Associate - Corporate Lending, Credit Risk (Consumer/Media Coverage)
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 five 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
5. Committing to Diversity and Inclusion
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
• Organizational influence
• Creative and practical solutions
• Meritocratic and diverse culture Department Profile
Credit Risk Management (CRM) evaluates credit risk transactions and approves, rejects or modifies them considering the availability and appropriateness of arrangements for reducing risk or risk mitigation. The department also assigns Internal Credit Ratings; establishes and manages credit risk limits in accordance with the risk tolerance established by the Board; monitors and reports on credit risk exposures on a regular basis to the Chief Risk Officer and senior management. CRM also interacts with business units to ensure that credit risk assessments are factored into business decisions.
Morgan Stanley seeks an Associate or with three to five years of relevant experience. The specific position is within CRM's team primarily covering corporate lending activity, but also counterparty derivative trading activity. Primary Responsibilities
•Author credit memos and present views to CRM senior professionals for approval.
•Perform financial, credit and industry analyses to establish credit-specific ratings.
•Review, diligence and recommend actions on new trade requests to minimize risk.
•Track and monitor counterparty compliance in accordance with contractual terms and Firm limits.
•Monitor public ratings of counterparties, and keep current on industry trends and rating agency criteria. Qualifications: Skills Required
•Strong accounting/finance education and skills as well as basic knowledge of loan and capital markets products
•Superior written and verbal communication skills; quantitative orientation and critical thinking
•Critical reading, writing, reasoning and communicating to assess the creditworthiness of companies in various industries
•Ability to manage dynamic priorities
•Experience in technology, media, and telecom (TMT) industry is preferred but not required