Office of the COO - Product Development

Summer Analyst

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Placement and duration

The Investment Management Summer Analyst Program is a 10-week program consisting of one week of training and nine weeks working within a specific IM group. The majority of opportunities are in our New York offices, but there may also be select positions in suburban Philadelphia. During the 10-week program, Summer Analysts experience the work, culture and atmosphere of Morgan Stanley by performing a role similar to a Full-Time Analyst.

The Product Development Team is responsible for collaborating with various functional areas across the firm to develop global equity and fixed income products needed to support Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s overall business strategy and launching those products in a commercially successful, high-quality manner. The Team manages the process for new product development and product rationalization across a broad range of investment strategies (e.g. Emerging Markets Equity, Global Real Estate, Growth, Global Multi-Asset, Global Fixed Income) and vehicle structures (e.g. open-end and closed-end 1940 Act mutual funds, SICAV, limited partnerships, institutional separate accounts, and offshore funds).

Training program

Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s training program consists of a curriculum designed to equip Summer Analysts with the fundamental skills they need in order to be successful. The program is one week long and includes a Firmwide orientation, business overviews, professional development, technical training and networking events. A speaker series is also a part of the overall training and is run throughout the duration of the program.


The Product Development team is looking for a Summer Analyst to:

  • Work collaboratively with Investments, Operations, Fund Administration, Technology, Risk, Legal and Compliance, Sales and Marketing teams to execute the launch, merger, and liquidations of new or existing products
  • Manage process for new product development and product rationalization from idea generation, building a business case, managing internal and Board approvals and implementation
  • Conduct research and analyses on competitor funds, performance, and global investment trends using various fund databases and present findings for senior management to assess marketplace viability
  • Assist in managing the existing product line to ensure that the proper positioning is maintained and adapted, as appropriate, to changing client requirements and competitive environment (i.e. pricing reviews, performance monitoring, instrument use, shifting of investment strategies)

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • Current Junior (class of 2019) in a four year bachelor’s degree program with superior academic performance
  • Interest in the asset management industry and financial markets
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with Excel and PowerPoint preferred


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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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