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Why OMFIF?

OMFIF is a dynamic and independent think tank with a London-based team and hubs in New York and Singapore. We produce research and events on world finance through the five institutes under the OMFIF umbrella:

  • Economic and Monetary Policy Institute
  • Digital Monetary Institute
  • Sustainable Policy Institute
  • Sovereign Debt Institute
  • Wealth Strategy Institute

Each institute produces content for its members and clients, using its global network of economic, political and investment decision-makers. Our members come from both the public and private sectors and are comprised of well-known and respected financial and technology organisations.

At OMFIF, we strive to maintain a start-up atmosphere where creative ideas are encouraged, with no two days the same. We are looking for entrepreneurial people from diverse backgrounds who are keen to develop their skills and share are our vision of realising full potential, embodying the company values of independence, innovation and integrity.

Current vacancies

We are recruiting for the following positions.

Job title: Conference Producer, Digital Monetary Institute
Reports to: Managing Director, Digital Monetary Institute
Location: City of London 1-2 days per week + remote
Salary: Competitive
Application deadline: 10 November 2023

The company:

OMFIF is a dynamic and independent think tank with a London-based team and hubs in New York and Singapore. We produce research and events on world finance through the five institutes under the OMFIF umbrella:

  • The OMFIF Institute, Economic and Monetary Policy
  • Digital Monetary Institute
  • Sustainable Policy Institute
  • Sovereign Debt Institute
  • Wealth Strategy Institute

Each institute produces content for its members and clients, utilising its global network of economic, political and investment decision-makers. Our members come from both the public and private sectors and comprise of some of the most well-known and respected financial and technology organisations in the world.

At OMFIF, we strive to maintain a start-up atmosphere where creative ideas are encouraged, with no two days the same. We are looking for entrepreneurial people from diverse backgrounds who are keen to develop their skills and share are our vision of realising full potential, embodying the company values of independence, innovation and integrity.

 

The role:

OMFIF plays a key role in bringing together the public and private sectors to discuss best policy and practice through its memberships, events, research and publications. The Digital Monetary Institute focuses on the future of money. With the payments space experiencing unprecedented disruption, these high-level interactions – convened by OMFIF – are more important than ever.

A fantastic opportunity for a driven individual with a keen interest in policy and regulation/digital finance/political economy/economics.

The role incorporates a mix of research and relationship-building with the public sector globally. The Conference Producer will craft a pipeline of meetings and events focusing on the most innovative and important topics of the moment. The successful candidate will have a real sense of ownership over the meetings pipeline as part of the highly effective DMI team, working closely with colleagues to create the most appealing product.

This is a great chance to work with some of the most highly regarded financial figures around the world. The role has been a great launchpad for the careers of many of our alumni, who have gone on to work at central banks, within the government or for large financial/tech firms.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching themes and sourcing policy-makers, academics or other speakers for meetings and events on digital economy with a focus on money and payments.
  • Working with banks/technology providers/big tech/ fintech/ and consultancy firm clients on creating meeting and event ideas to suit their needs. Both a commercial and academic approach is required to liaise with both the clients and the speakers.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with central banks, government, ministries of finance, international financial institutions and financial regulators.
  • This role sits within the Digital Monetary Institute team, comprising of event co-ordinators, editors and commercial managers. Working closely with the logistics and marketing teams, you will produce around 30 meetings a year.  These range in size from 25- person roundtables, to panel discussions, to conferences. There will be a mixture of in-person and virtual events.

