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Sustainable Investing Summer Placement

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Placement and Duration

The 10 week Sustainable Investing Summer Placement provides students with the unique opportunity to design and implement efforts that seek to drive capital towards sustainable investments that promote sustainable economic growth and scalable solutions to global challenges. You will be placed in one of the following functional areas – Global Capital Markets, Investment Management and Research – based on skillset and interest.  

 With support from the Institute for Sustainable Investing, Morgan Stanley is dedicated to accelerating the adoption of sustainable investing, which seeks to deliver both competitive financial returns and positive environmental and social impact. The Institute partners across the Firm to pioneer scalable sustainable finance solutions, build new sustainable investing tools, and generate industry-leading insights that inform and empower investors.

Training program

Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Investing Summer Placement training programme consists of a curriculum that is designed to cultivate emerging leaders in sustainable finance and investing.  You will attend both Firm wide and divisional training where you will learn the core skills required to be successful on the job.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to network with Senior Management and other representatives across the business and in sustainable investing through lunches, seminars and social activities.

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Responsibilities

Responsibilities depend on which of the following functional areas you are placed in:

  • Global Capital Markets: Providing support on marketing and execution of Green Bonds. Preparing analysis of transaction precedents and performances. Gathering market data to analyse trends, investor’s sentiment and market outlooks. Attending team discussions and client meetings, where you may be asked to deliver part of a presentation.
  • Investment Management: Working with research analysts and portfolio managers to incorporate company-specific sustainability research into the management of multi-asset portfolios; analyzing data to understand the key sustainability issues faced by companies in different sectors and geographies, differentiating between material and non-material issues; reporting on trends among asset owners, across client segments and geographies, regarding the inclusion of sustainability criteria in their portfolios; producing performance and risk attribution to support the return/risk benefits of incorporating sustainability research into risk-targeting multi-asset portfolios.
  • Research: Gathering and analyzing sustainability data, collaborating with research analysts, to highlight emerging trends and writing reports to communicate investment ideas to a sophisticated client base.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You have a strong academic background and are working towards an MBA, Masters or similar.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You have a demonstrable and active interest in sustainability.
  • You articulate complex ideas simply and summarise them effectively.
  • You are a team player and a self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • You have strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects efficiently.