WM Global Investment Office - Alternatives Investments Officer

Employer
Morgan Stanley
Location
New York, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 22, 2021
Closes
Feb 05, 2021
Ref
9897284
Job Function
Wealth Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
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 Overview:
Wealth Management Investment Resources produces macro-to-micro research and analysis to help FAs build their practices and manage their clients' portfolios.
•Provide direction on investment strategy
•Publish market related commentary, including investment themes, actionable ideas, and "white papers"
•Design and monitor asset allocation models and single security model portfolios / baskets
•Perform asset manager due diligence on traditional and alternative funds
•Provide research coverage on Municipals, ETFs, CEFs, and Technical Research
•Partner with Advisors to understand investments and help them manage relationships with clients and close business with prospects; manage field initiatives including road shows, conference calls, summits
Core functions:
• Advise large, sophisticated family offices with respect to alternative investments, with a particular focus on private equity, co-investments, and direct investments
• Perform initial and ongoing investment due diligence on alternative investment strategies with a focus on private investments including buyout, venture capital, credit and related sub-strategies
• Source unique investment opportunities for ultra-high net worth clients including emerging managers, niche alternative investment opportunities, and co-invest/direct investments
• Provide advice and recommendations to investment committees and clients at large, sophisticated family offices
• Prepare written research reports and commentaries on fund managers and market trends impacting alternative investment strategies; deliver such content in presentations to large, sophisticated family offices

Ongoing activities include:
• Interact with internal teams including financial advisors and investment officers facing clients, as well as Operational Due Diligence, Product Management, Sales, Legal, and Compliance as needed.
• Support a team atmosphere including idea sharing, learning, and back-up.
• Remain abreast of industry trends, regulatory matters, and market events impacting funds, managers, clients, and the industry.
• Adhere to all applicable policies and procedures

Qualifications:

Skills required:
• 10-15 years of job experience in the financial markets with experience in alternative investment research with material client-facing responsibilities
• Knowledge of various alternative investment strategies within the private investment universe. An existing network of relationships with alternative asset managers is strongly desired.
• Experience working with family offices is preferred.
• Looking for candidate that has a strong knowledge of alternatives and the desire to expand their skill set across alternative investment strategies and products.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Undergraduate degree required
• CFA, and/or CAIA not required but viewed favorably

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