Financial Policy Research Associate

Employer
FBR & Co.
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
May 15, 2017
Closes
May 22, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research, Finance
Hours
Full Time
Financial Policy Research Associate Overview of FBR FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiaries FBR Capital Markets & Co. and MLV & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: financial institutions; consumer; energy & natural resources; healthcare; industrials; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States. Summary of Position The Financial Policy Research Associate is responsible, under direct supervision, for tracking and analyzing Dodd-Frank implementation, CFPB regulation, tax policy, along with related Congressional hearings/legislation and legal cases. Additionally, the associate will be responsible for drafting research reports and participating in meetings and calls with clients on the impact of any policy activity. The role of the Financial Policy Research Associate is to develop the techniques and skills necessary to conduct policy analysis and determine how companies and industry sectors will be impacted by those policy changes. This position is located in our Arlington, VA office. Responsibilities * Prepares draft research reports and briefs. * Participates in meetings and calls with clients on the implications of financial policy changes to stocks and industries. Responsible for filling information requests from clients, sales force and general public regarding individual financial policy changes. * Actively works to gain knowledge within the financial sector. Performs general research duties for senior team members. Monitors specific legislative and regulatory policy actions and informs analysts of important developments. * Participates in firm activities, committees or task forces and recruiting efforts as well as external/industry related events and organizations as appropriate. Requirements * Bachelor's degree; advanced degree in business or policy a plus * 3+ years experience in financial policy * Strong written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely. Ability to express ideas effectively and fluently. Comfortable with client interaction. * Deep understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes * Strong analytical skills * Interest in other policy areas outside financial policy * Ability to organize time well, set proper priorities, and handle multiple projects simultaneously * Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint * Ability to pass Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licensing exams FBR CAPITAL MARKETS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER