Morgan Stanley

Placement and duration

The Operations Division at Morgan Stanley is the front line of defense for the Firm’s financial and operational well-being, and works closely with almost all departments in order to safeguard the Firm’s reputation and franchise. Operations partners with Sales & Trading, Finance, Legal, and Technology to execute the Firm’s institutional, retail, and asset management businesses – via supporting and settling daily transactions, devising and implementing effective controls, developing strong client relationships, and partnering with its business partners to enable the development of new structures, businesses, and markets.

The Operations Full-Time Analyst Program helps graduates build a solid foundation for a career in Operations, as well as an opportunity to develop the personal and professional competencies necessary to be successful within the Division, with an extensive development plan in place to expand experience and exposure over time. You will be placed within a team best aligned to your skills, and will be provided with ongoing classroom as well as thorough on-the-job training designed to help you develop a thorough understanding of the business throughout the duration of the Program. Supervision and guidance will be provided by experienced Operations professionals to all Full-Time Analysts throughout the program, to ensure Analysts have full support throughout their critical development years as an Operations professional.

Training program

Full-Time Analysts start their Analyst Program with a Firmwide Induction Day, followed by an intensive Core Training Program covering topics across products, policies and risk, to soft skills and technical skills. Analysts will also have exposure to guest lecturers, career development sessions, social and networking sessions. Teambuilding activities and project work will also be included to further strengthen technical understanding as well as soft skills. Throughout the Program, Analysts will receive thorough on-the-job training across two different functions, continued classroom and online based training, as well as ongoing mentorship and guidance from mentors and designated Officers.

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  • Trade capture, enrichment and confirmation, position reconciliation: learn key processes in the life cycle of a trade from deal capture to the final settlement, and then identify and resolve trading breaks from discrepancies dealing with security information, trading date and settlement date, executed quantity, taxes, commission, prices and settlement locations.
  • Data mining, business analysis, modeling/reporting, and documentation: preparation and compilation of daily/weekly/monthly metric dashboards to ensure thorough business analysis.
  • Collaborate with team members of all levels to complete daily tasks, share market and systems knowledge, create best practice methodologies and approaches for business analysis, issue follow up and escalation.
  • Develop relationships with clients (i.e., Counterparties, Traders, Origination, Legal, Credit, IT and Controllers) to understand the priorities of stakeholders to ensure that business needs are met, protect client confidentiality and address ad-hoc requests in a timely fashion.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree.
  • Leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Displaying strong initiative and ability to be proactive