Morgan Stanley Fund Services, Client Account Manager, Director, Hong Kong
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 747 offices in 42 countries.
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Department Profile Morgan Stanley Fund Services (MSFS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. We provide fund administration services to the leading hedge funds of the world. With over $600 billion in Assets under Administration, the division employs over 1500 professionals globally, with offices in New York, Dublin, London, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Glasgow and Bangalore.
Principal Duties: • Act as primary point of contact for hedge fund clients • Manage approximately 1-5 client relationships • Review and understand key fund organizational documents and ensure fund setup is consistent with the fund's documents • Assist MSFS conversion teams with new client set up and accounting conversion implementation • Coordinate with MSFS' offshore operations and clients to resolve trade and accounting breaks • Review position and cash reconciliations between clients and their custodians • Perform account closing procedures and ensure compliance with MSFS' established accounting procedures and controls • Ensure all fund expenses are accrued timely and in accordance with applicable accounting guidelines • Review investor allocations prior to distribution to clients and investors • Review accounting journal entries related to standard accruals, management and incentive fees (calculated in accordance with fund documents), derivative contract financing and broker financing • Coordinate valuation signoff process with relevant accounting colleagues in other Global locations • Review and approve portfolio valuations to ensure compliance with Fund governing documents prior to distribution to clients and ensure client approval prior to distribution to investors/third parties • Idea generation and ongoing assessment and improvement of the operational service model • Coordinate with global colleagues across various groups (accounting, operations, investor services) to identify and implement solutions to problems -and leverage firm resources as appropriate to strengthen control environment and improve service model • Act as a conduit between clients and their custodians/prime brokers • Coordinate yearend audit with client and their independent auditors • Review draft annual financial statements
Morgan Stanley has earned a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its advice and execution in financial markets. With offices in more than 41 countries, the firm is truly global-and a market leader in the U.S., Europe and Asia as well as in emerging markets. Morgan Stanley's success rests on the talents and passion of our people, who share a common set of values and bring excellence and integrity to everything they do. We seek to grow long-term relationships by virtue of our consistently rigorous thinking and the unsurpassed access to financial markets that Morgan Stanley can bring. This means providing leadership in specific areas such as investment banking, debt and equity underwriting, research, and sales and trading. We also focus increasingly on creating custom-tailored solutions that cut across functions to help our clients realize new opportunities and solve complex problems. Our aim is to be the first choice of everyone who deals in financial markets, whether as prospective clients, employees or investors.
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