Morgan Stanley
Investment Banking

Summer Associate

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Placement and duration

As a London-based Summer Associate, you will be expected to take on some of the responsibilities of a Full-time Generalist Associate for the summer period. The 10-week program is designed to provide MBA students a rare opportunity to work with clients on financial solutions, including M&A, capital raising and other Investment Banking Division (IBD)-related activities. With each project, you will gain an understanding of the nuances of client needs, explore ideas, conduct analysis, develop strategy and offer advice and counsel.

Training program

The Program begins in June with one week of intensive classroom training on topics such as valuation, introduction to M&A analysis, modelling and basic accounting. Throughout the Program, you will be exposed to business speakers and practical sessions, and you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and develop through various social activities and events.

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  • Managing and assisting in the execution of Corporate Finance transactions.
  • Performing financial analysis, strategic business analysis and detailed industry research.
  • Contributing to team discussions and client meetings.
  • Preparing and delivering client presentations in a clear and compelling manner.


*Salary is competitive with excellent benefits.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You have a strong academic background and are working toward an MBA or equivalent with a relevant level of professional experience.
  • You are fluent in English; the ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages is preferred.
  • You are a results-driven team player who performs well under pressure and against tight deadlines.
  • You articulate complex ideas simply and summarise them effectively.
  • You are committed to excellence in your work and maintain high professional and ethical standards.


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

The deadline to submit an application is Sunday 23 January 2021. Please note we may also have some additional off-cycle positions available throughout the year, depending on business needs.

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