Operational Risk Department – EMEA Operational Risk Coverage Officer – 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.
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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. Operational Risk refers to the risk of financial or other loss, or potential damage to a firm's reputation, resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, systems, or from external events (e.g., fraud, legal and compliance risks or damage to physical assets) impacting the full scope of its business activities, including revenue-generating activities and infrastructure groups.
The Firm has developed a robust Operational Risk Management Framework designed to identify and assess significant operational risks and ensure appropriate mitigation actions are undertaken. The Framework is based upon a "Three Lines of Defense" model within which ORD operates as part of the Second Line of Defense, providing independent oversight and challenge to the management of operational risk across the Firm. Given the nature and breadth of operational risk, operational risks are managed at multiple levels e.g. Firmwide, as well as Regional, Business Unit, Infrastructure Group, Control Function and Legal Vehicle.
Position Description: Morgan Stanley is seeking an experienced Risk professional for its EMEA Operational Risk Department (ORD) within Firm Risk Management.
We are looking to attract a senior recruit to the EMEA Operational Risk Coverage team, based in London (20 Bank Street), reporting to the Head of EMEA Operational Risk Management Coverage.
Primary Responsibilities: The EMEA Operational Risk Management Coverage team is responsible for working with business and infrastructure units to identify, analyse, assess and challenge operational risk associated with the processes and controls relevant to each area. Coverage Officers are responsible for driving the effectiveness and embeddedness of the Operational Risk Management Framework within the Firm's Business Units, Infrastructure Groups and Control Functions.
Specific responsibilities include:
Enhance / build solid client relationships with key individuals relevant to designated coverage responsibilities;
Develop in-depth understanding of the business and operational risks within designated coverage areas;
Assist the divisions in highlighting their Key Operational Risks and management of risk levels against designated risk tolerance limits at a divisional and Firm level;
Carry out deep dives into material operational risk events (internal and external) and analyses of thematic and emerging operational risks;
Challenge operational risk incidents, issues and actions, metrics, Risk Control Self Assessments (RCSAs) and Scenario Analysis workshop outputs
Assist in the enhancement of the Operational Risk programme and embedding of the framework and standards
Assist in reporting to Boards and Committees
Strong Institutional Equities (sales and trading) business knowledge having worked directly in one of these business areas or an infrastructure unit supporting one, ideally within a wholesale financial services environment;
Prior experience in risk management, or other risk/control based roles, preferred;
Confidence to take ideas forward and to challenge others, where appropriate, with experience in management by influence, facilitating and gaining consensus;
Proven ability to anticipate and identify risks and effective mitigants;
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritise; ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to produce concise and effective presentations
Ability to work in a team environment, building and maintain a network of contacts and coordinating with a large number of stakeholders
Experience in dealing with regulators/regulatory issues and good understanding of banking regulation, especially relating to risk management, highly desirable
Bachelor's degree or equivalent, ideally in a quantitative discipline, Finance, Economics or similar;
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.
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