Institutional Equity

Summer Analyst

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Placement and duration

The Institutional Equity Summer Analyst Program is a 10-week program consisting of one week of classroom training, followed by multiple rotations across the Equity division through our Trading, Distribution and Prime Brokerage desks. Summer Analysts receive on-the-job training, benefit from working alongside experienced professionals on meaningful projects, and build their skillsets in a dynamic and evolving environment. In addition, the Program features a Senior Management Speaker Series, desk teach-ins, networking events, community service, performance reviews, and a robust mentorship program.

Training program

Summer Analysts begin with a one-day orientation where they are introduced to the Firm's businesses, learn about what it is like to be an employee at Morgan Stanley and network with Summer Analysts throughout the Firm. For the remainder of training, Summer Analysts will attend divisional specific training where they learn core skills essential to a successful summer. The curriculum includes daily market updates, business-specific overviews, and basic product and technical training.

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Sales: Work alongside more experienced employees to understand client relationship dynamics, develop and present investment ideas, sell and cross-sell the Firm's products and learn how to represent the Firm with clients on important business issues.

Trading: Manage primary and higher order risks by utilizing proprietary models, rigorous quantitative and fundamental investigation, risk-analysis metrics and state-of-the-art technology to develop strategies and trade through its traditional client facing desks.

Structuring: Use innovative and solutions-based approaches to design customized investment and risk management products across all asset classes.

Strategy: Analyze market fundamentals, employ quantitative techniques, and liaise with researchers to develop investment recommendations and analytics for internal and external clients. 

Analytics: Provide quantitative and qualitative metrics 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 (by Program)

Institutional Equity Summer Analyst Program

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree (junior) or a Master’s degree with a graduation date of December 2019 or Spring 2020.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Keen interest in finance and markets. 
  • Strong work ethic, collaborative, ability to multi-task, adaptable, versatile, and analytical.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 

Institutional Equity Derivatives Trading & Structuring Summer Program

The Institutional Equity Derivatives operation provides liquidity and product solutions for equity options (to exchange listed and over-the-counter), securitized derivatives, and convertible bonds, and spans the full range of distribution channels including retail, corporate, hedge fund and institutional. 

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree (junior) or a Master's degree with a graduation date of December 2019 or Spring 2020.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Strong competency in Computer Science, Math, Physics or Engineering.
  • 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.
  • No prior knowledge of finance or trading required.



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Application Process & Deadlines

Students must 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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