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Alternative Investments Product Manager, Associate

Morgan Stanley
New York, United States
Posted 9 days ago Permanent Competitive
Alternative Investments Product Manager, Associate
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.

This role is within Wealth Management in the Alternative Investments Business area supporting products such as hedge funds, digital assets, private equity, private credit, and private real estate. Morgan Stanley has one of the largest alternative investments platforms in the industry and it is one of the fastest growing segments of the firm.

Position Summary
The Alternative Investments Product Management team is responsible for supporting the offerings on the Wealth Management Alternative Investments platform post-launch. The group is seeking a highly motivated professional to join the team as a Product Manager to support this function with an emphasis on hedge funds, hedge funds of funds, and managed futures. Product management entails supporting maintenance of products and platforms, working closely with control partners on various technology and strategic projects, and perform a number of oversight functions.

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • • A subject matter expert (SME) on alternative investments products, with an emphasis on hedge funds, hedge funds of funds, and managed futures;
  • • Fund setups, process changes, FA notifications, fund inventory maintenance, etc.;
  • • Offering documents and marketing material updates, and maintaining relationship and active dialogue with fund managers to be well informed of the funds' latest statuses;
  • • Participate in various product review and technology/platform committees acting as a SME for the products;
  • • Responsible for the maintenance of policies and procedures by identifying opportunities to enhance controls and mitigate risks as well as interacting with internal audit and product risk;
  • • Serve as the point of contact for asset managers and sponsors on prospectus and contract reviews, product changes, share class conversions, trading support, and other related matters;
  • • Work with the Alternative Investment Sales Desks and the Investor Relations team on FA inquiries related to product availability, platform related issues and product information;
  • • Be actively involved in any product management related projects and initiatives.


Qualifications:

Skills/Abilities
  • • Extensive knowledge of and experience with alternative investments;
  • • Excellent analytical skills, strong attention to detail and proactive mindset;
  • • Must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (functions, formulas and macros);
  • • Prior experience managing strategic initiatives and experience in alternative investment products a plus;
  • • Strong judgment in prioritizing, evaluating and sharing information as appropriate, and determining issues requiring escalation;
  • • Ability to work independently, often on multiple assignments concurrently, while adhering to deadlines and the group's standards;
  • • Strong interpersonal, collaborative and team skills including ability to work with third party investment managers;
  • • Series 7 a plus.
EOE M/F/D/V Committed to Diversity
This role requires that all successful applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of such vaccinations within 3 days of commencement of employment.
Job ID  3209417
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