Job Description

Experience Level: Experienced Hire


  • Corporate Services


  • One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5FA, GB

At Moody's, we unite the brightest minds to turn today’s risks into tomorrow’s opportunities. We do this by striving to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome to be who they are-with the freedom to exchange ideas, think innovatively, and listen to each other and customers in meaningful ways. 

If you are excited about this opportunity but do not meet every single requirement, please apply! You still may be a great fit for this role or other open roles. We are seeking candidates who model our values: invest in every relationship, lead with curiosity, champion diverse perspectives, turn inputs into actions, and uphold trust through integrity. 

This Vice President (VP) role, part of the Government, Public and Regulatory Affairs (GPRA) team, is primarily designed to support the business development and growth objectives of the Insurance Solutions Division of Moody’s. This role requires establishing and maintaining relationships with insurance regulators and providing education, collateral, and leadership to the industry. Moody’s is a leading provider of catastrophe risk models to support the risk management activities of insurance and re-insurance companies globally. We engage closely with regulators throughout the world to ensure that these models are well understood and, where necessary, appropriate regulatory approvals are sought. A key objective of this role is to support that engagement, liaising with regulators and other stakeholders throughout EMEA.

A VP in GPRA will be agile and comfortable working with different team members on multiple projects across a number of jurisdictions and contributing to urgent requests when events require it.
This role will report to GPRA’s Senior Vice President that oversees catastrophe risk and insurance. However, there will likely be other projects and areas that the successful candidate will engage on, working collaboratively with colleagues across the team. The role does not have direct reports.

The Government, Public and Regulatory Affairs Function:

Moody’s Government, Public and Regulatory Affairs team (GPRA) is a diverse, global and strategic function reporting directly to the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. Deploying expertise on government relations, public policy, regulatory analysis and geopolitical issues to inform Moody’s Corporation (MCO) strategy, commercial activities and risk management across existing business but also new products and markets.
GPRA works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to protect and advocate for the legislative and regulatory needs of Moody’s (both Moody’s Ratings and Moody’s Analytics) and its employees. The key roles of GPRA include:

  • Engagement with Regulators: The department is responsible for maintaining a relationship with regulators and government officials, ensuring that they understand Moody's methodologies and ratings. They also liaise with these bodies regarding any potential regulatory changes that may affect Moody's operations,
  • Policy Development: They assist in the development and implementation of policies that align with regulatory requirements and industry best practices,
  • Advocacy: They advocate for Moody's interests in public policy debates and regulatory discussions, ensuring that the organization's perspective is considered,
  • Relationship Building: They communicate Moody's views on key policy and regulatory issues to external stakeholders, including regulators, legislators, and other external interested third parties.

Specific responsibilities include:

Regulatory/Policy Developments and Insights

  • Analyze and track the development of insurance policy developments relevant to Moody's business and clients (with the potential to include other policy developments within the financial services industry)
  • Track and assess how political movements may affect relevant policy issues and the Moody’s business
  • Provide strategic insights and business impact analysis of these developments to the business
  • Coordinate and contribute to the determination of the firm's positions on relevant policy issues and be able to verbally communicate positions through direct advocacy as well as compose comment letters for submission to regulatory bodies.
  • Work with the business to conduct regulatory and country governance analyses in connection with strategic growth and product development initiatives, in particular the development of new and updated catastrophe risk models and climate risk assessment tools.
  • Produce accessible, understandable, and effective written briefings/presentations on often complex topics for internal and external audiences
  • Engage internally with client facing and product management teams on policy implications for the business and Moody’s products. Some client engagements should be expected.

External Stakeholder Relationship Engagement Strategy and Execution

  • Support efforts to improve external understanding of and positioning of Moody's business, its role in the market and thought leadership on topics of interest to financial regulatory policymakers.
  • Play a senior role in leading external stakeholder engagement programs, including building relationships of trust with governments, insurance regulators (EIOPA, PRA, BaFin, ACPR, etc.), relevant trade & industry bodies and other influential third parties
  • Proactively identify opportunities to engage with external official and influential third-party stakeholders

Qualifications :

  • At least 10 years of post-qualification work experience in the insurance industry with focus on policy/regulation preferred and catastrophe risk management an added plus.
  • Demonstrated work experience in a regulated entity, with regulated products and/or political/government experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English with demonstrated ability to manage complex, cross-departmental analytical and writing projects;
  • A highly adaptable, self-starter with a proven track record of results


Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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