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Market Risk e-trading, Associate - Risk Management Department

Morgan Stanley
Tokyo, Japan
Closing date
Mar 16, 2024

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About the firm

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in 42 countries, the firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit

About the Role

We are looking for a candidate at the Analyst/Associate level to join our eTrading Risk Management team as a junior risk manager, reporting to the regional team head. The role will reside within Firm Risk Management's eTrading Risk Management team as a second line of defense for Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. The team is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the Firm's overall risk management for electronic trading business, reviewing and approving eTrading Algorithms, monitoring and overseeing eTrading limits and controls, and escalating issues and activities outside of Risk Tolerance. The eTrading Risk Management team focuses primarily on the Operational and Market risks arising from eTrading, and works closely with Market Risk Department, Operational Risk Department, Model Risk Management, Credit Risk Department, as well as teams in 1st line business and other support and control functions.

Prior risk management experience is not required for this role, but the ideal candidate should have the ability and desire to learn about financial markets, have strong common sense, and be able to think critically. The risk manager will work closely with senior risk managers and connect with other groups within the Firm.

  • Suitable candidates will have an excellent academic background with a University degree. A degree in a quantitative discipline, such as economics, finance, sciences or engineering, or a higher level degree or other qualifications would also be looked at favorably.
  • Strong ability to think critically and desire to learn.
  • Basic knowledge of financial markets and equity products is a plus.
  • Proactive with the ability to work as part of a close-knit team as well as independently.
  • Excellent communication skills for written, graphical and verbal presentation.
  • Strong proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel is required; VBA or other programming skills as well as a working knowledge of databases and SQL is advantageous.
Why Morgan Stanley?
  • A career with Morgan Stanley means being part of an inclusive culture that encourages diverse perspectives, innovation, and cross-collaboration to bring value to our clients. You'll find passionate people from all walks of life working together to make the world a little better every day.
  • We invest in the growth and success of our people through mentorship and development programs, as well as abundant opportunities to connect with peers and senior leaders through employee-driven networks and volunteer activities.
  • Your wellness and priorities outside of work are important to us. Our competitive compensation and benefits package is designed to support the diverse needs of our employees and take care of you and your family.
  • Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to build and support a workforce that is diverse in experience and background but uniform in reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. We are committed to support special needs or reasonable accommodations necessary to enable you to work comfortably and effectively.
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Everything we do at Morgan Stanley is guided by our five core values: do the right thing, put clients first, lead with exceptional ideas, commit to diversity and inclusion, and give back. Since opening a representative office in Tokyo in 1970, we have been one of the largest and most active foreign financial firms in Japan providing investment banking, sales & trading, real estate, and investment management services.

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