Job offer: Operations in Tokyo with Morgan Stanley

About the Company

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 747 offices in 42 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 grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Job Details

Morgan Stanley seeks individuals from different backgrounds and experiences as we strongly believe diversity is an opportunity for leading with exceptional ideas. Across all roles, we seek candidates who value honesty, character and diversity to foster an inclusive work environment where all employees feel a sense of belonging, and can partner with colleagues to deliver the best of the Firm to our clients. Professional development is supported through open and honest 360 feedback, career conversations, training opportunities, and mentoring / coaching.

The position is to cover Maternity leave and HC will be flat upon returning to office

Tokyo Securities Settlements are responsible for Fixed Income, and Equity settlements. Our goal is to maximize the settlement for these products on the contractual settlement date to maintain the liquidity in the market. To achieve our goal, we work with the middle office, business counterparties , Legal and Compliance, Corporate Treasury, IT, and external counterparties locally and globally. We also work closely with the vendor team in Dalian, China for the Securities Settlements.

As an Associate of the team, the key responsibilities include:

–Handle the equity, fixed income in local market as well as cash payments.

–Investigate and resolve settlement exceptions.

–Investigate and resolve post settlement internal and external breaks.

–Prepare payments and trade instructions and release to custodian banks.

–Escalate / report and mitigate risks associated with the settlement process.

–Identify areas for process improvement to improve the control and efficiency of the process.

–Manage vendor team remotely, oversight their work and give guidance on the escalated items.

–Deliver quality service and solutions to their evolving business requirements.

–Work and contribute as a team.



–Self-motivated with positive working attitude.

–Lead by example working with drive and determination.

–Specialist in functional knowledge and able to deal with multiple tasks under pressure.

–Specialist in market knowledge and able to understand impact of any market changes and communicate to operators.

–Good communication skills, able to interact and communicate effectively across cultural and hierarchical lines within the Firm.

–Ability to identify problems as they arise and understand when they need to be escalated.

–Ability to set out / apply up to date knowledge and best practices to develop solutions that add value to the firm and our clients.

–Adaptable and flexible to changes and new challenges.

–Keen to learn new skill sets and does so quickly.

Equal Opportunity Statement

“At Morgan Stanley, diversity is an opportunity—for clients, employees and firm. By valuing diverse perspectives, we can better serve our clients, while we help employees achieve their professional objectives. A corporate culture that is open and inclusive is fundamental to our role as a global leader constantly striving for excellence in all that we do. “― James P. Gorman

It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership / union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy / maternity leave), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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