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Legal Reference Data Services (LERDS) - Associate

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley

Glasgow, UK
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Legal Reference Data Services (LERDS) - Associate

Shared Service Banking Operations (SSBO) delivers industry utility solutions by aligning the right functions, people, processes and tools into 14 core disciplines offering tailored client service levels that are efficient, controlled and compliant with regulation. We're seeking someone to join our team as an Associate in the Legal Entity Reference Data Services team, Legal Entity Reference Data Services team (LERDS) is part of the Global Client Reference Data service team (CRDS) within SSBO and is responsible for the creation and maintenance of Morgan Stanley party reference data for clients, issuers, and vendors for the duration of the entire business relationship.

In the Operations division, we partner with business units across the Firm to support financial transactions, devise and implement effective controls and develop client relationships. This is an Associate level position level position within the
Core Services function.

Morgan Stanley is an industry leader in financial services, known for mobilizing capital to help governments, corporations, institutions, and individuals around the world achieve their financial goals.

At Morgan Stanley Glasgow, we support the Firm’s global Operations, Technology, Finance, Corporate, and Institutional Securities divisions. The Glasgow office, known for its excellence in process, client service & leadership, has led us to win numerous innovation and people awards. Morgan Stanley has been rooted in the Glasgow community since 2000, steadily contributing to the development of a vibrant local financial services and fintech industry. Everyone is encouraged to chart their own meaningful career and achieve goals with the support of our best-in-class training and development opportunities.

Interested in joining a team that's eager to create, innovate and make an impact on the world? Read on...

What you'll do in the role:
- Execute processes/functions and/or support process management and project efforts, leveraging knowledge of the systems, markets and instruments that influence the team
- Recognize risk in day-to-day processes to draw out the key issues and contribute to process improvements
- Build relationships within team and internal stakeholders, sharing knowledge to contribute to team output
- Participate in projects and initiatives, aiding in solution formulation with a focus on timely execution
- Create newly acquired or maintain (parties) client, issuer, and vendor records in the system. This involves investigating various approved sources and analyzing various approved documents to determine key attributes required for operational processing, as well as financial and regulatory reporting

What you'll bring to the role:
- Ability to establish clear goals and priorities, and address non-standard issues within area of expertise with minimal guidance and supervision
- Subject matter expertise in business area supported, client requirements, and ability to ensure control is not compromised to comply with client requests
- Culture carrier across Operations, embracing the Firm's core values
- Aptitude to work in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to handle volume spikes and prioritise work including ad-hoc requests and projects to meet business demands in a timely manner
- Ability to recognise potential risk issues and escalate/report on a timely basis
- At least 2 years' relevant experience would generally be expected to find the skills required for this role

What you can expect from Morgan Stanley:
We are committed to maintaining the first-class service and high standard of excellence that have defined Morgan Stanley for over 85 years. At our foundation are five core values — putting clients first, doing the right thing, leading with exceptional ideas, committing to diversity and inclusion, and giving back — that guide our more than 80,000 employees in 1,200 offices across 42 countries.

At Morgan Stanley, you’ll find trusted colleagues, committed mentors and a culture that values diverse perspectives, individual intellect and cross-collaboration. Our Firm is differentiated by the caliber of our diverse team, while our company culture and commitment to inclusion define our legacy and shape our future, helping to strengthen our business and bring value to clients around the world. Learn more about how we put this commitment to action: morganstanley.com/diversity

We are proud to support our employees and their families at every point along their work-life journey, offering some of the most attractive and comprehensive employee benefits and perks in the industry.

Equal opportunities statement:

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximize 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.

Flexible work statement:

Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.