XVA Desk Credit Analyst, VP

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 19 Jun 18 2018-06-19

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Company Profile

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 grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.


The xVA desk is looking to hire an experienced Credit Analyst to join its trading team. The business is responsible for pricing and risk managing counterparty, funding and collateral risks for Morgan Stanley’s Global OTC derivatives platform.The desk coverage includes Rates, FX, Credit and Commodities OTC derivatives.

Primary Responsibilities

The principal responsibilities of the role include the evaluation of new OTC exposure as well as the monitoring of the existing portfolio. Fulfillment of these responsibilities involves:

  • Independently assessing the credit quality of proposed transactions.

  • Leveraging internal and external credit resources: Credit Department, Internal Desk Credit Analysts, Sell Side Credit Analysts, Legal Department, External Counsel, etc.

  • Monitoring our existing portfolio with a focus on large exposures, distressed credit, wrong-way risks, and concentration risks.

  • Participating in the design of risk scenarios for use by the desk

Position location can be either London or NY


Required Skills

  • Extensive experience in credit analysis in either a desk credit analyst role or in a credit department (distressed experience preferred).

  • Understanding of OTC derivatives products.

  • Strong credit, analytical and modeling skills.

  • Strong team player able to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a relevant field.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.