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 six-month internship, which is based in Seoul and begins in March, offers you extensive training, networking and various hands-on opportunities. The program gives an introduction to the Financial Services industry and the Operations Division, as well as an opportunity to develop the personal and professional competencies necessary to be successful within the Division. You be will be placed within a team best aligned to your skills, and will be provided with classroom and on-the-job training to develop a thorough understanding of the business, as well as project work as directed and guided by your manager. Supervision and guidance will be provided by experienced Operations professionals to all Industrial Placements throughout the program, to ensure the best and most meaningful experience.

Training program

Industrial placement interns participate in an orientation day and training program and will be given extensive learning opportunities including technical training and lunch-time speaker series with senior executives, mentoring, networking, charity and social events.

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Responsibilities

  • Trade Support & Reconciliation – Learn key processes in the life cycle of a trade, from deal capture to final settlement, to identifying and resolving breaks and discrepancies.
  • Data Analysis & Reporting – Preparation, compilation, and analysis of regular metrics and dashboards to support business decision and strategy.
  • Projects & Systems Testing – Take part in projects and initiatives, and use systems to efficiently mitigate risk, whilst developing relationships with Technology to design, develop, and implement solutions to business requirements.
  • Team Collaboration – Work with team members of all levels to complete daily tasks, share market and systems knowledge, issue follow-ups and escalations, and create best practices.
  • Client Relationship Development – Understand the priorities of stakeholders to ensure business needs are met, adhere to and protect client confidentiality, and ensure top quality client experience..

 

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You have excellent leadership, inter-personal, and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • You pay close attention to detail, have analytical and problem-solving skills, and are able to understand and evaluate complex information quickly.
  • You have strong project management skills.
  • You are a team player and are client-service oriented.