The Office of Analytics and Research (OAR) is responsible for contributing to the mission of the Division of Trading and Markets through a standing program in which data and other information are used to inform the division, the Commission, and the broader public, on a wide variety of important policy and regulatory topics.Learn more about this agency
The position is located in Washington, DC.
ResponsibilitiesStaff in OAR work together with colleagues in other division offices on initiatives related to market oversight, the creation of new market rules and regulations, as well as the review and consideration of the rules proposed by national exchanges and other bodies overseen by the division. Areas of focus for OAR include: equity market structure, options market structure, fixed income market structure, swaps and derivatives market structure (as implemented under the Dodd-Frank Act) and exchange-traded products.
OAR staff typically has frequent discussions with a wide variety of market participants and external experts as part of gathering details on given topics and initiatives. OAR staff also has access to a variety of advanced data sources and analytics tools used for research and analysis, including the SEC's MIDAS system. For an example of how OAR staff used such tools and data to contribute to the mission of the agency in the area of equity market structure, please see http://www.sec.gov/marketstructure/.
- Advise OAR staff on legal matters relevant to the conduct of analysis including issues related data access, sharing, and use, the Administrative Procedures Act, Commission rules of practice, Division policies and procedures, and the interpretation of laws and rules governing market practice, particularly the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and regulations and rules thereunder, as well as the rule of self-regulatory organizations.
- Collaborate with OAR staff to develop analytical products that are highly-relevant and applicable to the regulatory context in which they will be used by incorporating a deep understanding of the policy issues relevant to the Division of Trading and Markets.
- Serve as OAR's primary liaison with other TM offices (including the Front Office), other SEC Divisions and Offices, and other regulators to identify areas where OAR's work may contribute to the Commission's mission and to improve collaboration between OAR and those offices. Areas of focus may include international work streams (e.g., International Organization of Securities Commissions), and work led by other regulatory bodies (e.g., Financial Stability Oversight Commission).
- Incorporate insights about emerging risks, trends, and events gained from research and monitoring work into reports and presentations that can inform Commission and Division leadership about areas for potential policy action.
- Conduct analyses and reviews of industry, professional, academic, and media financial information, data, and releases to maintain up-to-date information concerning financial changes and trends within the securities industry and key trends related to market structure.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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