Morgan Stanley

Associate - Business Control Unit (BCU) Risk Team

Mumbai (MSA)-Maharashtra-India
Not disclosed
18 Sep 2023
12 Oct 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Description

Department Profile

Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Equity Division (IED) is a world leader in the origination, distribution and trading of equity, equity-linked and equity-derivative securities. Our broad and deep client relationships, market-leading platform and intellectual insights enable us to be a world-class service provider to our clients for their financing, market access and portfolio management needs.

Global Markets Group is the offshoring arm of Morgan Stanley’s Equity businesses in India. It covers functions across IED ranging from those associated with sales, trading, analytics, strats to risk management.

Background on the Team

The Business Control Unit (BCU) risk team within Institutional Equity Division (IED) provides oversight of regulatory and firm requirements for supervision, surveillance, entitlements, and information security by performing in-depth assessments and implementing consistent programmatic coverage globally for Institutional Equities. 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.

The BCU Risk team fulfils a front office advisory role as the first line of defence. The scope includes escalation, oversight, project execution, control ownership and is the default owner for division-wide audit and regulatory issues.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reviewing internal policy breaches on daily basis, investigate, educate and escalate as necessary
  • Trend and identify repeat behaviours and establish a process to address recurrence
  • Reviewing electronic communications and escalating where these are not in line with internal policies
  • Create management reports to highlight issues, trends, new regulatory changes etc.
  • Support BU projects to create, enhance or develop procedures/protocols
  • Engaging with other regional teams to focus on and deliver increased automation and standardization across applicable surveillance processes
  • Engaging with BCU contacts and other stakeholders to build awareness of Non-Financial Risk and continued focus on proactive and effective surveillance and supervision
  • Drive discussion with relevant Risk and Compliance contacts to validate the existing review process and alert disposition logic
  • Help ensure that BCU activities comply with relevant legal, regulatory, and Firm requirements
  • Partner with stakeholders to design and implement new reports to assist with the Firm keeping pace with the evolving Regulatory environment
  • Partner in projects related to improving the review process, reduce false positives or further enhance the report logic


Skills desired

  • Management Graduate/ Master’s in Commerce/Chartered Accountant
  • 3-6 years with a background in Compliance, Risk Management, Trade surveillance and/or Trading Support focusing on sales and trading issues
  • Ability to work independently
  • Exceptional organizational skills and high degree of attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Equities markets, understanding of applicable regulatory rules and regulations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An understanding of and strong focus on the mechanics of a control environment, including escalation and risk-related issues
  • Proficiency in MS Office and related applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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