Firm Risk Management

Summer Analyst

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Placement and duration

The 10-week Risk Management Summer Analyst Program provides students an introduction to the Financial Services industry and risk management, specifically. Summer Analysts are integrated into teams in Risk Management and are expected to take on responsibilities of full-time analysts. Placement will be determined by aligning your skillset and interests with our business needs.

We are committed to providing opportunities to develop key competencies necessary for a successful career within Risk Management. Summer Analysts will receive classroom and on-the-job training to shape a strong foundation in risk management and our businesses. Managers are committed to providing meaningful and challenging projects that can be implemented and incorporated into our day-to-day activities. Risk Management professionals are focused on developing and training Summer Analysts to ensure a successful internship experience.

Training program

Summer Analysts participate in a Firmwide Orientation which provides an overview of Morgan Stanley’s businesses, structure, and strategy. This is followed by additional classroom training covering product and industry knowledge, soft skills, and teambuilding activities. Summer Analysts will also take part in networking events within Risk Management and with other divisions at the Firm. Summer Analysts will be assigned a peer mentor and senior leader mentor and will have opportunities to meet senior management in the Division through the weekly Senior Speaker Lunches.

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  • Model Development: Participate in developing and enhancing tools and methodologies to quantify risks for business as usual and stress testing purposes.
  • Risk Monitoring: Assist in day-to-day risk management of our market, credit, operational or liquidity risk exposures by providing independent analysis of business activities and establishing processes to monitor these risks.
  • Model Risk Management: Learn about the Firm’s governance framework for models used in all divisions and assist in reviewing and validating various types of models.
  • Reporting: Develop innovative reporting on risk exposures and metrics to support leadership decisions.
  • Risk Projects: Contribute to key projects to establish and maintain strong risk processes and infrastructure, using project management best practices.
  • Regulatory Programs: Work with teams within Risk and across the Firm to drive key regulatory initiatives including rule implementation, regulatory exam and relationship management, remediation and governance.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

Qualifications/Skills/Requirements for all Roles:

  • You have a strong interest in risk management.
  • You are fluent in English and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You are intellectually curious and enjoy learning.
  • You demonstrate leadership, inter-personal skills, and are a team player.
  • You pay close attention to detail, have analytical and problem-solving skills, and are able to understand and evaluate complex information quickly.
  • You have the ability to manage dynamic priorities.
  • You have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Model Development Roles:

  • You are in your penultimate year of study towards a master’s or PhD in Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Financial Math, Physics, Statistics, Engineering, Quantitative Finance, Computer Science, or other related field.
  • You possess advanced quantitative knowledge and are able to apply stochastic and econometric techniques to support methodology development and validation.
  • You understand complex financial products and markets.
  • You have excellent programming skills.

All Other Roles

  • You are an undergraduate or graduate student in your penultimate year of study from any degree discipline and have a strong interest in financial markets.


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