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Legal and Compliance - COO Team, Director, Hong Kong

Morgan Stanley
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About the Firm

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.

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.

About the Role

The lawyers, compliance, financial crimes and operational risk professionals of Morgan Stanley's Legal & Compliance Division (LCD) provide a wide range of services to our business units. They preserve the Firm's invaluable reputation for integrity and protect the Firm with policies and procedures that meet regulatory requirements around the world. They also strive to maintain cooperative relationships with governmental policy makers and the regulatory and self-regulatory agencies that govern the Firm's businesses.

Key Responsibilities

We are looking to hire an experienced Associate/Director to form part of the APAC LCD COO Team which performs a range of core functions to support the regional department. The role will:
• Work on finance, budget, cost allocation of the department
• Oversee fee arrangements and reporting of external counsel fees for the region
• Support management reporting to and for local and global LCD management teams
• Support the COO in managing department risks (e.g. information security risk, operational risk, vendor / third party related risk)
• Prepare and coordinate departmental BIA/BCP
• Interact with internal stakeholders and service providers, including IT, BCM, HR, Corporate Services, Finance, and global LCD COO team
• Work on ad-hoc projects at both firm and divisional level as and when assigned, such as regulatory rules analysis, risk assessment, systems and databases integration/analysis


Qualifications, Skills & Requirements
• 5+ years of working experience in Project management, Audit, Consulting, or Legal/Compliance coverage, with an interest to develop a career in Business Management
• Good analytical and reasoning skills to sift through information and solve problems
• Ability to handle a broad portfolio of tasks and projects (often with tight/competing timeline) while delivering high-quality output
• Balanced focus on details, timeliness, accuracy and completeness on deliverables
• An open-mind and flexibility to work on changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
• Previous experience in managing budget/financial data and/or preparing MI is preferred
• Team player who can form effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
• Must be proficient for both Excel and Powerpoint
• Strong English communication skills necessary. Fluency in Cantonese/Mandarin will be an advantage
• Experience with investment banks or large financial institutions will be beneficial
• More experienced candidate may be considered for Director level

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