Research Analyst / Policy Associate, Digital Finance

Washington D.C.
Jan 21, 2022
Feb 25, 2022
Analyst, Finance
Full Time

Research Analyst / Policy Associate, Digital Finance

Full-Time Regular

Washington, DC, US

Organizational Overview

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) is one of the world’s largest global associations of financial institutions with about 400 member firms in more than 75 countries. We serve as a forum for exchanging views and developing proposals on global financial issues; we advocate for regulatory, financial, and economic policies that are in the broad interests of our members and foster global financial stability and sustainable economic growth; and we provide our members with an independent source of economic and financial research.

Team and Position Description

The Institute’s Digital Finance team helps the financial services industry and the public sector understand technology-driven trends reshaping the industry, such as the implications of BigTech firms, the rise of digital assets (including CBDCs), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), increased automation, and cross-border connectivity. The team is also leading the effort to leverage the use of new technologies to meet regulatory and compliance challenges. Some of the key areas that the team is focusing on currently include cloud adoption and technology partnerships, the regulation of tech firms, the implications of digital currencies, the emergence of decentralized finance (DeFi), international digital economic cooperation, the ethical use of data including topics such as transparency, controls and governance, commercial opportunities surrounding digital identity, and cyber intrusion. Much of the work is guided by IIF’s Steering Committee on Digital Finance which is made up of senior representatives from member firms.

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Analyst / Policy Associate to contribute to IIF’s efforts to produce research around key topics such as the future of cryptocurrency, DeFi, AI, ML and cloud, promote regtech, and advance technology-driven solutions to advancing financial inclusion. S/he will also further the priorities of the Digital Finance team on several other efforts, including analyzing policy and regulations, formulating views, leading and/or participating in conference calls and meetings and working to achieve consensus among participants. The Policy Associate will provide ad hoc regulatory and policy advice to key stakeholders (members, regulatory authorities, trade associations, etc.). As such, this position is ideal for someone who is innovative and interested in reshaping the financial industry’s views on digital finance. 

IIF is pleased to provide its staff with a hybrid work environment: staff members are required to work in the office Tuesdays through Thursdays but have the option of working remotely on Mondays and Fridays.


Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in finance, risk, law, economics, international studies or related field. At least 3 years of related work experience in regulatory, business and policy issues around the intersection of technology and finance in the financial sector, a regulatory or other public sector entity, or a related trade association. Strong command of the English language and excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume in Word format. For more information about the IIF, please refer to our website at

Covid Vaccine Requirement: IIF requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid. Accommodations will be provided only as required by applicable law.

Similar jobs

  • Research Associate

    • Rockville, Maryland
    • Salary Range (Non-Negotiable): $51,222 - $56,913
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Business Systems Analyst

    • Rockville, Maryland
    • Salary Range (Non-Negotiable): $84,728 - $94,142
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association