MSIM Overview and Background on the Position Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) is a leading asset manager across public and private markets, focused on high conviction active management. MSIM, together with its investment advisory affiliates, has more than 1,248 investment professionals around the world and $1.4 trillion in assets under management or supervision as of June 30, 2022.
As a global investment manager, MSIM acknowledges its obligation to act as a responsible long-term investor and be responsive to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that can present both risks and opportunities to its investment portfolios. MSIM provides its clients with investment solutions that are aligned with their returns objectives, alongside their sustainability preferences and needs. The MSIM Compliance team supports MSIM's sustainability strategy by working with key stakeholders on enhancements to MSIM's sustainability framework and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
MSIM Compliance is now seeking an experienced compliance officer to support the enhancement of MSIM's compliance processes and programs to address ESG-related compliance and regulatory risks, and to support MSIM's compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Firm policies and procedures. Among other internal stakeholders, this individual will work closely with the MSIM Sustainability team, portfolio managers, traders, operations teams, and colleagues in the Legal and Compliance Division.
Supporting the implementation of enhancements to MSIM's compliance programs and processes to effectively address ESG-related compliance and regulatory risks.
As a subject matter expert, providing advice on applicable ESG-related compliance and regulatory matters to business personnel and support functions.
Assessing impact of ESG-related regulatory developments, supporting regulatory change management efforts, and providing regulatory updates to the business.
Maintaining a thorough and up-to-date understanding of applicable global ESG regulations and rule proposals impacting the Firm's business activities.
Drafting and updating policies and procedures, as required.
Preparing and delivering compliance training.
Providing advisory support in connection with Compliance monitoring and testing activities as part of second line oversight of the Firm's compliance with applicable regulation, and policies and procedures.
Strong academic background (J.D. degree, MBA, or other advanced degree strongly preferred).
At least seven years' prior compliance, legal or other work experience with a large international financial institution and/or at a law firm, regulator or management consultancy firm.
Excellent knowledge of financial products and services; prior ESG/sustainability experience a major plus.
Sound knowledge of securities laws; familiarity with ESG-related regulatory developments.
Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Strong project management skills, with ability to effectively lead project execution and manage to timelines.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment, as well as independently; strong relationship building skills.
Well-developed organizational skills to manage time sensitive issues, prioritize effectively, and deliver results.
Detail and execution oriented, with ability to maintain a high standard of accuracy while managing various tasks simultaneously.
Computer literacy - working knowledge of Windows-based applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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