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Deep understanding and/or enthusiasm to learn about CBDCs/fintech/digital economy/crypto asset regulation.
  • Good writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • You must have a 2:1 undergraduate degree or higher, in a related field.
  • It would be an advantage to have:
    • prior experience in international relations, politics, political economy, finance, economics, technology and/or conference production / experience in the public sector or third sector/ sales skills /research
    • Salesforce and InDesign experience

 

Job title: Conference Producer
Reports to: Head, Sustainable Policy Institute
Location: City of London, Full time  
Salary: Competitive

The Company:
OMFIF is a global, dynamic, and independent think tank with a London-based team. We play a key role in bringing together the public and private sectors to discuss best policy and practice through memberships, events, research, and publications. This comes through the five institutes under the OMFIF umbrella:

  • Economic and Monetary Policy Institute
  • Digital Monetary Institute
  • Sustainable Policy Institute
  • Sovereign Debt Institute
  • Wealth Strategy Institute

This role will work across two institutes, Sustainable Policy Institute (SPI) and Economic and Monetary Policy Institute (EMP).

SPI focuses the key themes related to sustainable finance and ESG policies:

  1. Supervision, regulation and the Network for Greening the Financial System Workstream
  2. Transition finance and scaling up sustainable capital markets
  3. Data and technology
  4. Gender balance and diversity

Economic and Monetary Policy, OMFIF’s core institute which focuses on central banks, policymakers, public pension funds and sovereign funds relating to the themes: 

  1. Global central banking and macroeconomics: inflation, growth, interest rates
  2. Emerging market development
  3. Public finances and political economy
  4. Global public investor asset management and operations

The role:
Reporting to the Head of OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute (SPI), the Programme Manager will organise roundtables, panels, summits and content across SPI and EMP focused primarily on:

  • Transition finance and scaling up sustainable capital markets
  • Climate supervision, risk and data
  • Macroeconomic impact of climate change
  • Emerging market development
  • Public investor asset management

The role incorporates a mix of research and relationship-building with the public and private sector globally. The programme manager will craft a pipeline of in-person and virtual meetings focusing on the most innovative and important topics of the moment. This includes public panels, off-record roundtables, and supporting with large-scale conferences.

The candidate will gain experience in project management in a varied role by programming meetings and coordinating in journals and newsletters from SPI and EMP. The candidate will develop knowledge of core issues within the financial sector relating to ESG and macroeconomics.

The role should appeal to someone with 2-3 years experience in programme/conference management, who is able to work collaboratively and independently, and who would like to grow and learn in a supportive environment. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills, and an interest in sustainability would be desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Programme one-two roundtable meetings per month for SPI and two roundtables for the EMP per month on the key themes noted above.
  • This includes inviting and managing speakers, the moderator and participants in some instances. You will work with the institute head to decide on and research content and speakers (between 1-4 speakers per meeting who range from policy makers, regulators, private sector experts) 
  • Assisting in programming and securing speakers for various larger scale conferences and seminars SPI & EMP are organising (SPI has 3 over 2024)
  • Support with securing contributions to SPI’s journal (generally around 8-10 contributors per journal) released around 3 times a year, which is based on various sustainability themes within the financial sector. This will include researching relevant topics, industry developments and from this sourcing and inviting potential contributors

Ideal applicant will have:

  • Excellent written communication
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, humanities or similar
  • Experience in coordinating events, this includes inviting and managing speakers, participants and developing content for events
  • Knowledge in or desire to learn sustainability issues, economics, financial markets, and policy

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Be highly organised with excellent prioritisation and time management skills
  • Works well under pressure and on multiple projects to tight deadlines
  • Strong teamwork, organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Attention to detail
  • MS Office, including Word and Excel
  • Salesforce or other CRM system (or enthusiasm to learn).
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently as required
  • Self-driven and motivated

Job title: Relationship Manager, The Digital Monetary Institute
Reports to: Chief Revenue Officer
Location: City of London

The role:

From our London office, as a member of the Commercial Team and reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, the postholder will work closely with DMI and the wider commercial team members to undertake commercial activities relating to the sale of our DMI memberships packages, events and publications. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be a part of an exciting and high-growth area, with the chance to shape the direction of the effort.

