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Legal Reference Data Services (LERDS) - Associate

  • Job
    Junior & Mid Level
  • Legal
  • Glasgow


  • Ability to establish clear goals and priorities, and address non-standard issues within area of expertise with minimal guidance and supervision
  • Subject matter expertise in business area supported, client requirements, and ability to ensure control is not compromised to comply with client requests
  • Culture carrier across Operations, embracing the Firm's core values
  • Aptitude to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle volume spikes and prioritise work including ad-hoc requests and projects to meet business demands in a timely manner
  • Ability to recognise potential risk issues and escalate/report on a timely basis
  • At least 2 years' relevant experience would generally be expected to find the skills required for this role


  • Execute processes/functions and/or support process management and project efforts, leveraging knowledge of the systems, markets and instruments that influence the team
  • Recognize risk in day-to-day processes to draw out the key issues and contribute to process improvements
  • Build relationships within team and internal stakeholders, sharing knowledge to contribute to team output
  • Participate in projects and initiatives, aiding in solution formulation with a focus on timely execution
  • Create newly acquired or maintain (parties) client, issuer, and vendor records in the system. This involves investigating various approved sources and analyzing various approved documents to determine key attributes required for operational processing, as well as financial and regulatory reporting

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Mission & Purpose

Morgan Stanley mobilizes capital to help governments, corporations, institutions and individuals around the world achieve their financial goals. For over 85 years, the firm’s reputation for using innovative thinking to solve complex problems has been well earned and rarely matched. A consistent industry leader throughout decades of dramatic change in modern finance, Morgan Stanley will continue to break new ground in advising, serving and providing new opportunities for its clients. Morgan Stanley is committed to maintaining the first-class service and high standard of excellence that have always defined the firm. At its foundation are five core values — put clients first, do the right thing, lead with exceptional ideas, commit to diversity and inclusion, and give back — that guide its more than 70,000+ employees across 41 countries.