insights in innovative ways and to a range of audiences including senior colleagues.
You will be part of a thriving professional community and enjoy a challenging environment with a range of opportunities for professional and personal development. You will also have the chance to develop further your economic and/or econometric skills, as well as professional skills, through both formal and informal opportunities, such as online training and multi-day courses.
And ultimately you will get to make a difference – your problem solving will help consumers get access to better financial service markets.
We’re a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we will offer an interview to disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidate’s CV. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme.
At the FCA, we’re creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We’re establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.
The Financial Conduct Authority is a key part of the regulatory structure in financial services, together with the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Bank of England. We work to make financial markets work well for consumers of financial services.
Our Division – the Competition & Economics Division - is home to economists, lawyers, accountants and competition practitioners who are dedicated to ensuring the FCA has access to best possible analysis as part of its mission to protect consumers, financial markets and competition.
Much of our analysis is focused on ensuring financial service markets are working well, protecting consumer, promoting competition in the interest of for consumers and enhancing the integrity of the UK financial system.
Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator.
As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please contact our recruiter if you wish to apply for this role on a flexible basis.
If you are interested learning more about the role please contact Julia Coe on Julia.email@example.com
Please note – Applications must be submitted through our online portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.
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