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Morgan Stanley Associate - Equity Derivative Trade Support Group in Bengaluru, India


Division: Operations Equities Trade Support Group Job Title: Associate

Location: Bangalore

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

Since 2007 Morgan Stanley has been expanding its own fully-owned premier investment banking and sales & trading platform in India, providing a full range of investment banking, sales & trading, equity, fixed income, commodities and derivative products, as well as research services. Building on this existing platform in India, we are looking to invest in establishing a Derivative Operations division that will continue to recognize and match the global need of our clients.

The team will be dedicated to providing full support to the Equities OTC trading desk. The group is structured to focus on independent control, risk and maintenance functions and each team member is assigned responsibility for a varied set of processes. The group will grow in size over time as more functions are migrated giving scope for future exposure to new processes, products and career progression.
The team has reporting lines to the Global Head of Derivatives Operations as well as regional reporting lines to the regional functional risk and process owners.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reconciliation of Trader's Risk products and positions to Firm books and records and investigation and resolution of breaks.
  • Reconciliation of upstream & downstream systems to ensure trade flows are complete
  • Monitoring of specific system error queues, which require investigation and resolution to ensure the trade flows downstream.
  • Performing Broker/Sales confirm reconciliations and resolving exceptions arising by following up with Sales, traders or Brokers.
  • Investigation and resolution of realisaed cash flow breaks.
  • Production and distribution of exception reporting highlighting specific exceptions that require specific actions to resolve.
  • The role involves building and maintaining relationships with the regional OTC Middle Office Teams, the Business Unit, IT and other operational support areas to ensure that controls are maintained and breaks are understood and resolved in a timely manner.
  • To process requests from Internal Trade Support teams to update MS Internal Mainframe Systems
  • Allocation of trades
  • Booking of trades
  • Amendment of trades

Skills required (essential)

  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Graduate
  • Over 4-6 years of experience in financial services
  • Operations experience and Good understanding of Equities OTC products
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, good organization skills
  • Strong Communication (Writing and Verbal) Skills. Effective interaction with others across departments and regions
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office, and/or other relevant applications
  • Ability to quickly digest new information and learn new businesses and processes
  • Ability to think strategically and provide insight into how to improve existing business and technology processes
  • Attention to details
  • Work independently
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Result-focused mindset

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

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Title: Associate - Equity Derivative Trade Support Group

Location: Non-Japan Asia-India-Karnataka-Bengaluru

Requisition ID: 3209558