Feb 12, 2020
Americas-United States of America-New York-New York
Refer to Position Description
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.
The talent and passion of our people is critical to our continued success as a firm. Together, we share four core values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic:
1. Putting Clients First
2. Doing the Right Thing
3. Leading with Exceptional Ideas
4. Giving Back
Morgan Stanley is committed to helping its employees build meaningful careers and we strive to be a place for people to learn, achieve and grow.
Firm Risk Management
Firm Risk Management (FRM) enables Morgan Stanley to achieve its business goals by partnering with business units across the Firm to realize efficient risk-adjusted returns, acting as a strategic advisor to the Board and protecting the Firm from exposure to losses as a result of credit, market, liquidity, operational, model and other risks.
Our mission is to serve as the follow roles:
- Independent agent to set consistent principles and disciplines for risk management
- Strategic advisor to Firm management for setting risk appetite and allocating capital
- Industry leader to influence and meet regulatory standards
You will collaborate with colleagues across FRM and the Firm to protect the Firm’s capital base and franchise, advise businesses and clients on risk mitigating strategies, develop tools and methodologies to analyze and monitor risk, contribute to key regulatory initiatives and report on risk exposures and metrics to enable informed and strategic decision-making. Through thoughtful analysis and clear communication we are best able to bring our ideas to the table and improve the Firm.
Firm Risk Management values diversity and is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all employees.
Firm Risk Management’s unique franchise promotes:
Flat, flexible and integrated global organization
Collaboration and teamwork
Credible, independent decision-making
Creative and practical solutions
Meritocratic and diverse culture
Background on the Position
The Associate role will reside within the Firm Risk Management’s Model Risk Management group (“MRM”) which plays a pivotal role in the development and maintenance of an effective model risk management framework across the firm which has received heightened focus from senior management and our regulators. This individual will work closely with the various groups within the firm, including but not limited to model owners in front office, risk managers, etc. Currently, MRM is looking for highly motivated individuals to review and validate models in any one of the following fields:
Pricing models (e.g., Derivative Pricing, MBS, CVA, etc.)
Capital models (e.g., PPNR, RRP, CCAR/DFAST, etc.)
Risk models (e.g., Market Risk, Treasury & Liquidity, Credit Risk, Operational Risk, etc.)
Develop independent review and risk management of models.
Write high-quality model review documents that satisfy the firm’s internal model approval standards, audit findings, and regulatory requirements (e.g., FRB, OCC, PRA).
Work closely with other teams within the firm to provide regular ongoing model performance assessments.
Assist with MRM’s contributions to various management, risk, and oversight committees by preparing presentations and tracking deliverables.
Present findings of review to various stakeholders, including:
senior risk management, regulators, developers, and business unit managers.
Degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., finance, physics, math, engineering).
Exposure to and experience in financial markets, products and businesses.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be comfortable leading meetings and making formal presentations.
Desire to work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment focusing on challenging tasks mixing fundamental, quantitative and market-oriented knowledge and skills.
Programming skills in a high-level language such as Python, C++, Matlab, R or SAS.
Advanced degree (PhD or MSC) or relevant work experience for this role
Experience writing technical documents
Familiarity with SQL and VBA
Strong organizational skills
Familiarity with essential quantitative techniques used in financial and econometric models.
Understanding of one or more of the following:
Machine learning techniques
Risk neutral pricing theory
Statistical skills especially in the area of regression and discriminant analysis
Partial Differential Equation
Monte Carlo simulation