Institutional Equity

Full-time Analyst

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Placement and duration

The Analyst Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to master the analytical, quantitative and interpersonal skills necessary for an exciting and rewarding career on Wall Street. 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. Full Time Analysts are given direct placement on a desk within the Institutional Equity Division, including Prime Brokerage.

Training program

All new Analysts participate in an intensive Firmwide orientation program, which covers the Firm's businesses, the transition from an academic setting to a corporate environment and opportunities for establishing a network throughout the Firm, globally. Institutional Equity Analysts then attend divisional training where they learn core skills required to be successful on the job. 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, Analysts have several opportunities to network with peers, mentors and managers through team-building sessions and other organized events.

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  • Sales: Work alongside more experienced employees to begin developing your own client base and be responsible for building long-term client relationships; develop and present investment ideas; sell and cross-sell the Firm's products and represent the Firm with clients on important business issues.
  • Trading: Develop and 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: Use innovative and solutions-based approaches to designing both investment and risk management products across all asset classes.
  • Strategy: Analyze market fundamentals and liaise with researchers to develop investment recommendations for internal and external clients.
  • 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.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You must be an undergraduate in your final year of study, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA; preference for finance concentration.
  • You must have at least one internship in a finance-related field (preferred).
  • You must be proficient in Bloomberg, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
  • You are analytical, quantitative, insightful, adaptable, a quick learner, leader, team player, multi-tasker and possess a strong work ethic, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a compelling interest in and knowledge of the financial markets, specifically equity.


Morgan Stanley New York

Founded in New York City in 1935, Morgan Stanley has evolved into one of the world's foremost financial institutions, with more than 55,000 employees in 43 countries. Our New York headquarters offers the finest in financial thinking, products and execution to individual investors, companies, institutions and government agencies. We offer our clients the personalized attention and service of a boutique, the intelligence and creativity of the brightest professionals in the industry and the global resources of Morgan Stanley.

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Application Process & Deadlines

All interested students apply online at If Morgan Stanley recruits on your campus, you may also be required to apply through your school’s on-campus system.

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