28 Jan 2021

    JOB POSTING: Ontario Securities Commission - Economist

    The Ontario Securities Commission is hiring a Permanent/Full-Time Economist for their Regulatory Strategy & Research Branch. 


    Regulatory Strategy & Research Branch
    File #20-45
    Who We Are
    The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for regulating Ontario’s capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The Commission’s mandate is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.
    What We Do
    The Regulatory Strategy and Research (RSR) Branch supports the Commission in achieving its mandate and goals by helping to identify the economic implications of policy proposals; providing evidence-based analysis in support of the organization’s goals and priorities; and contributing to business/market intelligence by identifying and assessing developments in financial markets.
    The Opportunity 
    Reporting to the Manager, Research and Analysis, the Economist will contribute to the analysis of policy issues and promote the use of economic analysis, data and research across the OSC’s activities. You will be part of a diverse and highly motivated team of economists and analysts that are passionate about understanding the markets we regulate and how new developments or policy proposals will impact key stakeholders.
    As an Economist, you will be expected to:
    • Contribute to research initiatives focused on data collection and analysis to help inform key stakeholders involved in policy and operational initiatives
    • Work independently and collaborate with others to analyze complex research questions and address common data challenges
    • Contribute to regulatory impact analysis by identifying potential intended and unintended impacts and gathering relevant data where available
    • Provide results within agreed timelines and keep key stakeholders informed of progress and any risks associated to being able to meet agreed-upon timelines and deliverables
    • Participate in the design of research and analysis studies, including proposing sources of data and appropriate analytical techniques
    • Communicate completed analysis through written reports and/or presentations with limited review from senior staff
    • Participate in presentations to OSC staff and, as required, senior management and commissioners
    • Effectively communicate key research findings, or highly technical subject matter to a diverse audience
    • Demonstrate a keen interest to further develop your analytical skills and expand your knowledge of Ontario’s financial markets 
    To apply, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:
    • Undergraduate degree in economics, finance or equivalent.  A Master’s level degree in a quantitative discipline would be an asset
    • A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in the financial services sector, or applying economic analysis in a professional environment
    • Proficiency with Excel, Power BI, Tableau, or other business intelligence tools
    • Experience communicating technical or detailed subject matter effectively and succinctly to a diverse audience, both verbally and in written reports
    The ideal candidate will also have the following:
    • Experience with relational databases and analyzing large data sets using statistical packages (e.g. Stata, SAS, SPSS) 
    • Experience with data science tools in Python or R for data preparation and analysis
    • Experience with financial market data sources such as Bloomberg, Refinitiv Eikon, S&P Capital IQ, Morningstar Direct, etc.
    • A broad understanding of financial markets, as well as a general understanding of the Canadian Securities regulatory framework 
    • Completion of the Canadian Securities Course would be an asset
    • Resourcefulness and the ability to demonstrate deep analytical insights and problem-solving skills
    • Attention to detail and willingness to adapt, learn and collaborate with others in a dynamic work environment
    Grow your career and make a difference working at the OSC!
    To explore this opportunity, please submit your application to the OSC Careers website, at www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/careers.htm, with your cover letter and resume, by Friday, February 5, 2021.
    We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview.
    The OSC is committed to providing an inclusive workplace environment that meets the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities. Please go to Accessibility at the OSC to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.
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