OTC Derivatives / Physical Metal Purchase and Sales Contract Negotiator – Vice President

London, UK
Not disclosed
14 May 2021
09 Jun 2021
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Full time
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3171721 - OTC Derivatives / Physical Metal Purchase and Sales Contract Negotiator – Vice President 

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.

Department Profile:

The Fixed Income Division is comprised of Interest Rate and Currency Products, Credit Products and Distribution. Professionals in the Division assess and actively manages risk, trade securities, and structure as well as execute innovative transactions in the fast-paced and constantly changing global markets. The Commodities Division is a market leader across a broad range of commodities markets, with expertise in areas including client risk management, financing solutions and investor products Sales & Trading

From the largest global institutions to innovative new hedge funds, investors come to Morgan Stanley for sales, trading, and market-making services in almost every type of financial instruments including stocks, bonds, derivatives, foreign exchange, and commodities. Our professionals provide liquidity and content to clients around the world, actively assessing and managing risk, trading securities, and planning and executing transactions in the fast-changing markets. As the needs of our clients become increasingly complex, we often develop customized solutions.

Team Profile:

Business Unit Risk Management (“BURM”) is a 1st line team within FID which covers a number of risk areas, including Non-Market Risk (Operational Risk), Counterparty Risk, Conduct Risk and Contract Negotiations.

The Institutional Securities Documentation Team covers the contract negotiation function for trading agreements for Fixed Income (including Commodities).


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and negotiating a range of Documentation for (i) commodities business, specifically the physical metal purchase and sales area and (ii) OTC Derivatives Business (ISDA and other relevant agreements) across diversity of clients and multi-asset class.
  • Working closely with internal stakeholders to negotiate legal terms and respond to internal and external questions.
  • Reviewing and analysing constitutional documents to determine Capacity and Authority to engage in covered derivatives products. Review underlying jurisdictional opinions as necessary.
  • Updating internal spreadsheets and systems with document or status data

Skills Required: 

  • Previous experience in negotiating trading agreements for (i) commodities business, specifically the physical metal purchase and sales area and (ii) OTC Derivatives Business 
  • Education Level: Degree in law / business administration degree or equivalent 
  • Essential Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent people skills (this individual will interface with a variety of people with different skills and seniority levels), general comfort with Technology (particularly Microsoft Word and Excel); a quick learner - including learning internal computer systems, ability to set, track, achieve and report on short/long term goals and projects
  • Essential Characteristics: Organized, detail-oriented, self-starter (highly proactive), confident, comfortable interacting with junior and senior colleagues, ambitious, commercial, willing to assist / teach other members of the team.
  • Languages: French, Spanish, Italian or German would be useful, but not essential 

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.

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