Morgan Stanley

Placement and duration

• Two 12-month rotations that provide a strong foundation in both advisory and oversight aspects of a compliance program 

• Potential placements within a compliance advisory team aligned with one of our businesses or on a team covering specific global compliance functions, such as financial crimes, regulatory relations, information controls or global monitoring and testing 

• A Full-time Analyst Training Program, which includes a Firm orientation, followed by financial, technical and professional skills training as well as networking events

• Compliance-specific training designed to provide a deeper understanding of the Firm’s compliance organization

• Opportunities in New York City and Purchase


Responsibilities vary depending on your role, but may include the following:

• Conducting due diligence reviews (for example, financial crimes concerns) of clients during the account opening process

• Conducting monitoring and surveillance of transactions, employee activities or communications

• Analyzing regulations, rules and various proposals; drafting and coordinating regulatory updates and compliance bulletins  

• Performing tests of the Firm’s processes and controls to mitigate risks 

• Conducting research and assisting with responses to various regulatory inquiries and examinations

• Reviewing and drafting policies, procedures, compliance manuals and developing/updating related training courses 

• Participating in compliance risk assessments and analyzing the compliance environment and controls for a line of business 

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

• You are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree of any discipline, open to all majors

• You are graduating between December 2020 and May 2021

• You have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

• Track record of academic excellence 

• Strong attention to detail and ability to manage competing priorities 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to analyze and synthesize a variety of data to produce well-designed and meaningful summaries and reports 

• Adept at solving problems and developing efficient processes

• Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word 

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


Morgan Stanley New York

Founded in New York City in 1935, Morgan Stanley has evolved into one of the world's foremost financial institutions, with more than 55,000 employees in 43 countries. Our New York headquarters offers the finest in financial thinking, products and execution to individual investors, companies, institutions and government agencies. We offer our clients the personalized attention and service of a boutique, the intelligence and creativity of the brightest professionals in the industry and the global resources of Morgan Stanley.

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Application Process & Deadlines

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Please note, the Compliance Division is located in both New York and Purchase, NY. The Full Time Analyst Program placements will be in New York or Purchase, NY. New York City placements cannot be guaranteed.

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