Wealth Management Risk – Infrastructure Risk AVP

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Wealth Management Risk – Infrastructure Risk AVP

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POSTING DATE: Sep 8, 2021

PRIMARY LOCATION: Americas-United States of America-New York-New York

OTHER LOCATIONS: Americas-United States of America-New York-Purchase

EDUCATION LEVEL: Bachelor’s Degree

JOB: Wealth Management


JOB LEVEL: Assistant Vice President


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 1,200 offices in 43 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 prosper.

The Data Security and Infrastructure Risk Team sits within the Wealth Management Risk organization and strives to find the right balance between risk management and business enablement. The Data Security group works to ensure that our client’s sensitive Personally Identifiable Information is stored and replicated securely, used properly, and accessed by only authorized individuals. The Infrastructure Risk group helps Wealth Management meet or exceed Firm and regulatory standards by applying additional controls in areas such as: Access Management, Resiliency, Business Continuity Planning, Vendor Risk Management, and Privacy Policy Adherence. Finally, the Client and Field Education and Engagement group provides resources to help protect our employees and clients from cyber-enabled fraud.

The Infrastructure Risk group is looking for a professional to support its Wealth Management Resiliency Program. This program seeks to ensure that Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management business has a holistic, strategic plan in place that allows us to rapidly adapt to and maintain key business services during times of stress, disruption, or uncertainty.

A successful candidate will quickly become recognized as a go-to subject matter expert, contribute to projects and initiatives, develop and implement process improvements, and become a key point of contact for a wide range of interlocutors across risk, technology, and operations.

Primary Responsibilities

Document and map critical operational and business flows within Wealth Management with an eye toward identifying interconnected risks and implementing robust, adaptable plans and practices

Maintain sufficient understanding of the Firm’s resilience strategy to recognize opportunities for continuous improvement within Wealth Management

Stay up to date on relevant regulatory guidance for operational resilience and understand and cascade its application for the Wealth Management business

Develop materials for regular and ad-hoc meetings with Wealth Management resilience stakeholders, including working group and committee meetings

Prepare meeting minutes (key discussion topics, decisions, and action items) and track the status of action items following meetings


Bachelor’s or advanced degree

5+ years of relevant experience in an operations or risk-related function at a financial services institution

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with experience assessing risk and identifying mitigating controls

Excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships and a proactive, positive, and self-motivated approach to tackling key initiatives

Strong communication and presentation skills, including experience delivering verbal and written updates to senior stakeholders

Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple work streams amid evolving regulatory and business demands and develop execution-oriented plans and timetables

Expertise in all MS Office tools, especially Excel and PowerPoint, with the ability to pivot data and summarize results



This company is hiring for this role at multiple locations.

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