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Tokyo Collateral Operations, Director - Operations Division

Morgan Stanley Tokyo, Japan
Posted 27 days ago Permanent Competitive
About the Firm

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in 42 countries, the firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit

About the Division

Tokyo Collateral Operations is the operations department with responsibility to manage collateral for OTC transactions for Morgan Stanley's clients. The key functions of the team include end-to-end processing and control of margin calls, exposure monitoring for OTC trades, dispute management and regulatory reporting. The team is closely engaged in global project driven by business initiative or regulatory change, as well as self-initiated projects of automation as well as control enhancement.

About the role
As an operations manager, you will manage and supervise the team managing following functions and work closely with other team members, reporting to the local divisional head.

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervision and authorization of day-to-day functions of the team who processes margin call on back of ISDA-CSA, investigation and resolution of margin call amount dispute with counterparties and act as escalation point of client services
  • Collaborate with the business in Japan to enable new businesses and start business with new clients
  • Engage in global and local projects to enable market and regulatory changes, and to improve process efficiency
  • Ensure Morgan Stanley's compliance with the local and global regulations such as non-cleared derivatives margining, through preparation of regulatory reporting as well as on-going monitoring
Qualifications, Skills & Requirements
  • Accountability to deliver on goals and commitments
  • Strong analysis skills to identify process improvement opportunities or potential risks
  • Strong client service skills
  • Team player
  • Business level Japanese and English skill in verbal and written communications
  • Below experience and knowledge would be an advantage:
    -Experience in the investment banking operation
    -Understanding of the regulations including Japan Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEL) and Global Regulations such as global Non-Cleared Derivatives Margining
  • Bachelor-s Degree
  • 7+ years of relevant working experience
  • Good understanding of financial products, including equity/fixed income OTC derivative, FX products and basic knowledge of ISDA/CSA is a bonus.
  • High level of integrity and able to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, being able to communicate clearly and concisely, moderating style and delivery to suit different parties
  • Candidate should be able to organize themselves efficiently, keep track of multiple outstanding items and meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstration in their past work experience of robust analytical skills, high attention to detail and process improvement
  • Candidate should be a self-starter with the ability to work either on their own initiative as well as be a solid team player
  • Language: Advanced Japanese speaking/reading/writing and business level English are required.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and organizational skills in both Japanese and English.
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Keenness and curiosity to learn new skill sets and challenge new things.
  • Good team player who can contribute towards building strong team spirit
  • Microsoft Office Suite
Why Morgan Stanley?
  • A career with Morgan Stanley means being part of an inclusive culture that encourages diverse perspectives, innovation, and cross-collaboration to bring value to our clients. You'll find passionate people from all walks of life working together to make the world a little better every day.
  • We invest in the growth and success of our people through mentorship and development programs, as well as abundant opportunities to connect with peers and senior leaders through employee-driven networks and volunteer activities.
  • Your wellness and priorities outside of work are important to us. Our competitive compensation and benefits package is designed to support the diverse needs of our employees and take care of you and your family.
  • Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to build and support a workforce that is diverse in experience and background but uniform in reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. We are committed to support special needs or reasonable accommodations necessary to enable you to work comfortably and effectively.
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Our Commitment to Japan
Everything we do at Morgan Stanley is guided by our five core values: do the right thing, put clients first, lead with exceptional ideas, commit to diversity and inclusion, and give back. Since opening a representative office in Tokyo in 1970, we have been one of the largest and most active foreign financial firms in Japan providing investment banking, sales & trading, real estate and investment management services.

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Job ID  3252461
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