Morgan Stanley

Senior Valuation Risk Controller

London, UK
Not disclosed
08 Dec 2023
03 Jan 2024
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Senior Valuation Risk Controller (AVP)

Morgan Stanley Valuation Control provide an independent valuation assessment across the entire spectrum of financial instruments, ranging from vanilla products to the most complex structured and derivative transactions. This process involves the certification of models and their valuation methodologies, evaluating internal marks against external benchmarks, identification and resolution of valuation discrepancies, and communicating a valuation assessment to traders and Finance management. The team is also involved in the continuous enhancements of the valuation control infrastructure.

What 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

About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence, and strong team ethic. We can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

What will you be doing?

  • Work with a wide-range of Interest and FX Rates products
  • Review valuation and risk models, while working closely with model developers, independent risk validation and financial controllers;
  • Review independently valuations of a global portfolio of financial assets and liabilities using external data sources and internal models;
  • Enhance and streamline existing working processes
  • Understand global financial markets, follow market movements and understand impact on the business
  • Be responsible for managing a team, not only allocating and reviewing the team members' deliverables but supporting their professional development by providing the right tasks and opportunities for them
  • Be involved in project work on new systems and functionality enhancements
  • Closely work within a team of high skilled professionals in derivatives valuation and global financial markets.


What we’re looking for:

  • Completed degree in Financial Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Physics or Engineering with additional qualification in Finance, or Business-related discipline with strong technical skillset;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Good understanding of derivatives valuation and risk management, understanding of key valuation approaches and models;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills;
  • Solid knowledge of any computational/analytical software and data base structures. Familiarity with programming languages commonly used in financial industry like Python is an advantage.
  • Professional qualifications such as: CQF, FRM, PRM, CFA.

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • General understanding of and interest in the financial markets and products;
  • Ability to develop strong internal client relationships;
  • Rounded communication skills and commitment to work within the team.

Where will you be working?

This role is based in 25 Cabot Square, London.

Flexible work statement:

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.

Internal Applicants:

Internal mobility can be a way to grow your career and realize your professional potential. Typically, you must be in your position for at least 18 months and performing satisfactorily before applying for another job at the Firm. Internal applicants can find out more regarding career navigation, mobility guidelines and policy on our employee portal by clicking here.

Equal opportunities statement:

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximize 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.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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