Tokyo Asset Services,Analyst- Associate
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 Tokyo Asset Services consists of two main products - Equity and Fix Income. It is a part of Global Asset Services within Morgan Stanley and supports Japan market for Japanese clients, in house traders and offshore Morgan Stanley entities as Standing Proxy Agent. The teams are responsible for dividends / corporate actions / proxy / coupons / redemptions as well as projects for process improvements / tighter controls / efficiencies.
Team members are responsible on a day-to-day basis for:
-CSG function -Inquiry management for front office and clients. Providing payment confirmation and performing phone confirmation (shogo)
-Research function- Ensuring accuracy of dividends / corporate actions / coupons / redemptions event details and send notification to clients
-Deadline function -Ensuring accuracy of client entitlements on key date. Monitoring client instructions / elections for voluntary events and submit instructions to agent banks
-Payment function - Ensuring accuracy of receipts from agent banks and allocating payments to client accounts in internal books & records, and performing external payments
-Reconciliations / break resolutions
-Tax related process- Withholding tax payments, documentation
-Preparation and submission of the regulatory reporting
-Managing projects for new businesses / efficiencies / legacy system eliminations with technologies / global counterparts Qualifications: Required Skills/Experiences:
- Excellent communication skills in both Japanese and English - A self-starter and highly motivated - Ability to adapt existing skills in a new environment - Understanding of operational risk and controls - Understanding of timely escalations - Ability to perform well under pressure - Ability to think laterally and pursue opportunities for system / process improvements -Ability to handle multi tasks and attention to details - Team player Preferred candidates will have:
- Understanding of equity and fixed income as business - Asset servicing background (both equity and fixed income) - Other operations background preferred i.e. as settlements etc
-Willingness to learn/try new challenges - Detail oriented mindset -JSDA class 1 and 2 (internal control manager preferred) 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.