MSFS, Middle Office -Vice President

London, United Kingdom
Not disclosed
18 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
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Company Profile:

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

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. Morgan Stanley 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.

Morgan Stanley Fund Services (“MSFS”) is a leading provider of third party hedge fund services with offices in New York, London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Glasgow, Bangalore and Mumbai and has over 850 employees globally.

MSFS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. The parent company, Morgan Stanley, has obtained Financial Holding Company status in the United States. Subsidiaries of Morgan Stanley are subject to the supervision and regulations of the Federal Reserve Bank. MSFS is an independent legal and business venture within Morgan Stanley. It provides services on a stand-alone basis, independently from other Morgan Stanley affiliates.

The services offered by MSFS include:

  • Accounting support
  • Investor Services
  • Tax Services
  • Middle Office support
  • Analytics
  • Corporate Secretary Services
  • StratumSM, investor transparency reporting.
  • We are seeking a client facing Middle Office –Vice President. Middle office services are a new offering to MSFS clients as the business expands is product offering.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    The candidate will work within the global team to build out the MSFS middle office offering and provide coverage for clients requesting the services: currently trade affirmation and collateral/cash management.

  • Trade break management and reporting for client executed trades
  • Process management for client related collateral/margin and reporting queries
  • Building and maintaining excellent client relationships with the hedge fund clients as well as develop technical systems and product knowledge in order to provide first class client service.
  • Lead and manage the MSFS EU Client trade affirmation and treasury management services
  • Liaise with global stakeholders including IT to develop a broker neutral client trade matching platform
  • Work with existing and new clients setting up and on-boarding them onto both products
  • Map out the procedures and risk controls along with Middle Office Stakeholders
  • Take part in global sales pitches associated with trade management and treasury services 
  • Qualifications

    Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Varied product exposure – one or more of equity, swap, fixed income, listed and OTC products
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work within a fast paced setting
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Prior experience in hedge fund and/or hedge fund administrator middle office operation
  • Trade affirmation experience using DTCC, Omgeo (Oasys and CTM), and Traiana a plus
  • Fixed Income and OTC Clearing platforms knowledge beneficial (MarkitWire, ICELink, Markit TM, etc)
  • Prime Brokerage Margin, Collateral Management, Settlements experience preferred
  • Cash and Collateral Management experience with ENSO, Hazeltree, VITEOS, or Integridata a plus
  • Ability to track record of process improvements
  • 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.

    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.

    Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all interviews will be conducted by phone or virtual connection to protect our candidates and employees

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


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