Morgan Stanley

placement and duration

The Operations Division at Morgan Stanley is the front line of defence 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 engaging with its business partners to enable development of new structures, businesses, and markets.


  • Client new account on boarding: Ensure that any new accounts to be covered are correctly set up in our internal system
  • Counterparty relationship management: Ensure that incoming phone calls are always answered
  • Business Unit assistance: follow and responds to BU and Internal group documentation requests    
  • Project management: Follow up with any enhancement calls and projects that impact our team
  • Paper trades: Ensure that any new events (new trades, full unwind, partial unwind, exercise of option, assignations) are affirmed with client on a timely manner
  • Electronic Trades: Ensure that any DTCC or MW pending trades (new trades, unwinds, assignations and DKd trades) are investigated and confirmed by client on a timely
  • Discrepancies reconciliation: Ensure that all economic details discrepancies detected are investigated and reconciliated in a timely manner. Liaise with BU (Sales & Trading Desk) and Internal parties to resolve any disputes.
  • Chasing of unexecuted confirmations: Ensure that client returned us signed MS confirmation without any mark up on a timely manner in order to meet the FED/EMIR targets deadline
  • Broker confirmations matching/verification: Ensure that brokers/clients confirmation are verified and cross checked versus MS risk systems and confirmation before execution    
  • Perform daily preaffirmation of cashflows
  • Monitor settlement transactions and  special settlement arrangements
  • Maintain clients contact details data base updated
  • Daily escalation of High Risk and Ages items
  • Provide End of day affirmation

* Salary is competitive with excellent benefits

Qualifications / Skills / Requirements

  • You have or are on track to obtain a minimum 2.1 honors degree or equivalent.
  • Fluent French/ English speaker
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Exceptional excel/database/desktop skills
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills as well as the ability to multi-task
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision


Morgan Stanley Paris

We founded our Paris office in 1967. We integrate our global expertise with a regional knowledge of France, offering a wide range of innovative services and products. Our people-first approach has led clients to work with us on many of their most significant transactions, including many of the largest merger and acquisition transactions in France. We also believe in giving back and work to improve the communities where we live and work.

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Application Process and Deadline

Students must apply online at The deadline to submit an application is Sunday 22 November 2020. Please note we may also have some additional off-cycle positions available throughout the year, depending on business needs.

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