Analyst – Legal & Policy /Blockchain & DeFi

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Department

MIS MGMT

Role/Responsibilities

Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) is a renowned organization, one well recognized for its unparalleled thought leadership and global financial credit ratings expertise, which it has provided for over 100 years. Our views and ratings inform and drive better decision making within financial markets. Our analysts play a crucial role in identifying key risks and strengths in their industry and credit portfolios, using rigorous standards to understand fundamental credit dynamics. Investors and other key stakeholders leverage this input to help drive better investment and credit decisions. Our continually expanding initiatives include a deeper focus on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) expertise, which reinforces our position as a leading provider of credit ratings, research and risk analysis. MIS continues to earn numerous industry awards from capital market investors, a recognition of the top-quality analysis and expertise Moody’s contributes to transparent and integrated global financial markets.

In support of our drive for continued innovation within Moody’s Investors Service (MIS), we have recently established a Decentralized Finance and Digital Assets (DFDA) team which is a new and highly visible department focusing on strategic objectives related to Blockchain, Digital/ Crypto-assets, and DeFi. DFDA team is hiring a Legal & Policy Analyst who will ensure that MIS fully recognizes and stays ahead of all policy developments in an extremely fast-paced and evolving global regulatory climate. This is a high-profile opportunity for someone with good knowledge in Blockchain, Digital/ Crypto-assets or DeFi, and passionate about using their legal competence, while engaging with traditional and new stakeholders, internally and externally.

The duties include:

  • Conduct regulatory, policy, and legal research and analysis related to the Blockchain and crypto-assets in financial markets; synthesize information in an easy-to-digest manner for internal (and external) audiences highlighting key takeaways, potential implications, and recommended action items
  • Maintain legislative database
  • Monitor and analyze international, federal, and state regulatory and policy developments in the Blockchain, Defi and Digital Assets space
  • Assist in drafting and editing materials, including one-pagers, opinions, talking points, special comments on legal and regulatory developments, requests for information, formal correspondence, and more.
  • Assist in interacting with regulators, policymakers, and other influential third-party organizations and thought leaders
  • Track and support policy related public and invite-only events around the world
  • Pursue and maintain professional and technical knowledge of the blockchain ecosystem to establish professional network for Moody’s
  • Track our overall engagement and manage compliance to develop and nurture long-term relationships
  • Provide strategic planning and guidance on related policies to Moody’s leadership and other teams, on trends and developments in the legislative landscape
  • Engage with academics, think tanks, and other outside validators to stay abreast of public policy debates around Blockchain, Defi and Digital Assets

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in working or advising on policy issues around nascent and emerging technology in government, civil society, client services or relevant legal experience at law firm or in-house
  • Knowledge of the blockchain or digital/crypto asset legal and policy landscape and broader ecosystem is required for this role
  • Advanced Legal or Policy degree preferred (e.g., M.S., J.D., MPP, etc.)
  • Effective research, writing and communication skills with ability to relay complex policy and regulatory issues in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Understanding of policy making process, including legislative and executive branch processes
  • Knowledge of and curiosity interest in financial services
  • Experience in Credit Markets, a plus
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, with accountability to clear targets, deadlines and outcomes; execution-focus with an ability to flawlessly juggle multiple priorities at once
  • Strategic problem solver who exhibits intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and ability to succeed when given a high degree of autonomy
  • Location preference is New York, but will consider London, Paris or another office location

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and, if hired, present proof of vaccination on start date, as determined by Moody’s.

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This position may be considered a promotional opportunity, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

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Candidates for Moody’s Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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