Ops Specialist, Line - Collateral Management - Director (AVP)

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Morgan Stanley
24 Aug 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Company Profile
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.
As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile
The Operations division is both the first line of defence for protecting Morgan Stanley's financial and reputational well-being, and an essential partner contributing to the firm's growth. Facing off to all Morgan Stanley businesses and interacting with all other parts of the Firm, the Operations division supports a complex, multi-faceted portfolio of businesses in full compliance with regulatory guidelines and the directives of the Operating Committee and Board of Directors. Members of the Operations team have a unique vantage point as the division touches all parts of the business, front to back. One of the largest divisions in the firm, Operations has diverse responsibilities, including correctly settling and recording millions of transactions per day, identifying and mitigating all operational risks, developing strong client relationships and partnering with technology to realize the full potential of IT and e-solutions. Throughout, we continually strive to improve while actively supporting the development of new businesses, structures and markets.

Team Profile
Background of CMD
The Collateral Management Department is responsible for exposure monitoring of complex client trading strategies of multiple businesses at Morgan Stanley, including Prime Brokerage, Private Wealth Management and OTC Equity and Fixed Income Derivatives.

Collateral Management is a global group with offices in London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Glasgow and Baltimore and has a combined staff of approximately 100 individuals with 15 in Glasgow.

There is currently a position available for an individual, within the OTC collateral team. The successful candidate will be working in a dynamic and challenging environment, covering day-to-day collateral management and controls supervision.

Primary Responsibilities
The individual will be working within a growing cross location team, currently 36, responsible for margining Institutional and Hedge Fund clients under the provisions of ISDA Credit Support documentation. The products supported are predominately Fixed Income and Equity derivatives, with some Repo and Commodities derivatives as well.

With increased product complexity and expanding volumes the collateral team faces a number of challenges in ensuring the scalability of the department's functions whilst maintaining optimal control and efficiency. As such, in addition to the margining function there is continual focus on actively managing disputes and their reconciliation, maintaining an oversight of controls and ensuring an on-going review of the procedures and processes in place.

A core focus of management is ensuring that analysts and managers alike are collateral experts capable of engaging with business stakeholders on all aspects of the collateral function at their level. This is reflected in the scope of functions and responsibilities as well as the skill sets required.

The successful candidate will be working in our collateral team. This role can be broken down into:
Reviewing derivative exposures ensuring requirements are correct and clients are called for collateral.
Ensuring controls on collateral management process are monitored and exceptions resolved in a timely manner.
Managing client relationships on a day-to-day basis providing service to hedge funds and financial institutions.
Liaising with risk partners and financing desk on high value/high risk collateral moves.
Reviewing weekly metrics packs and ensuring appropriate risk management
Maintaining, developing, and improving current processes and procedures

The successful candidate will be required to gain an understanding of the broader responsibilities of collateral management. This is not exhaustive tasks and responsibilities, changes are frequent in order to maintain our high level of service and changing regulatory environment.
Skills Required
We expect that likely candidates may have developed the necessary competencies in a similar role over a 5-7 year period.
Bachelor's Degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in an analytical, financial or mathematically related subject desirable.
Candidate will have proven exposure to Fixed Income products and ideally a good insight into derivative products typically traded within an OTC Collateral environment
Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, being able to communicate clearly and concisely, moderating style and delivery to suit different parties and media
Candidate should be able to organise themselves efficiently, keep track of multiple outstanding items and meet tight deadlines
The ability to effectively prioritise a high volume of work in a real-time environment, and manage expectations effectively whilst doing so
Good risk awareness and escalation skills at a senior level with ability to elicit effective escalation and communication with peers
Strong leadership skills and desire to build consensus within the team. Ability to work with, and delegate for, other directors within the team where necessary
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Able to identify and support the resolution of ambiguous problems through initiative and tenacity
Able to support, and initiate where possible, RTB and CTB projects.
Demonstration in their past work experience of robust analytical skills, high attention to detail and process improvement
Candidate should be a self-starter with the ability to work either on their own initiative as well as be a solid team player
Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fair treatment, regardless of background.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents. *LI-EM2