In order to protect Morgan Stanley from losses resulting from bankruptcy or default, the Credit Department conducts essential research in determining the risks arising from transactions with our lending and trading counterparties. Upon completion of a thorough evaluation, Credit Research Analysts assign counterparties a credit-specific rating to denote the level of risk taken by the firm. On this basis, Credit approves or rejects all material requests for loans or derivatives from our clients.
Credit professionals perform two core functions:
Risk Decisions: All primary lending and derivatives transactions are approved by senior credit professionals. Those individuals establish and monitor the credit limits for each active counterparty and work closely with Morgan Stanley's trading desks and banking teams.
Research: Upon receiving requests from the Institutional Securities Division to approve new counterparties from the various trading desks Credit's research teams actively investigate, review and rate the credit quality of entities in a wide range of industries. The research teams work closely with the risk decision teams to determine what transactions should be approved and under what conditions.
Job Specific Attributes:
• Manage and monitor a portfolio of hedge fund counterparties in the alternative asset space. Primary duties include: perform financial and credit analyses to establish credit-specific ratings; author credit reviews and present credit opinions to the hedge fund credit committee; review, diligence and approve new trade requests recommending structures to minimize risk; track and monitor counterparty compliance in accordance with contractual terms and Firm limits; notifying business units as appropriate; keep current on industry and market trends.
• The ideal candidate will have proven relevant experience and posses the flexibility to multi-task between a portfolio of hedge funds and product expertise.
Skills necessary: Superior written and verbal communication skills; quantitative orientation; ability to manage dynamic priorities; finance and/or accounting degree.
Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fair treatment, regardless of background (including criminal record).
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