Fixed Income Counterparty Risk Manager - Vice President / Executive Director

London, UK
Not disclosed
08 Nov 2021
08 Dec 2021
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Fixed Income Counterparty Risk Manager- Vice President / Executive Director

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.


Primary Responsibilities

The candidate will work closely with the rest of the team but is expected to be comfortable to lead tasks independently, including the following:

  • Perform traditional credit analysis for mid to low rated EMEA corporates within the Commodity space
  • Work with the Trading desk in assessing the risk/reward of potential opportunities to on board EMEA corporate clients. Provide adequate challenge to the Trading desk and be ready to explain why taking incremental credit risk is justified by the business opportunity
  • Work with the second line of Defence, Credit Risk Management, in assessing these opportunities and provide adequate challenge in the setting of Credit risk appetite.
  • Provide oversight of risk profile of existing Corporates clients and prepare reports for senior Management
  • Participate in the pre-deal approval process for LIVE trades with Corporate clients
  • Participate in client on-boarding committees
  • Represent the Business Unit Risk Management at cross-functional working groups, and engage in extensive project work.
  • Ad Hoc risk analysis in response to market events, or in response to client related developments

Skills required:

  • Substantial and demonstrable experience in a Credit Risk Management function ideally leading a team overseeing Commodity corporates
  • Good knowledge of Fixed Income products with a specialisation in Commodities
  • Strong work ethic
  • Experience of building credit models based on cash flow information from balance sheets
  • Willing and eager to learn and work with different teams and divisions of the Firm

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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