Morgan Stanley
Sales and Trading

Quantitative Trader Off-Cycle Internship

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Placement and duration

The 6-months Off-Cycle Quantitative Trader Program is an opportunity to experience the culture and atmosphere in the Sales & Trading division by taking on some of the responsibilities and functions of a Full Time Analyst. As a quantitative trader intern, you will be given full insight into what it takes to be part of a trading desk at Morgan Stanley. You will be responsible for producing analytics as well as ad-hoc reports and leading a diverse set of projects to improve our trading activities. You will spend your internship assigned to a specific desk and you will be based in our London office. 

As a quantitative trader intern, you will be part of the AMM team or the Exotics Trading team which will provide you with the opportunity to further your trading career working alongside top industry professionals. 



Training Program

You will receive on-the-job training and benefit from working alongside experienced professionals on a variety of projects. You will develop the analytical, quantitative and interpersonal skills that will help you succeed in the role.


Opportunities exist within the following teams:

  • AMM – Automated Market Making is a registered market maker on all major US options exchanges & quotes more than 2000 individual option classes. In EU, AMM is a registered market maker on Eurex/Euronext and quotes more than 180 individual options classes. AMM is also central to the derivatives automation program for the trading division.
  • Equity Exotics- The Exotic Trading desk provides pricing and liquidity for equity exotic derivative products for clients across both retail (banks, distributors etc.) and institutions (Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, Insurance Companies etc.). Mandate includes a wide range of products and covers anything non-vanilla (swaps, structured notes, barriers, basket options, QIS, etc.) in OTC or securitised form.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are a Masters student in a quantitative subject such as Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Quantitative Finance or Computer Science
  • Programming and algorithm design: advanced knowledge of Python, SQL, Excel or similar languages is valued
  • You have a keen interest in the financial markets and the drive and desire to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • You analyze and interpret complex information quickly and accurately
  • You will possess practical problem solving skills with a great attention to detail
  • You are an excellent communicator and a teamwork player
  • You are a critical thinker, you are hungry to learn and you can demonstrate curiosity



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

Not currently open for applications.

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

Application Process and Deadline