Morgan Stanley
Sales and Trading

Full-Time Analyst

Placement and duration

The Analyst Program begins in mid-July with direct placement on a desk within Fixed Income & Commodities. With a flat structure and an open trading floor, the Analyst Program includes the opportunity to collaborate and learn from experienced professionals and to participate in practical workshops, a structured mentor-and-buddy program and organised social events.

Training program

Analysts begin with the Firmwide Institutional Securities training program in London with peers from Institutional Equity, Investment Banking, Global Capital Markets, Equity Research, Investment Managementand Private Wealth Management. The training covers financial modelling and capital markets, and enables Analysts to gain a broad understanding of each business in the Institutional Securities Group. Analysts then undertake the Sales & Trading specific training, which generally consists of intensive IT training, Excel and desk-specific applications,practical skills sessions, regulatory examinations and FCA preparation.

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Analysts are hired onto specific desks where they remain for the duration of their program. Roles available in the Program include:

  • Salespeople who manage client relationships by communicating value-added ideas to their clients based on their own opinions and the Firm's research.
  • Traders who provide liquidity for our clients and manage the Firm's residual risk positions.
  • Fixed Income Research works with traders and salespeople to provide sophisticated investment strategies. Structured Product Groups integrate the structuring, marketing and origination of products, such as structuredinterest rates, credit derivatives and asset-backed securities.

*Salary is competitive with excellent benefits

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You have an outstanding academic record with a minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent and a keen interest in the financial markets. Candidates from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • You have excellent communication, interpersonal and client service skills.
  • You are a team player who excels in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.
  • You have strong analytical capabilities, including the ability to summarise complex business problems and detailed analysis with clarity and brevity.


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

This program is not open for applications. Please note we may also have some additional off-cycle positions available throughout the year, depending on business needs.

Candidates must apply online at and are encouraged to apply early as we recruit on an ongoing basis. Applicants will be required to complete online tests within 48 hours of submitting an application.

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