Senior Vice-President, US Regulatory Affairs

24 Apr, 2022


Senior Vice-President, US Regulatory Affairs

Washington, D.C./New York, NY

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Moody’s (NYSE: MCO) is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 11,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody’s combines international presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. Learn more at Moody’s, we’re taking action. We’re hiring diverse talent and providing underrepresented groups with equitable opportunities in their careers. We’re educating, empowering and elevating our people, and creating a workplace where each person can be their true selves, reach their full potential and thrive on every level. Learn more about our DE&I initiatives, employee development programs and view our annual DE&I Report at


Moody’s Shared Services are the front line professionals including Finance, Technology, Legal, Compliance and Human Resources, that operationally support our business units. Exceptional Shared Services teams are vital to the international success of our business.




The Government and Public Affairs FunctionMoody’s Government, Public and Regulatory Affairs (GPRA) is a diverse, global and strategic function reporting directly to the CEO, deploying expertise on government relations, public policy and regulatory analysis and geopolitical issues to inform Moody’s Corporation (MCO) strategy, commercial activities and risk management across existing businesses but also new products and markets.

GPRA has two specialist teams working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders across these objectives.

The Government & Public Affairs team leads policy and political impact analysis and strategic stakeholder engagement for MCO businesses and shared services. GPRA has specific subject matter expertise on financial services, data & technology, ESG, trade and geopolitical risk.

The Regulatory Affairs team (RA) focuses on fortifying the core Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) regulated credit rating agency (CRA) business and its regulatory perimeter, ensuring the requisite level of expertise and focus on CRA and securities regulatory developments and strong support for MIS in the markets we operate in. The RA team also works closely with other business units to consult on emerging regulatory matters.



The SVP RA is a role within Moody’s GPRA team, located in Washington, DC or New York and acting as a dynamic partner and advisor to regional management and senior business heads, with responsibilities for regulatory affairs engagement with the US and Canada, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Canadian regional regulators.The SVP will be responsible for SEC regulatory policy engagement and support the firm’s GPRA initiatives, specifically (1) stakeholder relationships with US and Canadian credit rating and securities regulatory authorities, central banks and related stakeholders (2) anticipating, identifying and strategizing on regulatory challenges and opportunities that impact individual business areas, including the rating agency and (3) developing business impact analysis to determine advocacy positions or inform strategy input.

The role involves knowledge of global and US/Canadian capital markets and knowledge of/experience leading US and Canada securities/capital markets regulatory policy. The successful candidate will bring existing relationships of credibility and trust with financial regulators, ideally including the SEC and/or US Federal Reserve. She or he will also be familiar with the global nature of securities regulation and understand the role of international standards, particularly as they pertain to credit rating regulation.

The SVP will strategize, originate and execute RA initiatives with energy and enthusiasm and provide analysis, advice and project execution on a range of key external-facing elements of RA and MCO strategy. The role encompasses leadership, project execution and operational responsibilities across a wide range of opportunities and challenges, making significant impact within GPRA and for Moody’s. The role requires a combination of technical regulatory policy expertise, strong leadership skills, resourcefulness, excellent organization, focus and flexibility, emotionally intelligent communications and influencing skills. The successful candidate will be an excellent external ambassador for the firm and operate with a high degree of personal and professional integrity, and discretion.

Specific responsibilities include:

Policy Analysis & Positions

  • Guide and oversee the Regulatory Affairs team’s work in US and Canada with colleagues, outside consultants and independently to horizon scan, analyze and track the development of credit rating and adjacent capital markets policy developments relevant to Moody’s business including regulatory proposals, and partnering with GPRA colleagues, legislative and/or political developments.
  • Provide strategic insights and business impact analysis of these developments.
  • Coordinate determination of the firm’s positions on US and Canada CRA and related capital markets regulatory policy issues. Oversee and direct US and Canada RA team consultation responses either directly or in concert with industry bodies, on behalf of Moody’s.
  • Produce accessible and effective written briefings on often complex topics for internal and external audiences.

Reputation Enhancing Thought Leadership

  • Lead efforts to improve external understanding of and positioning of Moody’s credit rating agency 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 US and Canada regulators, central banks, trade & industry bodies and other influential third parties.
  • Represent Moody’s at senior level external meetings with regulators, regulatory policy experts, public affairs and industry stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to engage with external official and influential third-party stakeholders.
  • Provide advice and strategy input on MIS’s status as a regulated credit rating agency globally.

Team Leadership

  • Manage and develop other RA professionals.
  • Execute, by deploying the team as well as MCO’s management, on agreed strategy with limited/no supervision.
  • 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.

Internal Stakeholders

  • C-suite level presentation skills required.
  • Develop a strong relationship of trust with business unit senior management.
  • Support a robust internal and external communication program working closely with colleagues in business units, Communications, Branding & Marketing.
  • Coordinate closely with risk control functions, MIS Risk, Legal and Compliance.
  • Travel as needed.



  • 10+ years’ experience in regulatory affairs in-house, in a relevant government or regulatory official position, and/or within public policy consultancies or trade/industry bodies
  • Strong academic background – Bachelor or Master’s degree in Finance, Law, international Relations, International Trade & Finance, Economics, Business, Technology or other relevant discipline
  • Expert level knowledge of US and Canada financial regulatory policy initiatives, track record of successful public policy analysis, strategy and engagement
  • Model Moody’s core values: Principled, Inclusive, Collaborative, Forward-Thinking, Rigorous
  • Excellent emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
  • Executive level communications and presentation skills
  • Results/action-orientation, excellent execution skills
  • Robust analytical skills
  • Organizational and political agility; strong negotiation skills
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, inclusion and trust
  • Able to successfully navigate ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to get things done collegially and efficiently


Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and, if hired, present proof of vaccination on start date, as determined by Moody’s.Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody’s also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

This position may be considered a promotional opportunity, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

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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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Job posted: 2022-04-24