Morgan Stanley
Global Risk and Analysis

Off-Cycle Internship

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Placement And Duration

The Off-Cycle Internship is an opportunity to experience the culture and atmosphere in the Investment Management Division by taking on some of the responsibilities and functions of a Full-time Analyst. The Off-Cycle Internship typically lasts twelve months.

The Risk Management Team within Investment Management is responsible for identifying, assessing, managing and monitoring risk across IM and providing reporting and analysis for clients, regulators, IM and Firm Management. Global Risk & Analysis is divided into three primary functions:

•Investment risk groups (Equity, Fixed Income, Alternatives and Cross-Asset) have responsibility for management of investment risk – market, credit and liquidity – across their respective asset classes.

•Operational risk identifies, assesses and monitors operational risk across IM and works both with the investment teams and control functions to mitigate that risk.

•Quantitative risk develops and validates models used for portfolio construction, valuation, and risk measurement across IM.


Training program

You will receive on-the-job training and benefit from working alongside experienced professionals on a variety of projects.


Interns will have the opportunity to develop and master the analytical, quantitative, and interpersonal skills they will need to succeed. Interns will learn to employ the skills fundamental to risk management for an asset management firm, including: 

  • Reading and interpreting regulatory requirements for new AIFMD framework. 
  • Testing new risk metrics to comply with new regulations 
  • Reviewing methodologies employed to comply with new regulations 
  • Preparing reports for existing funds to comply with new requirements 
  • Assisting in monitoring, managing and reporting exposures at a counterpart, product and portfolio level.

The Firm’s organizational structure offers opportunities for collaboration with more experienced colleagues and interaction with senior professionals.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are a high-calibre undergraduate student, majoring in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Economics or other business-related majors. 
  • Superior attention to detail
  • You have the ability to manage dynamic priorities. 
  • Advanced analytical, quantitative, and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and a team player

To apply for the Investment Management internship you need to be fluent in English and have a strong academic background. Fluency in another European language is an advantage.


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 currently open for applications.

Candidates should include their availability for the internship in the application form as roles can arise on an ad hoc basis. Applicants will be required to complete online tests within 48 hours of submitting an application. Please note we may also have some additional Off-cycle positions available throughout the year, depending on business needs. Please note we may also have some additional positions available throughout the year, depending on business needs.

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