Morgan Stanley
Firm Risk Management

Full Time Analyst

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Placement and duration

  • Placement in either Credit Risk ISG (Corporate Lending team) or Wealth Management Credit Risk
  • Intensive, hands-on experience that provides recent graduates with a strong foundation in core risk management processes and the opportunity to grow and develop
  • Guidance under more experienced colleagues allowing Analysts to be given rapidly increasing levels of responsibility and the opportunity to make an impact
  • One week orientation providing an overview of Morgan Stanley’s businesses, structure and strategy
  • Classroom training covering product and industry knowledge, soft skills and teambuilding activities
  • Risk Management professionals focused on mentoring and training Analysts to ensure a meaningful career and individualized development
  • In addition to formal training, Full Time Analysts receive on-the-job training, a peer buddy and networking opportunities throughout the year


Perform one or more of the following functions:

  • Risk Monitoring: Assist in day-to-day risk management of our credit or wealth management risk exposures by providing independent quantitative analysis of business activities and establishing processes and tools to monitor these risks. Use Excel and, depending on team, statistical tools to aggregate and analyze data to understand exposures before communicating recommended actions
  • Reporting: Develop innovative quantitative and qualitative reports on risk exposures and metrics to support leadership decisions using PowerPoint, Excel, VBA, and other tools
  • Regulatory Programs: Partner with teams within Firm Risk Management and across the Firm to drive key regulatory initiatives including rule implementation, regulatory exam and relationship management, issue remediation and governance enhancements
  • Risk Project Management and Governance: Contribute to key projects to establish and maintain strong risk processes and infrastructure and support appropriate risk governance, using project management best practices

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • Interest in Credit Risk – specifically within ISG and Wealth Management areas
  • Intellectually curious about risk management, financial products, markets and regulation
  • Outstanding communication skills; able to present complex issues verbally and in writing 
  • Prior experience and interest in working with numerical data, such as analyzing financial statements or business impacts and summarizing results
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word; advanced skills a plus
  • Strong analytical thinker who can break problems down into easily understandable pieces
  • Flexible and collaborative in approach to solving problems
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Bachelors or Masters student with a graduation date of either December 2020 or May 2021