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Risk Analyst

Company: Morgan Stanley
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Company Profile

At Morgan Stanley, we advise, originate trade, manage and distribute capital for governments, institutions and individuals, and always do so with a standard of excellence. We are a leading global financial services firm that conducts its business through three principal business segments-Institutional Securities, Wealth Management (WM), and Investment Management. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

Our WM business is one of the largest in the world with more than $2 trillion in client assets, $73 billion in lending balances, and nearly 16,000 Financial Advisors in 600+ offices across the U.S. Our Financial Advisors focus on delivering timely, customized solutions and services that help clients meet their financial and life goals. Our offering includes brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, access to credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, and retirement services.

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.

Department Profile

Global Banking Technology (GBT) is a dynamic and fast-paced area within the Firm's WM Technology Division. We are responsible for creating innovative technology solutions for the Private Banking Group (PBG), one of the strategic growth areas of the Firm, providing cash management and lending products and services to our WM clients. This includes state-of-the-art technology for a nationwide network of Private Bankers and product specialists who work with Financial Advisors to provide access to products and services such as online banking, cards, deposit products, residential mortgages, and securities-based loans and tailored lending.

Position Description

The position is for a Bank Technology Risk Associate, focusing on support for Morgan Stanley's two U.S. Banks: Morgan Stanley Bank, National Association (MSBNA) and Morgan Stanley Private Bank, National Association (MSPBNA). These banks are independent national banks and wholly-owned subsidiaries of Morgan Stanley. Because of their national bank charters and ability to attract stable insured deposits, the Banks represent valuable franchise-enhancing strategic assets to the Firm.

The U.S. Banks Technology team is responsible for supporting Bank business and growth by managing the provision of technology within a regulatory-compliant, risk-managed framework in a cost-effective manner. The team is seeking a Bank Technology Risk Associate to support the Bank's technology metrics program.


  • Assist with monitoring and identifying risk exposures, themes and trends
  • Assist with data analytics and summarize results for management reporting
  • Produce reporting for various Bank governance forums
  • Represent Banks interests in Firm technology and information security governance and risk forums
  • Assist with preparation of responses to technology-related regulatory requests
  • Review periodic control assessments and determine impact to Banks, including results from IT Control Testing program and Internal Audit findings
  • Participate in the annual Technology Risk and Control Self-Assessment to assess controls and identify areas of inherent and residual risk
  • Monitor selected metrics to Identify risks and control gaps in the technology environment and assess impact to the Banks, including metrics related to compliance with disaster recovery testing requirements
  • Participate in various initiatives related to control enhancements, risk reduction and remediation program efforts


    Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field
  • Three plus years of experience in a similar role in financial or banking services
  • Hands on experience in technology and information security processes
  • Practical knowledge of key principles of Operational Risk management
  • Understanding of risk assessment methodologies, internal controls and industry technology risk management frameworks
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to solve problems independently and drive tasks to completion
  • Advanced Excel skills, including data import, pivot tables, lookups, and data analysis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to summarize complex information clearly for non-technical audiences
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills, with an ability to navigate complex organizations and build relationships
  • High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity

    Desired Skills

  • One or more Industry Certifications (e.g., CISM/CISA/CRISC/CISSP)

Keywords: Morgan Stanley, Alpharetta , Risk Analyst, Professions , Alpharetta, Georgia

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