Policy Director, Capital Markets and Financial Regulation

11 Jul, 2022


Policy Director, Capital Markets and Financial Regulation

Fidelity Investments
Boston, MA

Job Description:


The Role

Step into the world of public policy and advocacy where you will help Fidelity Investments navigate and shape public policy proposals related to asset management, brokerage, and wealth management. You would serve as an analyst and advisor who helps craft firm-wide points of view on issues and helps build the case, through research and advocacy message development, on policy priorities. As a liaison to the business, you would work directly with partners to advise them on policy trends and developments and determine what to communicate to policymakers in close partnership with the firm’s in-house lobbying team! This position requires a working knowledge of government and policy combined with industry expertise.

This position will be in the firm’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group. It is a dynamic role that involves some external work with industry trade groups and consultants and serves to support the firm’s external advocacy objectives, as well as internal and external policy communications. The Government Relations and Public Policy team works directly with many policymakers, including elected officials and regulators and their staff, at the state, federal and international levels. The team also helps manage relationships with peer industry firms, trade associations and opinion leaders with whom Fidelity often partners to help implement policy goals.

The Expertise and Skills You Bring

  • Experience in public policy by working in government, private sector, academia, industry group or think tank
  • Undergraduate degree and 6 – 8 years of post-college relevant work experience
  • Advanced degree in law, policy or business administration a plus
  • Proven research and analytical skills (qualitative and quantitative) at an advanced level
  • Excellent writing, communications, and organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable about legislative and regulatory processes
  • Role is based in Boston, MA or Washington, DC
  • You have proven research and analytical skills (qualitative and quantitative) at an advanced level
  • You have excellent writing, communications and organizational skills
  • You are knowledgeable about formal and informal legislative and regulatory processes
  • You have a basic understanding of the financial services industry and in-depth experience with public policy and regulation impacting financial services and capital markets.
  • You can anticipate the needs of internal partners and work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment; think broadly and have an ability to balance multiple issues; work well under stress

The Value You Deliver

  • Tracking public policy issues and trends relevant to the firm, perform rigorous analysis of proposals that may impact the firm, and help develop firm-wide points of view
  • Deciphering what policy issues and legislative/regulatory developments matter and the practical impact for different segments of the firm and the industry; helping business units understand the implications of what the government is doing
  • Synthesizing and explaining various issues and complex information in a concise, user-friendly way for business leaders and policymakers
  • Writing policy memos and helping prepare executives, the government relations team and others for meetings and presentations
  • Liaising closely with experts across the firm, including in legal and compliance
  • Partnering with the thought leadership and communications teams in developing content and materials for advocacy support and business unit clients
  • Working with trade associations, think tanks, academics and other leaders with vision
  • Presenting to external clients and internal audiences on public policy matters impacting their businesses, clients, and customers

The Team

Fidelity’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group sits within Fidelity’s broader Communications group, which includes Internal and External Communications, Regional Public Affairs, and Community Relations. Known collectively as the Communications, Public Affairs and Policy Group (CPAPG), CPAPG is focused on completing Fidelity’s core mission of better serving our customers and the communities we work in through impactful communications and outcomes across a range of collaborator audiences, including legislators and regulators, community members, media, industry influencers and associates. As part of a centralized organization, you will have a role in supporting the firm’s activities on impactful issues facing the enterprise. You will interact regularly with our core business units, including asset management, personal investing, workplace investing, and custody and clearing to coordinate public affairs priorities. Externally, we engage regularly with members and staff of the U.S House of Representative, U.S. Senate, Administration and regulatory officials, as well as industry trade organizations and state government officials. The Policy Director will have a key role in supporting this dynamic team, with a specific focus on financial services and capital markets legislation and regulation.

Company Overview


At Fidelity, we are passionate about making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want! We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associate for their unique perspectives and experiences. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com. Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to complete the application or interview process. Please email us at accommodations@fmr.com(opens in a new tab) or call 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 2 if you would like to request an accommodation.




Company Overview

Fidelity Investments is a privately held company with a mission to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients’ money.


Join Us

At Fidelity, you’ll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples’ lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. Honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award(opens in a new tab), we have been recognized by our employees as a Best Place to Work in 2022. And you don’t need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity—we offer a range of opportunities for learning so you can build the career you’ve always imagined.

Many of our associates are continuing to work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. When Fidelity employees eventually return to the office, our goal is for most people to work flexibly in a way that balances both personal and business needs with time onsite and offsite through what we’re calling “Dynamic Working(opens in a new tab).”

We invite you to Find Your Fidelity at fidelitycareers.com.


Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Leave of Absence/Accommodation Team by sending an email to accommodations @fmr.com, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 3.

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Job posted: 2022-07-11