Valuation Risk Controller

London, UK
Not disclosed
16 Aug 2022
16 Sep 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Job description

We offer:

  • Work in the Finance department of one of the world’s top tier Financial Institutions and gain first-hand insight into the business
  • The opportunity to work with various financial products
  • As being part of a global team, active involvement in firm-wide valuation projects and initiatives
  • A competitive salary and eligibility for annual bonus
  • Open minded and welcoming environment, where your ideas are taken seriously
  • Continued professional development based on your career interests.
  • The ability to grow and shape your own career

You will:

  • Get exposure to one or more of these Asset Classes: Equity, Commodities, Credit, Lending, Macro Rates
  • Work with a wide-range of financial products from plain vanilla cash product to the most exotic structured derivatives products
  • Be responsible for monthly independent valuation of a financial asset’s global portfolio using external data sources and internal models
  • Prepare summaries on review results for senior finance executives and the trading desks
  • Review valuation and risk models, work closely with model developers
  • Be responsible for enhancing and streamlining existing working processes
  • Understand global financial markets, following up market movements and understanding impact on the business
  • Be responsible for managing a team, not only allocating and reviewing the team members? monthly deliverables but supporting the professional development by providing the right tasks and opportunities for them
  • Be involved in project work as required on new systems and functionality enhancements


You have:

  • Strong Analytical / Quantitative skills
  • Ability to challenge the valuation methodologies proposed by the Desk Strategists
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure when confronted with tight deadlines
  • Ability to develop strong internal client relationships
  • Strong academics, with preference for a quantitative discipline such as financial engineering, mathematics, physics, engineering or other technical field
  • Good understanding of IT and systems
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team or independently
  • Willingness to adapt to new challenges in a dynamic environment with shifting priorities
  • Fluency in English

Team profile:

Morgan Stanley Valuation Control provide an independent valuation opinion across the entire spectrum of financial instruments within the firm's sales and trading inventory and proprietary investment portfolio, ranging from vanilla products to the most complex structured and derivative transactions. The team leverages its diverse quantitative skill set and intimate product expertise to act as a guardian and approver of valuation methodology. The group's key clients are senior trading management and senior Finance management.

The team is mandated to perform an independent valuation assessment on the diverse range of financial products. This process involves the certification of models and their valuation methodologies, testing for adherence to such methodologies, evaluating internal valuation marks against external benchmarks, identification and resolution of valuation discrepancies, and communicating a valuation assessment to senior management. The team is also involved in the continuous enhancements of the valuation control infrastructure with a view towards global and cross-product standardization.

About us:

Morgan Stanley provides a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place to learn, grow and achieve. You will be exposed to a truly international and multi-cultural environment that appreciates and respects who you are as a person.

Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

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