Vice President - Leveraged Lending Credit Risk, Healthcare & Technology

Morgan Stanley
New York, USA
Dec 31, 2020
Jan 21, 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Morgan Stanley
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.
The talent and passion of our people is critical to our continued success as a firm. Together, we share five core values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic:
1. Putting Clients First
2. Doing the Right Thing
3. Leading with Exceptional Ideas
4. Giving Back
5. Committing to Diversity and Inclusion
Morgan Stanley is committed to helping its employees build meaningful careers and we strive to be a place for people to learn, achieve and grow.
Firm Risk Management
Firm Risk Management (FRM) enables Morgan Stanley to achieve its business goals by partnering with business units across the Firm to realize efficient risk-adjusted returns, acting as a strategic advisor to the Board and protecting the Firm from exposure to losses as a result of credit, market, liquidity, operational, model and other risks.
Our mission is to serve as the follow roles:
• Independent agent to set consistent principles and disciplines for risk management
• Strategic advisor to Firm management for setting risk appetite and allocating capital
• Industry leader to influence and meet regulatory standards
You will collaborate with colleagues across FRM and the Firm to protect the Firm's capital base and franchise, advise businesses and clients on risk mitigating strategies, develop tools and methodologies to analyze and monitor risk, contribute to key regulatory initiatives and report on risk exposures and metrics to enable informed and strategic decision-making. Through thoughtful analysis and clear communication we are best able to bring our ideas to the table and improve the Firm.
Firm Risk Management values diversity and is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all employees.
Firm Risk Management's unique franchise promotes:
• Flat, flexible and integrated global organization
• Collaboration and teamwork
• Credible, independent decision-making
• Organizational influence
• Creative and practical solutions
• Meritocratic and diverse culture
Credit Risk Management (CRM) provides independent oversight of the Firm's credit risks and acts as the guardian of the Firm's capital. (CRM) evaluates credit risk transactions and approves, rejects or modifies them based on their overall risk profile and the availability and appropriateness of arrangements for reducing or mitigating credit risk. CRM assigns Internal Credit Ratings which quantify the level of risk; establishes and manages credit risk limits in accordance with the risk tolerance established by the Board; and monitors and reports on credit risk exposures on a regular basis to the Chief Risk Officer and senior management. CRM also interacts with business units to ensure that credit risk assessments are factored into business decisions.
The Large Corporate credit group provides independent credit analysis in support of Morgan Stanley's lending and sales and trading business with large commercial and industrial clients. The group provides independent credit analysis and rating across the institutional products business, including Strategic M&A, Leveraged Lending, and sales and trading clients.
Position Description
Vice Presidents in the Large Corporate Credit group provide analysis of credit requests from Morgan Stanley's new and existing clients with a focus on leveraged lending. They are responsible for the timely and comprehensive completion of credit analysis supporting loan requests, managing the relationship with the business unit, and presenting and defending credit recommendations to senior CRM management. Vice Presidents also oversee the monitoring of the portfolio of existing clients within their industry coverage area.
Primary Responsibilities
• Lead in analyzing credit requests from new and existing large commercial and industrial clients
• Provide senior CRM officers with credit recommendations on loan transactions with focus on leveraged lending
• Work with the business to find constructive solutions to credit issues
• Ensure credit team receives information necessary to complete transaction analysis
• Oversee analysis and documentation of credit decisions including credit memos, financial forecasts, and credit risk rating models
• Monitor portfolio of existing credits for warning signs of potential deterioration of credit profile
• Maintain an active view of single name, sector, and industry trends and communicate with senior CRM management and onsite regulatory team
• Perform additional ad-hoc assignments upon request


Skills Required
• 3-10 years of experience in a credit role at a bank
• Experience with leveraged lending is a plus
• Excellent analytical and numerical competency to quickly and accurately assess complex information
• Strong verbal and oral communications skills to condense and articulate complicated ideas and findings clearly and succinctly
• Ability to work under pressure managing multiple time-sensitive deliverables
• Experience training and managing junior talent
• Minimum of a Bachelor's degree, MBA or CFA Charter Holder preferred

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