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Legal Entity Risk Management, Vice President

Morgan Stanley
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
Mar 28, 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

Firm Risk Management (FRM")

FRM supports Morgan Stanley in achieving 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 financial risks including credit, market, liquidity, and model risks.

Background on the Position

The role will reside within Firm Risk Management's Chief Operating Officer (COO") area, which is a team that supports the Asia Chief Risk Officer (CRO"), focusing on Regulatory Risk and Governance, Climate Risk, Stress Testing, Data Risk Management, Risk Reporting, Operational Controls and Administration responsibilities. This is a regional role primarily responsible for supporting the COO in legal entity management and governance to ensure that the FRM department can function effectively. This role may also be responsible for supporting other COO functions and ad-hoc projects. The COO team has dedicated resources and is based across multiple locations in Singapore, Hong Kong & Tokyo and collaborates with the various risk stripes across the FRM department in Asia.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Enhance and implement the legal entities risk management frameworks
  • Promote best practices of risk governance across legal entities
  • Drive interpretation of regulatory rules across different supervisory authorities including regulators by liaising with Compliance and Legal teams
  • Review existing and new regulatory guidelines and engage with risk stripes to perform gap analysis and necessary implementation of rules
  • Support the regional FRM teams in review and drafting of legal entity specific policies and procedures
  • Project management of areas focused on risk and regulatory priorities, including regulatory inquiries and submissions
  • Ensure timely compliance with internal and external deadlines in relation to regulatory reporting, policies and stress testing
  • Engage with FRM teams in other regions to ensure alignment in practices
  • Participate in regional risk committees including oversight of materials, actions and minutes
  • Undertake ad-hoc assignments in support of CRO and COO
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent
• Minimum 8-10 years of experience in handling similar responsibilities in a Financial Institution / Bank. Similar experience within the financial risk management function or audit function covering financial risk management would be an advantage
• Solid PowerPoint and Excel skills
• Able to collaborate with teams and stakeholders
• Able to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, both in written and verbally
• Able to tackle new assignments and take initiatives
• Strong attention to detail and able to distil technical information to produce concise and effective presentations
• An interest in working in a fast-paced environment, often balancing multiple deliverables

FRM is committed to creating and providing opportunities that enable our workforce to reflect diverse backgrounds and views

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