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Institutional Securities Group, Central Risk Analyst

Morgan Stanley
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
Mar 2, 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

The Institutional Securities Group (ISG) Central Risk Team (CRT) provides oversight of regulatory and firm requirements for supervision, Surveillance by performing in-depth assessments and implementing consistent programmatic coverage globally for Institutional Equity, Fixed Income, Investment Banking, Global Capital Markets (GCM) and Research divisions. The team seeks to ensure front-office compliance with all applicable rules and regulations governing the firm, as well as adherence to internal standards, controls and policies. CRT members are part of the wider Non-Financial Risk organization within the firm's structure.

The CRT team fulfills a front office Supervision role as the first line of defense. The scope includes escalation, oversight, project execution, control ownership and own many division-wide audit and regulatory issues. CRT employees act as a delegate for supervisors and other business owners. CRT is looking for an analyst to support the day-to-day tasks as applicable.

Key Responsibilities
  • Servicing the ISG divisions to apply the risk control framework.
  • Reviewing surveillance reports/system and following escalation procedures. This is inclusive of communication reviews.
  • Providing local support and oversight of outsourced processes and ensuring data accuracy for population management.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with Business, Compliance and Technology stakeholders across the region to drive continuous improvement on Risk governance.
  • Promote risk education and awareness and provide management summaries as appropriate.
Key skills and experience requirements:
  • Backgrounds with Risk Management, Compliance, Finance or IT 3+ years of experience in managing risk in the divisions mentioned.
  • Knowledge of any one of the mentioned ISG businesses and their products.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills with ability to create quality written procedures that are clear and comprehensive.
  • Strong analytic and problem solving/process improvement skills; ability to learn quickly and solve poorly defined problems.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization with excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple demands and changing priorities.
  • General awareness of system design and backend interaction.
Skills Desired
  • Strong Excel skills; coding capabilities (Macro's, VBA etc.) is advantageous.
  • Additional language advantageous e.g. Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese
  • General interest/awareness of regulations and the banking governing bodies.

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