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Global Conflicts Office - Conflicts Manager, Americas

Company: Morgan Stanley
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of services, including:

  • Institutional Services - Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Sales & Trading, Research
  • Investment Management - Traditional and Alternative products, including Private Equity & Credit
  • Wealth Management - Personal, family office, and institutional wealth management services

The Firm serves clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a collegial but highly dynamic place for people to learn, achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

The Global Conflicts Office

The Global Conflicts Office ("GCO") oversees Morgan Stanley's Firm-wide conflicts management framework, and has members based in New York, London, Hong Kong and Mumbai.

The GCO operates the Firm's transactional conflict clearance process, and oversees conflicts management measures relating to the Firm's broader business practices. The group's role involves frequent engagement with senior members of Business Management, Risk, Legal, Compliance and other control functions within the Firm.

As part of the conflict clearance process, the GCO reviews proposed transactions to assess whether they could result in conflicts that risk the Firm's bottom line, its reputation, or its Client relationships. The GCO crafts and directs strategies to appropriately address these risks.

Joining the GCO provides excellent exposure to a wide range of products and services at an innovative, fast paced institution. The role demands real-time risk analysis, practical problem-solving, and an ability to build relationships with senior decision makers across the Firm.

Responsibilities of an Americas Conflicts Manager

  • Review new mandates and activities proposed by teams across all Firm businesses, to identify potential conflicts / reputational risks
  • Craft and direct strategies to appropriately address actual/potential conflicts, partnering closely with Business Unit Management, Legal, and other control functions
  • Liaise with Conflicts Managers in the other Regions to address matters on a global basis
  • Leading role in the Americas Region on:

o Engaging with Business Unit Management, Legal, Compliance and other Control Functions on conflicts-related initiatives

o Monitoring significant conflicts-related industry developments/trends impacting the Firm and region

o Conflicts-related training

  • Lead strategic projects, e.g. enhancing technology, policies or processes

Qualifications & Skills Required

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required - preferably in law, finance or business
  • Preferred work experience of at least 2 years with undergraduate degree
  • Preferred work background:

o M&A and/or capital markets transaction experience

o Experience at a similar financial institution's conflicts management function

  • Ability to interact with senior decision makers, excellent presentation and relationship management skills
  • Adept at working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work as a team player, as well as independently

Keywords: Morgan Stanley, New York , Global Conflicts Office - Conflicts Manager, Americas, Other , New York, New York

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