Hong Kong Prime Brokerage Margin Team, Associate

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 20 Mar 18 2018-03-20

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Hong Kong Prime Brokerage Margin Team, Associate

The global margin team provides collateral calculations and exposure monitoring for international wealth management clients, hedge funds and institutional clients based in Asia that do not have a credit line with the firm. The team is responsible for all aspects of portfolio margining and works closely with the business unit risk managers, sales, branch admin, operations and legal/documentation groups. The team supports market and non-market risk activities related to collateral, and to ensure that the exposures are within the defined comfort levels.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Perform daily margin processing such as data checks, margin call process, limit usage monitoring, and asset transfer
  • Ensure that margin calls are issued prior to the deadline agreed with business units
  • Perform various control activities; Issue margin calls and work with Sales and Risk Management to ensure clients meet their margin calls in a timely manner
  • Analyze and understand complex portfolios and trading strategies
  • Facilitate client portfolio analysis on new and existing clients;
  • Respond to inquiries from sales/sales assistants on collateral activities
  • Escalate issues, risks, achievements in a timely and effective manner


  • 2-4 years of experience in investment banking operations (preferably margin).
  • Ability to understand difficult trading strategy and pick up margin concept fast
  • Good investment product knowledge
  • Strong in building relationship with stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills
  • Prepared to work in a dynamic, fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.