Interest Rate Market Risk Manager - Associate

Recruiter
Morgan Stanley
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
19 Sep 2019
Ref
1206146040
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description for Interest Rate Market Risk Manager - Associate

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 cornerstone of Morgan Stanley's risk management philosophy is the execution of risk-adjusted returns through prudent risk-taking that protects Morgan Stanley's capital base, liquidity and franchise. The EMEA Market Risk Management Division is responsible for the independent identification, analysis, reporting and escalation of all market risk exposures arising from EMEA and UK Group business activities, acting independently of business management and providing an effective challenge process.

Position Description
Morgan Stanley is seeking an Associate to cover Interest Rate Market Risk working in the wider FID Market Risk team which covers Rates, FX, Emerging Markets and Commodities and consists of 14 people across London and Budapest. We seek candidates with a strong desire to learn and the ability to work well at both the regional and global level. Core responsibilities include:
• Provide independent oversight and control of Interest Rate market risks.
• Continuously review limit and reporting framework to ensure appropriateness in light of risk appetite, new trades, businesses, products risk factors and market conditions and opportunities.
• Continuously monitor the financial markets and measure the impact on MS's portfolio, including analysing trading strategies and assessing material weaknesses or overlooked risks and hedging strategies.
• Utilize and enhance comprehensive stress tests that highlight all key risks.
• Assess the suitability and performance of pricing, risk and capital models. Work with relevant groups to address material deficiencies.
• Ensure risk reporting is fit for purpose and develop any new reporting required.
• Understand P&L drivers and construct any necessary tools to facilitate risk and P&L analysis.
• Communicate key risks to senior management on a regular basis, including creation of presentations articulating key risks and portfolio changes. Escalate emerging or developing risks as necessary.
• Work directly with, and develop effective and constructive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders including: Sales and Trading, Business Unit Risk Management, Desk Strategists, Finance, Compliance, Technology and Operations.

Qualifications
Skills Required
• Experience in interest rates is expected. Strong knowledge of financial products is beneficial, including an understanding of risk representations (including greeks) and an understanding of risk management concepts such as VaR, stress testing, scenario analysis, and capital is required.
• An excellent academic background or strong analytical background.
• The risk analysis produced by the department is used to brief senior management and needs to be both timely and accurate. It is therefore expected that candidates are proactive and are able to demonstrate diligence as well as strong quantitative and investigative skills.
• Attention to detail, project management and prioritization skills will also be key in balancing daily deadlines with timely implementation of strategic projects.
• Excellent communication skills for written, graphical and verbal presentation.

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.

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