Morgan Stanley

Placement and duration

The Market Risk Summer Analyst Program is a 10-week program beginning in June. Interns will work in the Fixed Income (FID) and Equities (IED) Market Risk teams, rotating between two business facing Market Risk teams. As a Summer Analyst, you have an opportunity to be considered for the following year's Full Time Analyst Program.

Training program

The Program begins with a Firmwide induction with peers from other divisions. This is followed by one week of intensive classroom training, including an introduction to Morgan Stanley followed by division-specific training. Summer Analysts also receive considerable on-the-job training, speaker series, networking events and work-shadowing opportunities.

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  • Provide independent oversight and control of market risks.
  • Continuously review limit and reporting framework to ensure appropriateness in light of risk appetite, new trades, businesses, products risk factors and market conditions and opportunities.
  • Continuously monitor the financial markets and measure the impact on MS’s portfolio, including analysing trading strategies and assessing material weaknesses or overlooked risks and hedging strategies. 
  • Utilize and enhance comprehensive stress tests that highlight all key risks.
  • Assess the suitability and performance of pricing, risk and capital models. Work with relevant groups to address material deficiencies.
  • Ensure risk reporting is fit for purpose and develop any new reporting required.
  • Understand P&L drivers and construct any necessary tools to facilitate risk and P&L analysis.
  • Communicate key risks to senior management on a regular basis, including creation of presentations articulating key risks and portfolio changes. Escalate emerging or developing risks as necessary.
  • Work directly with, and develop effective and constructive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders including: Sales and Trading, Business Unit Risk Management, Desk Strategists, Finance, Compliance, Technology and Operations.

*Salary is competitive with excellent benefits.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • An excellent academic background or strong analytical background. 
  • Candidates are expected to be proactive and are able to demonstrate diligence as well as strong quantitative and investigative skills.
  • Attention to detail, project management and prioritization skills will also be key in balancing daily deadlines with timely implementation of strategic projects.
  • Excellent communication skills for written, graphical and verbal presentation


Morgan Stanley London

In 1977, Morgan Stanley opened its European headquarters in London, where it now has over 5,000 staff. Morgan Stanley is one of the preeminent financial services firms in the UK, with longstanding client relationships and a leading role in many landmark transactions. Our professionals value individual intellect as much as teamwork. We offer nimble, innovative services and products tailored to our clients’ needs.

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Application Process & Deadlines

Students must apply online at The deadline for applications is 22nd November 2020. Candidates are encouraged to apply early. Applicants will be required to complete online tests within 48 hours of submitting an application.

Please note we may also have some additional off-cycle positions available throughout the year, depending on business needs. For questions, please email

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