Financing and Collateral Operations Manager - Institutional Securities

Posted on Dec 13, 2018 by Morgan Stanley USA

Baltimore, MD 21201
3 Dec 2018
Annual Salary
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 to grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile

Operations is one of the largest divisions in the firm and has diverse responsibilities, including correctly settling and recording millions of stock trades per day, identifying and mitigating all operational risks, developing strong client relationships and partnering with technology to optimize our processes.

We are looking for an experienced individual on the Morgan Stanley Secured Funding Middle Office Operations Team in Baltimore. The team provides operational support and interacts daily with global secured funding trading & sales desks. The Secured Funding Middle Operations Team handles both equity and fixed income products across the US and international markets. This role provides an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to both trading and client service organizations, has direct client contact and relationship management responsibilities, as well as working with various Operations Teams globally including Security Settlements, Corporate Actions, Finance, Prime Brokerage, Cash Management and Risk. The Team is made up of various groups allowing employees to gain a wide array of experience in Financial Services.


Trade Processing

- Ensure securities lending trades booked by the trading desk are processed quickly and accurately.
- Resolve any trade exception issues by liaising with the trading desk and appropriate support teams.
- Perform trade reconciliation and resolve breaks.
- Resolve failing trades by working directly with the trading desk and counterparties.
- Troubleshoot problems arising on an ad-hoc basis and react to both the trading desk and client driven demands.

Business Enablement

- Liaise with Operations Teams, Trading Desks, Prime Brokerage and Technology globally to identify and implement strategic improvements.
- Proactively explore tactical and strategic solutions to close identified control gaps, working with other teams as appropriate.
- Coordinate meetings and synergize with various teams globally.
- Maintain a clear focus on enhancing controls and continuously reducing operational risk.

Relationship Management

- Support Morgan Stanley's lender relationships by providing superior client service.
- Manage team relationships throughout the firm at all levels, including Sales and Trading, Legal and Compliance, Risk Management, Technology, Finance, and Operations.
- Develop strong partnerships with IT colleagues to design, develop, and implement technology solutions to business requirements.
- Collaborate with our global support teams located in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
- Develop a strong working relationship with our Offshore Vendor Teams who perform various support tasks.


- Bachelor's degree
- Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
- Ability to multi-task
- Professionalism
- Ability to work well in a team environment
- Attention to detail
- Awareness and correct assessment of risk
- Excellent communication skills
- Ownership mentality
- Ability to creatively think through problems and identify solutions


- Experience in Financial / Investment banking operations
- Strong Excel skills Financing and Collateral Operations Manager - Institutional Securities Group Product Operations

Reference: 598336486