Quantitative Finance

Full-time Analyst, Associate

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Placement and duration

The non-rotational Program begins in late June and runs for 2 - 3 years. Analysts and Associates are immediately placed onto a desk to start building area specialization. With a flat structure and an open trading floor, you will collaborate with and learn from some of the most successful professionals in the industry.

Training program

Full-time Analysts participate in a Firmwide orientation and training program. The curriculum includes daily market updates, accounting, credit risk analysis, business overview speaker series, fundamental and advanced product and technical training, and registration preparation. In addition, Full-time Analysts network with peers, mentors and senior managers through team-building sessions and other organized events.

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Responsibilities

Within the different business functions, Full-time Analysts may take on one of the following roles:

  • Desk Strategists sit on the trading desk and create models and strategies the desk will use to drive trading decisions, analyze and manage the risk of the positions currently on the books, and create pricing and market models.
  • Market Modelers enhance Morgan Stanley's ability to manage risk and generate profits through the development of mathematical finance to create effective valuation and hedging models.
  • Core Analytics develops domain-specific languages, algorithms, analytic libraries and tools to specify, value, trade and process financial positions.
  • Model Standards and Enforcement works with strats, market modelers, the Market Risk Department and the Firm's Chief Risk Officer to set standards for the models used in valuation.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are a PhD final-year student with expertise in Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Quantitative Finance or Computer Science.
  • You have a genuine interest and understanding of the Asian financial markets.
  • Fluency in English and strong communication skills are required.
  • You have strong programming skills.
  • You are results-focused, collaborative and possess the drive to work in an intense, team-oriented environment.

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Morgan Stanley Hong Kong

The Hong Kong office is Morgan Stanley’s regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific region. Since first operating in Hong Kong in 1987, Morgan Stanley has expanded to offer its complete range of products and services to clients across the region, including institutional securities, corporate finance and advisory, private wealth management and investment management.

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Application Process & Deadlines

Students must apply online at www.morganstanley.com/campus. Deadlines vary by country, so students should consult the advertisement of the location they are interested in for exact dates.

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