Vice President, Government, Public & Regulatory Affairs, European Union Job at Moody’s Investors Service – Brussel

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The Government, Public and Regulatory Affairs Function

Moody’s Government, Public & Regulatory Affairs (GPRA) is a diverse, global and strategic function within Global Corporate Affairs, which reports directly to the CEO of Moody’s Corporation (MCO). GPRA deploys expertise on government relations, public policy, regulatory analysis and geopolitical issues to inform MCO’s strategy, operations, commercial activities and risk management across all new and existing business lines, products and markets.

The GPRA team works collaboratively in their engagement with internal and external stakeholders across two specialized areas of focus:

Regulatory Affairs: Fortifying the core regulated credit rating agency businesses of Moody’s and its affiliates and their regulatory perimeter, ensuring the requisite level of expertise and focus on CRA regulatory developments and advocacy, and providing strong regulatory support to MCO in the markets where the company is, or is considering, carrying on business

Government Relations: Leading pre-legislative policy and political impact analyses and strategic stakeholder engagement for MCO’s businesses and shared services with a particular concentration on financial services, data & technology, ESG, trade and geopolitical risk


This Vice President position is in the Government, Public & Regulatory Public Affairs group (“GPRA”) based in Brussels and, in addition to having certain global responsibilities, will have a particular focus on the European Union policy and regulatory environment. This role will report to Moody’s Managing Director for Global Government and Public Affairs. The preferred candidate will have responsibility for facilitating and coordinating government and public affairs engagement in relation to the European Union. The candidate will also undertake work on issues outside the EU sphere as necessary and work closely with their colleagues across GPRA and Moody’s Corporation. Working collaboratively but also independently, with limited day-to-day supervision, the role includes line management of one direct report.

Specific responsibilities include:
Regulatory/Policy Developments and Insights

Analyse and track the development of credit rating, capital markets and other financial services policy developments in the European Union, relevant to Moody’s business and affiliates, particularly regulatory proposals

Provide strategic insights and business impact analysis of these developments

Coordinate and contribute to the determination of the firm’s positions on capital markets regulatory policy issues in the emerging markets in the European Union, delivered by comment letters and direct advocacy

Produce accessible and effective written briefings on often complex topics for internal and external audiences

Track and assess how political movements may affect policy issues and MCO’s business

Develop legislative strategies and positions supporting MCO’s government relations objectives, which include development of policy briefing documents, legislative testimony, amendments, comments and policy white papers as needed

Reputation Enhancing Thought Leadership

Lead efforts to improve external understanding of and positioning of Moody’s business, its role in the market and thought leadership on topics of interest to financial regulatory policymakers

External Stakeholder Relationship Engagement Strategy and Execution

Play a senior role in leading external stakeholder engagement programs, including building relationships of trust with EU institutions, governments, trade & industry bodies and other influential third parties

Proactively identify opportunities to engage with external officials, decision-makers and influential third-party stakeholders

Serve as a public face for MCO and represent our brand at regular meetings, conferences and external events

Team Leadership

Execute, by deploying the team as well as MCO’s management, on agreed strategy with limited supervision

Responsibility for oversight and line management of one direct report

Serve as a GPRA senior leader able to represent the function at C-suite level

Promote Moody’s diversity and inclusion strategy in the work environment


At least 10 years of post-qualification work experience in the financial sector’s policy, legal and/or regulation related fields

Demonstrated work experience in a regulated entity and/or regulatory/government type position in emerging markets (preferably in the EU)

Experience in preparing complex regulatory filings for securities or other financial sector regulators, equivalent experience working for a financial sector regulator, and/or experience in an analytical role at a supranational organization

Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English with demonstrated ability to manage complex, cross-departmental analytical and writing projects; French or other EU languages are desirable

A highly adaptable, self-starter with a proven track record of results

Model Moody’s core values: Principled, Inclusive, Collaborative, Forward-Thinking, Rigorous

Able to get things done collegially and efficiently

Candidate willing to travel as required

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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