Responsibilities:

• Identifying and pursue new business opportunities for the Institute
• Developing and maintaining relationships with existing clients, recognising new opportunities for revenue generation
• Leading, taking part in and arranging sales meetings with prospects, in person and via conference call
• Working with the internal team to ensure the products align with the priorities of clients, gathering and feeding back frequently and reporting this to the team
• Working with the DMI MD on delivery of commercial products (event sponsorship, reports, journal contributions)
• Maintaining the DMI sales pipeline
• Working with colleagues in the commercial team to generate new ideas and products for OMFIF and DMI globally
• Liaising with other departments to encourage good cross-departmental communication and ensures other teams are fully briefed on sales with key deliverables
• Liaising internally to ensure sales deliverables are viable and are met

Skills, experience and qualifications:
The successful candidate will:
• Commercial mindset, client-focused and tenacious attitude with experience in sales, client development, management and growing commercial portfolios
• Be action-oriented and open to learning
• Be adept in leveraging the expertise of others to get results
• Have excellent communication skills both by phone and in writing and good understanding of diplomatic language. A second language is an advantage
• Be a strong and creative problem solver, able to ‘think on your feet’ and confident in engaging with relevant stakeholders
• Be able to work flexibly and successfully across teams and hierarchies and building strong internal relationships at all levels
• Operate standard Microsoft Office systems and CRM (experience with Salesforce would be beneficial)
• Desirable: interest and understanding in digital assets, digital currencies, artificial intelligence and their role in the international financial system

Job title: Commercial Executive, The Economic and Monetary Policy Institute
Reports to: Commercial Director, EMP  
Location: City of London

The role:

From our London office, as a member of the Commercial Team and reporting to one of our Commercial Directors, the postholder will work closely with EMP and the wider commercial team members to undertake commercial activities relating to the sale of our EMP membership packages, events and publications. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to acquire or develop sales skills in a very competitive and highly rewarding sector, whilst building strong relations with existing and new clients. The candidate must be a self-starter who takes pride and is motivated by targets and works to exceed them.

  • Assist in identifying and pursuing new business opportunities for EMP and across institutes.
  • Support the commercial director in developing and maintaining relationships with existing clients, recognising new opportunities for revenue generation.
  • Assist, take part in and arrange sales meetings with prospects, in person and via conference call.
  • Work with the internal team to ensure the products align with the priorities of clients, gathering and feeding back frequently and reporting this to the team.
  • Work with the EMP team on delivery of commercial products (event sponsorship, reports, journal contributions)
  • Assist in maintaining the EMP sales pipeline and works to exceed monthly and quarterly targets.
  • Liaise with other departments to encourage good cross-departmental communication and ensures other teams are fully briefed on sales with key deliverables.

Skills, experience and qualifications:

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a commercial mindset, be client-focused and have a tenacious attitude, preferably with experience in sales, client development, management and growing commercial portfolios.
  • Be inquisitive and curious.
  • Possess negotiation and consultative skills.
  • Be action-oriented and open to learning.
  • Be adept in leveraging the expertise of others to get results.
  • Confident working under own initiative as well as being a strong team player.
  • Have excellent communication skills both by phone and in writing, be diplomatic but assertive in negotiations.
  • Be a strong and creative problem solver, able to ‘think on your feet’ and confident in engaging with senior stakeholders.
  • Be able to work flexibly and successfully across teams and hierarchies and building strong internal relationships at all levels.
  • Operate standard Microsoft Office systems and CRM (experience with Salesforce would be beneficial).
  • Willing to take guidance from senior colleagues and report on progress.
  • Knowledge of economics and the financial system
  • B2B background, ideally within the investment financial services sector, is an advantage.

Applicants who meet the application criteria and have the right to live and work in the UK are invited to send their CV and cover letter to careers@omfif.org with the job title in the email subject line. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Should you be interested in applying for any other positions currently not advertised, kindly email jobs@omfif.org with your CV and cover letter.

OMFIF strictly adheres to the Equality Act (2010) and provides equal opportunities to applicants and employees from all demographic backgrounds.

By applying for any role with us, you agree to OMFIF retaining your CV/cover letter for six months, until our recruitment and onboarding process is complete.

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