Policy Advisor Investments and Sustainable Finance (m/f/d)

Insurance Europe 2-3y Junior Level  Brussels, Brussels, Belgium 28 Mai 2021

Job Description

Insurance Europe in Brussels is looking for a

Policy Advisor Investments and Sustainable Finance (m/f/d)

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 37 member bodies – the national insurance associations – it represents all types and sizes of insurance and reinsurance undertakings. Insurance Europe, which is based in Brussels, represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. Insurance makes a major contribution to Europe’s economic growth and development. European insurers pay out almost €1 000bn annually – or €2.7bn a day – in claims, directly employ nearly 950 000 people and invest over €10.4trn in the economy.

Role

You will be supporting the Ecofin team on investment and sustainable finance policy developments and advocacy. This will include regulatory developments related to Solvency II, European’s Green Deal, EU’s Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy, Taxonomy Regulation, ESG reporting and sustainability disclosures, green and social standards. You will engage in analysis of proposals, position and advocacy building, and advise management on the appropriate actions. You will develop and leverage key relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will support coordination and interact with Insurance Europe members and with European and international institutions including the European Commission, EIOPA, the IAIS, the FSB, the OECD.

Key tasks/responsibilities

  • Develop expertise and knowledge on investment and sustainable finance related issues;
  • Support the development and implementation of the Insurance Europe strategy on Investments and Sustainable Finance;
  • Identify, monitor and analyse EU/international initiatives relevant for the European insurance covering a variety of insurance business lines with a focus on sustainability related developments;
  • Synthesise Insurance Europe’s member feedback, develop common positions reflecting the European industry views and convey these views to EU/international institutions and stakeholders;
  • Support and report to relevant Insurance Europe project groups, working groups and committees;
  • Support and coordinate with other relevant departments within Insurance Europe;
  • Provide services to the members, e.g. as a point of contact for the members, formulate policy proposals in consultation with relevant experts, informs about legislative developments and the sector’s position;
  • Provide content to publications, participate in seminars and conferences and actively promote the agreed policy messages;
  • Develop a network of relationships across members, insurers and policymakers;
  • Coordinates closely with and supports the Senior policy advisor, Investments and Sustainable Finance.

Profile

Essential

  • University degree in finance and/or economics and/or economic policy studies with of one to three to years of experience in financial services area, European institutions or trade association;
  • Strong self-motivation and highly developed team spirit;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills;
  • Very good analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback;
  • Good organisation skills and capacity to identify key issues;
  • Excellent oral and drafting skills in English.

Desirable

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience in any of the following:
    • Investments, sustainable finance and/or risk management;
    • building defendable consensus views amongst stakeholders;
    • within an international and multi-cultural environment is advantageous;
    • with EU law-making process and familiarity with the area of sustainable finance.
  • European languages.

Offer

Challenging position in an international and professional organisation, with Brussels as operating base. Competitive salary package, with excellent benefits and flexible working. Permanent position, full-time.

Contact

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue du Champs de Mars 23, 1050 Brussels, Belgium for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail: hr@insuranceeurope.eu).


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