FundLogic Platform Management Structuring - Associate / Vice President

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 23 Apr 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.

Team Profile

Morgan Stanley’s FundLogic team is seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join them for a full-time role, focusing on Platform Management.

FundLogic Alternatives Plc was launched in April 2010 with the aim of providing alternative funds to investors in a regulated UCITS wrapper. The platform stemmed from a joint venture between the Institutional Equity Division and the Prime Brokerage business at Morgan Stanley. At the end of 2016, Morgan Stanley decided to move the platform solely to the Prime Brokerage division in order for FundLogic to fully benefit from the broader PB structure. Following this restructuring, the FundLogic platform was able to take full advantage of the wider PB technology, of its operational infrastructure and of its strong relationships with investment managers. This has helped the platform to grow its assets under management considerably. The platform also supports Morgan Stanley’s derivative strategies group with bespoke solutions for a variety of clients, a part of the business that has also grown considerably.

Primary Responsibilities:

New Business

  • Assist with structuring new UCITS funds on the platform and determining the optimum methodology to achieve the fund’s proposed investment objective

  • Review and draft fund docs including the fund’s prospectus supplement and KIID

  • Liaise with internal stakeholders on structuring issues including sales, financial engineering, portfolio managers, legal, risk and compliance teams

  • Liaise with external vendors and clients on fund structuring matters including the administrator and depository

  • Presenting to the fund’s board of directors on new projects and issues relating to the platform

  • Collaborate with internal functions to agree and negotiate contractual agreements with service providers such as distribution agreements and investment management agreements

Product Support

  • Assist stakeholders and clients on questions relating to fund products and platform

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders on re-structuring issues

  • Providing a high level of support to the Platform Management Team as business needs dictate

  • Taking a lead on implementing platform governance requirements including collating information to be presented to senior management, hosting governance meetings and completing follow-up points

  • Assisting with project work relating to legal processes of the platform and taking a lead on various regulatory projects that impact the platform

  • Support of the data management process , including liaising and managing relationships with third party vendors

  • Management of fee processes for distributors, alongside internal teams

  • Platform change management: co-ordinating the various tasks that are required as the platform undergoes significant change in terms of both strategy and controls

  • Provide oversight to the junior team to assist in ensuring the smooth running of the Platform on a daily basis


Skills required

  • A strong knowledge of UCITS and familiarity with UCITS fund regime and regulations

  • A strong understanding of derivative structuring in particular in relation to investment funds

  • Experience in the investment funds sector including liaising with UCITS administrators and depositories on matters relating to day to day fund maintenance

  • You are a high-calibre graduate with a degree from an accredited institution (finance or economics degree preferred, but not required).

  • You have a strong knowledge of Excel (including pivot tables, data research, multiple worksheet data management), Word and the efficient use of PowerPoint to create compelling presentations

  • You are committed to excellence in your work and maintain high professional and ethical standards.

  • You are analytical, quantitative, insightful, adaptable, detail oriented, a quick learner, enjoy problem solving, a team player, a multi-tasker and possess a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.

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.#LI-RP1