Private Credit & Equity Divisional Management - Vice President/Senior Associate Private Credit & Equity Divisional Management -  …

Morgan Stanley
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Jul 21
Competitive
Morgan Stanley
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Jul 21
Competitive
Private Credit & Equity Divisional Management - Vice President/Senior Associate
Morgan Stanley Investment Management ("MSIM") is a global investment manager with over 40 years of history delivering innovative investment solutions across public and private markets worldwide. We have $1.4Tn of AUM with professionals located across 21 countries, with a proven long- term track record of success. Our investment teams bring significant expertise in structuring complex financial transactions and commitment to partnering with world- class management teams. Morgan Stanley's extensive business relationships and global network of resources afford our private equity and credit teams as well as our portfolio companies' unparalleled access to leading corporations, executive talent, as well as competitive deal sourcing advantages.

Role Description:
Private Credit & Equity (PC&E) consists of a team of 200+ professionals currently managing ~$30 billion of AUM in direct private equity and credit investment across a broad spectrum of industries. We are seeking a dynamic Vice President / Senior Associate to join the PC&E management team reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer. Candidates should have a keen desire to get involved in wide range of projects and initiatives, with the goal of obtaining broad exposure across multiple strategies. The candidate will contribute to a wide range of strategic and operational activities including the following:

  • A significant portion of the candidate's time will be focused on evolving PC&E's ESG integration efforts. Responsibilities will include the following:
    • Assist in the development of an annual private equity / private credit sustainability report
    • Research best practices and emerging trends in ESG within the PE/PC space
    • Conduct ongoing benchmarking analysis, examining activities in private debt and private equity with regards to fundraising, integration efforts, initiatives, etc.
    • Help evolve integration processes and standards partnering with investment teams as needed
    • Partner with investment teams to develop ESG case studies for each strategy
    • Assist in implementing portfolio company ESG metrics and monitoring across strategies; recommend metrics based on industry analysis
    • Work with divisional and firm-level sustainability focused teams on wide range of initiatives (e.g. net zero)
    • Assist with annual PRI questionnaire response
    • Assist in responding in DDQs/RFPs as it pertains to ESG
    • Assist in developing content for annual training for private equity / private credit investment teams
    • Assist as needed on ESG related diligence
  • General management responsibilities will include:
    • Marketing / investor related activities:
      • Help develop and maintain marketing content for platform
      • Partner with marketing team to ensure timely updates to website
      • Support special projects, such as portfolio company marketing videos
      • Assist with performance benchmarking across funds/platform
      • Assist in planning and logistics pertaining to annual investor conference, including developing agenda, speaker/panel preparation, execution of event
    • Technology related initiatives:
      • Help implement portfolio monitoring solution across strategies
      • Respond to requests for new technology and market data solutions
      • Research best practices and solutions to business needs, including emerging technology (e.g. data science)
    • General risk related activities across platform (e.g. ensuring BCP plans are maintained, ensuring compliance with ongoing technology and operational risk management activities)
    • Support recruiting activities including D&I related initiatives
    • Platform wide reporting and analysis
    • Respond to ad-hoc requests across strategies
    • Space management


Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred
  • 5-8 years of experience in a related function (operational, strategic, or administrative position)
  • ESG related experience
  • Knowledge and experience with alternatives, specifically private equity and private credit strategies
  • Strong organizational, analytical and financial skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to and work with broad range of styles and personalities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong capabilities in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work and think independently under time constraints
  • High commitment and strong self -motivation; entrepreneurial spirit
  • Committed to delivering the highest quality work product; strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple task
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