Morgan Stanley
Institutional Securities

S&T Industrial Placement

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placement and duration

This Sales & Trading Industrial Placement programme is aimed at undergraduates who are either required by their degree or are able to complete a longer internship period. The six month internship, which is based in Singapore and begins in mid - January, offers you the opportunity to learn about a variety of product areas, while providing a clear understanding of how the business operates as a whole. Following an initial period of training and induction, you will rotate across desks within Fixed Income and Institutional Equity. Interns are treated as full-time members of the team and work alongside experienced professionals at all levels. 

training program

Industrial placement interns participate in an orientation day and training program and will be given extensive learning opportunities including technical training and lunch-time speaker series with senior executives, mentoring, networking, charity and social events.

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Opportunities exist across the following business areas:

  • Sales: Work alongside experienced employees to learn how we build our client base and establish and maintain long-term client relationships. Assist with developing and presenting investment ideas and the fundaments of selling and cross-selling the Firm's products.
  • Trading: Execute trading ideas and analysis, and support all aspects of the market-making trade execution process, from providing research analytics on trades to relative value analysis.
  • Structuring: Design both investment and risk management products across all asset classes.
  • Analytics: Provide quantitative and qualitative metrics and analytics around client revenue and profitability to drive internal business and client strategy; work with clients to efficiently manage their commission dollars by creating increased transparency around the services that clients value.


  • You are an undergraduate in with a strong interest in the financial markets.
  • You are currently due to graduate between October 2021 and July 2022 with no further study planned
  • You possess strong analytical, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You are able to communicate clearly and succinctly and thrive under pressure and ever-changing situations.
  • You analyse and interpret complex information quickly and accurately.
  • Study in a financial discipline is not essential, although you should have a strong aptitude for numbers.
  • You actively generate and share new ideas and are committed to achieving your career goals.
  • Fluency in English required and  fluency in Asian lanaguages preferred


Morgan Stanley Singapore

Singapore is Morgan Stanley’s Southeast Asia hub and main office for the firm's businesses in Southeast Asia. Our Singapore office offers all the global product lines including investment banking (capital raising, M&A and other advisory services), equity and fixed income sales and trading, research, derivatives, private wealth management, real estate investing and is the Asia Pacific hub for Commodities and Traditional Asset Management Businesses. Singapore also serves as the venue for the firm's annual franchise client event, the Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific Summit.

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