Country Analysis Unit

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 29

Position description

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is seeking a team-oriented individual to serve as a country/banking analyst for the Country Analysis Unit (CAU).  CAU is responsible for evaluating the financial capacity of foreign banks operating within the 12th district, identifying regional and country risks within Asia, and focusing supervisory resources to mitigate the impact of such risks. CAU also assists the Federal Reserve System in developing and implementing effective supervisory strategies and policies relating to Asian banks. Additionally, CAU also engages the public by organizing conferences, symposia, and forums to address current events that may impact banking and regulatory policies. The Unit also publishes the Asia Focus, a periodical discussing a diverse range of topics pertaining to the Asian financial sector, and Pacific Exchange, a blog providing timely analysis of important banking and financial developments in the Asia Pacific.  As a country/banking analyst, the incumbent will function as a key analyst on economic, financial sector, and banking supervisory issues related to the economies in Asia to which he/she is assigned.  


Analysts work collaboratively within CAU to monitor Asian financial systems and ensure that U.S. Foreign Banking Organization Supervisory Program mandates are met.  This successful candidate also provides support to the Asia Program’s ongoing conference/seminar efforts, as well as other activities on an ad hoc basis.

Specific duties will include:

  • Preparing analytical products pertaining to the Foreign Banking Organization Supervisory Program for each Asian economy maintaining operations in the U.S.  Contributing to the development of U.S. supervisory strategies for Asian foreign banking organizations by actively working with examiners and other stakeholders within the Federal Reserve System.
  • Preparing reports, briefing packages and other written products on issues affecting the Asian financial markets and institutions for senior policymakers.
  • Representing and advancing the interests of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco with other regulatory and government agencies, as well as overseas counterparts such as foreign central banks, regulatory agencies and international financial institutions.  
  • Working collaboratively with CAU team members to organize high profile events, including the annual Asia Banking and Finance Conference/Symposium and the Asia Financial Forums, and conducting other outreach activities with local and international stakeholders.
  • Producing Asia Focus articles and blog posts for a public audience.


  • An applicant for employment must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or hold a permanent resident/green card with intent to become a U.S. Citizen.  
  • Familiarity with financial sector issues in Asia.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to write for both a general and technical audience on financial sector developments. 
  • Sound quantitative analytical skills. 
  • The ability and desire to share knowledge and to provide leadership in a collaborative decision-making process.
  • The ability to identify and pursue multiple initiatives simultaneously and deliver superior results.
  • A demonstrated record of strategic thinking, sound judgment, and superior problem solving skills.
  • A proven ability to build solid working relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders.  The candidate must also be a team player, a self-starter and innovative and demonstrate professionalism.
  • A Master’s degree with at least four to five years of work experience in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Some international and domestic travel may be required.


  • Financial sector experience in Asia or experience covering the region.
  • Proficiency in an Asian language.
  • A pre-existing network of contacts in Asia.
  • Master’s degree in business, economics, or in a public policy field (e.g., international affairs).
  • Other professional designations (CFA, FRM, etc.).
  • Familiarity with statistical programming languages (e.g. R, SAS).


Candidates for the position must have demonstrated strong performance in core technical and behavioral competencies.  Critical behavioral competencies include, but are not limited to, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Influence, and Leadership.

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